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Years running: 41 (since 1978)

Sundance

The largest U.S. independent film festival.

About

The most important festival for US independent productions. The section "World Cinema" is dedicated to foreign films and offers an opportunity to discover new talents. For foreign fimmakers the "World Cinema Audience Award" and the international competition offer a platform to the US market. Accreditaton fees for industry representatives are rather high. Especially foreign productions require intense press and marketing activities. The Sundance Online Festival is part of the main festival and one of the first film festivals with internet films and programs, inlcuding shorts, animation films and interactive works.

Awards

  • Grand Jury Prize (Drama, Documentary)
  • Audience Award
  • Awards (Documentary, Drama)
  • World Cinema Audience Award
  • The Directing Award
  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize 
  • Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction, U.S. Fiction, Non-fiction, Animation
  • Special Prizes

The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Rules

  • If 50% or more of the Film’s financing originated from sources within the United States, the Film may only be submitted as either a U.S. Narrative or Documentary Feature Film, or as a U.S. Short Film;
  • If more than 50% of the Film’s financing originated from sources outside of the United States, the Film may only be submitted as either an International Narrative or Documentary Feature Film, or as an International Short Film.
  • U.S. and International Narrative and Documentary Feature Films that have previously been exhibited theatrically at one or more private screenings for which tickets were not available to the general public retain eligibility for submission to the Festival in all categories.
  • International Narrative and International Documentary Feature Films that have been released theatrically, broadcast on television, or screened at up to two film festivals within their country of origin are eligible for open submission to the Festival in their respective categories of submission.
  • International Narrative and International Documentary Feature Films that have been released theatrically, screened at film festivals, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet outside of their country of origin are not eligible for open submissions to the Festival.
  • Short Films do not need to retain any sort of premiere status.
  • Virtual Reality Projects may have been previously exhibited at other Festivals or industry trade shows/conventions and still retain their eligibility for open submission to the Festival. Projects submitted in this category must not have been made publicly available, either for free or for purchase, via any existing Virtual Reality platform.
  • Open submissions to the Episodic Content category are not eligible for the Festival if the submitted content has been made available to the general public via any platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, video on demand, etc.) prior to the Festival. If the submitted content is a continuation of an existing series, only new episodes are eligible for open submission to the Festival.
  • Projects completed after January 1st, 2015.
  • Projects that have been submitted for Festival consideration in previous years are eligible for re-submission for 2017 Festival consideration only if the content of the submitted Project has changed significantly since the previous year in which the Project was submitted.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form at the festival site or Withoutabox,
  • Pay registration fees,
  • Provide the film.

Selection Media Type: Secure Online Screener, Vimeo link or on a single disc (Blu-ray, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL)

Screening Media Type: 35 мм, 16 мм

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director — Mr. John Cooper

Documents

Place

United States
Park City

Official website

sundance.org/festival

Contacts

Address:

Sundance Film Festival
5900 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA  90036

Phone: +1 310 360 1981
Fax: +1 310 360 1969

Email: festivalinfo@sundance.org 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 05, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR
    August 06, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features
    August 10, 2018
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR
    August 20, 2018
  • Regular Deadline — Features
    August 24, 2018
  • Late Deadline — Features
    September 14, 2018
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR
    September 14, 2018
  • Notifications
    December 07, 2018
  • Event dates
    24 January — 3 February 2019
Categories & Fees

Any narrative fiction or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits.

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $40
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — free
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $60
  • Regular Deadline — Features — free
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $80
  • Late Deadline — Features — free

Any narrative fiction or documentary film of international origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits.

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $40
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — free
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $60
  • Regular Deadline — Features — free
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $80
  • Late Deadline — Features — free

Any narrative work of fiction of international origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style.

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — $65
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Regular Deadline — Features — $85
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Late Deadline — Features — $110

Any non-fiction film of international origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more, with the exception of entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events.

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — $65
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Regular Deadline — Features — $85
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Late Deadline — Features — $110

Independent projects created for online platforms and/or broadcast television. We accept both short-form and long-form content (the total running time does not exceed 180 minutes), but individual episodes may not exceed 60 minutes in length

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $40
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — free
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $60
  • Regular Deadline — Features — free
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $80
  • Late Deadline — Features — free

Any non-fiction film of U.S. origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more, not including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events.

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — $65
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Regular Deadline — Features — $85
  • Late Deadline — Features — $110
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free

Any narrative work of fiction of U.S. origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style.

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — $65
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free
  • Regular Deadline — Features — $85
  • Late Deadline — Features — $110
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — free

Inventive, independently produced works of fiction, documentary, and interactive Virtual Reality projects. A runtime of any length is permitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $40
  • Earlybird Deadline — Features — free
  • Regular Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $60
  • Regular Deadline — Features — free
  • Late Deadline — Features — free
  • Late Deadline — Shorts, Episodic, VR — $80
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