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The 2022 Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 20 - 30, in Park City, Utah

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2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia returns for in-person festival and events on 25-28 August, 2022

  2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia Short Film Competition submissions open Calling for entries from Indonesian filmmakers now until 31 May, 2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia, presented by the Sundance Institute and XRM Media is proud to announce the return of the 2022 edition of the Festival on Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th August, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia with support from IDN Media. The Festival will take place in person and include film screenings and p...

Six Composers Selected for 2022 Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive

  We are excited to kick off our Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive taking place from June 6-13. Six composers have been invited to participate in a nurturing lab environment prioritizing craft, innovation, and building a community of next generation film music artists. Led by program director Peter Golub with the support of Creative Advisors working in the industry, the fellows will engage in a week-long Intensive celebrating the power of film music, as the program which ha...

IllumiNative, The Black List, Sundance Institute Announce The Second Indigenous Screenwriting List

  Today, IllumiNative, The Black List, and the Sundance Institute announced the eight finalists of The Indigenous List. These Indigenous screenwriters represent the best and most promising Native creatives in the film and television industry.  The Indigenous List was launched in 2020 to provide a platform for Indigenous writers to showcase their scripts, create additional pathways and opportunities within the industry, and support the development of the next generation of screenw...

2023 Sundance Film Festival to Take Place January 19-29, 2023

Submissions Now Open via FilmFreeway The nonprofit Sundance Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place as a hybrid festival in Park City, Salt Lake City, Utah, and beyond, from January 19 through January 29, 2023. “We can’t wait to return to our home in Park City and present exciting new work from around the world live and in person,” said Festival Director Tabitha Jackson. “We also have two years of digital exhibition an...

Sundance Institute Announces the 2021-2022 Episodic Lab Projects and Writing Fellows

    9 Fellows selected to develop 4 live action dramas, 3 live action comedies, and 1 adult animation The Sundance Institute announced today the 9 Fellows and 8 projects selected for their 2021-2022 Episodic Program. This year marks the Episodic Lab's return to in-person activities at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah bookended by a digital pre-lab story development curriculum and its first annual Episodic Pitch Parlor hosted in Los Angeles in partnership with XRM Media...

Sundance Film Festival 2022 - Interview with Karim Ben Khelifa, Director of SEVEN GRAMS

  Interview by Claire Varney SEVEN GRAMS is directed by photojournalist and war correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa.  THE ENEMY, his 2017 award-winning virtual reality exhibition sought to humanize the images of war by allowing participants to encounter combatants on opposite sides of conflicts throughout the world.   Continuing his long standing committment to bringing forth personal narratives behind global issues, SEVEN GRAMS is an augmented reality experience tha...

VIDEO: Relive the Magic of the 2022 Sundance Festival, Day by Day

                    by Bailey Pennick It’s been an epic journey to get here, to the end of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and like any good saga, there have been twists and turns along the way. Even with these sh...

20th Year of Science-In-Film Initiative Celebrated, Feature Film Prize Goes to After Yang

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the artist grant recipients for the Sundance Institute Science-in-Film initiative at the twentieth annual Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize Reception, where the previously announced 2022 Feature Film Prize winner (Kogonada, After Yang) was honored. The grantees received a total of $70,000 in funding for their projects in development through the Sloan Episodic Fellowship (Kathryn Lo, Our Dark Lady), Sloan Development Fellowship (...

Sundance Awards announced... wrapping a sucesful 2022 edition

Left to Right Top Row: All That Breathes, Nanny, Utama Middle Row: The Exiles, Cha Cha Real Smooth, Framing Agnes Bottom Row: Navalny, The Territory, Girl Picture This Friday, the Sundance Film Festival announced...

Day Eight Highlights Indie Episodics and Immersive New Frontier Events

We’re VERY CLOSE from announcing the winners of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival! And though most screenings are done until the awards tomorrow, there’s still so much to do! Our unique Indie Episodic Series, presented by DoorDash, and Short Film Program, presented by XRM Media, explore topical and in-depth issues. Prepare to be amazed and pushed outside of your comfort zone with these bold films! Board the Spaceship to catch up with some of your favorite artists!...

Sundance 2022 BABYSITTER: Interview with director: Monia Chokri

BABYSITTER: Interview by Emmanuel Itier with director: Monia Chokri   Q: Where does this film come from?   Monia: It all started when I met with Catherine Léger, the screenwriter. She also was the writer of the play that inspired this film. For many years we had mutual friends who were telling us to get together and work together. Actually, I went to check out her play, “Baby-Sitter”, one week before meeting her. I loved it and I thought it was a ver...

