2022 Sundance Film Festival

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival took place from January 20 to 30, 2022. Due to COVID-19 pandemic protocol, it was initially intended to be an in-person/virtual hybrid festival,[1] but on January 5, 2022, it was announced that the in-person components would be scrapped in favor of a wholly virtual festival due to the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.[2] The first lineup of competition films was announced on December 9, 2021.[3][4]

2022 Sundance Film Festival
LocationPark City, Utah
Founded1978
Hosted bySundance Institute
Festival dateJanuary 20 to 30, 2022
LanguageEnglish
WebsiteSundance

Films edit

U.S. Dramatic Competition edit

U.S. Documentary Competition edit

Premieres edit

World Cinema Dramatic Competition edit

World Cinema Documentary Competition edit

Midnight edit

Next edit

Spotlight edit

Awards edit

The following awards were given out:[5][6][7]

Grand Jury Prizes edit

  • U.S. Dramatic Competition – Nanny (Nikyatu Jusu)
  • U.S. Documentary Competition – The Exiles (Ben Klein and Violet Columbus)
  • World Cinema Dramatic Competition – Utama (Alejandro Loayza Grisi)
  • World Cinema Documentary Competition – All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen)

Audience Awards edit

Directing, Screenwriting and Editing edit

Special Jury Prizes edit

  • U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Ensemble Cast – The cast of 892
  • U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Uncompromising Artistic Vision – Bradley Rust Gray for blood
  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Creative Vision – Margaret Brown for Descendant
  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Impact for Change – Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee for Aftershock
  • World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Acting – Teresa Sánchez for Dos Estaciones
  • World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Innovative Spirit – Martika Ramirez Escobar for Leonor Will Never Die
  • World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Excellence in Verité Filmmaking – Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing for Midwives
  • World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Documentary Craft – Alex Pritz for The Territory

Short Film Awards edit

  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – The Headhunter's Daughter
  • Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction – If I Go Will They Miss Me
  • Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction – Warsha
  • Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction – Displaced
  • Short Film Jury Award: Animation – Night Bus
  • Short Film Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast – A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here
  • Short Film Special Jury Award for Screenwriting – Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver

Special Prizes edit

  • Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize – After Yang
  • Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award for Nonfiction – Su Kim for Free Chol Soo Lee
  • Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award for Fiction – Amanda Marshall for God's Country
  • Sundance Institute/Adobe Mentorship Award for Editing Nonfiction – Toby Shimin
  • Sundance Institute/Adobe Mentorship Award for Editing Fiction – Dody Dorn
  • Sundance Institute/NHK Award – Hasan Hadi for The President's Cake

Acquisitions edit

References edit

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  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 5, 2022). "Sundance Scraps In-Person Program For Full Virtual Festival Due To Omicron Surge". Deadline. Archived from the original on January 5, 2022. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; Patten, Dominic (December 9, 2021). "Sundance 2022: Hybrid Festival Sees Princess Diana, Michael Kenneth Williams, Dakota Johnson, Bill Cosby, NYC Rock'n'Roll & Regina Hall Fill Lineup". Deadline. Archived from the original on December 9, 2021. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
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  8. ^ '2nd Chance' Documentary Acquired By Showtime Out of Sundance — Deadline
  9. ^ Sundance-Bound 'A Love Song' With Wes Studi Acquired by Films Boutique (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
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  12. ^ Warner Bros acquires Tig Notaro Directed Sundance Am I Ok? For - Deadline
  13. ^ Bleecker Street Nabs U.S. Rights To Thriller ‘892’ Starring John Boyega & The Late Michael K. Williams – Sundance
  14. ^ Focus Features, Bankside strike worldwide deal on UK Sundance selection 'Brian And Charles'|Screen Daily
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  24. ^ Free Chol Soo Lee (2022)|MUBI
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  30. ^ Sony Pictures Classics Closes Sundance Deal For Bill Nighy-Led ‘Living’ — Deadline
  31. ^ 'Mars One' Acquired By Magnolia Pictures Ahead Of Sundance Film Festival Premiere — Deadline
  32. ^ "'My Old School': Magnolia Pictures Picks Up Sundance Documentary Featuring Alan Cumming". Deadline Hollywood. April 4, 2022. Archived from the original on April 29, 2023.
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  34. ^ Russian Dissident Doc ‘Navalny’ to Receive Special Theatrical Release – The Hollywood Reporter
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  39. ^ Sundance: IFC Films, Shudder Buy Rebecca Hall Thriller 'Resurrection' — Variety
  40. ^ Sundance 2022 Deals: The Complete List of Festival Acquisitions|IndieWire
  41. ^ Sundance Horror Film 'Speak No Evil' Acquired by AMC Networks' Shudder (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety
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