Sundance Film Festival Events

Sundance Film Festival attendees, join WIF and ReFrame at for events and conversations.

At the 2024 Sundance Film Festival 2024, WIF is partnering with Acura to spotlight women, nonbinary and trans filmmakers through a series of dynamic conversations at the Acura House of Energy on Saturday, January 20th. Panels are open to all festival attendees, subject to capacity.

The Acura House of Energy is located at Bob Wells Plaza, 550 Swede Alley, Park City, Utah.

WIF’s panels will take place Saturday, January¬†20th from 2-4pm MT.

The ReFrame Stamp is awarded to narrative features that hire women or individuals of other underrepresented gender identities/expressions in key roles including writer, director, producer, lead, co-leads, and department heads. Additional points are awarded to productions that hire individuals of color in key positions, and to those with overall gender parity in their crews. Learn more at

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IMDbPro and Prime Video present: Intentionally Intersectional

On Friday, January 19 at noon MT, IMDbPro and Prime Video will host a discussion between community leaders about authentic and inclusive representation in the entertainment industry and the growing emphasis on showcasing characters with intersectional identities. The panelists are: Nic Novicki, founder and director of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge; Alex Schmider, producer and director of transgender representation at GLAAD; Lipica Shah, actor and co-founder of 1497; and Andria Wilson Mirza, director of ReFrame. The panel will be moderated by Latasha Gillespie, global head of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for Amazon MGM Studios, Prime Video, and Freevee; with an introduction from Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb. The IMDbPro Help Desk will be open before and after the panel to support industry professionals joining IMDbPro, claiming their name page, and managing and showcasing their profile.

The New World Cinema: Exploring Gender Equity in Film through a Global Lens

Join WIF for a conversation with the filmmakers behind some of the year’s most talked-about international feature films, representing the broad diversity of perspectives and experiences that illuminate the state of independent storytelling around the globe. Panelists include 2024 Sundance filmmakers: Amrou Al-Kadhi (director, LAYLA), Klaudia Reynicke (director, REINAS), Shuchi Talati (director, GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS) and Raha Amirfazli (co-director, IN THE LAND OF BROTHERS), moderated by Andria Wilson Mirza (Director of Sundance Institute and WIF’s ReFrame Project)

This event takes place on January 20th at Acura House of Energy

Independent Women: How Indie Filmmakers are Bringing Transformative Approaches to Hollywood

Recent years have seen women directors and producers with breakout independent film hits make the jump to big budgets and big studios. Learn about how they are bringing their progressive and inclusive approaches, cultivated in the independent film world, into Hollywood in this intimate conversation moderated by WIF.


This event takes place on January 20th at Acura House of Energy