Two Australian films are said to be showcased at the Sundance Film Festival 2021 that takes place in Utah, USA, from January 23 to February 2. The Sundance Film Festival has a history of launching Australian films into the U.S. market.
Movies, such as Berlin Syndrome (2017), Sweet Country (2018), The Nightingale (2019), and Top End Wedding (2019), are some of the Australian movies that were screened at the previous Sundance Film Festivals.
Relic was selected from a collection of 15,100 submissions, and it will make its world premiere in the Midnight category that is known for horror and unusual comedy films that defy the common genre classifications. Furthermore, the short film Backpedal was drawn from 74 short film submissions, and it will have a world premiere as a part of the International Narrative Short Films category.
Australian director and writer Kitty Green who is known for feature documentary Casting JonBenet will also have her latest feature film The Assistant screened at the festival in the Spotlight section.
Another Australian documentary, Into the Deep by the director Emma Sullivan, will also be screened in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. A Machine for Viewing, a UK project that is directed by an Australian director Oscar Raby will be showcased in the New Frontier section that represents a combination of film, art, and technology.