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Sundance by Numbers 2015

Sundance by Numbers 2015

This year there are 127 feature-length films, representing 29 countries and 45 first-time filmmakers, including 19 in competition. 103 are world premieres.

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There are 26 women directors (


‧ U.S. Dramatic Competition: 5 of 16 are directed by women (36%).

‧ U.S. Documentary Competition: 7 of 16 are directed by women.

‧ World Cinema Dramatic Competition: 5 of 12 are directed by women.

‧ World Cinema Documentary Competition: 6 of 12 are directed by women.

‧ Next: 1 of 10 is directed by a woman.

‧ New Frontiers has Jenni Olson’s “The Royal Road”

48% (62) of the films have international sales agents.

Ryan Kempe’s Visit Films and Andrew Hurewitz’ Film Sales Company both have 5 films. 

3 films are being sold by IM Global, HanWay and Protagonist.

2 by Dogwoof, Epic, Films Distribution, The Match Factory, Trust Nordisk and XYZ and Annapurna.

1 film each are represented by the other sales agents:

Alpha Violet, Altitude Film Sales, Autlook, Cargo ,Content, Dreamcatchers, Film Factory Entertainment,Fortitude, Funny Balloons, Hyde Park International,
K5 International, Kaleidoscope, Lotus Entertainment, Memento, Studiocanal, The Exchange, The Match Factory, The Solution, Voltage, Wild Bunch

14% (18) have U.S. distribution. Titles and links are in the report.

3 are with HBO

2 are with Roadside Attractions: “’71” and “Z for Zachariah

The rest are each with:

Entertainment in Motion (airline)


Universal Pictures

A&E/ Lifetime

Broad Green Pictures

Drafthouse Films

Fox Searchlight Pictures



Sony Pictures Classics – “Wild Tales

Strand Releasing – “Girlhood

53% (68) have producer reps

Cinetic – 14

Submarine – 13

ICM – 10

Preferred Content – 8

WME – 9

UTA -8

CAA – 7

Cassian Elwes – 2

Paradigm – 1


Brigade – 9

Stategy – 7

Ryan Werner – 6

Prodigy – 6

David Magdael – 4

ACME – 4

Susan Norget – 4

Steven Rafael, MJ Pakos – 2

Bigtime – 2

Group 2050 – 2

Katleen McGinnis – 2 + 2 shorts

Jazo – 1

DDA – 1

Dish – 1

Sophie Gluck – 1

mPRm – 1

Sundance selected 7 films from Latin American (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico). Four are in official competitions – two for American cinema and two
for international cinema – divided between fiction and documentary. Two coproductions with Mexico are in the U.S. Documentary Competition, “Cartel Land” by
Matthew Heineman, and “Western” by Bill Ross and Turner Ross, two views on life and struggle in the border.

In the International Fiction Competition of 12 films, Brazil’s “The Second Mother” (“Que hours ela volta?”) by Anna Muylaert, a story about everyday
relations between the employees and employers in a home upset by the visit of the nanny’s daughter. Anna Muylawert participated in the Carte Blanche at
Locarno dedicated to Brazilian cinema. In the Next secton, dedicated to innovative film is “H.” a coproduction between the U.S. and Argentina directed by
Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia. The film is a reinterpretation of Greek mythology, following two women named Helen whose lives are altered in the small
town of Troy, New York. New Frontier Films will premier Colombia-Mexico coproduction “Liveforever“, the adaptation of Carlos Moreno(“Dog Eat Dog“) of the
cult novel by Andres Caicedo.

And finally, in the new Sundance Kids section, “The Games Maker“, a coproduction between Argentina, Canada and Italy, will premiere.

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