Every year hundreds of movies compete for eyeballs (and studio checkbooks) at the Sundance Film Festival. While there are many worthy entrees, a lucky few manage to catch that mixture of positive word of mouth and glowing digital ink that can turn a movie from a passion project into the next Boyhood or Whiplash Here are 10 Sundance movies that are likely to make waves after the festival.
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The Sundance Film Festival has always been known as a bustling marketplace for independent movies. With a surplus of great films and emerging distribution platforms driving demand for original content, 2015 was an especially big year for sales, including a record-breaking acquisition. Check out our roundup of all the big buys.
Sundance Institute has announced a new collection of fourteen independent films that make their digital debut today, Jan. 21, 2015 on a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s #ArtistServices program. Launched in 2011, Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices is designed to bring films associated with the Sundance Film Festival & Institute, in addition to select non-profit film organizations in a coalition created by #ArtistServices, direct from artists to consumers in partnership with key online distribution platforms.
Please note: This list is not for the squeamish, the prudish or the politically correct. Spoiler alert! You’ve been warned.
On the seventh day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, an offbeat but highly acclaimed documentary entry is the fest’s latest buy.
On the seventh day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a TV star hosted a private gathering to pitch a passion project, while a pair of veteran actors were spotted palling around.
Sundance Institute today premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The program is designed to spark global conversation about solutions to challenges like extreme hunger and poverty. Beginning Tuesday (Feb. 3), the short films will premiere on a variety of digital platforms.
Sundance Institute this evening announced the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
On the sixth day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, distributors kept snapping up the fest’s most buzzed-about films, while the Wachowski siblings announces a surprise debut for the upcoming Jupiter Ascending.
The 32nd annual Sundance Film Festival is less than halfway through, and it’s already been packed with acclaimed filmmaking and game-changing new developments in the way movies are produced, bought and sold. Not going to make it to Park City this year? Here are ten ways to get in on the indie film action from the comfort of your couch.
On day five of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a fest-sponsored partnership between artists and revolutionary viewing technology opens up a whole new frontier of cinema.
The moment of unveiling has arrived! The special guests from the doc Finders Keepers, a movie about the quirky legal battle over the true owner of a severed human foot, have been announced for the final panel at SundanceTV HQ on Thu., Jan 29.
Veteran Sundance Film Fest photographer Henny Garfunkel discusses her festival approach, her favorite people to photograph, and her upcoming work taking photos at the SundanceTV HQ in Park City during Sundance Film Festival 2015.
These talented women aren’t waiting around for directing gigs or plum acting roles, they’re writing their own.
On day four of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the real-life stars of one of the fest’s hottest docs appeared onstage to a standing ovation, while rumors swirled of an impending deal expected to break the Sundance record for biggest movie buy ever.
On day three of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, four of film and TV’s most prominent female creators meet for a roundtable panel discussion, while new talent rubs elbows with Sundance veterans at an exclusive event.
On the second day of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, practically every familiar face in film who wasn’t there already arrived on the scene, while Netflix signed a game-changing contract with a pair of the fest’s most prolific filmmakers.
As the 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday, distributors gobbled up five films before the fest’s first screening, while founder Robert Redford’s opening talk with press highlighted diversity among this year’s talent and emerging new forms for filmmaking.
You may not be hitting Park City for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, but pretending just got a whole lot easier! Get a taste of Sundance from the comfort of your couch—check out these seven festival hits from years past, all airing on SundanceTV during January.
RECTIFY co-stars JD Evermore (Sheriff Carl Daggett) and Jayson Warner Smith (Wendall Jelks) have teamed up for 99 Homes, a new drama about the foreclosure crisis, also starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, directed by Ramin Bahrani, and premiering at this years Sundance Film Festival. Here, the duo discuss the movie’s fight scene with Andrew Garfield and why RECTIFY fans will love their new work.
What sort of qualities do you look for in a best friend? Do you treasure loyalty? Honesty? A good sense of humor? If you were blasted into the quirky world of indie flicks, which movie star would be your BFF? Maybe you’d be at the art gallery with Chloë Sevigny or bowling with Steve Buscemi…
Sundance Institute today announced that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s ‘A Celebration of Music in Film’ concert on Jan. 25 will be a tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone, who is the subject of “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” from director Liz Garbus and making its world premiere in the Festival’s Documentary Premieres section. Performing at the event will be Common, Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Kate Davis, Andra Day and Al Schackman, Simone’s long time guitarist/musical director who appears in the film. The event is hosted by the Sundance Institute Film Music Program.
Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have announced French writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre as winner of the 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award for her upcoming debut feature film, Mustang. The award will be presented at a private ceremony at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Clermont-Tonnerre is currently a screenwriting fellow at…
This year, SundanceTV and Foursquare are joining forces so visitors to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City can get the best possible experience.
From Fri., Jan. 22 through Fri., Jan. 30 at 4PM SundanceTV’s Festival HQ happy hour parties (4PM-6PM) are going to be stacked with awesome bands. If you’re in Park City, get yourself over to 268 Main St. to hang out, enjoy a cocktail and listen to some live tunes. And if you’re not headed to the Sundance Film Festival, or you just love new music, you can check out most of the bands in our photo gallery and Spotify playlist below.