2016 Sundance Film Festival

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2016 Sundance Film Festival
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Festival poster
Location Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah
Hosted by Sundance Institute
Festival date January 21 to January 31, 2016
Language English
Website sundance.org/festival

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival took place from January 21 to January 31, 2016. The first lineup of competition films was announced December 2, 2015.[1] The opening night film was Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. The closing night film was Louis Black and Karen Bernstein's Richard Linklater - Dream Is Destiny.

Awards[edit]

The following awards were presented:[2][3]

Films[edit]

U.S. Dramatic Competition[edit]

U.S. Documentary Competition[edit]

Premieres[edit]

World Cinema Dramatic Competition[edit]

World Cinema Documentary Competition[edit]

Juries[edit]

Jury members, for each program of the festival, including the Alfred P. Sloan Jury, which also took part in the Science in Film Forum Panel, were announced on January 12, 2016.[4]

Acquisitions[edit]

Ahead of the festival opening distributor Netflix obtained worldwide streaming rights to Tallulah[5] and Iranian horror film Under the Shadow.[6] Oscilloscope Laboratories also obtained U.S. distribution rights to The Fits before its Sundance debut.[7] Amazon also acquired the rights to Manchester by the Sea and Love & Friendship (the latter in collaboration with Roadside Attractions).[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erbland, Kate. "Sundance Announces Competition and NEXT Lineups, Featuring Returning Favorites and a Secret Director". Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sundance: The Birth of a Nation Sweeps Top Prizes". Variety. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Awards and Winners". Sundance. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ ROSE FALCONE, DANA. "Sundance 2016 jury includes Jon Hamm, Lena Dunham, Keegan-Michael Key, and more". Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Lang, Brent. "Sundance: Netflix Buys 'Tallulah' With Ellen Page, Allison Janney (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (January 21, 2016). "Sundance: Netflix Acquires Iranian Horror Movie 'Under the Shadow' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. "Oscilloscope Takes USA Rights to Sundance Film Festival 2016 Selection, 'The Fits'". Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Pulver, Andrew (January 25, 2016). "Manchester-by-the-Sea nets Amazon deal". The Guardian. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Roadside Attractions Partners With Amazon To Release Whit Stillman's 'Love & Friendship' – Sundance". January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016.