Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival Day Three: Women Talk Cinema and More Movie Deals

Sundance Film Festival Day Three: Women Talk Cinema and More Movie Deals

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.

Sundance Film Festival Day Two: Stars Converge, Netflix Makes Historic Deal

Sundance Film Festival Day Two: Stars Converge, Netflix Makes Historic Deal

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.

Experience Sundance From Home: Catch Former Festival Hits On SundanceTV!

Experience Sundance From Home: Catch Former Festival Hits On SundanceTV!

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.

Sundance 2015: 6 Questions with “RECTIFY” Co-Stars JD Evermore and Jayson Warner Smith

Sundance 2015: 6 Questions with “RECTIFY” Co-Stars JD Evermore and Jayson Warner Smith

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.

2015 Sundance Film Festival Concert Shines a Spotlight on Nina Simone

2015 Sundance Film Festival Concert Shines a Spotlight on Nina Simone

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.

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Wins 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Wins 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award

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…

Here’s a Tip: SundanceTV Is Partnering With Foursquare at Sundance Film Festival 2015

Here’s a Tip: SundanceTV Is Partnering With Foursquare at Sundance Film Festival 2015

This year, SundanceTV and Foursquare are joining forces so visitors to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City can get the best possible experience.

“SundanceTV Talks” Feature Insider Panels in Park City

“SundanceTV Talks” Feature Insider Panels in Park City

Celebrate the entertainment industry at the Sundance Film Festival with daily panels featuring accomplished and up-and-coming filmmakers, celebrity guests, and a variety of experienced taste-makers in the biz, hosted at the SundanceTV HQ at 268 Main St. in Park City. See the full list of panels below, and add them to your festival game-plan!

Sundance Film Festival Movies Nominated for 2015 Oscars

Sundance Film Festival Movies Nominated for 2015 Oscars

Park City has proved to be a launching pad for indie movies. “Precious,” “Winter’s Bone” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (to name a few) all debuted at the festival and wound up racking up Oscar nominations. And on the heels of today’s Academy announcements, it turns out that this year’s crop of nominees is no different.

What Indie Film Are You? Find Out in 10 Questions

What Indie Film Are You? Find Out in 10 Questions

Whatever your inner indie movie spirit is, it’s bound to be as lovable as a gem straight out of Sundance Film Festival, which has birthed some of the best independent classics around. So which one best suits your own world view? Take the quiz to find out!

Sundance 2015: Celebrate the Art of Film with Panels with Robert Redford, George Lucas and More

Sundance 2015: Celebrate the Art of Film with Panels with Robert Redford, George Lucas and More

Sundance Institute announced today that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will take an unprecedented look at the art and craft of filmmaking with its new ‘Art of Film Weekend’ series of offscreen programming.

10 Very Influential Sundance Movies

10 Very Influential Sundance Movies

Every festival is accompanied by the rush to proclaim new and important trendsetters. Some of them fade from memory, but some enter the cultural consciousness. The movies below all screened at the Sundance Film Festival–and then went on to reshape the landscape of cinema.

3 Questions With “American Psycho” Director Mary Harron

3 Questions With “American Psycho” Director Mary Harron

It was just about 15 years ago, in 2000, when “American Psycho” made it’s debut at Sundance Film Festival. Director Mary Harron reflects on the premiere, how it was received and the cult following it has acquired over the years in the interview below.

Essential Viewing: 10 Sundance Winners You Must See Before You Die

Essential Viewing: 10 Sundance Winners You Must See Before You Die

These 10 selections not only premiered at the festival but also made their way into “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

Keeping It Weird: 10 Sundance Movies That Came Out of Austin, Texas

Keeping It Weird: 10 Sundance Movies That Came Out of Austin, Texas

The Sundance Film Festival may call Park City, Utah, its home, but there’s another city that’s always been well-represented at the annual movie-geek get-together: Austin, Texas. Not only is Austin known as a hotbed for up-and-coming filmmakers, but the city’s creative vibe jibes well with Sundance’s commitment to discovering talented artists and giving exposure to offbeat voices. Austin means a DIY aesthetic and a laid-back attitude, plus a love of music, the outdoors, beer, and against-the-grain philosophies. Not coincidentally, you can also find all of those qualities in abundance at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance 2015: Jury Members Announced, “BABYLON” Star Brit Marling Among Them

Sundance 2015: Jury Members Announced, “BABYLON” Star Brit Marling Among Them

Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year.

Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

The Sundance Film Festival has been letting women show their stuff since 1984. This year, 36 percent of the movies in competition are directed by women—compare that to the number of women directors for the top 250 North American films last year: a mere 6 percent. That’s a shame when you consider how many great movies by women directors have come out of the fest over the years. Without further ado, here are ten great movies that came out of Sundance that just happened to be directed by women. Add them to your cue.

Sundance 2015: More Films, Events And New Frontier Installations Added

Sundance 2015: More Films, Events And New Frontier Installations Added

Sundance Institute announced the addition of 10 films, events and New Frontier installations to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Behind the Lens: 10 Sundance Actors-Turned-Directors

Behind the Lens: 10 Sundance Actors-Turned-Directors

Every time a movie star tries their hand at directing, audiences watch with bated breath. Here are ten stars whose filmmaking efforts landed them a place at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance 2015: Short Film Program Announced

Sundance 2015: Short Film Program Announced

Sundance Institute announced the program of short films selected to screen at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The 2015 Short Film program is comprised of 60 short films selected from 8,061 submissions.

Sundance 2015: Films in Premiere and Documentary Premiere Announced

Sundance 2015: Films in Premiere and Documentary Premiere Announced

Sundance Institute announced the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections, as well as the selections for a new Special Events section and participants for two panels, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Sundance 2015 Spotlight and Park City At Midnight Films Announced

Sundance 2015 Spotlight and Park City At Midnight Films Announced

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight and Park City at Midnight, as well as the films and installations to be featured in the New Frontier program. The Festival, which takes place January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year.

Sundance 2015 Films Announced: Dramatic and Documentary Competition, and NEXT

Sundance 2015 Films Announced: Dramatic and Documentary Competition, and NEXT

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT Section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year.

10 Sundance Shorts That Kicked Off Careers (Watch Them All Now)

10 Sundance Shorts That Kicked Off Careers (Watch Them All Now)

Shorts are in many ways a rite of passage for budding filmmakers. They’re made of mistakes, charm and life—and with the realities of cost, time and effort. And some directors break through to showcase at Sundance Film Festival, where they have the chance of catching the eye of the person (or company) that will fund their next project. These are 10 Sundance shorts by directors who went on to make names for themselves–and as an added bonus, you can watch them all right now online. Enjoy!

Straight from the Sundance Film Festival: Fall 2014 Indie Movie Guide

Straight from the Sundance Film Festival: Fall 2014 Indie Movie Guide

It’s that time of year again. The leaves turn golden, the lattes turn pumpkin spice and a full slate of summer blockbusters makes room for the good stuff! This year’s Sundance Film Festival found filmmakers turning in an array of intriguing projects, from musical drama to groundbreaking satire. Here are 10 movies you can’t miss this season.