Due to the popularity of last year’s Sundance Travel Course, which takes students to some of the most important film openings of the year, and shines a lot on the industry wheelings and dealings taking place at such events, this year, we’ve created two!  We expect these courses, which take place during the January Interterm month, to fill up fast, so sign up ASAP!

UPDATE: Spaces are still available for the second session!

The Sundance Film Festival is beginning its annual registration process, and to make sure we can get the maximum number of spaces, so are we.  We eagerly anticipate another exciting, successful, behind-the-scenes tour of the country’s most prestigious film festival.

This course, worth 3 credits, is taught at Dodge College and then on-location at the internationally-celebrated film festival in Park City, Utah.
Sundance FIlm Festival 2013

There are two sections of the class being offered this year: one section will travel to the first half of the Sundance Film Festival from Jan. 17 – 23 to focus on the overall experience of the festival; the other section will travel to the second half of the festival from Jan. 23 – 27 to concentrate on documentary films. There will also be three required days of class time held on campus for the two days preceding the trip and one day after the trip.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying for the first half, e-mail your information to Professors
Russell Schwartz
Dawn Taubin
.  If you are interested in the second half, e-mail your information to Professor
Jeff Swimmer

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Name
  2. Year in school
  3. Major and emphasis
  4. Cell phone and e-mail address
  5. An essay (1 page, max) explaining why you are interested in attending the Sundance Festival and how you expect it to further your Dodge College studies and/or your future career. Please specify your emphasis while at the festival: production, acquisitions/deals, marketing, film criticism, etc.  For example, you could approach your essay from the perspective of an indie director seeking the festival’s seal of approval, a documentary filmmaker seeking distribution, a screenwriter wishing to see top films from other countries, a publicist representing corporate sponsors, or a film critic planning to publish a blog about the festival.

Applications are
due no later than Monday 5:00 p.m., October 8th.
Students will be notified that they have been selected or waitlisted for the course by Friday, Oct. 12th.  If you are selected, a non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold your place will be due Monday, Oct. 15th.  (Course fees will range between $2484 and $2732 per student for the 1st half and between $2047 and $2252 for the 2nd half.)

Space is limited
and acceptance to the class is competitive so get your application in today!