Los Angeles, CA – The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the 2022 class of Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows. The Ignite x Adobe Fellowship is a year-round artist-development program inspiring creativity and supporting emerging filmmakers ages 18 to 25 with the tools, mentorship and support they need to share their stories and develop their craft. The ten fellows were chosen from a global pool of more than 600 entrants to the annual Sundance Ignite x Adobe Short Film Challenge.
The fellowship begins with a weeklong lab that will kick off on July 18 in Los Angeles, introducing filmmakers to the many global opportunities that the program offers. During the full year, fellows work with their mentors, attend select Sundance Institute programs, are eligible for internships, go to the Sundance Film Festival, and are offered additional creative and professional development opportunities. The fellows also receive an artist grant supported by Adobe and Arison Arts Foundation and one-year complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Since the Ignite x Adobe Fellowship began in 2015, 90 fellows have gone through the program and ten alumni have had short films selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival, with several projects winning jury awards. Past Ignite fellows have gone on to win prizes at SXSW and Tribeca Festival as well as the Shorts Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival. Former participants have also been a part of the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive or Episodic Labs and received funding from the Doc Fund. Recent alumni include Lance Oppenheim, Terrence Daye, Aurora Brachman, and Olivia Peace.