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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2011 Lineup

The Sundance Film Festival will run Jan , in Park City, Salt Lake City and other venues around northern Utah.

The festival has just announced its film lineup. Below are details from this news release.

For the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, 115 feature-length films were selected, representing 28 countries by 40 first-time filmmakers, including 25 in competition. These films were selected from 3,812 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,943 U.S. and 1,869 international feature-length films. 92 films at the Festival will be world premieres.

With more than 10,000 films submitted this year, we have had to make some very tough choices. Yet in the end, I’m excited about the way the program has come together. It’s an incredible honor to introduce these films and filmmaker…these are the stories that will define not only our Festival, but also the cultural year ahead.
—John Cooper, director of Sundance Film Festival

Entertainment Weekly has this article about the announcement. Below we give the headline and then a quote.

Sundance 2011: Vera Farmiga, Emma Roberts, and Elmo among the films in competition

In a break with tradition, there will be no opening night film; instead one narrative and documentary film from the U.S. and World competitions will each screen on the first night. Highlights from the 16 films in the U.S. dramatic competition, culled from 1,102.

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