Adobe x Sundance Film Festival 2024

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As a leading sponsor of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, Adobe welcomed this year's filmmakers to Adobe on Main. Check out highlights from our panels and interviews.


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Adobe events at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival

All events at Adobe on Main unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, January 19

Variety: Diversifying Storytelling in Film, presented by Adobe, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Leslie Grace, Lena Waithe, Dawn Porter and Bao Nguyen have broken down barriers in film when it comes to representation – both in the people and the storylines we see on screen. Join us as they share more on their journey and hear their thoughts on ways filmmakers and the industry at large can further representation in front of and behind the camera.

Dawn Porter, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Bao Nguyen, Director, The Greatest Night In Pop

Lena Waithe, Emmy-Winning Writer, Producer, Actor and Founder, Hillman Grad

Fireside Chats with Changemakers in Film, moderated by Variety, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Daniel Dae Kim, Andra Day and Carla Gutierrez join leaders from Gold House, NAACP and Latinx House to discuss specific challenges their respective communities face in the entertainment industry and the work that can be done to achieve greater inclusion.

Latinx House: Carla Gutierrez, Director, Frida & Olga Segura, Founder, Latinx House

NAACP: Andra Day, Actor/Singer, Exhibiting Forgiveness & Kyle Bowser, SVP, NAACP Hollywood Bureau

Gold House: Daniel Dae Kim, Actor, Director, Producer & Bing Chen, CEO, Gold House

Angelique Jackson, Senior Entertainment Writer, Variety, Moderator

Behind the Scenes of a Sundance Gem, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What does it take to stand out at Sundance? The filmmakers behind a buzzy Festival film share insight from their journey from the seed of a story to the screens of Sundance, offering a unique perspective on the innovation and emerging trends shaping next-generation storytelling.

Josh Margolin, Thelma and Meagan Keane, Director of Product Marketing, Adobe, Moderator

Saturday, January 20

Collaboration in the Cutting Room, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The editor-director relationship can make or break a project. Learn from a dynamic filmmaking duo about the secrets to a collaborative partnership, tips to avoid challenges in the cutting room, and how editors can represent their personal voice while bringing their director’s creative vision to life.

Steve Maing, Director, Brett Story, Director, Blair McClendon, Editor, Union

Mel Eslyn, Director and Celia Beasley, Editor, Penelope and Meagan Keane, Director of Product Marketing, Adobe, Moderator

IndieWire: Creator Collaborations in Filmmaking, presented by Adobe, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

IndieWire's Chris O'Falt will moderate a discussion with Mel Eslyn (President, Duplass Brothers Productions) and Mark Duplass (Producer, Director, Actor) about their long-time partnership that has brought us projects such as HBO's Room 104, Somebody Somewhere, Hulu's Sasquatch, and their latest project, Penelope, which is premiering at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

Mark Duplass, Producer, and Mel Eslyn, Director, Penelope, and Chris O'Falt, Executive Editor, Crafts & Special Projects, IndieWire, Moderator

IndieWire: Creator Collaborations in Filmmaking, presented by Adobe, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

IndieWire’s Crafts Editor Chris O’Falt will moderate a discussion with the cast and producers of Your Monster, featuring Melissa Barrera (actor), Tommy Dewey (executive producer and actor), Kayla Foster (producer and actor), and Edmund Donovan (actor). Premiering in the midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival, Writer/Director Caroline Lindy's Your Monster is a fantastical and dark romantic comedy about falling in love with your inner rage.

Tommy Dewey and Kayla Foster, Producers and Actors; Edmund Donovan, Melissa Barrera and Meghann Fahy, Actors; Chris O'Falt, Executive Editor, Crafts & Special Projects, IndieWire, Moderator

Igniting Impact: Innovations Pushing Filmmaking Forward, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main Street

Innovations in cloud-based workflows and AI offer visual storytellers new creative playgrounds to ideate and collaborate across globally distributed teams. Leading Sundance filmmakers discuss the opportunities to automate time-intensive tasks, work remotely, express their vision in new ways, and create space for new stories to be told.

Arielle Zakowski, Editor, Didi, Celia Beasley, Editor, Penelope, Carla Gutierrez, Editor/Director, Frida, and Meagan Keane, Director of Product Marketing, Adobe, Moderator

Sunday, January 21

New Voices in Film: Sundance x Adobe Fellows Spotlight, moderated by IndieWire, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a conversation with Sundance x Adobe Fellows, as they share their journeys to the big screen. They will discuss their latest projects, creative process, and their unique stories shaping the future of film.

Iliana Sosa, Director, God Save Texas: La Frontera, Gerardo Coello, Director/Screenwriter,

Viaje de Negocios, Gabriela Ortega, Producer and Actor, Border Hopper, Sean Wang, Director, Screenwriter and Producer, Dìdi and Chris O'Falt, Executive Editor, Crafts & Special Projects, IndieWire, Moderator

Crafting Truth: Insights into Documentary Filmmaking, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join a dynamic discussion among Sundance documentary filmmakers on the art and craft of nonfiction storytelling. Uncover the nuances of shaping narratives, ethical considerations, and the innovations playing a pivotal role in enabling groundbreaking, accessible and cost-effective productions.

Conor McBride, Editor, Love Machina, Ondi Timoner, Dig! XX, and Meagan Keane, Director of Product Marketing, Adobe, Moderator

Monday, January 22

Adobe Live @ Sundance Film Festival 2024, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Adobe Live will be streaming community interviews and how-tos from Main Street. Join the live audience and enjoy some cozy treats while you're here.
Sundance Ignite x Adobe Welcome and Networking Reception, Private event, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Just for Ignite attendees: Join Adobe and Sundance for conversations and networking
Film Promotion Strategies with Adobe Express, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Learn how to create pro-quality social posts and market cost-effectively with Adobe Express

Grace Hathaway, Community Engagement Specialist, Adobe

Adobe announcements from the 2024 Sundance Film Festival

We’re more committed than ever about the importance of celebrating, nurturing, supporting, and empowering diverse voices and storytellers.

Premiere Pro

Adobe introduces major new audio updates in Premiere Pro ahead of 2024 Sundance Film Festival

Edit and mix sound faster and easier directly in Premiere Pro, whether you’re an experienced pro or a newcomer to editing – and get to a final sound mix that sounds great with fewer clicks.

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Adobe paves the way to accelerate the careers of thousands of underrepresented and emerging creators with new Film & TV Fund

Introduce our first-ever Adobe Film & TV Fund to address the inequity in funding and career and training opportunities that exist today across the entertainment industry.

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Championing all creators, filmmakers and artists whose stories inspire us to dream bigger and change the world

We’re excited to be back at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival — and in a bigger way — and proud to be a leading sponsor and to show up in an even greater capacity to champion independent filmmakers and celebrate the next generation of storytellers.

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Getting into Sundance: A conversation with Eugene Hernandez, Sundance Film Festival Director

Join Eugene and Adobe’s Director of Product Marketing, Pro Video Meagan Keane for a discussion of what goes into programming, the film selection process, themes that stand out this year, and the impact diverse storytellers are having on indie filmmaking.

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