40th Sundance Film Festival sets January 2024 dates
The Sundance Institute today announced the dates for the upcoming 40th edition of the Sundance Film Festival which will take place on January 18–28, 2024. The fest will once again take place in person along with a robust selection of films available online.
Last season, the festival’s top honors went to A Thousand and One (U.S. Dramatic), Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (U.S. Documentary), Scrapper (World Cinema Dramatic), and The Eternal Memory (World Cinema Documentary). Also in the U.S. Dramatic competition, the Audience Award and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Awards went to the coming-of-age comedy The Persian Version from director Maryam Kesavarz and the directing prize went to Sing J. Lee for The Accidental Getaway Driver, a tense thriller about an elderly Vietnamese cab driver taken hostage by three convicts on the run. Rounding out the winners in the U.S. Dramatic was the Special Jury Award for Acting, awarding Lio Mehiel’s performance in Mutt, as well as the Best Ensemble award to the cast of the musical comedy, Theater Camp, the Special Jury award for Creative Vision to the creative team of Elijah Bynum’s Magazine Dreams, and the Festival Favorite Award to Christopher Zalla’s Radical.
The Sundance Film Festival programming team will screen submissions for consideration collected via FilmFreeway. Projects can be submitted starting today, May 11. For Features, the early deadline to submit is August 11, the official deadline is September 4, and the late deadline is September 25. For Shorts, the early deadline is July 31, the official deadline is August 18, and the late deadline is September 4. For Episodic, the early deadline is August 7, the official deadline is September 1, and the late deadline is September 18. For New Frontier, the early deadline is August 4, the official deadline is August 21, and the late deadline is September 1.
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