Sundance Institute Announces 2024 Momentum Fellows

Sundance-Institute-2024-Momentum-FellowsToday the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced eight storytellers selected for the 2024 Momentum Fellowship. Now in its sixth year, Momentum continues its mission of fostering professional growth for mid-career artists, emphasizing professional development opportunities during a critical juncture in their creative journey.

The fellowship specifically targets mid-career artists hailing from historically marginalized backgrounds, offering them tailored support and resources. It is led by the Institute’s Women at Sundance and Artist Accelerator programs.

The fellowship supports creators working in fiction or nonfiction who have recently achieved a noteworthy accomplishment, such as a highly regarded feature film or series.

Momentum provides participants with a full-year program of customized support around current goals they identify for themselves to level up in their craft and career, including an unrestricted artist grant; professional coaching offered by Renee Freedman & Company, supported by The Harnisch Foundation; and connection to the Sundance Institute’s ELEVATE professional development track with exclusive workshops and sessions.
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2024 Sundance Film Festival Announces Award Winners


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Today the jury and audience award-winning films for the 2024 Sundance Film Festival were announced during a ceremony at The Ray Theatre in Park City. The Awards Ceremony occurred two days before the conclusion of the Festival, taking place January 18–28, 2024, in person in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, with a selection of titles available online nationwide from January 25–28, 2024. This year marks the 40th edition of the Festival, bringing together audiences in Utah and beyond to celebrate Sundance’s rich history of supporting engaging new stories and groundbreaking independent artists. Live updates were shared on the Sundance Film Festival’s official social media accounts throughout the duration of the awards ceremony. 

The award-winning films will screen in person and via the online Festival platform on Saturday, January 27, and Sunday, January 28. Tickets for all award-winning films are currently available at

The jury and audience-awarded prizes include Grand Jury Prizes awarded to In The Summers (U.S. Dramatic Competition), Porcelain War (U.S. Documentary Competition), Sujo (World Cinema Dramatic Competition), and A New Kind of Wilderness (World Cinema Documentary Competition). The NEXT Innovator Award presented by Adobe was awarded to Little Death.
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2024 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Award Winners

Tonight at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival the short film jury awards were announced during the Shorts Awards Party presented by Argo and WeShort at The Park in Park City.

The Festival, which kicked off on January 18 and runs through January 28 in person and across the country online, has long been known as the premiere showcase of short filmmaking talent. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 53 shorts selected from 12,098 submissions, went to The Masterpiece, directed and written by Alex Lora Cercos. This year’s Short Film jurors are Christina Oh, Danny Pudi, and Charlotte Regan – all of whom are Festival Alumni in honor of the Festival’s 40th Edition.

“This has been another amazing year for shorts – most of the filmmakers in the program are coming to Sundance for the first time ever, and we are excited to get their films to audiences and the film industry.” said Mike Plante, Senior Programmer, Short Films. “The award winners are a great reflection of the vibrant ideas and styles that filmmakers are inventing in these times within the short form.”

Short Film awards winners in previous years include When You Left Me On That Boulevard by Kayla Abuda Galang, The Headhunter’s Daughter by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan, Lizard by Akinola Davies Jr., So What If the Goats Die by Sofia Alaoui, Aziza by Saudade Kaadan, Matria by Álvaro Gago, And so we put goldfish in the pool. by Makoto Nagahisa, Thunder Road by Jim Cummings, World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt, Of Gods and Dogs by Abounaddara Collective.
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Sundance 2024: “Rob Peace” Premieres At Sundance

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“Rob Peace” premiere AIP Imaging

The biographical drama written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor premiered today Monday, January 22nd, at Sundance.

The film follows Robert Peace, who grew up in an impoverished section of Newark and later graduated from Yale with degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry while on scholarship. Peace led a dual life in academia and research while also earning six figures selling marijuana.

“Rob Peace” is based on Jeff Hobbs biography The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs.

The film stars Jay Will, Mary J. Blige, Camila Cabello, Michael Kelly and Mare Winningham.

Below are photos from the premiere of “Rob Peace” Premieres At Sundance 2024.



Sundance 2024: “ Hit Man” Premieres At Sundance

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Director Richard Linklater and actor Glen Powell were at the Sundance Film Festival today, Monday, for the premiere of their film ‘Hitman,’ an upcoming action comedy which they co-wrote.

Following the success of his recent romantic comedy ‘Anyone but You,’ which grossed over $100 million worldwide, Glen Powell is once again in the spotlight with ‘Hit Man.’

