The culmination of the Sundance Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony. Individuals from the worldwide film community select films to receive a range of awards.
Presenting the world premieres of sixteen narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.
World-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people, and events that shape the present day.
Films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.
Documentaries by some of the most courageous and extraordinary international filmmakers working today.
This showcase of world premieres presents highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.
Films about far-reaching subjects by renowned directors comprise this section, highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries. Each is a world premiere.
Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling. Digital tech paired with unfettered creativity promises they will shape a “greater” next wave in American cinema.
The Spotlight program is a tribute to the cinema we love, and presents films that have played throughout the world.
One-of-a-kind moments highlighting new independent works that add to the unique Festival experience.
Rediscover classic works of indie cinema from the vaults of our partnership with the Sundance Collection at UCLA which now contains more than 1,800 films.
Especially for our youngest independent film fans. In cooperation with Utah Film Center who present the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival, a premiere festival for children and youth.
From horror flicks to bizarre comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you on the edge of your seat and wide awake.
Champions films that expand, experiment with, and explode traditional storytelling. The crossroads of film, art, and media technology as a hotbed for innovation, showcasing cutting-edge new media work and panels that explore the expansion of cinema culture.
Driven by innovation and experimentation, the Shorts Programs call out filmmaking’s most original voices. Shorts Programs Presented by YouTube.
Sundance Film Festival’s Power of Story series looks to deepen public engagement with storytelling, explore cinema culture, and celebrate artists whose work propels the form.
Cinema Café revives the culture of conversation, offering audiences the opportunity to engage with an array of filmmakers and artists in an informal dialogue over coffee and treats. #CinemaCafe
Exploring cinema, body and soul, these events celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the creative, collaborative spirit of the artists who make movie magic.
Festival panels take on compelling themes emerging from Festival films and explore broader trends in contemporary independent cinema.
Featuring innovative tech, forward-thinking strategies, and the possibilities of what the future might bring, New Frontier panels explore pushing the boundaries of storytelling.
This new venue won’t be missing a beat when the curtains are raised at Festival Base Camp Presented by Canada Goose. A dynamic cross-programmatic harbor where film and music meet.
The Sundance ASCAP Music Café brings live music to the heart of the Sundance Film Festival. Open from 2-5pm from Friday, January 20 through Friday, January 27, the Music Café presents a diverse line up of solo performers and bands.
Hosted presentations bring the latest and greatest from our sponsor community to Festivalgoers throughout the ten days.