As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to know the Sundance Film Festival filmmakers ahead of the fest. Over the next few days, we'll be posting the 2014 batch of filmmaker profiles.

Indiewire invited directors with films in the the Competitions and NEXT category to take part by submitting responses to a series of questions in their own words.

Go here to view the full list of profiles.

Keep checking back every day up until Sundance launches on Jan. 16 for new profiles.