Slamdance International Film Festival, Park City
Director of Programming
Year of Foundation 1995
Event Date from 12 February 2021 till 25 February 2021
Event Date Online Edition
in Park City, United States
Sections Narrative Features Competition, Documentary Features Competition, Beyond Features, Documentary Shorts, Narrative Shorts, Experimental Shorts, Animation Shorts, Anarchy Shorts, Unstoppable (showcase for creators with disabilities).
Terms of Entry no restrictions regarding length and year of production, US Premiere recommended but not required, has to be 1st time director for competitive sections. Budget must be less than 1 Mio. USD). Films not yet distributed in the US or online.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Registration Deadline Early submission deadline: 15 July 2020
Regular submission deadline: 26 August 2020
Late submission deadline: 3 October 2020
Extended Deadline (via Withoutabox): 10 October 2020
Fees Early Deadline: US$ 40 under 40 min. and US$ 60 over 40 min; Regular Deadline: US$ 55 under 40 min. and US$ 80 over 40 min; Late Deadline: US$ 65 under 40 min. and US$ 100 over 40 min; Extended Deadline: USD 65 for shorts, USD 110 for features
Attendance Figures 15,000
Participants of the Film Industry Representatives of talent agencies and festival scouts looking for new talents
Prizes/Awards Jury Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Experimental Short, Anarchy Short; Audience Award for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature; Filmmaker Award for Spirit of Slamdance.
PASSAGE by Ann Oren
Department of Anarchy
JUST A GUY by Shoko Hara
Number of Films Shown 19 feature films, 15 shorts films
Media Coverage national and international media coverage; primarily in the trade papersSpecific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.
Evaluation The "little brother" of Sundance has gained more significance over the years. Usually it runs parallel to Sundance but due to the date shift of Sundance, the festival found a new date. The festival enjoys a very good reputation. More and more filmmakers are sending their debut features, among them an increasing number of young European directors. The festival has meanwhile established itself as an attractive alternative to Sundance. The winners of the awards for narrative, documentary and animated short qualify for the Academy Awards.