Student Film Festival
Student Film Festival

One of the largest independent film festivals in the world, Sundance is known for giving some of the greatest filmmakers and movies — from Quentin Tarantino to (500) Days of Summer — their big breaks. If you want to catch the next big thing in the film, Sundance is the place to be. 

The festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers.[ The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature films and short films, and a group of out-of-competition sections, including NEXT, New Frontier, Spotlight, Midnight, Premieres, and Documentary Premieres.

Change to Sundance

In 1984, the now nicely-established sundance institute, headed via sterling van Wagenen, took over management of the united states film pageant. Gary beer and van Wagenen spearheaded production of the inaugural us film pageant presented by Sundance Institute (1985), which included program director Tony Safford and administrative director Jenny Walz Selby. the branding and marketing transition from us movie competition to the Sundance film competition turned into managed underneath the direction of Colleen Allen, Allen marketing inc., via the appointment of Robert Redford. in 1991, the festival becomes officially renamed the Sundance movie pageant, after Redford’s person the sundance youngster from the film butch Cassidy and the sundance youngster.

Several small fairs sprung up around Sundance within the park town location, along with slamdance, nodance, slumdance, it-dance, x-dance, lapdance, romadance, the park city film song festival, and many others, although all besides[citation needed] Slamdance are not held.

Blanketed inside the sundance modifications made in 2010, a brand new programming class titled “next” (frequently denoted truly by means of the characters “<=>”, which suggest “less is more”) become delivered to showcase innovative films that are capable of go beyond the confines of an unbiased price range. any other recent addition became the Sundance movie festival USA program, wherein eight of the pageant’s films are shown in 8 different theatres round America.

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