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.

Slamdance Headquarters

Peter Baxter, president and co-founder of Slamdance.

Peter Baxter

President & Co-Founder

Portrait of Adele Han Li

Adele Han Li

Festival Manager

Aaron Cook, filmmaker and filmlover. Assistant Festival Manager

Aaron Cook

Special Projects Manager

Michael Morin, Festival Producer of Slamdance

Michael Morin

Festival Producer

Portrait of Jessica Farrell

Jessica Farrell

Director of Marketing

Michael Morin, Festival Producer of Slamdance

Taylor Miller

Slamdance Miami + Unstoppable Program Manager

Portrait of Baxter Parrott

Baxter Parrott

Marketing and Partnerships Manager

Portrait of Kai Alexis in the forest.

Kai Alexis

Media & Marketing Intern

Portrait of Lalith Goli

Lalith Goli

Festival Intern