2016 Sundance Film Festival

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2016 Sundance Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationPark City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah
Hosted bySundance Institute
Festival dateJanuary 21 to January 31, 2016

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival took place from January 21 to January 31, 2016. The first lineup of competition films was announced on 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.


The following awards were presented:[2][3][4]


U.S. Dramatic Competition[edit]

U.S. Documentary Competition[edit]



World Cinema Dramatic Competition[edit]

World Cinema Documentary Competition[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.[5]


Ahead of the festival opening distributor Netflix obtained worldwide streaming rights to Tallulah[6] and Iranian horror film Under the Shadow.[7] Oscilloscope Laboratories also obtained U.S. distribution rights to The Fits before its Sundance debut.[8] Amazon also acquired the rights to Manchester by the Sea and Love & Friendship (the latter in collaboration with Roadside Attractions).[9][10]


  1. ^ Erbland, Kate (December 2, 2015). "Sundance Announces Competition and NEXT Lineups, Featuring Returning Favorites and a Secret Director". Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sundance: The Birth of a Nation Sweeps Top Prizes". Variety. January 31, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Awards and Winners". Sundance. Archived from the original on October 27, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "A Complete List of Sundance Award Winning Movies". Sundance Film Festival 2020. October 18, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  5. ^ ROSE FALCONE, DANA. "Sundance 2016 jury includes Jon Hamm, Lena Dunham, Keegan-Michael Key, and more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Lang, Brent (January 13, 2016). "Sundance: Netflix Buys 'Tallulah' With Ellen Page, Allison Janney (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  7. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (January 21, 2016). "Sundance: Netflix Acquires Iranian Horror Movie 'Under the Shadow' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. "Oscilloscope Takes USA Rights to Sundance Film Festival 2016 Selection, 'The Fits'". Archived from the original on January 23, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  9. ^ Pulver, Andrew (January 25, 2016). "Manchester-by-the-Sea nets Amazon deal". The Guardian. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "Roadside Attractions Partners With Amazon To Release Whit Stillman's 'Love & Friendship' – Sundance". January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016.

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