"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.