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January 24 - February 3, 2019

One spotlight, four world premieres + 12 shorts at Park City, Utah!

What’s hot in Sundance this year?
Recently awarded the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, the third feature documentary in a three-part collaboration between renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier will have its international premiere under the prestigious Spotlight category; two coproductions, Advocate (Israel/Canada/Switzerland) by Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche and Gaza (Canada/Ireland) by Andrew McConnell and Garry Keane will be world premiering in the Documentary Competition.

As for Slamdance, the parallel festival will showcase two Canadian world premieres, Jennifer Alleyn’s feature film debut Impetus and Slamdance alumni Alexandre Franchi’s second feature, Happy face.

Also on the agenda: five Canadian shorts selected by Sundance and seven by Slamdance for a total of 12 outstanding shorts by emerging filmmakers will screen in Park City, Utah !

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Eight Indigenous-Made Films to See at the 2019 Festival

This year, eight Indigenous-made films from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States will be premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Canada is represented with 2 short Indigenous and female directed short documentaries in Competition: Fast Horse by Alexandra Lazarowich (Alberta) Throat Singing in Kangirsuk by Eva Kaukai (Inuit) and Manon Chamberland (Inuit), produced by Quebec-based Wapikoni

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55 tips for attending the Sundance Film Festival

An annual stalwart of independent film, the Sundance Film Festival, kicks off in a couple of weeks. In order to help those who are attending this year, I reached out to over a thousand past Sundance attendees to build a list of tips for surviving (and thriving) at the Sundance Film Festival.

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