Independent filmmakers would have definitely remained under the shadows if it hadn’t been for film festivals like Sundance Festival. Passionate and enthusiastic filmmakers bring their imagination into the world while being at an arm’s length from Hollywood.
They let their dreams bloom in their backyard, local sets, and small studios, hoping that one day, their crafts will be witnessed by thousands of people. Most of these filmmakers usually lack the budget and star power but they more than makeup for it by showing the world raw side of the imagination.
Film festivals like the Park City Film Festival are an annual gala where all these films are screened, premiered and judged in a professional manner. Festivals like Sundance are being held around the entire world but the impact that Sundance movies create is beyond imagination.
Sundance Film Festival and how does it work?
Sundance Institute is an organization that gives the voice these filmmakers need. If you take a detour of all the previous Sundance Film Festival submissions, you will realize how Sundance brings the raw and underrated movies into the limelight and provides all the independent filmmakers with a platform they truly need.
At the Sundance Film Festival, people come and watch thrilling movies that might never have seen the light of day otherwise.
Every year, a number of Sundance movies are screened at three different Sundance Film Festival locations. Once the event has finished and all the movies screened, there is a proper award ceremony and the Sundance winners get the opportunity to explore their potential on a more professional platform.
But don’t get disappointed; Sundance Film Festival winners aren’t the only people having the key to maximum opportunities. If someone has attained the chance to showcase their work at Sundance, opportunities and options will be knocking over their doors before they even know it.
The Impact of the Sundance Film Festival
The biggest impact of the Sundance Film Festival is that all those movies that were previously unknown to the people get a chance to showcase their worth yet again.
One such movie was “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” by Steven Soderbergh which made its debut in 1989 at the Sundance Film Festival and won the audience prize. Later, the film ran at the Cannes Film Festival, and here Soderbergh walked away with the coveted Palme d’Or. There, the film caught the attention of Miramax Studios which later released the movie worldwide in 1989.
Long story short, the movie which was made on a budget of $1 million grossed almost $25 million because of it being screened at the Sundance Film Festival. If it hadn’t been for the independent film festivals, movies made by our emerging filmmakers would never get a chance to show the world what they are truly capable of.
This is how Sundance Film Festival works and that’s why it’s important to participate in it once in a lifetime. The Sundance Film Festival 2021 is right around the corner and we cannot wait for it to get here.
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival hosted more than 125,000 people and we are hoping for it to be even bigger this year. The Sundance Film Festival tickets have already gone on sale and the Sundance schedule would be made public really soon. Book your Sundance tickets now and then just hold your breath until the show begins.