Sundance Film Festival 2023: Latest Updates, Movies, And Drama! 


Sundance Film Festival 2023 will return as a physical event after a break of two years because of the Coronavirus. Annually organized by the Sundance Institute, the Sundance Film festival was formerly known as the Utah Film Festival or the U.S. Film Festival. It is the largest independent film festival in the United States. 

After two years of complete online screening, The Sundance Film Festival 2023 has returned with a new and improved hybrid format. The online streaming of the event is still very much available to stream through the festival’s official portal. However, catching the festival in its full glory might be the best option. 

The Sundance Film Festival 2023 will be hosting screenings of 110 feature-length movies from 28 different countries, including the United States. Also, most movies being screened in the Festival are world premieres. The screening festival runs for a period of 11 days in Park City, Utah. The Sundance Film Festival 2023 commenced on 19th January and will end on the 29th. The virtual screening for the same will start from Jan 24 – 30. 

Sundance Film Festival 2023: Lineup Of Films On Sundance Film Festival 2023!

Sundance Film Festival 2023: Latest Updates, Movies, And Drama! 

Over the decade, the Sundance Film Festival has evolved into an extravagant media affair. From being a low-budget independent film festival to the extravaganza of celebrities and drama, The Sundance Film Festival has it all. Here’s the lineup for the most anticipated movies making a debut or independent films that will be screening in this year’s event. 

U.S. Dramatic Competition

  • The Accidental Getaway Driver, directed by Sing J. Lee
  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, directed by Raven Jackson
  • Fair Play, directed by Chloe Domont
  • Fancy Dance, directed by Erica Tremblay
  • Magazine Dreams, directed by Elijah Bynum
  • Mutt, directed by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
  • The Persian Version, directed by Maryam Keshavarz
  • Shortcomings, directed and co-produced by Randall Park
  • Sometimes I Think About Dying, directed by Rachel Lambert
  • The Starling Girl, directed by Laurel Parmet
  • Theater Camp, directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman
  • A Thousand and One, directed by A.V. Rockwell

U.S. Documentary Competition

  • AUM: The Cult at the End of the World, directed by Ben Braun and Chiaki Yanagimoto
  • Bad Press, directed by Rebecca Landsberry-Baker and Joe Peeler
  • The Disappearance of Shere Hite, directed by Nicole Newnham
  • Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project, directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
  • Going Varsity in Mariachi, directed by Alejandra Vasquez and Sam Osborn
  • Joonam, directed by Sierra Urich
  • Justice, directed by Doug Liman
  • Little Richard: I Am Everything, directed by Lisa Cortés
  • Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest T.V., directed by Amanda Kim
  • A Still Small Voice, directed by Luke Lorentzen
  • The Stroll, directed by Kristen Lovell and Zackary Drucker
  • Victim/Suspect, directed by Nancy Schwartzman


  • Cassandro, directed by Roger Ross Williams
  • Cat Person, directed by Susanna Fogel
  • Deep Rising, directed by Matthieu Rytz
  • The Deepest Breath, directed by Laura McGann
  • Drift, directed by Anthony Chen
  • Earth Mama, directed by Savanah Leaf
  • Eileen, directed by William Oldroyd
  • Fairyland, written and directed by Andrew Durham
  • Flora and Son, directed by John Carney
  • Food and Country, directed by Laura Gabbert
  • Invisible Beauty, directed by Bethann Hardison and Frédéric Tcheng
  • It’s Only Life After All, directed by Alexandria Bombach
  • Jamojaya, directed by Justin Chon
  • Judy Blume Forever, directed by Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok
  • Landscape with Invisible Hand, directed by Cory Finley
  • A Little Prayer, directed by Angus MacLachlan
  • Murder in Big Horn, directed by Razelle Benally and Matthew Galkin
  • Sometimes I Think About Dying, directed by Rachel Lambert
  • Passages, directed by Ira Sachs
  • Past Lives, directed by Celine Song
  • PLAN C, directed by Tracy Droz Tragos
  • The Pod Generation, written and directed by Sophie Barthes
  • Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, directed by Lana Wilson
  • Radical, directed by Christopher Zalla
  • Rotting in the Sun, directed by Sebastián Silva
  • Rye Lane, directed by Raine Allen-Miller
  • Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, directed by Davis Guggenheim
  • You Hurt My Feelings, directed by Nicole Holofcener

