Sundance is one of the world's most famous festivals for independent movies.
What is it?
Sundance is a leading showcase for new films, particularly emerging directors, and a key marketplace for American and international independent movies. It's said that independent filmmakers set their calendar by Sundance.
What happens there ?
- Sundance has competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films - for both feature-length films and short films.
- It has a group of non-competitive showcase sections including Premieres, New Frontier, Spotlight, and Park City at Midnight.
It has a non-competitive section "NEXT" for low-budget and no-budget narrative films
New Zealand feature films that have screened at Sundance include:
- Whale Rider
- Eagle Vs Shark
- The Orator (O Le Tulafale)
- What We Do in The Shadows
- Slow West
- Turbo Kid
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople
- Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
- Coming Home in the Dark
Short films that have screened include: