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

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2018 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier: Crossroads of Film, Art and Technology

  (Top, L-R) VR_I, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute;The Sun Ladies VR, Credit: Lucid Dreams Productions; DICKGIRL 3D(X), Credit: Cinesaurus. (Bottom, L-R)  On My Way, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute; Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute; Awavena, Credit: Tashka Yawawnawa/Lance Troxel.   Innovative Independent and Experimental Work to Premiere, Including Artificial Intelligence...

Works selected across the new Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

  (Top, L-R) The Trade, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute; I Like Girls, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute; Wyrm, Credit: Heyjin Jun. (Bottom, L-R) The Mortified Guide, Credit: Rebecca Aranda; War Paint, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute; High & Mighty, Credit: Martim Vian.   ...

Sundance Institute Announces 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellows

  Fifteen Filmmakers Ages 18 to 24 Selected from Short Film Competition to Receive Year of Creative and Professional Mentorship, All-Expenses-Paid Trip to 2018 Sundance Film Festival   ...

Sundance 2018 selects 110 Independent Films From 29 Countries

  (Top, L-R) The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Credit: Jeong Park, Anote’s Ark, Credit: Matthieu Rytz; Search, Credit: Juan Sebastian Baron. (Bottom, L-R) King In the Wilderness, Credit: Flip Schulke Archives/Getty Images, The Kindergarten Teacher, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute, Half the Picture, Credit: Ashly Covington. Sundance Institute showcases bold, independent s...

Premiere features in Sundance 2018

PREMIERES A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, Boyhood and Mudbound.   A Kid Like Jake / U.S.A. (Director: Silas Howard, Screenwriter: Daniel Pearle, Producers: Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak, Eric Norsoph, Paul Bernon, Rachel Song) — As married couple Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents to a young son who...

Sundance 2018 for Kids

KIDS This section of the Festival is especially for our youngest independent film fans. Programmed in cooperation with Utah Film Center, which presents the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Utah’s premiere film festival for children and youth. Films that have played in this category in recent years include My Life as a Zucchini, The Eagle Huntress and Shaun the Sheep.   Lu Over the Wall / Japan (Director: Masaaki Yuasa, Screenwriters: Reiko Yoshida, Masaaki Yuasa, Producer: Euny...

Spotlight section in Sundance 2018

SPOTLIGHT The Spotlight program is a tribute to the cinema we love from throughout the past year. Films that have played in this category in recent years include Lunchbox, Ida, Raw and The Lobster.   BEAST / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Michael Pearce, Producers: Ivana MacKinnon, Lauren Dark, Kristian Brodie) — In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape from her oppressive family. When he comes und...

Midnight Madness and Comedy in Sundance

MIDNIGHT From horror and comedy to works that defy genre classification, these films will keep you wide awake, even at the most arduous hour. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include The Little Hours, The Babadook and Get Out.   Arizona / U.S.A. (Director: Jonathan Watson, Screenwriter: Luke Del Tredici, Producers: Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Ryan Friedkin, Danny McBride, Brandon James) — Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedi...

Documentary Premieres in Sundance 2018

DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES Renowned filmmakers and films about far-reaching subjects comprise this section highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include An Inconvenient Sequel, The Hunting Ground, Going Clear and What Happened, Miss Simone?   Bad Reputation / U.S.A. (Director: Kevin Kerslake, Screenwriter: Joel Marcus, Producers: Peter Afterman, Carianne Brinkman) — A look at the life of Joan Jett, from her ...

Next in Sundance 2018

NEXT Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling populate this program. Digital technology paired with unfettered creativity promises that the films in this section will shape a "greater" next wave in American cinema. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include A Ghost Story, Tangerine and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. Presented by Adobe. 306 Hollywood / U.S.A., Hungary (Directors: Elan Bogarín, Jon...

World Documentary competition

Twelve documentaries by some of the most courageous and extraordinary international filmmakers working today. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include Motherland, Last Men in Aleppo, Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower and Hooligan Sparrow.   A Polar Year / France (Director: Samuel Collardey, Screenwriters: Samuel Collardey, Catherine Paillé, Producer: Grégoire Debailly) — Anders leaves his native Denmark for a teaching position in rural Gre...

