2023 Windrider Summit

2023 Windrider Summit

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2023 Windrider Summit
  • The Windrider Summit

    Learn more about the Windrider Summit & The Sundance Film Festival Experience! https://www.windriderinstitute.org/summit
    Register here: https://2024-windrider-summit.eventbrite.com/

  • Value of Sponsorship

    The Windrider Summit is made possible by generous sponsors who value community and transformation through conversation. Your partnership and patronage is priceless to us.

  • Windrider Summit Q&A: Destin Daniel Cretton

    Craig Detweiler, Co-founder of the Windrider Summit, sits down with Destin Daniel Cretton at the 2023 Summit. Cretton is the director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Just Mercy and Short Term 12, and a 2023 Sundance Jury member. He joined us to discuss career, identity and more.

  • Windrider Summit Q&A: The Originals

    Watch the full film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmvKNpEJJ-c. Jonathan Cipiti, Creative Director of the Windrider Institute, sits down with the winners of the CT Creative Storytelling Award: Cristina Costantini, Alfie Koetter, and their daughter Peggy!

  • The Best Chef in the World

    The French Laundry, run by legendary chef Thomas Keller, has often been recognized as the best restaurant in the world, but few know the story of its original founder, Sally Schmitt. In an emotional final interview before her passing in March 2022, Sally tells her own story as a pioneering chef o...

  • Are You Still There?

    A dead car battery leaves Safa stranded alone in a strip mall parking lot.

  • A Woman's Place

    Despite the grit, the harassment, and the struggle, these three chefs have carved a well-deserved space for themselves in the culinary industry. Watch as a butcher, chef, and restaurateur speak of their shared experience as women facing and overcoming institutionalized sexism.

  • Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad

    A personal story of grief, those we look up to, and how the interactions we may deem insignificant may play a huge part in how we live our lives.

  • The Originals

    Watch the full film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmvKNpEJJ-c. Matty “Square” Ruggiero and his childhood friends, the Union Street Boys, tell their story of what it was like to grow up in South Brooklyn, where money was tight but friendships were tighter.

  • (SHn(y)o͞of)

    Bill and Tonya Martin don't speak English anymore. This is the story of Martinese.

  • Kintsugi

    Kintsugi is a 16th century process of mending broken shards of pottery. Visual artist Mako Fujimura and Kintsugi Maker Kunio Nakamura, invite us to imagine how this ancient artform might help us find healing in the midst of trauma and come to a deeper understanding of the redemptive character of ...

  • Just Hold On

    A portrait of a girl holding onto things (especially sheep).