Sundance Experience & Windrider Summit
Since 2018 JPCatholic has offered an elective credit experience traveling to Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Students and faculty stay with host families, network with other filmmakers, and attend a wide variety of film screenings at the largest independent film fest in the nation. A unique highlight of the trip is the Windrider Summit, which features panels bringing together Christian universities and filmmakers to discuss how to effectively incorporate Christian values into film.
Founded in 1978 as an effort both to highlight independent film and draw filmmakers to Utah, Sundance is now the largest independent film festival in the United States, with in-person attendance exceeding 100,000 in recent years. While showcasing emerging talent in independent film, the festival also serves as an opportunity for established filmmakers to work outside the confines of major Hollywood studios.
Current students interested in attending should contact the Chair of Communications Media.