Sundance Film Festival

United States

All genres

A well-received screening and positive press review within the Premiere, World Cinema and Shorts Programs of Sundance can greatly benefit a film’s positioning for the US. Because so many buyers and execs attend, Sundance can generate hype and excitement like few other festivals. Sundance has a long history of showcasing the works of emerging and established Australian directors.

U.S. Documentary Competition
U.S. Dramatic Competition
World Cinema Documentary Competition
World Cinema Dramatic Competition
Shorts Programs
Animation Spotlight

Out of Competition:
Premieres- Presented by Entertainment Weekly
Documentary Premieres
New Frontier
Park City at Midnight
From the Collection


“I found it to be one of the most uplifting times of my creative life.”

“The Sundance press office was brilliant and made sure that I was invited to everything. Our time was taken up with press and publicity plus numerous ‘future work’ meetings (eg Harvey Weinstein – seemed obligatory!)”

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Australian films and awards screening over the last 10 years

★ Indicates award winners

2015 Assent New Frontier Artists 
2015 Face of Ukraine, The: Casting Oksana Baiul  ★ Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction
2015 Followers Sundance Shorts 
2015 Partisan  ★ World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography
2015 Sam Klemke’s Time Machine New Frontier Program 
2015 Strangerland World Dramatic Competition 
2014 52 Tuesdays  ★ Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic
2014 52 Tuesdays New Frontier 
2014 Babadook, The Park City at Midnight 
2013 Adoration Premieres 
2013 Coral Rekindling Venus New Frontier 
2013 Top of the Lake series 1 Premieres 
2012 Bear Shorts Competition 
2012 Wish You Were Here World Dramatic 
2011 Deeper Than Yesterday Shorts★ Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking
2011 Mad Bastards World Cinema Dramatic Competition 
2011 Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure World Cinema Documentary Competition 
2010 Animal Kingdom Features★ World Cinema Jury Prize
2010 Bran Nue Dae Spotlight/Comedy/Music 
2010 Cane Toads: The Conquest Premieres/World Premiere 
2010 Glottal Opera Shorts/World Premiere/Comedy 
2010 My Rabbit Hoppy Shorts/World Premiere/Comedy 
2010 Young Love Shorts/Comedy 
2009 Jerrycan Shorts Program★ Honourable Mention in Short Filmmaking
2009 Lessons from the Night Shorts with Features 
2009 Mary & Max Premieres 
2009 Miracle Fish Shorts Program 
2009 Netherland Dwarf Shorts Program 
2008 Advantage Shorts Program 
2008 Crossbow Shorts Program 
2008 Dugong Shorts Program 
2008 I Love Sarah Jane Shorts Program 
2008 Spider Short Film Program★ Honourable Mention in Short Film Making - Nash Edgerton
2007 Clubland Premieres 
2007 Noise World Cinema Dramatic Competition 
2007 William Shorts Program 
2006 Clara shorts program 
2006 Jewboy spectrum 
2006 Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, The shorts program 
2006 Proposition, The spectrum 
2006 Unfolding Florence - The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst World Cinema Documentary Competition 


This information is to be used as a guide only and is of a general nature. Screen Australia has undertaken all reasonable measures to ensure its accuracy and specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly of the use and application of any of the contents. Exact submission requirements are stipulated in the festival’s Rules and Regulations which are available on the festival website.

Start: 21 Jan 2016
End: 31 Jan 2016

Submission deadlines

Early shorts 3/8/15, features 10/8/15; Official shorts 24/8/15, features 31/8/15; Late shorts 21/9/15, features 28/9/15

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