Sundance Film Festival

SFF

34th edition

Jan 19 - Jan 29, 2018
Estimated
Park City Utah, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description The Sundance Film Festival is the premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film, held each January in and around Park City, Utah. Presenting dramatic and documentary films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances and film composer events, cutting-edge media installations, engaging community and student programs, the Festival brings together today’s most original storytellers in a vibrant community.
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Festival website www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival

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Rating Summary

Overall

4.35
Atmosphere / Experience
4.6
/ 5
5 1 1 0 0
Industry Connectivity
4.4
/ 5
3 4 0 0 0
Quality of films
4.1
/ 5
2 4 1 0 0
Quality of screening
4.4
/ 5
3 4 0 0 0
Value for money
3.6
/ 5
2 2 1 2 0
Service/Guest Relations
4.3
/ 5
4 1 2 0 0
Special Activities
4.0
/ 5
2 4 0 1 0

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ConnectFilmFestival attended as a guest in 2016

4.0
/ 5

Sundance is a wonderful experience but a complicated festival. Unparalleled great vibes and a fantastic networking experience is dampened by some challenges of the actual festival. Logistics in Park City make it difficult to actually see films-- and the films are sometimes more edgy than entertaining or illuminating. But more than anything the spread out venues, snow, simultaneous programming, difficulty of getting tickets, expense, etc, make it a real challenge and many simply give up and enjoy the filmmaker comraderie without seeing films. The Sundance Institute is superb, the half a dozen or so Sundance hosted events I have attended in the past two years are amazing, and the environment is wonderful, it is simply grueling to actually try to see films. The mysterious "RSVP necessary" parties are also frustrating because the invitations are random and create an unwelcoming and random atmosphere. Filmmakers and curators are often shut out, it's often truly random. Lindsey Last Year

panterafilm attended as a guest in 2014

5.0
/ 5

No additional comment Annalisa Around 3 years ago

Klaffi-Productions attended with Huutajat - Screaming Men in 2005

4.0
/ 5

No additional comment Klaffi Around 4 years ago

akoj attended with Deeper Than Yesterday in 2011

5.0
/ 5

No additional comment Anna Around 5 years ago

PhilEngelhorn attended with Beasts of the Southern Wild in 2012

5.0
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No additional comment Phil Around 5 years ago

Brian attended as a guest in 2009

3.0
/ 5

No additional comment Brian Around 6 years ago

Wow. What an experience. Met a great deal of people and made a deal for our first feature so it was successful however, it was expensive to get and be there. The guest relations were amazing - everyone in the Sundance office works incredibly hard to help you out. Don't be shy to ask them to put you in touch with other filmmakers there. They can get lost amongst the other industry people attending. Literally saw one film until the last day we were there because we were so busy with sales meetings and organised meetups, press interviews, and trying to get from one place to another! Matthew Around 6 years ago