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

  • Animalia, directed by Sofia Alaoui
  • Bad Behaviour, directed by Alice Englert
  • Girl, directed by Adura Onashile
  • Heroic, directed by David Zonana
  • MAMACRUZ, directed by Patricia Ortega
  • Mami Wata, directed by C.J. Obasi
  • La Pecera, directed by Glorimar Marrero Sánchez
  • Scrapper, directed by Charlotte Regan
  • Shayda, directed by Noora Niasari
  • Slow, directed by Marija Kavtaradze
  • Sorcery, directed by Christopher Murray
  • When It Melts, directed by Veerle Baetens

World Cinema Documentary Competition

  • 20 Days in Mariupol
  • 5 Seasons of Revolution
  • Against the Tide
  • The Eternal Memory
  • Fantastic Machine
  • Iron Butterflies
  • Is There Anybody Out There?
  • The Longest Goodbye
  • Milisuthando
  • Pianoforte
  • Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
  • Twice Colonized


  • Bravo, Burkina!
  • Divinity
  • Fremont
  • Kim’s Video
  • King Coal
  • Kokomo City
  • To Live and Die and Live
  • The Tuba Thieves
  • Young. Wild. Free.


  • birth/rebirth, directed by Laura Moss
  • In My Mother’s Skin, written and directed by Kenneth Dagatan
  • Infinity Pool, written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg
  • My Animal, directed by Jacqueline Castel
  • Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, directed by Andrew Bowser
  • Polite Society, written and directed by Nida Manzoor
  • Run Rabbit Run, directed by Daina Reid
  • Talk to Me, directed by Danny Philippou


  • The Eight Mountains, written and directed by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch
  • L’Immensità, directed and co-written by Emanuele Crialese
  • Joyland, directed and co-written by Saim Sadiq
  • Other People’s Children, written and directed by Rebecca Zlotowski
  • Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) by Anton Corbijn


  • Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out, directed by Jake Van Wagoner
  • The Amazing Maurice, directed by Toby Genkel and Florian Westermann
  • Blueback, directed and co-written by Robert Connolly

Indie Episodic

  • Chanshi, directed by Aleeza Chanowitz
  • The Night Logan Woke Up (La nuit où Laurier Gaudreault s’est réveillé), written and directed by Xavier Dolan
  • Poacher, directed by Richie Mehta
  • Willie Nelson and Family, directed by Thom Zimny and Oren Moverman

Sundance Film Festival 2023: Jury Walks Out Over Failure To Provide Subtitles For Deaf Juror!

Sundance Film Festival 2023: Latest Updates, Movies, And Drama! 

Sundance Film Festival 2023 jury had apparently walked out of the Festival after failing to provide subtitles for Deaf jurors. As reported by Variety, during the premiere of ‘Magazine Dreams,’ the film festival production failed to provide captions for hearing-impaired and deaf audiences. 

Jury members, including Eliza Hittman, Jeremy Harris, and Matlin, left the premises after the incident. Many filmmakers declined the using captions, as it would add to the cost of production. The CEO of the Sundance Film Festival 2023, Joana Vicente, issues a statement stating, “Our goal is to make all experiences (in person and online) as accessible as possible for all participants. Our accessibility efforts are, admittedly, always evolving and feedback helps drive it forward for the community as a whole,”. The officials have also revealed that the judges will watch the movie before the festival ends, but no official date has yet been set. 

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