Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival (Sundance Film Festival) is the largest independent film festival in the United States, and one of the largest in the world. It is held annually in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. It mainly presents independent films in competitive or non-competitive sections.
The festival was founded in August 1978 by Sterling Van Wagenen, John Earle and Cirina Catania as the Utah/US Film Festival. Its programming consisted mainly of retrospectives. But the festival also offers short films and films made outside the Hollywood system. The festival remains a local event until Robert Redford, who lives in Utah, becomes president and, most importantly, until it is scheduled in January, in the middle of the ski1 season. Starting in 1985, the festival was organized by a non-profit association, the Sundance Institute. In 1991, the event was officially renamed “Sundance Film Festival,” referring to Robert Redford’s famous role in Butch Cassidy and the Kid (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). Many independent filmmakers were revealed by the festival. These include Kevin Smith, Joel Coen, Bryan Singer, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch.

The American Film Festival in Deauville (France) paid tribute in 2006 to the Sundance Institute for its twenty-five years of existence.

Date of creation 1985
Designer Robert Redford (Sundance Institute)
Current edition Sundance Film Festival 2019
Duration 10 days
Location Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Awards Awarded
Awards are awarded in four major categories: American documentary (US Documentary or US docu), international documentary (World Cinema Documentary or WC docu), American fiction (US Dramatic or US Drama) and international fiction (World Cinema Dramatic or «WC Drama»).
Feature films
Short films
Other prices
Alfred P. Sloan Award
Sundance/ NHK International Filmmaker Award


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