2022 Sundance Film Festival: Update

As a nonprofit arts organization, the Sundance Institute has held the Sundance Film Festival for close to forty years to support artists and introduce their work to audiences, creating a community around independent storytelling.  We have been looking forward to our first fully hybrid Sundance Film Festival and our teams have spent a year planning a festival like no other. But despite the most ambitious … Continue reading 2022 Sundance Film Festival: Update

2022 Sundance Film Festival: New Frontier Spans Biodigital Terrain, Blends Online & In-Person in Real Time

Audiences to Have Access To New XR Works From Anywhere; Festival Introduces New, Connected On the Ground Venue. When the 2022 Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 20, it invites audiences to participate from wherever they are, including in person in Utah. The 2022 edition of the Festival’s New Frontier section will be a fully biodigital showcase, presented simultaneously on a bespoke WebXR spatialized … Continue reading 2022 Sundance Film Festival: New Frontier Spans Biodigital Terrain, Blends Online & In-Person in Real Time

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2022 Short Films & ‘From The Collection’ Retrospective Titles in Celebration of Sundance Institute’s 40th Anniversary

59 Short Films to Debut During 2022 Festival; An Additional 40 Titles That Premiered in Previous Editions of Sundance Will Screen at Festival.Sundance.org The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the Short Film program for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the “From the Collection” program, a line-up of 40 short films that will screen online during the Festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading Sundance Film Festival Announces 2022 Short Films & ‘From The Collection’ Retrospective Titles in Celebration of Sundance Institute’s 40th Anniversary

2022 Sundance Film Festival: Feature Films, Indie Episodic, New Frontier Lineups Announced

82 Features, 6 Indie Episodic, 15 New Frontier Projects to Debut! Ticket Packages On Sale December 17; Individual Tickets On Sale On January 6 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Indie Episodic, and New Frontier categories for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City and … Continue reading 2022 Sundance Film Festival: Feature Films, Indie Episodic, New Frontier Lineups Announced

​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Tabitha Jackson A message from Festival Director Tabitha Jackson on the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for January 20–30, 2022. Dear Friends, This time last year, I wrote to share some early thoughts about how we were approaching my first Sundance Film Festival as director — and the first Sundance to be held in the midst of a pandemic. Since 1985, artists and audiences … Continue reading ​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced that Gina Duncan will join the Sundance Film Festival team in the newly-created role of Producing Director, reporting to Festival Director Tabitha Jackson and working closely with Programming Director Kim Yutani. As Producing Director, Duncan will integrate the artistic vision of the Festival with its practical, audience-facing elements. She’ll work with the programming team as they curate works for exhibition, and serve … Continue reading Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson Reveals Approach for 2021 Festival

By Tabitha Jackson Tabitha Jackson is the director of the Sundance Film Festival Dear Friends, As we plan for our 2021 Festival — my first in the Director’s chair — and with submissions now open, I wanted to give you an early insight into how we are thinking. This is not an announcement, but rather an invitation into the process of building something together this … Continue reading Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson Reveals Approach for 2021 Festival

Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

By Sanyukta Thakare SANZARU is a Gothic tale, a journey to the heart of a haunted house. A house haunted, as much by death, as by secrets.   Sanzaru does not belong in your immediate ideas of horror, there are no creepy faces or bodies lurking in the dark. Instead, we meet the demons of our minds and our pasts. The only way out is … Continue reading Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

Aaron With’s Out Of Tune Will Premiere At The 2020 Slamdance Film Festival

By Steven Buckner When I first saw Director Aaron With’s Out Of Tune, I have to admit that I never saw a movie like this and that is a good thing. It is a story about a civilization that worships a musical chord. One might think how can a civilization worship a musical chord. Well that is why you need to see this movie! Between … Continue reading Aaron With’s Out Of Tune Will Premiere At The 2020 Slamdance Film Festival

Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

Onstage: Ai Weiwei, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, Max Richter, Isabella Rossellini, Julie Taymor, Tessa Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Carrie Mae Weems, Among Many Others   Sundance Institute will curate dozens of offscreen events, including behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking, musical performances and – around the theme of Imagined Futures – a public Bonfire and several extended post-screening conversations (known … Continue reading Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

2020 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

Sundance Institute will gather 25 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with 31 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 1. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 28. The Festival takes place January 23 through February 2 in Park City, Salt Lake … Continue reading 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LYNNE SACHS’ FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO, AN EXPLORATION OF HER FATHER IRA SACHS SR.

