Film Lover Alert: 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

Chris Stanley and Melissa Sandvig appear in Heroes by Melissa Painter, an official selection of the New Frontier Art program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. © 2016 Sundance Institute | image by Jamie Caliri.

Are you a film lover who wants to learn about emerging filmmakers? Would you like to immerse yourself in the film world and watch the latest releases in every category? Are you interested in discussing your reactions to movies and hearing behind-the-scenes details from artists involved in the movie-making process?

The Sundance Film Festival, which Robert Redford founded along with the Sundance Institute, is the premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film. The festival is held each January in and around Park City, Utah.

Presenting dramatic and documentary feature-length films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances ranging from solo acts to film composer events, cutting-edge media installations, and engaging community and student programs, the festival brings together the most original storytellers of our time.

A still from Tree by Milica Zec and Winslow Porter, an official selection of the New Frontier VR Experiences at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. © 2016 Sundance Institute | photo by Jakob Kudsk Steenson.
A still from Tree by Milica Zec and Winslow Porter, an official selection of the New Frontier VR Experiences at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. © 2016 Sundance Institute | photo by Jakob Kudsk Steenson.

Supported by the non-profit Sundance Institute, the festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades. Some of these include Maria Full of Grace, Hedwig and An Inconvenient Truth, Trouble the Water and Central Station. Through its New Frontier initiative, the festival has featured the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julian, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney.

For additional information about the festival, scheduled for January 19 to 29, 2017, in Park City, Utah, visit http://www.sundance.org/festival. To read more about the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival Founder Robert Redford, read “Sundance: Synthesizing Art and Business” by Andrea K. Hammer.

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Andrea K. Hammer, founder and director of Artsphoria Magazine & Shop, is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. She has published articles in international publications. Through this expanded edition of Artsphoria, she invites fellow artists, writers, innovators and creative thinkers to join our conversation!