Withoutabox, the leading submission service for film festivals and filmmakers, and Sundance Institute recently announced that they have renewed their long-standing
relationship. Filmmakers can now submit their films to be considered for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival exclusively via the newly redesigned
Withoutabox at: https://www.withoutabox.com/sundance.
Withoutabox has been the exclusive online submissions system for Sundance Film Festival since 2008, a successful arrangement that has now been renewed for
another multi-year term. The Sundance Film Festival, the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for Sundance Institute, has introduced global
audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Whiplash,” “Boyhood,” “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Beasts of the Southern
Wild,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “sex, lies, and videotape,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Cove,”
“Precious” and “Napoleon Dynamite.”
Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have reached worldwide audiences eager for fresh perspectives and
new voices. Withoutabox’s mission is to empower independent filmmakers to be discovered. Since 2001, Withoutabox has enabled more than 2.5 million festival
submissions to the leading film festivals in the world, and more than 100 of these titles went on to receive an Academy Award® nomination with dozens
eventually winning an Oscar®.
Withoutabox has also launched a redesigned website which makes it even easier for filmmakers to submit their work to festivals and get discovered. The film
project pages have been overhauled to make them more attractive and easier to evaluate – including improved integration with HD secure online screeners.
Festival search has been enhanced, including simple filters for deadlines and price. Withoutabox also now provides free HD secure online screeners up to
10Gb to ensure festivals can view the films in the high quality intended for their audience. Filmmakers using Withoutabox can automatically create a title
page for their film on IMDb, the #1 movie website in the world. Coming soon, Withoutabox users will also be able to submit their work to Withoutabox via a
Vimeo link if they have already hosted their video on Vimeo.
“We are grateful to Withoutabox for incorporating feedback from our creative community to significantly enhance ease of use for filmmakers and festival
programmers,” said Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute. “We look forward to the stories and voices that will surface in the submissions
for our 2016 Sundance Film Festival and beyond.”
“Our mission is to enhance opportunities for filmmakers by providing them with the widest exposure to get their stories in front of a worldwide audience,”
said Col Needham, IMDb’s founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to deepen our successful collaboration with the Sundance Film Festival, and are pleased to
launch significant new updates to the Withoutabox filmmaker experience just in time for the start of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival submissions process.
We look forward to continuing our dialogue with filmmakers and film festivals, and adding new site functionality to Withoutabox over time.”
To submit your film to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, go to:
To learn more about the Sundance Film Festival, go to: www.sundance.org/festival
To learn more about Withoutabox, go to: https://www.withoutabox.com/.