The Sundance Film Festival, America’s premier independent film fest, kicked off Thursday, Jan. 17 and runs through Jan. 27 in Park City, Utah. From 12,000 submissions less than 120 entries — dramatic features, shorts, documentaries and international films — made the cut, and are all vying for the searchlight. And, rightly so…
Sundance, established in the late ’70s, has since launched the careers of directors Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction), Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven) and Robert Rodriguez (Machete, Sin City), the latter who returns this year to mark the 20th anniversary of his Sundance debut, El Mariachi. Last year, the coveted Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film went to the little indie called Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is now up for the Best Picture Oscar and three other Academy Award nominations. Yup, Sundance is the place where dreams can come true for filmmakers.
VIBE will be in Park City covering the film festival all week, interviewing stars from the red carpet and premieres. Here, we take you through thirteen films we are looking forward to seeing at the 2013 edition of the indie film festival. Look out for them in the future.
For the full list of films at Sundance 2013, head to Sundance.org.