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Sundance Film Festival 2014 announces in-competition features and docs

Sundance Institute has announced the films and documentaries selected to compete at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The annual event, which takes place 16-26 January, is celebrating its 30th anniversary next year. The line-up was revealed for the US and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary categories, alongside titles in the Next strand which are screened out of competition.

Credit: Jill Orschel

Credit: Jill Orschel

For the 2014 event, there were 118 feature-length films selected representing 37 countries. This includes 54 first-time filmmakers. Overall, there were more than 12,000 submissions, which was an increase over last year.

While many titles screen out of competition, there will be 16 films in the US drama competition alongside 16 US documentaries. The world drama competition will feature 12 films, and there will be 12 titles competing in the world documentaries category.

Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said in a statement, “That the Festival has evolved and grown as it has over the past 30 years is a credit to both our audiences and our artists, who continue to find ways to take risks and open our minds to the power of story. This year’s films and artists promise to do the same.”

Additional movies being shown at the festival will be announced through next week. The full line-up can be seen at http://filmguide.sundance.org/.