AMC/Sundance Channel Global has picked up five films from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for international broadcast on its European and Asian networks in conjunction with the second annual Sundance London Film & Music Festival in April. The company's Gail Gendler negotiated deals for Andrew Bujalski's "Computer Chess," Sebastian Hofmann's "Halley," Matthew Porterfield's "I Used to Be Darker," Eliza Hittman's "It Felt Like Love" and Chad Hartigan's "This is Martin Bonner."
"The mission of the festival and the channel is to highlight diverse voices and give artists the opportunity to share new and compelling stories," said Sundance Channel's founder Robert Redford. "I'm excited that the strong growth of Sundance Channel is helping independent filmmakers share these stories with even bigger audiences worldwide. Emerging talent will continue to flourish in the mountains of Utah and far beyond."
The news comes with an announcement of further international expansion for AMC/Sundance Channel Global — Sundance Channel has launched in Poland and also is coming to Hungary, Spain and the Philippines, joining existing carriage deals already in place in various European and Asian countries.
None of the films picked up by AMC/Sundance Channel Global yet have U.S. theatrical distribution in place.