Sundance Film Festival


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Sundance Film Festival

Ten days in mid-January
Originally held in Salt Lake City and known as the United States Film Festival, since 1984 the Sundance Film Festival has been organized by the Sundance Institute, founded by actor and director Robert Redford. It is an internationally recognized showcase for independent films, many of which would not ordinarily be seen by distributors and studios. Although most are American, Canadian and other foreign films are also screened during the 10-day festival, held in Park City, Utah, every January. The highlight of the festival is the American Independent Dramatic and Documentary Competition, where new American independent films are given their premieres. Judges for the competition have included well-known directors, screenwriters, and film critics.
Many emerging independent filmmakers now look to the Sundance Film Festival as their first opportunity to present their films before an audience. Filmgoers and the entertainment industry look to the Festival for the discovery of new talent and as a champion of films that challenge audiences and expand the boundaries of the art of filmmaking.
CONTACTS:
Sundance Institute
1825 Three Kings Dr.
P.O. Box 684429
Park City, UT 84060
435-658-3456; fax: 435-658-3457
www.sundance.org
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