Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2016: First 9 Films Announced

Sundance 2016: First 9 Films Announced

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.

Cream of the Crop: 10 Best Dramatic Sundance Movies Of The ’00s

Cream of the Crop: 10 Best Dramatic Sundance Movies Of The ’00s

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.”

6 Questions with “Parks and Recreation” Star Ben Schwartz

6 Questions with “Parks and Recreation” Star Ben Schwartz

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.”

6 Questions with Photographer Rick DeMint

6 Questions with Photographer Rick DeMint

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.

Here’s Your Chance to Win a “THE RETURNED” Prize Pack

Here’s Your Chance to Win a “THE RETURNED” Prize Pack

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…

Here’s a Chance to Win a Zombie-Themed Tote Bag from Sundance Film Festival 2015

Here’s a Chance to Win a Zombie-Themed Tote Bag from Sundance Film Festival 2015

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

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.

Indie Flicks That Scored: The Biggest Sundance Film Festival Box Office Hits

Indie Flicks That Scored: The Biggest Sundance Film Festival Box Office Hits

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.”

Sundance NEXT FEST 2015

Sundance NEXT FEST 2015

A weekend celebration of film and music, Sundance NEXT FEST is a new breed of festival fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists.

6 Questions with Sundance Film Festival Programmer Mike Plante

6 Questions with Sundance Film Festival Programmer Mike Plante

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.

“Shorts on Sundance.TV” Honors Excellent Storytelling

“Shorts on Sundance.TV” Honors Excellent Storytelling

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.

Sundance Institute Brings $83.4 Million to Utah with 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute Brings $83.4 Million to Utah with 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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…

5 Must-See Festival Movies Starring Chris Messina of “The Mindy Project”

5 Must-See Festival Movies Starring Chris Messina of “The Mindy Project”

“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.

6 Questions with “BEHIND THE STORY: Parks and Recreation” Host Patton Oswalt

6 Questions with “BEHIND THE STORY: Parks and Recreation” Host Patton Oswalt

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.

Sundance Films on SundanceTV: April 2015

Sundance Films on SundanceTV: April 2015

Highlights this month include “sex, lies and videotape,” “Blue Valentine” and “(500) Days of Summer.”

10 Great Thrillers That Came Out of Sundance

10 Great Thrillers That Came Out of Sundance

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.

Sundance Film Festival Movies on SundanceTV: March 2015

Sundance Film Festival Movies on SundanceTV: March 2015

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.

10 Brilliant African-American Directors Who Came Out of the Sundance Film Festival

10 Brilliant African-American Directors Who Came Out of the Sundance Film Festival

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.

5 More Intense Sex Scenes From Sundance 2015

5 More Intense Sex Scenes From Sundance 2015

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.

Instagram Favorites: Tilt-shift Videos From Sundance Film Festival

Instagram Favorites: Tilt-shift Videos From Sundance Film Festival

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.

The 10 Movies You Must See From Sundance 2015

The 10 Movies You Must See From Sundance 2015

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.

Sundance Film Festival Day Seven: A Platonic Power Couple, A Private Pitch Party

Sundance Film Festival Day Seven: A Platonic Power Couple, A Private Pitch Party

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.

“World of Tommorrow” Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize

“World of Tommorrow” Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize

Sundance Institute this evening announced the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival Day Six: Big Deals, Wachowski Film Gets Surprise Debut

Sundance Film Festival Day Six: Big Deals, Wachowski Film Gets Surprise Debut

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.

Top 10 Ways to Experience the Sundance Film Festival from Home

Top 10 Ways to Experience the Sundance Film Festival from Home

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.