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Sundance is the daddy of all independent festivals. Run in conjunction with the Sundance Institute - set up by Robert Redford to support independent film - it has continued to develop its brief for more than two decades. It championed documentary which has resulted in a slew of factual films hitting the multiplex and has recently turned its attention to short film, recently announcing a mobile phone pilot project.
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View Films by Strand:
- Independent Feature Competition: Documentary
- Independent Feature Competition: Dramatic
- International Short Films: Animation
- International Short Films: Documentary
- International Short Films: Dramatic
- International Short Films: Experimental and Mixed Media
- New Frontier
- Park City At Midnight
- Spectrum: Documentary
- Spectrum: Dramatic Spotlight
- US Short Films: Animation
- US Short Films: Documentary
- US Short Films: Dramatic
- US Short Films: Experimental
- World Cinema Documentary Competition
- World Cinema Dramatic Competition
View previous years coverage of the Sundance Film Festival festival:
Sundance Latest Reviews
An emotionally frayed family find their lives torn apart in a small Mississippi Delta town.
Existential comedy told in four vignettes linked by a roadside cafe.
A man in mid-life crisis retreats to his parents' loft.
Two women enter an uneasy partnership to smuggle illegal immigrants from Canada to the US.
Personal story of a rap artist and her husband who lived through Hurricane Katrina.
Two sisters try to forge a career in crime scene clean-up.
A documentary tribute to the legendary creator of gonzo journalism.
A sex-addicted med school dropout pays his mum's hopital bills by running a restaurant scam... but with her memory fading fast, will he ever find out the truth about his dad?
The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the US during the Vietnam War.
Sundance Film Festival Features
Sundance Film Festival News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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