The Sundance Film Festival is launching an “Art of Film Weekend’ series of programming, kicking off Jan. 29 with Sundance founder Robert Redford and George Lucas discussing their careers and creative process with Leonard Maltin.

“Exploring cinema, body and soul, Art of Film Weekend will take aspiring filmmakers and film-loving audiences behind the scenes to see the creative, collaborative spirit of artists at every stage of the independent filmmaking process that is so core to our festival,” said festival director John Cooper.

The first panel — “Power of Story: Visions of Independence” —  will be live streamed on sundance.org.

Other panels include “Art of the Score: A Performance and Discussion with Harry Gregson-Williams.” His credits include the “Shrek” series, “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “The Town,” “Man on Fire,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Spy Game” and the upcoming “Blackhat.”

A panel on “A New Language in Filmmaking: Virtual Reality” will include Chris Milk (Beck’s “Sound and Vision,” Arcade Fire’s “Wilderness Downtown”), Rose Troche (“The L Word”), Saschka Unseld (“The Blue Umbrella”) and Disney animator Glen Keane (“The Little Mermaid”).

The weekend will also include a “Design Inspiration” panel on the origins of the visual design of a film with cinematographer Lance Acord (“God’s Pocket,” “Where the Wild Things Are”); production designer K.K. Barrett (“Her,” “Being John Malkovich”); and costume designer Casey Storm (“Her,” “Where the Wild Things Are”).

Sarah Flack will lead a panel on “Cutting Class: An Editor’s Guide to Storytelling.” Her credits include “The Limey,” “Lost in Translation” and “Marie Antoinette.”

“The Doc Art Mix Tape” panel will be headed by Sam Green (“The Weather Underground”) and Ross McElwee (“Sherman’s March”).