It’s going to be a very interesting year at Sundance. Because there has been some shakeup behind the scenes, the selection process and the programming process have gone through a shift as well. A producer friend of mine who has had several films play at the festival was told that his latest efforts were all very good but that there was no room for them this year because “they’re too much like the old Sundance.”
So what does that mean? Obviously, Sundance is still choosing from the independent cinema that’s ready and available, but will it feel like Sundance this year? We ran the full list of in-competition films yesterday, which is promising, and today they’ve announced everything else that will be showing up, including two new sections. One is called “NEXT,” and offers up first films, while the other is called “Spotlight,” which allows them to show film that have already screened elsewhere, something Sundance usually frowns on, and taken as a whole, it’s a pretty hefty list. I’m already feeling overwhelmed, and later this week, I’ll put together my list of the 20 films I’m most looking forward to at Sundance. For now, though, here’s the full list, section by section:
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival runs January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at the official site. HitFix will be there this year, bringing you coverage of everything and everyone, and we hope you make us your first stop for all Sundance coverage this year.
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