It’s has been declared official as of Dec 2019; we’re only a few weeks away from the start of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Nonprofit Institute today announced the presentation of new independent films selected in all categories for the Sundance Film Festival 2020. The Festival organizes screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at the Sundance Mountain Resort, from 23 January to 2 February 2020. This public program is considered the most important independent American festival and attended by over 120,000 people and 1,300 accredited press and with the support of Over 2000 volunteers last year.

The Sundance Institute also features public programs throughout the year and around the world, including Hong Kong and London festivals, an international short film tour, an indigenous short film program, a series of free summer screenings in Utah and more… Along with these public programs, most of the nonprofit institute’s resources support independent artists from around the world as they perform and develop new jobs, through workshops, direct grants, scholarships, residences, and other strategic and tactical interventions.

Keri Putnam, executive director of the Sundance Institute, said: “At this year’s festival we will explore the theme of the” imagined future “within the theaters and in the conversations generated by the work we present. We believe that various stories by independent artists from all open us to new perspectives and possibilities, at a time when new ideas and dialogues are urgently needed “.

John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said that this year’s program and the last one as director, was a grand celebration: of the art and the artists, yes, but also of the community that makes the annual pilgrimage to Park City for Watch the most exciting new work done today. Seeing this group expand and thrive over the years has been inspiring and tremendously rewarding. The lively and visionary harvest of the artists of Festival 2020 has a contagious passion, and I can’t wait to see the world know their work. ”

Announced today: 118 feature films, representing 27 countries and 44 feature films for the first time. Of the 65 directors in the four categories of the competition, which include 56 films, 46% are women, 38% are black people and 12% are LGBTQ +. In the dramatic competition of the United States. UU., 47% of the directors are women; 53% are black people; 5% are LGBTQ +. In the documentary contest of EE. UU. Of this year, 45% are women; 23% are black people; 23% are LGBTQ +. 44%, or 52, of all the films, announced today were directed by one or more women; 34%, or 40, were directed by one or more color filmmakers; 15% or 18 for one or more LGBTQ + people. 22 films announced today have been supported by the developing Sundance Institute through direct grants or residency workshops. 107 of the Festival’s feature films or 91% of the programming announced today, will be presented in a world preview.

These films were selected from a record of 15,100 presentations, including 3,853 feature films. Of the film’s presentations, 1,698 were from the United States. UU. And 2,155 were international; 29% were directed by one or more women; 40% was directed by one or more color filmmakers; 15% from one or more people who identify themselves as LGBTQ +.

Tesla, screened in the Releases section, was nominated winner of the Alfred P. Sloan 2020 film award.

In 2019, the Festival attracted over 122,000 attendees from 48 U.S. states. UU. And 35 other countries have generated $ 182.5 million in economic activity for the state of Utah and have supported 3,052 local jobs. The Sundance 2021 Film Festival will run from 21 to 31 January 2021.

More announcements will soon be announced, including Shorts, Indie Episodic and New Frontier;


The films confirmed for the Sundance Film Festival 2020 are:


Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative films, the theatrical competition offers the participants of the Festival a first look at the new and innovative voices of the independent American film. Films published in this category in recent years include The Farewell, Honey Boy, Clemency, Eighth grade, I’m sorry to disturb you, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post. 47% of the directors in the dramatic American UU competition. This year they are women; 52% are black people; 5% are LGBTQ +.

The 40-Year-Old Version / U.S.A.
Charm City Kings / U.S.A.
Dinner in America / U.S.A.
The Evening Hour / U.S.A.
Farewell Amor / U.S.A.
Minari / U.S.A.
Miss Juneteenth / U.S.A.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always / U.S.A.
Nine Days / U.S.A.
Palm Springs / U.S.A.
Save Yourselves! / U.S.A.
Shirley / U.S.A.
Sylvie’s Love / U.S.A.
Wander Darkly / U.S.A.
Zola / U.S.A.


Sixteen world-premier American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people and events that shape today. APOLLO 11, Knock Down The House, One Child Nation, American Factory, Three Identical Strangers and On Her Shoulders are few Films previewed in this section in recent years. 45% of directors in the US documentary competition. UU. This year they are women; 23% are black people; 23% are LGBTQ +.

A Thousand Cuts / U.S.A.
Be Water / U.S.A.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets / U.S.A.
Boys State / U.S.A.
Coded Bias / U.S.A.
The Cost of Silence / U.S.A.
Crip Camp / U.S.A.
Dick Johnson Is Dead / U.S.A.
Feels Good Man / U.S.A.
The Fight / U.S.A.
Mucho Mucho Amor / U.S.A.
Spaceship Earth / U.S.A.
Time / U.S.A.
Us Kids / U.S.A.
Welcome to Chechnya / U.S.A.
Whirlybird / U.S.A.


Twelve films of emerging film talent from around the world offer new perspectives and innovative styles. Films published in this category in recent years include The Souvenir, The Guilty, Monkeys, Yardie, The Nile Hilton Incident and Second Mother.

