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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions

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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: 100 Titles the Programmers Might Be Considering

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: 100 Titles the Programmers Might Be Considering

As per our pre-Thanksgiving tradition, we are attempting to give fans of the Sundance Film Festival a preview of what’s to come via our Park City prognostications. Admittedly, we are clueless on some (e.g. Richard Linklater’s Moon Landing Film or Robinson Devor’s You Can’t Win), but we keep meticulous tabs on future American indie, world cinema and docu film offerings and this year’s 100 suggestions indicate a fest of renewal with several first time feature filmmakers possibly breaking into the fest. And speaking of firsts, we will have seen a changing of the guard with Kim Yutani replacing Trevor Groth as Director of Programming.

For those who need a reprieve from their families or are too stuffed to move, check out all 100 film profiles — from A to Z order, evenly split over the course of the next four days. A record number of submissions (14,200) will fit into the shorts and features programs and the break down should reflect the same section numbers as the previous year: U.S. Dramatic Competition (16), U.S. Documentary Competition (16), Premieres (18), Documentary Premieres (14), Midnight Premieres (9), World Cinema Dramatic Competition (12), World Cinema Documentary Competition (12), NEXT (10), Sundance Kids (3), Spotlight (8). Thank you for your patronage and comments.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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