US Documentary competition Sundance 2018

U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people and events that shape the present day. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include Chasing Coral, Life, Animated, Cartel Land and City of Gold.   Bisbee '17 / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Robert Greene, Producers: Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott) — An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its dar...

Sundance premiere 'The Discovery' with R Redford Launching Day and Date on Netflix

A Netflix Original Film   The Discovery   Directed and Co-Written by Charlie McDowell (The One I Love) Starring Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Jesse Plemons & Riley Keough    ***World Premiere - 2017 Sundance Film Festival***   OPENING THEATRICALLY IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND PASADENA ON MARCH 31 AT IPIC THEATERS            In the near future, the world is off-balance...

Interview With Producer George Parra @ Sundance

George Parra Producer George Parra has been a venerated industry professional for over thirty years, having worked on such prestigious films as- 'Waterworld' (1995), 'Sideways' (2004), 'The Descendants' (2011), 'Silver Linings Playbook' (2012), 'American Hustle' (2013); to name a very few. He first began his illustrious career as a Set Production Assistant on 'The Terminator' (1984) which led to his position as Second Assistant Direct...

2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards

The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic for I don’t feel at home in this world anymore. Credit: Allyson Riggs After 10 days, 119 feature films and three feet of snow, an evening of humor and humanity marked the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony, with host Jessica Williams emceeing and jurors presenting 27 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City, Utah. Honorees, named in total below, range from sharp comedies to provocative and timely documentaries and represent ne...

Sundance 2017 - World Premiere of LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO Section: World Cinema Documentary Competition Directed by Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen   Media Opportunities: Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen will be available Sunday, January 22nd. Please reply to this email for any interview requests   Festival Screenings: *P&I Screening* – Fri, January 20 at 5:30 PM – Holiday 1 *World Premiere* - Mon, January 23 at 2:45 PM – Yarrow Hotel Theatre Public Screening #1 – ...

Coming up panels at Sundance

FILMMAKER LODGE     ARE WE ALL THE OTHER: TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES IN STORYTELLING Wed. January 25, 2:00 p.m., Filmmaker Lodge, Park City  /  90 Min   THIS IS NOT A PANEL Thurs. January 26, 2:00 p.m., Filmmaker Lodge, Park City  /  90 Min   PRODUCERS CONFIDENTIAL Fri. January 27, 2:00 p.m., Filmmake...

Shorts Awards Announced at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

And so we put goldfish in the pool. Wins Grand Jury Prize Winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced today by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 68 shorts selected from 8,985 submissions, went to And so we put goldfish in the pool., written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa. Full video of the ceremony is at The Short Film pr...

Marjorie Prime Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Actors Tim Robbins, Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, and Geena Davis attend the "Marjorie Prime" Premiere in Sundance   Winners of Commissioning Grant, Episodic Storytelling Grant and Lab Fellowship Revealed    At a reception during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival today, the beneficiaries of $60,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation wer...

Sundance Film Festival 2017: Power of Story - The New Climate

Join Jeff Skoll (Founder and Chairman, The Skoll Foundation), Dr. David Suzuki (scientist and broadcaster), Amy Goodman (moderator), Mohamed Nasheed (Former President, Maldives), and Al Gore (Former Vice President, United States of America) for a discussion on The New Climate. ...

Sundance Institute Announces 2017 Recipient of Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists

Fellowship Honors Artistic Contributions of Late Māori Filmmaker   Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander, Feralimae/Kosi) from Melbourne, Australia, is the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship—an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010). The announcement was delivered today at the 2017 Sundance Film Fe...

Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Collaborate to Support Diverse Independent Filmmakers

Foundation Backs Institute’s Annual Screenwriters Intensive, Year-Round Diversity Work   Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will collaborate to support diverse independent artists, they announced today at a reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. As part of a two-year commitment, the Foundation will support the Institute’s Screenwriters...

GOLDEN EXITS (U.S. Dramatic Competition) Written and Directed by Alex Ross Perry

  (Acquisition Title/WME and Forager Films) Starring Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny and Analeigh Tipton     Synopsis: Nick has settled into a safe existence in a small pocket of Brooklyn, where he currently toils on an archival project for his father-in-law. Soon, 20-something Naomi arrives from Australia to assist Nick for the semester. She has no acquaintances in the city beyond a loose family connect...

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