The action comedy has been gaining considerable buzz since its North American premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival last September, where it played to strong reviews.

Below are photos from the premiere of “ Hit Man” premieres at Sundance 2024. Among those in attendance were the film’s co-stars Austin Amelio, Sanjay Rao, Evan Holtzman, Gralen Banks, and some of the film’s producers



“Luther: Never Too Much” Doc Premies at Sundance 2024

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Directed by Dawn Porter, “Luther: Never Too Much,” the documentary film, chronicles the story of a vocal virtuoso. Using a wealth of rarely seen archives, Luther tells his own story with assistance from his closest friends and musical collaborators including Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson and Roberta Flack.

The film relives the many stunning moments of Luther’s musical career, while exploring his unrequited love life, health struggles, and a lifelong battle to earn the respect his music deserved.

It features Fonzi Thornton, Robin Clark, Carlos Alomar, Danyel Smith, Jon Platt, Ava Cherry, Seveda Williams, Nile Rodgers, Valerie Simpson, Deborah McDuffie, Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley Jr., Jamie Foxx, Lisa Fischer, Kevin Owens, Richard Marx, Clive Davis, Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Max Szadek

“Luther: Never Too Much” is set to premiere today at 2024 Sundance Film Festival
and arrives nearly 20 years after the eight-time Grammy winner died in 2005 at age 54


“Sebastian” Premieres At Sundance 2024

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sebastianWritten and directed by Mikko Mäkelä (A Moment in the Reeds), the queer drama had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2024 on January 21, 2023 at 6:30PM at The Library Center Theater, Park City, under the World Cinema Dramatic Competition on Sunday.

“Sebastian” stars Ruaridh Mollica (“Too Rough”) as Max, a 25-year-old aspiring writer living in London, who begins a double life as a sex worker in order to research his debut novel.

Also in the film are Jonathan Hyde (Titanic), Hiftu Quasem (“The Witcher”), Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (The Northman), Leanne Best (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), and Lara Rossi (“I May Destroy You”)

Produced by James Watson with executive producers Mike Goodridge (Triangle of Sadness) and Lizzie Francke (Aftersun).

Ahead of the premiere, LevelK has announced it has acquired the international rights to the film.

Update: “Sebastian” cast and crew red carpet premiere at Sundance 2024


Sundance 2024: DIG! XX’ by Ondi Timoner Returns to Sundance 20 Years Later

DIG-XXDIG! XX is the 20th anniversary expanded, remastered and reimagined edition of the rock doc DIG!, which looks at the collision of art and commerce through the eyes of two dueling rock bands — The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre — now over 27 years on, which adds new narration by The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Joel Gion and features 40+ minutes of never-before-seen footage.

“Twenty years ago, we had 2,500 hours of footage and a five-hour cut, so a lot of really great stuff hit the cutting room floor,” said DIG! XX director and producer Ondi Timoner.“A lot of those tapes are over a quarter century old — so if we wanted to share more of this crazy story, it was now or never…” says Ondi Timoner

Shot over seven years, DIG! (2004) won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance FIlm Festival. It intimately explores the star-crossed friendship and bitter rivalry between Anton Newcombe, leader of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, leader of The Dandy Warhols.
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Comedy Drama “Winner” Premieres At Sundance 2024

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emilia jonesThe black comedy drama “Winner” premiered today at Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Emilia Jones as Reality Winner, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former NSA translator that is the subject of the film.

The unconventional whistleblower’s biopic is directed by Susanna Fogel (The Spy Who Dumped Me) from a script by Kerry Howley.

Also in the film are Kathryn Newton, Averie Peters, Connie Britton, Zach Galifianakis, Danny Ramirez and Shannon Berry.

See photos below from “Winner” premiere at The Ray during the Sundance Film Festival 2024.



Sundance 2024: “Handling The Undead” World Premiere

Directed by Thea Hvistendahl, “Handling The Undead” held its world premiere today January 20 at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

In the film, on a hot summer day in Oslo, the newly dead awaken. Three families faced with loss try to figure out what this resurrection means and if their loved ones really are back. The film is based on the book of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

The Norwegian horror mystery stars Renate Reinsve, Bjørn Sundquist, Bente Børsum, Anders Danielsen Lie, Bahar Pars, Inesa Dauksta, Kian Hansen and Olga Damani.

Written by Thea Hvistendahl John Ajvide Lindqvist, the film is part of the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition section.

See the trailer below and recent red carpet from its world premiere at 2024 Sundance Film Festival.


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