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Sundance 2021 YouTube Videos Are A Master Class in Film Career Advice

The Sundance 2021 Film Festival just wrapped up its virtual festival – but it’s not too late to learn from all the festival’s filmmakers and special guests.

The Sundance Institute has posted a wealth of informative and inspiring videos on its YouTube Channel. Everything is completely free!

Since we’re all still staying home because of covid-19, it feels like the perfect time to take in some inspiring interviews as part of our filmmaking education.

Conversations are broken down into the following categories:

Cinema Cafe – a series of informal chats brings together special guests for thought-provoking encounters

Here’s Ahmir “Questlove” Thomspon and Shaka King on Judas And The Black Messiah:

The Big Conversation – three hourloung video discussions about important issues such as white supremacy and LGBTQ+ rights

Here’s Raoul Peck, director of Exterminate All The Brutes, discussing how race informs his filmmaking:

Spotlight – Conversations with some of the filmmakers behind breakout films at the this year’s Sundance Film Festival

Check out another interview with Shaka King, co-writer, director and producer of Judas and the Black Messiah:

Work in Progress 2021 – conversations with independent storytellers as they describe what it’s like to make a film and bring it out onto the festival circuit

Check out Jeff Orlowski, director of the hit documentary The Social Dilemma, talk about how “content creation” is different from “making art”:

Meet The Artist – Get to know the artists with work premiering in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

See how co-writers and co-directors Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley made Strawberry Mansion mixed real issues with humor:

Daily Recap – Find out what happened on each day of the festival

Which Sundance 2021 YouTube videos are your favorite? Hop over to the FilmUp Instagram page to share your thoughts!

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