30th Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

30th-Slamdance-Film-FestivalThe 30th Slamdance Film Festival, the artist-led “by filmmakers for filmmakers” organization, has announced its full film lineup for 2024. Celebrating 30 years of discovering industry-changing talent, the festival will come full circle, returning to the Yarrow Hotel in Park City, where it all started.

Kicking off with a screening of Oscar-winning filmmaker Carol Dysinger’s epic documentary One Bullet, this year’s festival will showcase an accessible lineup of 32 features, of which 17 are World Premieres, 75 shorts, and five episodics. On-site screenings and events will be held in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah from January 19-25th and online screenings will be available on the Slamdance Channel from January 22-28th.

“Our 2024 Slamdance lineup is a testament to filmmakers who dare to push their stories to the very edge of filmmaking, making it deeply personal yet globally resonant,” said Festival Director Taylor Miller. “Their raw passion and risk-taking echo our commitment to exploring uncharted territories of cinematic expression. This year, we proudly host the most inclusive and accessible festival we’ve ever had, staying true to the core objectives I aimed to cultivate with our programmers when I took this job.”

A celebration of emerging filmmaking talent from around the world, this year’s lineup consists of 113 films – 17 of which are World Premiere features – hailing from 20 countries including Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Palestine, Russia, and the UK (United Kingdom) among others. The 2024 programming was selected from more than 9,000 submissions, 1,729 of which were features. As in previous years, all films selected in the Narrative Features and Documentary Features competition categories are directorial debuts without U.S. distribution, with budgets of less than $1 million.

Closing the festival on January 25th will be Vanessa Hope’s (All Eyes and Ears) Invisible Nation, a bold, seven-year odyssey into the heart of Taiwan’s political arena. With unparalleled access to President Tsai Ing-wen, Hope highlights the struggle of the 23 million people of Taiwan who battle for autonomy and freedom.

Slamdance’s commitment to elevating diverse voices in the film industry is reflected in its festival lineup and its ongoing dedication to accessibility. The festival is proud to announce that 43% of this year’s films are by BIPOC creators and 43% are by female or non-binary filmmakers making 2024 the most diverse lineup in Slamdance history.

Today Slamdance also announces the lineup for its 4th annual Unstoppable program, a showcase of new films by creators with visible and non-visible disabilities. Unstoppable will be headquartered at the University of Utah in the Student Union Theater from January 22-24th with subsequent screenings at the Yarrow. All Unstoppable screenings at the University will be free to the public.

Festival passes are now on sale and priced with accessibility in mind. In-person passes for the Festival range from $125 to $250 and are available for purchase at Slamdance.com. Virtual Festival passes are now available on the Slamdance Channel for $50 and include an annual program subscription.

In-person passes and Slamdance Channel subscriptions can be purchased now at https://slamdance.com/passes. Individual tickets will begin going on sale from December 14th at https://slamdance.com. Additional information on this year’s lineup can be found at the Slamdance website: https://www.slamdance.com.