I just got back from Utah for the Sundance Film Festival where we had a pop up Ainsworth Park restaurant…..and I got in a little ski time!
Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained recognition, been distributed, and reached audiences across the globe. Year after year, the Festival finds new ways to introduce more people to the most original stories. Visit https://www.sundance.org/festival/blog-entry/2014-sundance-film-festival-live-awards-updates/ to see the 2014 award updates.
Here is a great overview provide by http://history.sundance.org/programs/Sundance%20Film%20Festival
“Presenting dramatic and documentary feature-length films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances ranging from solo acts to film composer events, cutting-edge media installations, and engaging community and student programs, the Sundance Film Festival brings together the most original storytellers of our time. Supported by the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape,Maria Full of Grace, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Trouble the Water, and Central Station and, through its New Frontier initiative, has brought to audiences the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julian, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney.”