Every year, the filmmaking community gathers and celebrates the pinnacle of creative endeavors in an “all roads lead to this” crowning moment known as awards season. Celebrations range from February’s Directors Guild of America (DGA), Producers Guild of America (PGA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards to the Independent Film Spirit Awards, culminating to the most recognized award of all, the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars.
Last year was a pivotal year for Sundance Institute, as CODA made Sundance Institute history as the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture after premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. In addition, Sundance Institute’s 2016 FilmTwo Initiative Lab alum, writer-director Siân Heder, earned her first-ever Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
To get in on the awards season fun, we are spotlighting Sundance Collab guests and advisors who have been nominated for an Academy Award. We encourage you to learn from these award nominees by checking out some of their Sundance Collab appearances:
Sundance Collab Video Resources Featuring Academy Award Nominees and Winners
The Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) (11 2023 Oscar nominations and 7 wins for Everything Everywhere All at Once) leading The Sound & Music of the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once | Presented by The Dolby Institute.
Carter Burwell (2023 Oscar nominee for Best Original Score: The Banshees of Inisherin, 2018 nominee Best Original Score: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and 2016 nominee Best Original Score: Carol) leading the Master Class: Film Music – Creating the Soundscape for Your Film
Hildur Gu∂nadóttir (2020 Best Original Score Oscar nominee for Joker) leading the Master Class: Building your Story Soundscape with Music and Sound – Presented by the Dolby Institute.
Andrew Carlberg (2021 Live Action Short Film nominee for Feeling Through and a 2019 Live Action Short Film Oscar for Skin) leading the Master Class: Producing Your Short Film with Andrew Carlberg.
Liz Garbus (2016 Best Documentary Feature nominee for What Happened, Miss Simone? and her previous 1999 Best Documentary Feature nominee for The Farm) and Dan Cogan (2018 Best Documentary Feature Oscar for Icarus) leading the Master Class: Creating a Docuseries with Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan.
Meg LeFauve (2016 Best Original Screenplay nomination for Inside Out) leading the Master Class: Screenwriting with Meg LeFauve (INSIDE OUT, CAPTAIN MARVEL).
Roger Ross Williams (2010 Best Documentary Short Oscar for Music by Prudence and 2016 Best Documentary Feature nominee for Life, Animated) leading the Master Class: Doc Filmmaking: Finding and Shaping Your Story with Roger Ross Williams.
Robin Swicord (2008 Best Adapted Screenplay nominee for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) leading the Master Class: Adapting a Screenplay from Source Material with Robin Swicord.
Tamara Jenkins (2008 Best Original Screenplay nominee for The Savage) as a guest panelist in the Master Class: Finding Your Screenplay’s Story with David Schwab.
This Academy Award group of nominees and winners makes up a part of our talented Sundance Collab advisors and they are here to share their real-world tips and experience on navigating the filmmaking industry with you. We hope this inspires you to take the next step in your filmmaking journey and learn from some of the best in the business. Come take a filmmaking course, register for a Master Class, attend a live event or watch a past recording or take advantage of a paid membership to get access to more advisors like these through our content and resources.