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2023 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival will take place from 19 to 29 January, 2023.


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Exec. Prods. Morgan Spurlock & Susan Sarandon, Dir. Thomas Morgan's doc "Waiting for Mamu" to premiere in Park City

  Here is one of the most meaningful documentaries at this year's Sundance Festival, award-winning "Waiting For Mamu," which follows the story of 2012 CNN Hero of the Year,  Pushpa Basnet, the internationally-lauded social worker and founder of a development center for children who would otherwise grow up behind bars in her native Nepal.  Director Thomas Morgan, co-director Francois Caillud, producer Angela Bernard Thomas and executive producers Morgan Spurlock ...

Sundance '14: WEB JUNKIE, A Look at Teen Internet Addiction in China, Receives World Premiere in World Documentary Competition

WEB JUNKIE Receives World Premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival Shlam Productions, Know Productions and Dogwoof are pleased to announce the 2014 Sundance Film Festival world premiere of WEB JUNKIE, Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia’s fascinating documentary look at the phenomenon of “internet addiction” among Chinese youth and the radical efforts made to treat them. The film is produced by Neta Zwebner-Swebert and executive produced by Jeremy Chil...

IDA is a testament to how much more less can be...

"IDA is a testament to how much more less can be, and to the power of impassioned performances. Stripped of superfluous technique, this exquisite feature explores national as well as personal identity, and the need for belief in a bewildering world." Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal ”It haunted me as much as anything I saw in the past 12 months, and I can’t wait to see it again.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times ABOUT THE FILM A...

Doc Club Shines the Spotlight on Women Directors in January

Women directors tend to get more opportunity in documentary than Hollywood. It's hard to explain why, but we can certainly celebrate their results. This January IFC's SundanceNOW Doc Club, a virtual destination for streaming independent films online, focuses the spotlight on women directors. Eight diverse films from eight brilliant women highlight the immense talent that exists in the field.   Some of the films and directors featured in "Spotlight on Women Directors&qu...

Best Beard Contest in Sundance In honor of Macon Blair’s impressive beard in Jeremy Saulnier’s BLUE RUIN

In honor of Macon Blair’s impressive beard in Jeremy Saulnier’s BLUE RUIN, RADiUS-TWC and DRAFTHOUSE FILMS announced they are partnering on a beard contest at Sundance prior to the film’s first screening.  BLUE RUIN, which won the FIPRESCI Prize winner in the Directors’ Fortnight program at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, screens Friday, January 17th in the Fest’s Spotlight Section.  A classic revenge story, the film tells the story of ...

World premiere in Sundance of THE BETTER ANGELS by A.J. Edwards (New Frontier)

THE BETTER ANGELS, A.J. Edwards New Frontier (World Premiere) From the producing team behind The Tree of Life and To the Wonder, comes the lovely and lyrical feature debut of young Austin-based filmmaker A.J. Edwards. This is a story of the childhood of one of America’s greatest leaders, Abraham Lincoln. Spanning nearly three years in the stark wilderness of Indiana, it tells of the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever and the two women (played by Brit Marling ...

AND HO! by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz showing at Sundance

AND HO! by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz Starring Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson   About the Filmmakers: LAND HO! is the first collaboration between Martha Stephens and Katz, each a rising star in their own right. Stephens' first feature, PASSENGER PIGEONS, premiered at SXSW 2010 and won Chicken and Egg's "We Believe In You" award. This was followed by her second feature, PILGRIM SONG (SXSW 2012). Katz also made his debut at SXSW (in 2006),...

Kat Candler's "Hellion" premiers in Sundance

- U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION - HELLION Written and Directed by Kat Candler Starring Aaron Paul,  Josh Wiggins, Juliette Lewis, Deke Garner   Synopsis:  Writer/director Kat Candler's HELLION paints the powerful portrait of a family on the brink of dissolution set against the haunting backdrop of the refineries of Southeast Texas. Obsessed with heavy metal, dirt bike racing and partaking in the occasional act of vandalism with his band of ...

Interview with Ryan Coogler on his film "Fruitvale"

Ryan Coogler on his film "Fruitvale", which  premiered last year in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Since he travelled the festival circuit and became an Oscar favorite.   ...

Sundance Institute Announces 12 Projects Selected for the Feature Film Program 2014 January Screenwriters Lab

Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for its 2014 January Screenwriters Lab, an immersive, five-day (January 10-15) writers’ workshop at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Participating independent screenwriters – drawn from around the world, including the United States, Latin America, Europe, and China – will have the opportunity to work intensely on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative ...

2014 Sundance Film Festival Adds Wish I Was Here by Zach Braff to Premieres

  30th Anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival Park City, UT — Sundance Institute today announced the addition of two films to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: Wish I Was Here (Director: Zach Braff) to the Premieres section and Clerks (Director: Kevin Smith) for a special From the Collection midnight screening. The 2014 Festival will be January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Clerks joins the previously announced From the Collection screening of Hoop...

