For the second year, through a partnership with the Film Festival Alliance, the Sundance Industry Office (SIO) will offer five complimentary and five discounted SIO Industry Passes for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. This opportunity is open to FFA members who identify as historically underrepresented festival professionals in an effort to cultivate diversity within the film festival industry. In 2019, out of the 10 passes that were comped or discounted, attendees represented 9 states and Canada, 9 were first-time Sundance Film Festival attendees, 8 were women, 6 were people of color, and 3 were from the LGBTQ community.
Sundance & FFA Partner for SIO Diversity Pass Program
All applicants must be current members of FFA, or belong to an organization who is a current member; and may not have received a comp SIO Industry Pass for the 2018 or 2019 Sundance Film Festivals. Follow this link to complete the application by October 4.
If your organization is already an SIO member, you will not need to register through the SIO office, and may still apply to obtain an SIO Pass after October 19th if you are not selected for the Diversity Pass Initiative. Late fee will be waived.
If you/your organization is NOT an SIO member, you will also need to email SIO@sundance.org to in addition to filling out the Diversity Pass Program application. If you are selected for the Diversity Pass Initiative, you will automatically be enrolled as an SIO member. If you are not selected for the initiative, you will need to wait for your SIO membership application to be approved in order to purchase a pass.
If you are definitely planning to attend the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, you should still apply for the SIO Pass through the SIO office; if you have paid for an SIO pass and are selected to receive a comp or discounted pass, your credit card will be credited with a full or partial refund, respectively.
FFA Pass Exchange
FFA members now have access to the FFA Pass Exchange program! See below for a list of currently participating festivals. Want to apply for a festival pass or add your own? Login > Resources > Access FFA Member Benefits > Pass Exchange Request Form/Pass Exchange Offer Form. Applicants will entered into a lottery (if necessary) and will be drawn at random – there is no preferential treatment! Recipients will be notified shortly after the application deadline.
SXSW Group Rates for FFA Members
FFA is happy to offer our members access to discounted registrations for SXSW 2020 (March 13-22, Austin, TX.) The group discount rate applies to the SXSW registration of your choosing: Platinum badge, Interactive badge, Film badge or Music badge.
All FFA member and member companies are encouraged to take advantage of this offer — there is no minimum or maximum number of registrations a member can purchase. As long as you are a member, the discount is available.
*Please note that you cannot resell or use the SXSW badge registration as a promotion or giveaway
Click HERE to take advantage of this member benefit, today. This offer is valid for current FFA members only.