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That’s a Wrap! The 2023 Festival Has Come to a Close

Thank You for Joining Us, and a Special Thanks to Our Partners and Supporters!

Just like that, the 2023 Sundance Film Festival has come to an end. We hope you enjoyed another year of powerful films from bold, risk-taking artists and their captivating stories.

If you didn’t get a chance to catch our Beyond Film events, today is the last day to watch them online. Hear from D. Smith (KOKOMO CITY), Eugenio Derbez (Radical), Randall Park (Shortcomings), Marlee Matlin (CODA), W. Kamau Bell (We Need to Talk About Cosby), and so many other artists who stopped by the Filmmaker Lodge during the Festival.

Thank you for being a part of this year’s Fest and continuing to support Sundance Institute’s mission to champion independent filmmakers. If you aren’t already a year-round Sundance Institute member, find out more about the artists and programs you can help support and the Festival benefits you’ll receive in return.

We are already looking forward to next year’s Festival and hoping you’ll join us to celebrate our 40th Festival Anniversary! Until then, visit our Highlights page that’s full of Festival coverage, from Q&As with the Filmmakers to discussions on the mountain. Read up on all the films that will soon be available to audiences worldwide. Remember, you saw it here first! #Sundance

Kimberlé Crenshaw at a Festival event.

How Storytelling is Crucial to Democracy

Civil rights advocate and leading scholar Kimberlé W. Crenshaw returned to the 2023 Festival to discuss the future of democracy. Held at the Filmmaker Lodge in Park City, “The Story of Us” explores how storytelling has long been and continues to be a critical enterprise in grounding the shape and contours of democratic inclusion.

The panelists of Cinema Café: Fresh Faces.

Cinema Café Serves Up Young Stars of Sundance

Four emerging performers took the stage at the Filmmaker Lodge during the Festival. It was a gathering of talented young actors who are quickly gaining the awareness of movie audiences everywhere. All four actors appeared in premieres at this year’s Fest.

the cast and crew of Nikki Giovanni Project at their premiere.

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project Imagines New Heights in Equality

In the documentary, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni talks about how Black people, particularly Black women, would make the ideal astronauts for a life-altering trip to the Red Planet.

(L-R) Jack Reynor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eve Hewson, John Carney and Orén Kinlan attend the 2023 Sundance Film Festival \

Fall in Love with
Flora and Son

Can two people really fall in love over a screen? John Carney explores this and other themes with his musical film Flora and Son, which premiered at The Ray Theater in Park City. The hilarious and heartwarming film captured the hearts of the audience members, who delivered a standing ovation at the end. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)


Relive Some Fest Magic with Our Daily Recap Videos

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Missing the snow and the cinephile atmosphere? Check out our daily recap videos presented by Adobe that will take you back to the mountains and all the excitement in Utah, from conversations on Main Street to exciting Q&As and Opening Night featuring Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Black Panther), Luca Guadagnino (Bones and All, Call Me By Your Name), Nikyatu Jusu (Nanny), and Dakota Johnson (The Disappearance of Shere Hite).
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