However, you can watch many of the films remotely. Here is a guide to the virtual Sundance Film Festival 2022 and how and watch to watch.
PRESENTED BY ACURA | SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2022
FRIDAY, JAN 21 – ACURA + 892
To maintain the excitement of a true film premiere and provide a well-deserved celebration in a COVID-safe environment, the automaker is sending Acura Watch Party Kits filled with superior snacks and Sundance-themed swag to the filmmakers and talent behind the highly-anticipated Indie Drama 892 to enjoy the Sundance experience from the comfort of their homes. (Director Abi Damaris Corbin, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Selena Leyva)
SATURDAY, JAN 22 – ACURA + OUTFEST
THE VISIBILITY QUESTION – A FRAMING AGNES CASE STUDY
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM EST | ONLINE
In this age of steadily increasing onscreen trans stories and characters, the words “visibility” and “representation” have become buzzwords…but what do these really mean? Who determines what or who is seen? How might that attention limit wider opportunity for stories, or increase vulnerability for communities? Featuring the core creative team from director Chase Joynt’s 2022 Sundance feature selection FRAMING AGNES, which uncovers stories of trans people from a bygone era and explores the complicated nature of sharing truths, this panel will discuss how trans and queer artists are collaborating to tell authentic stories with agency and awareness for how they land in culture.
MONDAY, JAN 24 – ACURA + OUTFEST
FROM IDEA TO SCREEN: WHAT ARE THE QUEER STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD?
Available from 1:00 AM 1/24 – 12:00 AM 1/30 EST | ONLINE
The It Gets Better Project has a mission to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQIA+ youth around the globe. One of the key ways in which we do that is by sharing, creating, and amplifying stories — from films to TV shows, original short-form video series to TikToks, in person presentations to streaming on Twitch. There are countless ways of making your voice heard and getting your story told. This panel will focus on the wide range of stories we need to see more of, why creating stories for young LGBTQIA+ people is of particular importance, and the challenges filmmakers and creators face in trying to get those stories out into the world. We’ll also look at some of the stories the It Gets Better Project is working on and what the young people we serve (including our Youth Voices ambassadors) have identified as issues of particular importance.
MONDAY, JAN 24 – ACURA + OUTFEST
PARTNERS IN WORK & LOVE: A TALK WITH THE TEAM FROM AM I OK?
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM EST | ONLINE
Sundance 2022 filmmakers and life partners Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne (AM I OK?) – along with the film’s screenwriter Lauren Pomerantz – are joined by Director of ReFrame Andria Wilson Mirza and filmmaker/writer/actor Fawzia Mirza (both consultants on Sundance 2022 doc SIRENS) for a fascinating discussion about each couple’s coexistence as both work and life partners in the film industry. Join us for a lively crosstalk about the opportunities and challenges for queer women in the industry, how each couple has approached mixing the professional and personal, and how they’ve collaborated with others to bring their personal visions into the world.
MONDAY, JAN 24 – ACURA + LATINO FILMMAKERS NETWORK
OUR ROAD TO THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM EST | ONLINE
A conversation with some of the Filmmakers whose movies made it into the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, their journey in getting their movies made that led them to this moment in time. Get inspired to never give up on telling your stories. Get more opportunities, more panels & more connections for filmmakers online by visiting: LatinoFilmmaker.org and following updates on IG @latinofilmmakers. Speakers: AUDREY PLAZA, K.D. DÁVILA, CONSTANZA AND DOMÉNICA CASTRO, GABRIELA ORTEGA, APRIL MAXEY, MAYLEN CALIENES