About Slamdance

Slamdance is a community, a year-round experience, and a statement. The first Slamdance Film Festival was held in 1995 by a wild bunch of filmmakers who were tired of relying on a large, oblique system to showcase their work. Since then, Slamdance has proven year after year that independent grassroots communities take risks on bold talent and launch careers that change the industry. Our artist-led community continues to discover and nurture fellow creators through various programs throughout the year, focusing on new writers, digital and interactive art, grants and mentorship, DIY film education, film screenings and of course, the Slamdance Film Festival.

Year-round Team

Peter Baxter, president and co-founder of Slamdance.

Peter Baxter

President & Co-Founder

Alina Soldnikova, festival manager of Slamdance.

Alina Solodnikova

Festival Manager

Adele Han Li, artist, filmmaker, animator, media and marketing manager of Slamdance.

Adele Han Li

Media & Marketing Manager

Aaron Cook, filmmaker and filmlover. Assistant Festival Manager

Aaron Cook

Assistant Festival Manager