Welcome Independent Film Project

After your 90 day free trial


You are invited to receive a free three-month trial Membership to Sundance Co//ab, our online platform for filmmakers and creators from around the world to learn, share and connect.

While any Guest can gain access to our extensive collection of crafted and curated resources, only Members enjoy a deeper, more interactive Sundance Co//ab experience with other Members and Sundance Advisors.

We invite you to enjoy a free, three-month Sundance Co//ab Membership with benefits including:

  • One free online Master Class, which are offered monthly on various topics.

  • Opportunity to give and receive feedback for your works in progress from a Sundance Advisor and other Members when you post and participate in Share Your Work on the site.

  • Receive answers to your questions posted to the Sundance Advisor Q&A. 

  • Discussion Forums where you can connect with other Members who share your passion for creativity and storytelling from around the world.

  • Invitations to new, monthly Advisor Q&A Live Webinars exclusively for Members.

  • Access to new community initiatives that we are developing just for Members, including online writing and study directing groups.

Click the START FREE TRIAL button at the top of the page to claim your free three-month trial Membership and enjoy all that Sundance Co//ab has to offer!

Enjoy your free three-month trial! We will send you a reminder email 3 days before your trial ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay to join Sundance Collab?

You do not need to pay to join Sundance Collab. Everyone is welcome to join Sundance Collab as a free Community member to:

  • Participate in monthly live, online Master Class;
  • Watch our learning videos;
  • View our Learning Pathways;
  • Access our curated resources and opportunities;
  • Join our public online events; and
  • Enter our Monthly Challenge
I’d like to be more involved. What are the Sundance Collab membership options?

If you’d like a deeper engagement, Sundance Collab Creator+ membership is available through a monthly ($10/month) or annual ($99/year) payment. Creator+ members can:

  • Join post-event community breakout sessions;
  • Get exclusive invitations to Collab Connect networking sessions and Sundance Insider sessions with Institute program staff;
  • Schedule office hours with a Sundance Advisor;
  • Join exclusive Q&A sessions with Sundance Advisors; 
  • Access to on-demand Master Classes; and
  • Receive lab application discounts

A Course Pass yearly membership ($795) is available for those seeking the highest level of engagement across Sundance Collab. Course Pass members receive all Community and Creator+ member benefits plus:

  • Free registration in all self-paced courses; 
  • Free registration in your first live, online course*; 
  • 50% discount on all subsequent live, online courses*; and  
  • Final Draft screenwriting software.

    (* Space is limited; acceptance into any course is based on eligibility requirements and at the discretion of the Sundance Collab team. Course Pass discounts can’t be combined with course scholarships. See our Terms of Use for more details.)

    A limited number of need-based scholarships are offered for Course Pass memberships. Please apply from the Course Pass membership page.

    Do you offer scholarships for Sundance Collab memberships?

    Yes, we offer a limited number of need-based scholarships for Course Pass memberships only. A Course Pass membership includes free registration in all self-paced courses; free registration in the first live, online course; 50% off all subsequent online courses; Final Draft screenwriting software license; plus all the benefits of a Creator+ membership.

    You can apply for a scholarship from the Course Pass membership page.

    We also offer full and partial need-based scholarships to our live, online courses. You can apply for those scholarships from each course page.
    Can I cancel or change my plan at any time?

    Yes, you can choose to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your membership plan at any time. (Please note that we cannot provide partial refunds for annual memberships if they are canceled before their end date.) When you are logged in, simply select the “change your plan” button next to the profile icon in the top right corner of your screen to view all of the options available to you.

    To cancel your membership, please go to “Purchases” from the drop-down menu under the profile icon on the top right corner of your screen. Select the “Cancel” button next to your subscription. The “Cancel” button will disappear as confirmation of your selection

    How does a free trial period work?

    Some special offers for Creator+ membership may include a free trial period. You will be required to enter a credit card to open your account, but it will not be billed for membership until your free trial period is over.

    Cancel your membership at any time before the end of the free trial period and your credit card will not be billed.

    During the free trial period, you will be able to experience all Creator+ member benefits on the site. We will send you a reminder email three (3) days before the end of your free trial period.