The daddy of all independent festivals celebrates its 26th edition in 2010. Run in conjunction with the Sundance Institute - set up by Robert Redford to support independent film - it has continued to develop its brief and has this year announced a new section, Next, dedicated to low and no-budget films.

John Cooper is also marking his first year at the helm with a night of screenings across the US showcasing films from the festival at the same time as they screen in Park City.

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Sundance Latest Reviews

Boy
Boy
A Boy and his brother find their fantasy version of their dad is somewhat different to the real deal.
Mother And Child
Mother And Child
Tale of three women and maternal love.
Cane Toads: The Conquest
Cane Toads: The Conquest
In 3D, Mark Lewis explores one of Australia's greatest environmental catastrophes as he follows the unstoppable march of the cane toad across the continent.
The Taqwacores
The Taqwacores
A good young Muslim boy moves into a house where punk turns the tables on everything he thought he knew about Islam.
The Company Men
The Company Men
Three corporate executives struggle to come to terms with losing their jobs.
Waste Land
Waste Land
Portrait of garbage pickers in Rio who participated in a project with artist Vik Muniz.
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
After the death of his mother, a 17-year-old boy is thrust precariously between an explosive criminal family and a detective who thinks he can save him. Plus read our exclusive .
Abel
Abel
A peculiar young boy, blurring reality and fantasy, assumes the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence.
Howl
Howl
The story of Allen Ginsberg’s ground-breaking poem is told through a mixture of reconstruction and animation.
7 Days
7 Days
A doctor seeks revenge by kidnapping, torturing and killing the man who murdered his young daughter.
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Sundance Film Festival Features

Creating the Kingdom
Ben Mendelsohn talks about Animal Kingdom, manipulation and playing Rupert Murdoch.
Train of thought
Lixin Fan talks about Chinese migration and his Last Train Home
Return to the Killing Fields
Director Rob Lemkin talks about making Cambodian documentary Enemies Of The People, with Thet Sambath, about the Khmer Rouge.
Roaring into controversy?
Chris Morris on his inspiration for suicide bomber comedy Four Lions - and why he isn't worried about the press
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Days Seven and Eight
Lovers Of Hate, High School, Cyrus, Son Of Babylon, Red Chapel, Please Give, Howl and The Kids Are All Right.
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day Six
Buried, Winter's Bone, Bran Nue Day, Contracorriente and a late-night podcast.
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day Five
Shorts in the snow and a Blue Valentine.
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day Four
Stalking Four Lions, Smash His Camera, Exit Through The Gift Shop and Night Catches Us.
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day Three
A chat with John Cooper, The Killer Inside Me
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day Two (Part Two)
We check out Chris Morris's Four Lions and Phillip Seymour Hoffman's debut Jack Goes Boating.
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day Two (Part One)
We talk to Lucas Black and Aaron Schneider, hear what ASCAP has to offer and review Winter's Bone, Daddy Longlegs and Splice.
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Opening night and day one
Happythankyoumoreplease, Restrepo, Last Train Home and Hesher
Stepping into Sundance
What we're looking forward to at the festival

Sundance Film Festival News

Sundance add three films to line-up
Award-Winning filmmakers Gurinder Chadha, Lisa Cholodenko and Galt Niederhoffer return to the festival with latest world premieres
Sundance announces 2010 competition line up
Chris Morris film Four Lions among 42 world premieres.
Sundance spreads wings
Institute will host night of screenings across the States during annual festival to "ignite dialogue".
Sundance makes NEXT move
Festival anounces new section for low to no-budget filmmaking.
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A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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