Sundance Film Festival ⎢ New Frontier 2020 (line up)

Sundance Film Festival ⎢ New Frontier 2020 (line up)

This year, NEW FRONTIER (link) goes all the way into XR.. and more. If you’re in Park City next month, you will meet with “creators who are pushing artistic innovation across mediums that include rocket travel, biotech, facial recognition, mixed reality (MR), smartphone AR, underwater VR, game engines, big data, AI, the human archive, and innovative uses of SMS text & iPhone video capture”. No less! See more

January 23 – February 2

Sundance New Frontier 2020

New Frontier 2020 – Films and Performances

  • BLKNWS / U.S.A. (Director: Kahlil Joseph, Screenwriters: Sheba Anyanwu, Lee Harrison, Darol Kae, Producers: Onye Anyanwu, Kahlil Joseph) 
  • INFINITELY YOURS / U.S.A. (Director: Miwa Matreyek)
  • A MACHINE FOR VIEWING / United Kingdom, Australia (Directors: Oscar Raby, Richard Misek, Charlie Shackleton, Producers: Richard Misek, Oscar Raby)
  • MALNI – TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE / U.S.A. (Director, screenwriter and producer: Sky Hopinka)
  • SANDLINES, THE STORY OF HISTORY / Iraq (Director, screenwriter and producer: Francis Alÿs)
  • VITALINA VARELA / Portugal (Director and screenwriter: Pedro Costa, Producer: Abel Ribiero Chaves)

New Frontier 2020 – Exhibitions

  • ALL KINDS OF LIMBO / United Kingdom (Lead Artists: Toby Coffey, Raffy Bushman, Nubiya Brandon)
  • ANIMALIA SUM / Germany, Brazil, Iceland (Lead Artists: Bianca Kennedy, Felix Kraus)
  • ANTI-GONE / U.S.A. (Lead Artist: Theo Triantafyllidis, Key Collaborators: Connor Willumsen, Matthew Doyle)
  • ATOMU / France, Kenya, U.S.A., United Kingdom (Lead Artists: Shariffa Ali, Yetunde Dada, Key Collaborators: Antoine Cayrol, Rafael Pavon, Arnaud Colinart, Opeyemi Olukemi, Annick Jakobowicz, Cassie Kinoshi, Toby Coffey, Steve Jelly, Simon Windsor)
  • The Book of Distance / Canada (Lead Artist: Randall Okita, Key Collaborators: David Oppenheim, Sam Javanrouh, Emma Burkeitt, Luke Ruminski)
  • BREATHE / Sweden, Canada, U.S.A. (Lead Artist: Diego Galafassi, Key Collaborators: Jess Engel, Myriam Achard, Stephen Mangiat)
  • CHOMSKY VS CHOMSKY: FIRST ENCOUNTER / Canada, Germany (Lead Artist: Sandra Rodriguez, Key Collaborators: Michael Burk, Cindy Bisho, Johannes Helberger)
  • DANCE TRAIL / Switzerland (Lead Artists: Gilles Jobin, Camilo De Martino, Tristan Siodlak, Susana Panades Diaz, Key Collaborators: Laurent Rime, Léo Thiémard)
  • THE ELECTRONIC DIARIES OF LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON / U.S.A. (Lead Artist: Lynn Hershman Leeson)
  • HYPHA / Chile (Lead Artist: Natalia Cabrera, Key Collaborators: Sebastian Gonzalez, Juan Ferrer)
  • LIVING DISTANCE / China, U.S.A. (Lead Artist: Xin Liu, Key Collaborators: Qinya (Jenny) Guo, Gershon Dublon, Reese Donohue)
  • METAMORPHIC / U.S.A. (Lead Artists: Matthew Niederhauser, Wesley Allsbrook, Eli Zananiri, John Fitzgerald, Key Collaborators: Tim Fain, Siyuan Qiu)
  • MY TRIP / United Kingdom (Lead Artist: Bjarne Melgaard)
  • PERSUASION MACHINES / U.S.A. (Lead Artists: Karim Amer, Guvenc Ozel, Key Collaborators: Jess Engel, , Geralyn White Dreyfous, Marni Grossman)
  • SCARECROW / Korea (Lead Artists: Jihyun Jung, Sngmoo Lee, Taewan Jeong, Cooper Yoo, Key Collaborators: Chungyean Cho, Sanghun Heo, Yeonjee Kim)
  • SOLASTALGIA / France (Lead Artists: Antoine Viviani, Pierre-Alain Giraud, Key Collaborators: Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nicolas Becker)
  • SPACED OUT / France (Lead Artist: Pyaré, Key Collaborators: Sutu, Mourad Bennacer, Ando Shah, Stephen Greenwood, Atlas Roufas)
  • STILL HERE / U.S.A. (Lead Artists: Zahra Rasool, Sarah Springer, Key Collaborators: Naima Ramos-Chapman, Carvell Wallace, Viktorija Mickute, Maria Fernanda Lauret)

New Frontier 2020 – VR Cinema

  • AFTER THE FALLOUT / Switzerland, U.S.A. (Lead Artists: Sam Wolson, Dominic Nahr)
  • AZIBUYE – THE OCCUPATION / South Africa (Lead Artists: Dylan Valley, Caitlin Robinson, Stephen Abbott, Key Collaborators: Ingrid Kopp, Steven Markovitz)
  • BEMBE / Cuba (Lead Artists: Marcos Louit, Patricia Diaz, Key Collaborators: Andy Ruiz, Alain López, Ernesto Collinet)
  • FLOWERS & A SWITCHBLADE / U.S.A. (Lead Artists: Nic Koller, Weston Morgan, Key Collaborators: Candice Lee, Bridget Peck)
  • GO / Switzerland (Lead Artists: Sandro Zollinger, Roman Vital, Klaus Merz, Key Collaborator: Thomas Gassmann)
  • HOMINIDAE / U.S.A. (Lead Artist: Brian Andrews, Key Collaborators: Brian Ferguson, Robert Steel, Kahra Scott-James)
  • TX-REVERSE 360° / Austria, Germany (Lead Artists: Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich, Key Collaborator: Siegfried Friedrich)
  • VR FREE / Italy (Lead Artist: Milad Tangshir, Key Collaborators: Vito Martinelli, Stefano Sburlati)

New Frontier 2020 – Shorts

  • E-TICKET / Hong Kong, U.S.A. (Director: Simon Liu)
  • GUISADO ON SUNSET / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Terence Nance)
  • HOW DID WE GET HERE? / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Miles)
  • MERIDIAN / U.S.A., Italy (Director and screenwriter: Calum Walter)
  • NARCISSISTER BREAST WORK / U.S.A. (Director: Narcissister)
  • Pattaki / Cuba (Director: Everlane Moraes, Screenwriter: Tatiana Monge Herrera)
  • While I’m Still Breathing (Tandis Que Je Respire Encore) / France (Directors: Laure Giappiconi, Elisa Monteil, La Fille Renne, Screenwriter: Laure Giappiconi)

With these additions, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Program features 241 works, 44% are directed or led by one or more women, 35% were directed or led by one or more artists of color, and 19% by one or more people who identify as LGBTQ+. The 32 projects announced today include work from 21 countries, and 31% are directed or led by one or more women, 44% are directed or led by one or more artists of color, and 31% by one or more people who identify as LGBTQ+. 4 were supported by Sundance Institute in development, whether through direct granting or residency Labs.

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