For a second year, the Press Inclusion Initiative, our effort to cultivate a more representative press corps at the Sundance Film Festival, returns by providing top tier access to freelance critics from underrepresented communities. With returning support from partners Critical Minded, Netflix, Open Society Foundations, and Rotten Tomatoes, the initiative again additionally made available a pool of 51 unrestricted cash stipends to support Festival attendance for critics, freelancers, and journalists from backgrounds underrepresented in the critical mainstream, with an emphasis on people of color, women, and people with disabilities. Selection criteria included the strength of each applicant’s submissions, prior work, and their coverage plans for the 2020 Festival. READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM.
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Ready for the first full day of #Sundance! I remember thinking last year that I would like to incorporate more critical writing about films in my life. I’m so thankful for the Press Inclusion Initiative for supporting this young, emerging film critic to write about Latinx and queer films! . . #womeninfilm #womendirectors #filmmakersofcolor #documentary #filmmaker #film #womanofcolor #director #philly #phillyfilm #movie #phillyfilmmakers #philadelphia #pocfilmmakers #pocinfilm #bgdm #oneofthem