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The daddy of all independent festivals reaches its quarter century in 2009. Run in conjunction with the Sundance Institute - set up by Robert Redford to support independent film - it has continued to develop its brief. It championed documentary which has resulted in a slew of factual films hitting the multiplex and has recently turned its attention to short film.
The 2009 edition will open with the world premiere of claymation film Mary And Max.
Got a feature or short film screening at Sundance 2009 and want us to review it? Or have you an event we should attend? Feel free to get in touch with us.
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View Films by Strand:
- International Animated Shorts
- International Documentary Shorts
- International Dramatic Shorts
- New Frontier Shorts
- Park City at Midnight
- Spectrum: Documentary Spotlight
- Spectrum: Dramatic Films
- US Animated Shorts
- US Documentary Competition
- US Documentary Shorts
- US Dramatic Competition
- US Short Films
- World Cinema Documentary
- World Dramatic Competition
View previous years coverage of the Sundance Film Festival festival:
Sundance Latest Reviews
A meal with mum turns sour.
Documentary tracking the rise of The Doors, featuring rare footage of the band and Jim Morrison.
Set in the 1970s, a unique take on the dangers of the American dream seen through the innocent eyes of a 15-year-old boy.
Trouble brews for three New York cops.
A comedy about a high school poetry teacher who learns that the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy.
Having learned to lie about his sexuality, Steve finds he just can't kick the habit, even after he comes out and falls in love.
Documentary about an elderly farmer, his wife and their loyal ox.
Being the world's greatest New York Giants' fan proves tricky after an altercation with the team's star player.
A harrassed mum tries to prepare for her daughter's birthday.
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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