Sundance Film Festival

Emma Thompson Back in the Oscar Race After ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ Appeals Academy’s Theaters-Only Rule

Sophie Hyde’s “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, receiving critical acclaim — particularly for its star Emma…

Emmy Predictions: Directing (Drama Series) – Hwang Dong-hyuk and Ben Stiller Become Challengers to the ‘Succession’ Nominated Trio

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…

Netflix Sets Sundance Award-Winning Doc ‘Descendant’ for October Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Following news that the award-winning documentary “Descendant” will screen as an official selection at the 60th New York Film Festival, Variety can exclusively announce that the film will…

Sundance Prize Winner ‘President’ Banned in Zimbabwe for ‘Potential to Incite Violence’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The government of Zimbabwe has banned “President,” Danish filmmaker Camilla Nielsson’s Oscar-shortlisted documentary about the African nation’s corrupt 2018 presidential election, Variety can exclusively reveal. In a letter…

Disney Screens ‘Mija’ Documentary for Free Before Oscar Qualifying Run (EXCLUSIVE)

Audiences will get a chance to see Disney’s inaugural feature documentary for free in select theaters during a one-week period beginning Aug. 5. “Mija,” which follows two daughters…

Sundance Announces Fellowship and Scholarship for AAPI Artists

Sundance Institute, the organization behind the yearly film festival in Park City, has partnered with the Asian American Foundation to create a fellowship and scholarship, which will be…

‘We Met in Virtual Reality’ Review: An Immersive Look at How Some Folks Escaped the Pandemic

Virtual reality is as good a place as any to meet people, especially during a pandemic. In documentary helmer Joe Hunting’s nonjudgmental plunge into the fast-evolving metaverse —…

Sundance Institute Launches Indigenous Non-Fiction Program (EXCLUSIVE)

Four documentary filmmakers were invited to participate in the Sundance Institute’s newly created Indigenous non-fiction intensive program that concludes July 29. The three-day program was created to identify…

‘The Princess’ doc unmasks the ‘unhealthy obsession’ with Diana

The doc will take a deep dive into the tumultuous marriage of Diana Spencer and Prince Charles and the role the media played in her life, her legacy and her relationship with her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ to Release in 2023

Apple’s hughly anticipated “Killers of the Flower Moon” from Martin Scorsese won’t be coming this Oscar season. The Western drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jesse Plemons, will instead…

Sundance Institute Selects 2022 Producers Lab, Summit Participants

Sundance Institute, the nonprofit organization that puts on the yearly film festival in Park City, has announced the entrants for its Producers Lab and Producers Summit. Both events,…

AMPAS Promotes Jenny Galante to Executive VP Revenue and Business Development – Film News in Brief

Jenny Galante has been promoted to executive VP of revenue and business development, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced Monday. She will report directly to Kramer. In the newly-created…