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2022 Sundance Film Festival

January 21, 2022 - January 23, 2022

For the fifteenth consecutive year, The Blackhouse Foundation is bringing the culture to independent film and content as it joins the virtual lineup of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on Sundance Digital Main St. The organization will curate three days of programming for the festival, from January 21 – January 23. Additionally, The Blackhouse Foundation welcomes Meta back as Presenting Sponsor. This year, the festival features 35 black films across all categories out of 82 programmed films.


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Fri 1/21 @ 3:30 PT Meta and Blackhouse present “Being SEEN: The Black Filmmakers Journey”

Join Blackhouse and its presenting sponsor, Meta, in a deep-dive conversation with the filmmakers behind a selection of the Festival’s hottest films. We will reflect on the stories behind the buzzed-about films and their paths to the Sundance Film Festival. In keeping with the goal of elevating emerging artists and independent voices, we will discuss where their careers are headed and how they are using dynamic and innovative platforms to advance their creativity and art.


Fri 1/21 @ 5:00 PT A Conversation on Black Creativity with We The Culture, Featuring Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson

We The Culture, Meta’s Black Creator program, led by Michelle Mitchell, will engage in candid conversation with Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson––star of the Facebook Watch show, Talks with Mama Tina and co-founder of the WACO Theater Center––along with impressive creators from its inaugural year. Together this group of creatives will discuss their journeys and the role We The Culture has played along the way.


1/22 @ 12:00 PT
Instagram and #ShareBlackStories Presents: The Land of Milk and Honey

Instagram and #ShareBlackStories Presents: The Land of Milk and Honey, a vision by Alexander-Julian (AJ) Gibbson(Creative Director) and Shakeil Greeley (Brand and Editorial Director); panel moderated by Sarissa Thrower (Instagram Comms). This project was ideated as an audit of the American Dream, in the form of a series of photo essays and video interviews with immigrant families of color. The United States is famously known as a ‘land of immigrants,’ and this project explores and celebrates the ways in which immigrants are different and how their experiences vary, intersect, and deviate, all within the spectrum of the American experience. These families are shot in their homes and communities, by photographers of the same descent, and dressed in clothes designed by members of those same immigrant groups. It’s imperative to find ways to really see one another, to look deeply and embrace the kaleidoscopic experience of what it means to be an immigrant.


Sat 1/22 @ 3:00 PT ICM Partners Present: EMPOWERED WOMEN IN FILM with Regina Hall

Fire-side chat with actress and producer Regina Hall about her many roles in front and behind the camera as an entertainment powerhouse and the future of diversifying Hollywood. Moderated by the Co-Head of Talent at ICM Partners, Lorrie Bartlett.


Sat 1/22 @ 4:00 PT In Conversation with Participant’s Descendant

In Descendant, documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown takes viewers on the search for and historic discovery of America’s last known slave ship, the Clotilda. After a century shrouded in secrecy, where fact was called fiction and history called myth, descendants of those on board the Clotilda have finally brought the truth to light and are charting a new course for their future. Join Brown, executive producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, film subject Kamau Sadiki, and film subject and Clotilda descendant Joycelyn Davis for a discussion on this powerful film.


Sun 1/23 @ 12:00 PT Building Inclusive Content at Lionsgate

The Blackhouse Foundation is proud to present a fireside chat with Lionsgate on the future of inclusive content. Join their President of Motion Picture Group, Nathan Kahane, and Head of Inclusive Content, Kamala Avila-Salmon, for an intimate conversation with Blackhouse CEO, Brickson Diamond, on how this leading film studio is building an intentional and integrated roadmap for a more diverse and inclusive film slate for years to come.


Sun 1/23 @ 1:30 pm PT Onyx Collective Presents: Summer of Soul, A Necessary Story

Join Summer of Soul Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Onyx Collective’s President Tara Duncan for an intimate conversation about Black erasure and getting history right. Moderated by The Atlantic’s Hannah Giorgis, they will reflect on the importance of building transformative narratives and curating these untold stories that have the power to change the world.


Sun 1/23 @ 3:00 PT Celebrating 15 Years of the Blackhouse at Sundance

The Blackhouse Foundation remains a linchpin for culture on a global scale through engagements at Sundance and beyond. But how did we get here? Join the foundation’s leadership as they recap their illustrious 15-year evolution.



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