60 Competition Films, in Four Sections, Lead Sundance '05 Lineup

by Eugene Hernandez

Sundance Film Festival Director Geoff Gilmore

Four competitive sections comprise the lineup for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, set for January 20-30. 2005. The anticipated roster of 60 premiere films was unveiled this afternoon by Sundance Film Festival Director Geoff Gilmore.

In this year's lineup are 42 world premieres, 9 North American premieres and 9 U.S. Premieres, according to organizers. Programmers received 2,613 feature film submissions, including 1,385 for the U.S. feature film competition and 1,228 international feature submissions.

The new World Cinema Dramatic Competition, with 16 films, rounds out a roster of four competitive sections at Sundance, all of which have just been announced. 16 films each will screen in the U.S. Dramatic and Documentary Competitions, with 12 films set for the World Cinema Documentary Competition.

The balance of the Sundance '05 feature lineup will be unveiled tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5 p.m. ET and the shorts roster will be unveiled on December 6th.

"I am excited about these competitions," Gilmore told indieWIRE today during a lengthy conversation. "It invigorates me."

[The complete competition lineups are available now here on indieWIRE.com, with a full story to be published tomorrow morning.]