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Sundance Institute

Media Company, Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization, Professional/Industry Association


Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

Skoll Partnership

Stories of Change is a multi-year initiative of the Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation that brings together the power of storytelling with the impact of social entrepreneurship. Its mission is to connect and engage independent storytellers with renowned social entrepreneurs, foster the enhancement of story skills and networks among these communities, and support the creation of compelling films about solutions to urgent social issues that enlighten and inspire audiences. The program was launched in 2007 with a $3 million grant over three years. In January 2015, the initiative expanded with an additional $2.5 million grant from the Foundation to include support for narrative filmmakers, new media artists, and continued support for documentary storytelling. In addition to funding the creation of new projects highlighting the work of global change-makers addressing the world’s most pressing problems, the initiative brings together leaders in both independent filmmaking and social entrepreneurship at key gatherings globally, including the Skoll World Forum (SWF), the Sundance Film Festival, and intensive workshops at the Sundance Resort.

Featured Stories of Change films:

Visit the Stories of Change Dashboard to learn more.


Issue Areas: Clean Energy · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Peace · Peace and Human Rights · Post-Secondary Education · Responsible Supply Chains · Sanitation · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills


Dara KellStories of Change Storytelling Fellow, Sundance Institute
Johanna HamiltonStories of Change Storytelling Fellow, Sundance Institute
Judy KibingeStories of Change Storytelling Fellow, Sundance Institute
Richard Ray PerezDirector, Creative Partnerships, Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute
Scarlett RobertsonStories of Change Coordinator, Sundance Institute
Shirley AbrahamStories of Change Storytelling Fellow, Sundance Institute
Tabitha JacksonDirector, Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute
Topaz AdizesStories of Change Storytelling Fellow, Sundance Institute
Victor ViyuohStories of Change Storytelling Fellow, Sundance Institute