The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Reveals Its Lineup!

Earlier today, the Sundance Film Festival revealed its full program for the 2021 incarnation of the fest. Obviously, it won’t be taking place solely in Park City, Utah, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting the industry in a major way. Instead, there will be an online component, which makes this a Sundance unlike any other. Moreover, the festival will feature a ton of debut works, giving first-timers a crack at some real acclaim. The movie slate this time around includes a whopping 72 feature length films, which represent nearly 30 countries, as well as 38 of the flicks coming from first time feature filmmakers. Read on for more about the fest’s lineup… Here’s the press release announcing the Sundance Film Festival lineup for 2021: PARK CITY, UTAH — The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28-February 3, 2021. Additionally, Festival attendees can gather in virtual waiting rooms, participate in live Q&As, and congregate in new, inspired online environments to interact in a range of ways both new and familiar. The Institute shared details of how the Festival will meet audiences on the online platform and Satellite Screens earlier this month. The Sundance Film Festival is the flagship public program of Sundance Institute. Throughout the year the majority of the Institute’s resources support independent artists around the world as they make and develop new work through access to Labs, direct grants, fellowships, residencies and other strategic and tactical interventions. “Togetherness has been an animating principle here at the Sundance Institute as we’ve worked to reimagine the Festival for 2021, because there is no Sundance without our community,” said Sundance Institute Founder and President Robert Redford. “Under Tabitha’s leadership, we’ve forged a new collective vision: one that honors the spirit and tradition of these invigorating yearly gatherings in Utah, while making room for imaginative new possibilities in a new online format.” “Of course, the pandemic year demanded adaptation,” said Keri Putnam, Sundance Institute’s Executive Director. “On a deeper level, we also recognize the urgency of supporting independent storytellers at a time of great upheaval in the film and media fields. We’re […]