The Sundance Film Festival takes place each January in Park City, Utah, and features a variety of films and events for the cinema lover. In connection with Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, the festival recognizes outstanding contributions to independent film, both foreign and domestic. It is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and many people consider it the premier U.S. showcase for independent films.
The website lets you look back into the Festival's past with Festival History, where you can browse each year since 1984. Make sure to catch all the news here about this year's Festival.
There are several Web guides and blogs that can help you through the festival. For those who can't make it out to Park City, CinemaSpot has rounded up the best sites for reading reviews and catching some of the flicks from the comfort of your own computer.
SundanceGuide: Offers crucial information for first-time visitors, including the best places to eat and a true history of the event.
If you missed the festival, you can still listen to podcasts and check out the best blogs dedicated to this year's event. Check out Sundance Channel for daily clips and to learn more about each film. The Independent Film Channel has detailed reviews of the films that got people talking.
Deals between studios and movie-makers are conducted every day to get the best feature films released to wider audiences. In the meantime, short films are available during the festival and can be watched through streaming video here. Be sure to check out the YouTube Channel.