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Sundance Sets Dates For 2025 Festival


The Sundance Film Festival’s next edition will run from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today.

“While the next Sundance Film Festival is still 10 months away, we’re already laying the foundation for the 2025 edition, looking ahead to sharing a new group of artists’ work with audiences at the start of next year,” said Eugene Hernandez, Director of the Festival and of the Sundance Institute’s Public Programming.  

“My first Festival as Director was filled with so many moving, inspiring stories of discovery with emerging and established artists from around the world connecting with festivalgoers. Today I invite you to circle our upcoming 2025 dates on your calendar, January 23 to February 2.

Hernandez, a co-founder of Indiewire joined Sundance in 2022 after years directing the New York Film Festival. This year was his first at the helm.

“And that photo isn’t photoshopped!” he added (see pic above). “At the end of the 2024 Festival, I really climbed atop the marquee of Park City’s historic Egyptian Theater to change the dates in anticipation of 2025! Stay tuned for more and filmmakers look out for our call for submissions later this spring. See you there!”

In an interview with Deadline at the close of the 2024 fest, Hernandez said the digital footprint was narrower and there were fewer features as the fest focused on “first impressions” and “giving each of our invited films and filmmakers the celebratory, unforgettable introduction they deserve.” With the entertainment landscape in constant flux it’s never easy to predict deals, but there were many this year, some quiet sizable. Indie distributors, studios and streamers were all active, jumping on a eclectic group of features and docs, from Jesse Eisenberg’s My Old AssSuper/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story, Presence, Between The Temples, Good One, Will & Harper and more,

Further details about Sundance 2025 will be shared over the coming months. The film festival is an artist program of the nonprofit Sundance Institute, which with emerging artists year-round basis through focused labs, direct grants, fellowships and residencies. The festival program consists of fiction and nonfiction features and short films, series and episodic content as well as talks and panels.

Last year was a big event marking, the 40th anniversary of the fest that’s the  pre-eminent gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gone on to gain critical acclaim including Past Lives, 20 Days in Mariupol, The Eternal Memory, Theater Camp, Still: A Michael J. Fox MovieFair PlayA Thousand and OnePretty Baby: Brooke ShieldsRye LaneNavalnyFire of LoveFleeCODAPassingSummer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)MinariClemencyNever Rarely Sometimes AlwaysZolaO.J.: Made in AmericaOn the RecordBoys StateThe FarewellHoneyland, One Child NationThe SouvenirThe InfiltratorsSorry to Bother YouTop of the LakeWon’t You Be My Neighbor?HereditaryCall Me by Your NameGet OutThe Big SickMudboundFruitvale Station, Whiplash, Brooklyn, Precious, Little Miss SunshineAn Inconvenient TruthNapoleon DynamiteHedwig and the Angry InchReservoir Dogs, and sex, lies, and videotape.



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