Actor Emile Hirsch and Producer Randall Emmett to Receive Top Honors at Sundance

The Creative Coalition announces today that actor Emile Hirsch and producer Randall Emmett will receive The Creative Coalition’s 2014 Spotlight Initiative Award.  Hirsch and Emmett join actress Cheryl Hines, actor/director Rose McGowan, and directors Rory Kennedy and David Wain, all who will be lauded by peers and other entertainment industry leaders at this year’s Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner.  The event is presented at A-List Communica...

Sundance Institute Announces Nine Films and Art House Theaters for Sundance Film Festival USA on January 30

Ann Arbor, MI | Boston, MA | Chicago, IL | Houston, TX | Nashville, TN | Orlando, FL | San Francisco, CA | Seattle, WA | Tucson, AZ Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that will each screen in one of nine independent theaters in cities across the country on January 30 as part of the Sundance Film Festival USA initiative. These audiences will share in the excitement of discovery of a film fresh from its world premiere at the 2014 Festi...

2014 Sundance Film Festival Announces 20th Anniversary of Hoop Dreams as ‘From the Collection’ Screening

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute today announced that the newly restored Hoop Dreams (1994) will screen in the From the Collection program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 20 years after the film made its world premiere at the 1994 Festival. The recently completed restoration represents the collaborative effort of Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films. Filmmakers Steve James, Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx and subject...

2014 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival

U.S. PREMIERE OF DOUG AITKEN’S SITE-SPECIFIC FILM INSTALLATION THE SOURCE (EVOLVING)   Sundance Institute announced today the films and installations to be featured in the 2014 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, including the U.S. premiere of The Source (evolving) by renowned artist Doug Aitken and a 3D projection-mapping project by Klip Collective. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. New Frontier...

Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and new ‘Sundance Kids’ lin eup

30th Anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival The LunchBox by Ritesh Batra Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and new ‘Sundance Kids’ section of films for younger audiences. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The f...

The Sundance Film Festival will be Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs,The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinem...

Volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival

Every year, Sundance Institute selects more than 1,800 volunteers – more than half of whom live in Utah – to help create a global platform for independent film. Volunteers assist in all areas of the Festival—from theatre entrances to shuttle stops. Local, insider knowledge is always helpful, and of course, there are exciting benefits such as being among the first to see the best new independent films. Applications are now being accepted at

Sundance Institute Community Programs

Sundance Institute brings Utah residents a year-round series of events that best represents the Institute’s spectrum of artist programs. Free community events feature screenings, musical performances and discussions from recent and past Institute Alumni in conjunction with local community collaborators. Sundance Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Principal Sponsor Zions Bank, and Community Supporters, Promontory Foundation, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City Arts Counc...

Sundance Film Festival generated an overall economic impact of $70 million for the State of Utah $56.8 million in media exposure

Sundance Institute today announced that the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah in January, generated an overall economic impact of close to $70 million for the State of Utah, according to the independent annual economic and demographic study conducted by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the David Eccles School of Business (BEBR). The Economic Report, posted in full on the Sundance Institute ...

Sundance Institute Announces Tabitha Jackson as Director, Documentary Film Program

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced the appointment of Tabitha Jackson to the position of Director, Documentary Film Program. In this role, Jackson will be a member of the Institute’s senior leadership team and supervise a staff of eight. Relocating to Los Angeles, she will begin December 6, 2013, reporting directly to Executive Director Keri Putnam. With over 20 years experience in the documentary and non-fiction field, Jackson recently served as Commissioning Editor, Arts, ...

Sundance Institute will Honor Glenn Close at New York Benefit in June 2014

Sundance Institute today announced that it will present actress and arts advocate Glenn Close with its Vanguard Leadership Award in recognition of her distinguished career in entertainment and advocacy of independent film. The award presentation will take place at the fourth annual ‘Celebrate Sundance Institute’ benefit, chaired by Institute Trustees Jeanne Donovan Fisher and Pat Mitchell, on June 4, 2014 in New York. Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner and six-time Academy Awa...

Wrap Coverage from Sundance 2013... looking into 2014

A Sense Of Place: Robert Redford On The Sundance Story Robert Redford and Michelle Satter talk about the history of Sundance.   ...   01.02.2013 | Sundance's blog |   Sundance 2013 10 Days Of Different   ...   01.02.2013 | Sundance's blog |   Kentaro Hagiwara, director of the upcoming film, Spectacled Tiger winner of the 2013 Sundance/NHK International Film...

A Sense Of Place: Robert Redford On The Sundance Story

Robert Redford and Michelle Satter talk about the history of Sundance.   ...


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