Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most prestigious independent film festivals in the world. Many major contemporary filmmakers, such as Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and the Coen Brothers, all made names for themselves at Sundance. the festival began in 1978 in Salt Lake City, but moved to the smaller and more picturesque ski resort town of Park City in 1981, reportedly in an aim to gain more recognition from Hollywood. For the duration of the festival, the wintry wonderland of Park City buzzes with film buffs and film buyers over the 10 days as deals are made, prizes are awarded, hearts are broken and legends are created. The festival was started by screen icon Robert Redford in 1981, and supposedly named after his character from the film 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.' Some famous films that were first screened at this festival include Deliverance, A Streetcar Named Desire, Garden State, Reservoir dogs, Little Miss Sunshine, Thank You for Smoking, Napoleon Dynamite and in the Bedroom. The 2012 Sundance Festival was held in London att he end of April, the first time that the event has ever been hosted outside of the United States.
Venue: Park City
Date: 21 January to 1 February 2014