About Slamdance

Slamdance is a community, a year-round experience, and a statement in which everyone is invited to take part. 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 can take risks on bold talent and launch careers that change the industry. Our artist-led community continues to discover and nurture diverse, international 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

Lily Yasuda

Festival Manager

Michael Morin, Festival Producer of Slamdance

Michael Morin

Festival Producer

Aaron Cook, filmmaker and filmlover. Assistant Festival Manager

Skylar Phillips

Marketing & Festival Coordinator

Portrait of Lalith Goli

Dekker Dreyer

Marketing Consultant

Portrait of Brogan Luke Bouwhuis

Brogan Luke Bouwhuis

Social Media Manager

Portrait of Baxter Parrott

Cayden Turnbow

Festival Intern

Michael Morin, Festival Producer of Slamdance

Taylor Miller

Slamdance Miami + Unstoppable Program Manager

Chet Ellis

Festival Intern