Meet the 2021 Women at Sundance — Adobe Fellows
At Adobe, we believe that creativity lives within everyone, it’s not endowed upon a special few. To create a more vibrant and inclusive world, we are committed to supporting, elevating and amplifying underrepresented creators, so the world can see, learn and benefit from more perspectives. When we say ‘Creativity for All,’ we mean it, and it fuels everything we do.
Today, we are thrilled to announce the 2021 Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellowship participants. This program is designed to foster community, further craft, and offer bespoke support to underrepresented women artists creating bold new work in film and media.
“Women have been noticeably under-represented in creative fields like film-making — indeed, this year we were delighted to see Chloe Zhao be one of only two female directors to win an Oscar — and Adobe is committed to help address this,” said Ann Lewnes, Adobe CMO and EVP, Corporate Strategy & Development and member of the Sundance Institute Board of Trustees. “I’m incredibly proud of the ways Adobe is helping to advance the role of women in film through our support for programs like the 2021 Women at Sundance fellowship.”
Get to know the 2021 Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows:
The pillars of the Fellowship include — Skill-building workshops, year-round mentorship from Sundance Institute staff and Adobe executives, a cash grant, and one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Launched in 2020, Adobe became the first-ever brand to create a woman-focused fellowship with Sundance Institute. Since then, program alumni have taken their filmmaking careers to new heights, including Jenny Shi, whose documentary feature Finding Yingying was acquired and broadcast on MTV’s Documentary Films channel and was nominated for the 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® — and Dion Edwards, who has wrapped production on her debut fiction feature, Pretty Red Dress.
In addition to the Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellowship, we are also the founding supporter of the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship program, a year-long artist development program supporting filmmakers ages 18-25 with the tools, mentorship and resources needed to tell their stories. We are committed to empowering the next generation of aspiring creators tap into their creativity and shape the future of filmmaking.