Offering a first look at the year ahead in independent film, culture and new ideas, Sundance Institute announced the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition NEXT category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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Sundance Institute tonight offers a first look at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival by announcing the nine feature films that will screen in its iconic Midnight section.
Some call the ’90s the boom years at Sundance, but in the ’00s plenty of great work was produced–upholding the finest traditions of independent movies and maybe even inventing some new ones. Of the fiction features that had their world premieres at Sundance this past decade, here are our top 10, including “Donnie Darko” and “The Savages.”
Best known for his Jean-Ralphio character on “Parks & Recreation” and Clyde Oberholt on “House of Lies,” Emmy Award-winning writer, actor and comedian Ben Schwartz is a comedy powerhouse with serious acting chops. We kibbutzed with him about his role in the Sundance Film Festival Short, “I’m a Mitzvah.”
Rick DeMint talked to us about the evolution of his photography project Portroids (Polaroid-portraits), his experience shooting the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and why he cherishes his Bill Murray photo the most.
Prove you’re ready for their return. Follow THE RETURNED on Twitter for a chance to win a prize pack—including a butterfly jar and a zombie-themed tote bag from the Sundance Film Festival. We’ll be tweeting special announcements throughout the weekend—all you have to do is retweet this tweet. Once you do, you’ll be automatically entered…
These original screenprint-ed tote bags are from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and were designed for diehard fans of the French zombie series THE RETURNED on SundanceTV.
Sundance NEXT FEST adds Special Guests, Music Video World Premieres and Virtual Reality Flight Simulator
A tidal wave of new ideas washes ashore for Sundance NEXT FEST at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles this weekend, including newly added special guests, three world premiere music videos and a full-body, mind-blowing virtual reality flight simulator, Birdly.
The Sundance Film Festival is best known as a haven for the sort of risky, low-budget movies that might otherwise fall through the cracks between the latest Hollywood blockbusters… but that doesn’t mean Sundance movies can’t make some serious bank! Here are 10 films that took home a little something more than just awards and acclaim — from “Four Weddings and a Funeral” to “Memento.”
A weekend celebration of film and music, Sundance NEXT FEST is a new breed of festival fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists.
Sundance Film Festival programmer Mike Plante, who brings his expertise to Shorts On SundanceTV with a curated lineup of classic festival shorts, talks about the process of vetting films, what makes a great short, and the peculiar lifecycle of the format.
SundanceTV today announced it has launched a new online destination featuring award-winning shorts curated by the festival and including short films from folks like Jill Soloway and Denis Villeneuve.
10-Day Event Generates $7 Million in State and Local Tax Revenue, Supports 1,350 Jobs Festival Attracts a Younger Audience; Five-Year Average Economic Impact Continues to Grow; Generates Worldwide Media Exposure Valued at $66.7 Million Park City, Utah — Sundance Institute today announced that its 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt…
“Danny Castellano is my favorite character that I’ve ever written for,” Mindy Kaling says on BEHIND THE STORY: “The Mindy Project” as she and producer Matt Warburton wax poetic over Chris Messina’s acting chops. Messina has had a ton of practice. You name it, he can do it. In honor of Messina, we’ve highlighted the Sundance Film Festival movies you must see where he shines.
Patton Oswalt never stops. A comedian-TV-movie star with a new book under his belt, Oswalt only has more to come (some of which, he apologizes, he can’t discuss here). But Oswalt did talk to us about hosting the “Parks and Recreation” episode on BEHIND THE STORY, what he’ll miss most about Parks and which 2015 Sundance Film Festival movies he loved.
Highlights this month include “sex, lies and videotape,” “Blue Valentine” and “(500) Days of Summer.”
Though the annual Sundance Film Festival has been home to all kinds of movies, the independent film haven has premiered a surprisingly complete roster of the past few decades’ best examples of a genre more often associated with big budgets and Hollywood studios: the thriller. Featuring a young and hungry assortment of the movie world’s biggest stars and most respected filmmakers, these ten wildly original thrill rides launched careers into the realm of superheroes and Oscar wins.
From charming romances like “500 Days of Summer” to intense thrillers like “American Psycho,” the movies that debut at the Sundance Film Festival are a diverse lot. What you can count on though is that they’re all interesting and entertaining. Here are the festival movies that you can watch on SundanceTV and online this month.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting work from African-American directors, such as Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”), Justin Simien (“Dear White People”), Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere”), who’ve showcased their brilliance at the Sundance Film Festival over the years. From witty flicks to stories of courage, here are ten movies from the hearts and minds of African-American directors.
From provocative to profoundly uncomfortable, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has made waves with it’s multitude of controversial sex scenes. Read on for a second compilation of intense sex scenes from this year’s films–the same warning stands: spoilers and disturbing content ahead.
You double-tapped them, and now we’re posting them again as a compilation to be consumed together. Check out these Instagram videos of the tiny town of Park City, Utah, host of the Sundance Film Festival since 1981.
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.
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 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.