Girl Picture - Sundance 2022: Interview with cast and director

Interview by Emmanuel Itier with: Director Alli Haapasalo and actresses: Aamu Milonoff (“Mimmi”), Linnea Leino (“Emma”), Eleonoora Kauhaner (“Rönkkö”).     Q: Where does this movie come from and what were you trying to explore with it?   Alli: It started with a conversation with the screenwriters Ilona Ahti and Daniela Hakulinen who wanted to explore with me what it is like to be a young female teenager today. I got a treat...

Sundance Institute Announces Fox Maxy as 2022 Merata Mita Fellow

Seventh Year of Fellowship Honors Artistic Contributions of Late Māori Filmmaker Sundance Institute announced today the recipient of the 2022 Merata Mita Fellowship, an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010) designed for  Indigenous women-identified artists who are striving to direct a feature film. This year's Fellow, Fox Maxy (Payómkawichum and Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians) wa...

VIDEO: 2022 Sundance Film Festival | Daily Recap: Day Five

Highlights from Monday, Jan. 24, at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Presented by Adobe. ...

VIDEO: 2022 Sundance Film Festival | Daily Recap: Day Four

Highlights from Sunday, Jan. 23, at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Presented by Adobe. ...

Final Film 'Navalny' just announced in the U.S. Documentary Competition

The Final Film in the U.S. Documentary Competition Is Just Announced and You Won’t Want to Miss It Eagle eye viewers of our program might have noticed that within the U.S. Documentary Competition section of our 2022 Film Festival lineup there were only nine films listed. There are supposed to be 10. Today we complete the program by revealing our tenth and final film in the section: Daniel Roher’s Navalny. In a little over 24 hours from now (January 25 at 6 p.m. MT),...

Discussing "Film Festival Strategies" at this years Sundance Film Festival

  Check out the virtual panel talk "Film Festival Strategies" at this years Sundance Film Festival ...

Venice Film Festival Biennale College Cinema The Cathedral selected for Sundance

Significant new international acknowledgments have been obtained by the films of the Biennale College – Cinema, the higher education laboratory of the Biennale di Venezia aimed at emerging directors and producers from around the world. The programme, now in its 10th year,  has developed and produced 30 micro-budget feature films as of today:   The Cathedral (USA) by Ricky D’Ambrose (director) and Graham Swon (producer), produced for the 9th edition 2020-2021 of t...

Sundance 2022 Day 5 program

Premieres, Second Screenings, and Panels: There is plenty to do on Day Five of the Festival. We’re halfway through Fest! Have you caught all your favorite films yet? If not, have no fear because second screenings are almost here! Now is the time to think about any films you may have missed out on and grab your tickets before the Festival ends. Oh, and did we mention it’s Ignite Day? Presented by Adobe, this exciting Festival event is devoted to supporting a new generation ...

Sundance 2022 Day 4 program

Day Four Of The Festival Has Exciting Premieres and Events Hello, Sundancers! And welcome to Day Four of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Get ready for another day full of engaging talks and groundbreaking premieres by tuning into a new episode of How to Fest: Daily with Tabitha Jackson, presented by Acura. Don’t miss today’s Daily Artist Meetup featuring Alika Tengan (Every Day in Kaimukī) and the New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Child of Empi...

VIDEO: 2022 Sundance Film Festival | Daily Recap: Day Three

Highlights from Saturday, Jan. 22, at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Presented by Adobe. ...

VIDEO: 2022 Sundance Film Festival | Daily Recap: Day Two

Highlights from Friday, Jan. 21, at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Presented by Adobe. It’s Day Two of the Sundance Film Festival! Now that you’re settled in, it’s time to get ready for tons of screenings and special events. Gear up for premieres like Nothing Compares, The Exiles, and We Met in Virtual Reality. Explorers on the New Frontier Spaceship will also get to experience Suga’, a collective immersive experience that features live dance performances as volumetric...

VIDEO: Watch Robert Redford introducing the 2022 Sundance edition

Sundance 2022 : Robert Redford Welcome Message ...

ALL THAT BREATHES : Sundance 2022 Interview with Director: Shaunak Sen-All

ALL THAT BREATHES   Sundance 2022   Interview with Director: Shaunak Sen-All Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Q: Where did the inspiration come from, why this passion for these birds: the black kites?   Shaunak: It wasn’t really clear at first what I wanted to do with this film even, so it was in the back of my mind for a while. When you live in Delhi, you’re in the middle of grey skies and that bad air you’re beathing constantly with so many houses ...

MARS ONE: Interview with director: Gabriel Martins.

Interview by Emmanuel Itier with Gabriel Martins, director of MARS ONE      Gabriel Martins’ MARS ONE, had its World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival - World Dramatic Competition. DRAMA / BRAZIL / 115' Written and Directed by Gabriel Martins. T...


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