Cinépolis and Sundance Institute partner to launch the first edition of the Sundance Film Festival CDMX

Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024 will take place from April 25th to 28th in Cinépolis Diana and Cinépolis Miyana

Mexico City, 29th February 2024 – Cinépolis, the leading theatrical exhibition company in Mexico and Latin America, and the Sundance Institute, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences and who is behind the world-famous Sundance Film Festival, have partnered to launch Sundance Film Festival CDMX. This first edition will take place from the 25th to the 28th of April in two centrally located cinemas of Mexico City, Cinépolis Diana and Cinépolis Miyana.  

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with our partners at Cinépolis to launch Sundance Film Festival CDMX in Mexico City. Being able to engage with the local community through groundbreaking films and compelling conversations, while upholding the power of bridging artists and their works with audiences is a clear synergy between Sundance and Cinépolis,” said Joana Vicente, Sundance Institute CEO.

The Sundance Film Festival celebrated its 40th edition this past January in Utah, USA. A selection of films from this year’s edition will be presented at Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024. The program is currently being curated by the Sundance Film Festival programming team, headed by Sundance Film Festival’s Director of Programming Kim Yutani and overseen by Eugene Hernandez.

“Emerging from a wonderful 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, we can’t wait to bring a selection of this year’s Festival program to Mexico City! The Sundance Institute and Festival have such a rich history showcasing and supporting artists and their work from Mexico and across Latin America, so we know this inaugural Sundance Film Festival CDMX will be met with Mexico City’s vibrant moviegoing audience, artists, and film industry this spring,” mentioned Eugene Hernandez, Director, Sundance Film Festival and Public Programming.

By partnering with the Sundance Institute in this ambitious initiative, Cinépolis continues its long-standing tradition of supporting events that enrich the calendar year with film festivals and initiatives, such as the Tour de Cine Francés and the Morelia Film Festival.

“We could not be more proud to forge this partnership with the Sundance Institute to create the Sundance Film Festival CDMX. Mexico City is such an important city in terms of movie-going and film lovers, however there are only a handful of festivals throughout the year. With Sundance Film Festival CDMX we will bring highlights of this year’s edition of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival which takes place early in the year and hopefully it will become the film festival that the Mexico City population is looking for,” commented Alejandro Ramírez, Cinépolis CEO.

In addition to the film selection presented at the Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024, there will be other industry events and panels during the four-day event. It will be an opportunity for the film community to engage in discussions with the filmmakers of the films selected, who will travel to Mexico City to present their films, and also for film-lovers to enjoy the selection of films that will be part of the program.

Join the first edition of the Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024 in April, only at Cinépolis.


About Cinépolis

Cinépolis is a Mexican company founded in Morelia, Michoacán, more than 50 years ago, which operates in 18 countries throughout America, Asia, and Europe. Cinépolis is the global industry leader in terms of ticket sales and attendance per auditorium, as well as the world’s 3rd largest movie theatre circuit and the most important outside the United States. Cinépolis is the world’s largest luxury cinema exhibitor and one of the cinema chains with the most laser projectors in the entire industry.

With 888 cinemas and 6,812 digital movie theaters in total, Cinépolis employs more than 32 thousand collaborators. Cinépolis has introduced innovative concepts to the exhibition industry, such as the first multiplexes (Multicinemas®), the first concept of a luxury cinema (Cinépolis VIP®), the partnership with IMAX® turned into Cinépolis IMAX®, Macro XE® screens, 4DX® screens, and Sala Junior® screen.

Cinépolis remains at the forefront and has connected with different audiences through its brands Cinépolis +QUE CINE, Cinépolis Distribución, and Sala de Arte Cinépolis. It has also contributed to Mexican society through the Cinépolis Foundation with its programs “Del Amor Nace la Vista,” “Ruta Cinépolis” and “Vamos Todos a Cinépolis.” 

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About Sundance Institute

As a champion and curator of independent stories, the nonprofit Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists across storytelling media to create and thrive. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Institute’s signature labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. Sundance Collab, a digital community platform, brings a global cohort of working artists together to learn from Sundance advisors and connect with each other in a creative space, developing and sharing works in progress. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences and artists to ignite new ideas, discover original voices, and build a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Through the Sundance Institute artist programs, we have supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Big Sick, Bottle Rocket, Boys Don’t Cry, Boys State, Call Me by Your Name, Clemency, CODA, Drunktown’s Finest, The Farewell, Fire of Love, Flee, The Forty-Year-Old Version, Fruitvale Station, Get Out, Half Nelson, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hereditary, Honeyland, The Infiltrators, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Little Woods, Love & Basketball, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Mudbound, Nanny, Navalny, O.J.: Made in America, One Child Nation, Pariah, Raising Victor Vargas, Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs, RBG, Sin Nombre, Sorry to Bother You, The Souvenir, Strong Island, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Swiss Army Man, Sydney, A Thousand and One, Top of the Lake, Walking and Talking, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and Zola. Through year-round artist programs, the Institute also nurtured the early careers of such artists as Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Gregg Araki, Darren Aronofsky, Lisa Cholodenko, Ryan Coogler, Nia DaCosta, The Daniels, David Gordon Green, Miranda July, James Mangold, John Cameron Mitchell, Kimberly Peirce, Boots Riley, Ira Sachs, Quentin Tarantino, Taika Waititi, Lulu Wang, and Chloé Zhao. Support Sundance Institute in our commitment to uplifting bold artists and powerful storytelling globally by making a donation at Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), and YouTube.

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