Charter / Sweden
Cuties / France
Exil / Germany, Belgium, Kosovo
High Tide / Argentina
Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) / Mexico, Spain
Jumbo / France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Luxor / Egypt, United Kingdom
Possessor / Canada, United Kingdom
Summer White (Blanco de Verano) / Mexico
Surge / United Kingdom
This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection / Lesotho, South Africa, Italy
Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness / Iran, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg


Twelve documentaries by some of the bravest and most extraordinary international filmmakers working today. Films released in this category in recent years include Honeyland, Sea of Shadows, Shirkers, This is Home, Last Men in Aleppo and Hooligan Sparrow.

Acasa, My Home / Romania, Germany, Finland
The Earth Is Blue as an Orange / Ukraine, Lithuania
Epicentro / Austria, France, U.S.A.
Influence / South Africa, Canada
Into the Deep / Denmark
The Mole Agent / Chile, U.S.A.
Once Upon A Time in Venezuela / Venezuela, United Kingdom, Brazil, Austria
The Painter and the Thief / Norway
The Reason I Jump / United Kingdom
Saudi Runaway / Switzerland
Softie / Kenya
The Truffle Hunters / Italy, U.S.A.


The pure and audacious works that stand out for an innovative and progressive approach to storytelling populate this program. Digital technology combined with unlimited creativity promise that the films in this section will shape an impending “important” wave in American cinema. Films published in this category in recent years include The Infiltrators, Searching, Skate Kitchen, A Ghost Story, and Tangerine. NEXT presented by Adobe.

Beast Beast / U.S.A.
Black Bear / U.S.A.
I Carry You With Me / U.S.A.
The Killing of Two Lovers / U.S.A.
La Leyenda Negra / U.S.A.
The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me / U.S.A.
Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia / U.S.A.
Some Kind of Heaven / U.S.A.
Spree / U.S.A.
Summertime / U.S.A.


A showcase of the world premieres of some of the most anticipated narrative films for next year. Films published in this category in recent years include The Report, Late Night, The Big Sick and Call Me By Your Name.

Downhill / U.S.A.
Dream Horse / United Kingdom
Falling / Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark
The Father / United Kingdom, France
Four Good Days / U.S.A.
The Glorias / U.S.A.
Herself / Ireland, United Kingdom
Horse Girl / U.S.A.
Ironbark / United Kingdom
Kajillionaire / U.S.A.
The Last Shift / U.S.A.
The Last Thing He Wanted / U.S.A.
Lost Girls / U.S.A.
The Nest / United Kingdom, Canada
Promising Young Woman / U.S.A.
Sergio / U.S.A.
Tesla / U.S.A.
Uncle Frank / U.S.A.
Wendy / U.S.A.
Worth / U.S.A.


Famous filmmakers and films on powerful themes include this section which highlights our constant commitment to documentaries. Films released in this category in recent years include Ask Dr. Ruth, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, RBG, An Inconvenient Sequel, and The Hunting Ground.

Aggie / U.S.A.
Assassins / U.S.A.
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen / U.S.A.
The Dissident / U.S.A.
Giving Voice / U.S.A.
The Go-Go’s / U.S.A.
Happy Happy Joy Joy – The Ren & Stimpy Story / U.S.A.
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind / U.S.A.
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana / U.S.A.
Okavango: River of Dreams (Director’s Cut) / Botswana
Rebuilding Paradise / U.S.A.
Untitled Kirby Dick/Amy Ziering Film / U.S.A.
Vivos / Germany, Mexico


From horror and comedy to works that challenge genre classification, these films will keep you awake, even in the most difficult hours. Films released in this category in recent years include Greener Grass, Hereditary, Assassination Nation, The Little Hours and The Babadook.

Amulet / United Kingdom
Bad Hair / U.S.A.
His House / United Kingdom
Impetigore / Indonesia
The Night House / U.S.A.
The Nowhere Inn / U.S.A.
Relic / Australia
Run Sweetheart Run / U.S.A.
Scare Me / U.S.A.


The Spotlight program is a tribute to the cinema we love throughout the past year. Films that have played in this category in recent years include The Biggest Little Farm, The Death of Stalin, The Rider, Ida, and The Lobster.

And Then We Danced / Sweden, Georgia, France
The Assistant / U.S.A.
The Climb / U.S.A.
Collective / Romania, Luxembourg
Ema / Chile
La Llorona / Guatemala, France
The Perfect Candidate / Germany, Saudi Arabia


This section of the Festival is dedicated to particular to our young fans of independent cinema. Programmed in collaboration with the Utah Film Center, which presents the annual film festival of Tumbleweeds, the leading film festival for children and young people in Utah. Films that have played in this category in recent years include The Elephant Queen, Science Fair, My Life as a Zucchini, The Eagle Huntress and Shaun the Sheep.

Binti / Belgium
Come Away / United Kingdom, U.S.A.
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made / U.S.A.

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