Photo selects: (Ieft, top) A scene from Film About a Father Who directed by Lynne Sachs. The Opening Night film will have its world premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. (right, top) A scene from Special Screening Animation Outlaws. Photo courtesy of Kat Alioshin. (center) A scene from Breakouts film Shoot to Marry. Photo courtesy of Andrew Hunt.  Download photos. Festival Announces Special Event with … Continue reading 2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LYNNE SACHS’ FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO, AN EXPLORATION OF HER FATHER IRA SACHS SR.

Official Selection Features of Slamdance 2020

Presenting the Feature Film Programs of Slamdance 2020: NARRATIVE FEATURES 1986 (Germany, Belarus) North American Premiere Director/ Screenwriter: Lothar Herzog While Elena repeatedly has to drive into the ‘forbidden zone’ of Chernobyl in order to make deals for her father, her life seems more and more contaminated by a destructive force… Cast: Daria Mureeva, Evgeni Sangadzhiev, Vitali Kotovitski, Alexei Filimonov, Helga Filippova, Alexei Kravchenko A … Continue reading Official Selection Features of Slamdance 2020

Welcome To The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited by Colleen Page   Officially the 2019 Sundance Film Festival will start tonight, meanwhile there’s great anticipation in the air as everyone gets ready for the greatest film festival event celebrating independent film. Every year Park City with its old fashion streets of long ago is transformed into a magical wonder devoted to independent film, artist and filmmakers. With an … Continue reading Welcome To The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

SLAMDANCE TO HONOR ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER STEVEN SODERBERGH WITH 2019 FOUNDERS AWARD

  The director’s newest film HIGH FLYING BIRD to sneak preview as part of the festival honor Festival. Also Announces Opening and Closing Night Films, Special Event Screenings and Short Film Lineup   The Slamdance Film Festival  announced that Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Magic Mike) will be presented with their 2019 Founders Award, given to a Slamdance alumnus who has continued to … Continue reading SLAMDANCE TO HONOR ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER STEVEN SODERBERGH WITH 2019 FOUNDERS AWARD

SLAMDANCE ANNOUNCES 2019 FEATURE FILM COMPETITION LINEUP

  The Slamdance Film Festival announced the Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs, as well as the lineup for its new Breakouts section, for their 25th edition, taking place January 25-31, 2019 in Park City. Slamdance continues to be the premiere film festival “by filmmakers, for filmmakers”, dedicated to fostering a community for independent emerging artists. The Directors Guild of America and Blackmagic Design … Continue reading SLAMDANCE ANNOUNCES 2019 FEATURE FILM COMPETITION LINEUP

Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival

  The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced that its 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah in January, generated a total economic impact of $151.5 million. These numbers come from an independent economic and demographic study conducted by Y² Analytics,which used updated methodology and technology to give a more complete picture of the Festival’s impact on … Continue reading Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival

ANNOUNCING THE JURY MEMBERS OF THE 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Jessica Williams to Host Live-Streamed Awards Show  Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with 28 prizes, announced at a ceremony January 28 that will be livestreamed at sundance.org, and on YouTube and Facebook. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 24 and … Continue reading ANNOUNCING THE JURY MEMBERS OF THE 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

PREMIERES, MIDNIGHT, KIDS, AND MORE: LATEST ADDITIONS TO 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP

Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events: From Documentary and Horror to Romance and Episodic (L-R) The Killing Ground, Courtesy of Sundance Institute; The Polka King, Credit: Andre Bowden Schwartz; My Life as a Zucchini, Courtesy of Sundance Institute. The final pieces of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival feature film program fall into place today, as Sundance Institute announces the lineup for Premieres, Documentary … Continue reading PREMIERES, MIDNIGHT, KIDS, AND MORE: LATEST ADDITIONS TO 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP

2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: COMPETITION AND NEXT LINEUP

Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival,  the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT, as well as a slate of environmentally focused programming under the Festival’s New Climate program. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29. The Festival celebrates creativity … Continue reading 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: COMPETITION AND NEXT LINEUP