Adobe & Sundance Film Festival

Where great film is celebrated, we’ll be there.

Adobe is a proud sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. We harness our creative DNA to enable the creation of beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps across every medium. As a Leadership Sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival, we offer our support of Sundance and the amazing work it presents. The work represented here never ceases to amaze us. The talent, passion, and risk-taking that Sundance stands for inspires everyone at Adobe to do their part for our industry by delivering breakthrough movie-making tools.

Adobe-sponsored workshops and sessions

  • Adobe presents: How technology is influencing storytelling and film

    Friday, January 20, 2:30–3:30 pm
    New Frontier at the Yard (1251 Kearns Blvd)

    Digital mavericks like Academy-award winning VFX Supervisor Rob Legato (Hugo, Titanic), and filmmakers/directors Vincent Laforet (Revelry, Mobius), and Jacob Rosenberg (Waiting for Lightning) are changing the world of filmmaking. Moderated by Sharlto Copley (District 9), panelists share how they take advantage of digital advances in filmmaking technology and innovative techniques to create engaging, thought-provoking work on any budget.
    Watch the full panel video here

  • Adobe presents: Modern storytelling, a case study by Vincent Laforet

    Wednesday, January 25, 2:30–3:30 pm
    New Frontier at the Yard (1251 Kearns Blvd)

    Storyteller. Photographer. Filmmaker. Vincent Laforet’s work fits multiple categories, yet his work defies categorization. A three-time winner at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Laforet breaks new ground telling stories with still and moving images. Hear how Laforet approaches storytelling, and how modern tools have changed the filmmaking landscape.

  • Adobe sponsors: NEXT, eight films selected for work in low- and no-budget filmmaking

    Throughout the Sundance Film Festival

    Adobe is proud to sponsor the NEXT category of films. NEXT films stretch limited resources to create impactful art. < = > (less than equals greater than) is Sundance’s speak for creativity that transcends limitations. Although these films share a Festival category, there is nothing categorical about them. By nature they embody the spirit of independent filmmaking.

Session speakers

  • Rob Legato

    Rob Legato

    Rob Legato ranks among the film industry’s most elite visual effects artists. His career includes decades of groundbreaking production and visual effects work with the finest directors—James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, and Ron Howard. Although visual creativity is his main stock in trade, Legato is also ahead of the technology curve.

  • Sharlto Copley

    Sharlto Copley

    Sharlto Copley is just as comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind it. Copley is perhaps best known for his role as Wikus Van De Merwe in the 2009 Oscar-nominated movie District 9 and played Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock in The A-Team. He is also a director, writer, producer, and visual effects producer for film and television.

  • Vincent Laforet

    Vincent Laforet

    Vincent Laforet’s work fits multiple categories—Storyteller, Photographer, Filmmaker, Director—yet his work defies categorization. A three-time winner at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Laforet continuously leads and breaks new ground in still and video imagery.

  • Jacob Rosenberg

    Jacob Rosenberg

    Jacob Rosenberg is a filmmaker, author, and digital technology expert. Rosenberg’s digital workflow prowess and technical knowledge has contributed to a variety of commercials and films—Superman Returns, Errol Morris’ Standard Operating Procedure, Martin Scorsese’s documentary Shine a Light, and James Cameron’s Avatar.

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Videos

  • How Technology is Influencing Storytelling and Film

    How Technology is Influencing Storytelling and Film

    Our first panel at Sundance 2012 featured talented panelists and filmmakers Rob Legato, Jacob Rosenberg, and Vincent Laforet; the panel was moderated by Sharlto Copley. The panelists shared insights on how technology and tools have impacted the way they create films and tell stories.
    Watch the full panel video here