Sundance Film Festival, now in its 40th edition, is set to captivate audiences with its unique blend of independent storytelling from around the globe. As one of the most prestigious film festivals worldwide, Sundance offers groundbreaking stories and showcases innovative filmmaking.
Utah Film Center proudly champions filmmakers through its Fiscal Sponsorship program and the organization’s Co-Founder and Board Chair, Geralyn White Dreyfous, an acclaimed and award-winning documentarian and producer. Its Fiscal Sponsorship program is committed to nurturing creative talent and aims to dismantle financial barriers that often impede the progress of non-commercial film projects. Programs such as this extend the organization’s reach globally and enable the Film Center to support artists and projects not only locally but on an international scale.
As the festival unfolds, audiences can look forward to these thought-provoking and visually stunning films; Gaucho Guacho, Porcelain War, and Eternal You (linked below) — and are available to view during the festival’s ten-day duration, in person on January 18-28, 2024. Click here for the Sundance film schedule.
Beyond the films, Sundance offers a unique experience that brings together filmmakers, industry professionals, and passionate audiences. The festival provides a platform for networking, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas, fostering an environment where creativity flourishes.
Independent film gives access to emerging filmmakers and independent artists by providing space for their underrepresented stories. Utah Film Center’s Fiscal Sponsorship program simplifies the funding process for independent filmmakers, allowing them to make movies that connect communities and tell new stories. Visit our Fiscal Sponsorship page for more information.
Learn more about Utah Film Center’s films at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival:
U.S. Documentary Competition
Gaucho Gaucho (Directors and Producers: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw, Producers: Cameron O’Reilly, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Matthew Perniciaro) — A celebration of a community of Argentine cowboys and cowgirls, known as Gauchos, living beyond the boundaries of the modern world.
Porcelain War (Director and Screenwriter: Brendan Bellomo, Director: Slava Leontyev, Producers and Screenwriters: Aniela Sidorska, Paula DuPré Pesmen, Producers: Camilla Mazzaferro, Olivia Ahnemann) — Under roaring fighter jets and missile strikes, Ukrainian artists Slava, Anya, and Andrey choose to stay behind and fight, contending with the soldiers they have become.
WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Eternal You (Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck, Producers: Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler) — Startups are using AI to create avatars that allow relatives to talk with their loved ones after they have died.