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YouTube at Next Fest, presented by Sundance Institute

By Lucy Zhao

YouTube Creator Marketing

Film aficionados, take note: YouTube is proud to be a part of Sundance Next Fest for a second year, celebrating the renegade spirit of independent artists in film and music.

Last year, Sundance became the first major film festival to curate and screen a short film program exclusively featuring videos on YouTube at their Next Weekend summer festival. At this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, we also brought the YouTube experience offline, hosting panels, musical performances, parties, and even morning yoga.

Now, we want to help even more filmmakers succeed online. If you’re in Los Angeles, join us on Saturday August 9, at 2 p.m. at the Ace Hotel to hear about how you can can find and build your audience on YouTube. We’ll share tips on how to engage your fans and foster grassroots movements that help you raise money and spread your message. RSVPs welcome. And if you’d like to attend Next Fest screenings, you can purchase tickets on the Sundance website.

On YouTube, there are no limits to creative freedom. You can experiment and push the boundaries of distribution. With 1 billion unique users visiting YouTube every month, creators have an incredible opportunity to share their creative vision with the world. Check out the YouTube Creator Academy for tips on how to showcase your story to a global community.