This page is home to our coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States, taking place every year in January in Park City, Utah. It was founded in 1978 as the Utah/US Film Festival and re-named the Sundance Film Festival in 1991, after Robert Redford’s character from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Film School Reject has had the honor of covering Sundance since 2008, two years after our site was founded. Over the years, we’ve discovered a number of amazing films in Park City — from our first review of 2008’s In Bruges to our listing of the 25 Best Sundance Movies of All-Time in 2015 to our 2019 list of the 50 Best Sundance Horror Movie Premieres to our discoveries of Swiss Army Man and Hunt for the Wilderpeople and The Witch at Sundance 2016 — we’ve spent over a decade reviewing hundreds of wonderful independent films.

We have also covered (on numerous occasions) what it’s like to cover Sundance for those who aren’t lucky enough to make the trip. And for those interested in filling their yearly watchlists, we’ve also recapped our favorites with a festival-closing list (in almost every year). Check out our archive of Sundance favorites via the links below:

Explore the entire archives of our annual Sundance Film Festival coverage below:

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The Best Movies We Saw at Sundance 2022


These are our picks for the 15 best movies at Sundance 2022, including Kogonada’s sophomore feature and two films starring Dakota Johnson


Audrey Diwan’s ‘Happening’ Stands Out Among Sundance Fare


“I want a child, but not instead of a life.”

2nd Chance Documentary

Bulletproof Vest Doc ‘2nd Chance’ Tells A Wild Tale Without Focus


A Sundance documentary about the inventor of the bulletproof vest tells a compelling story that wanders in all the wrong directions.

892 Review

Boyega, Beharie, and Williams Shine in Otherwise Fine ‘892’


Michael K. Williams shines in his final performance in Abi Damaris Corbin’s debut feature.

Gods Country

‘God’s Country’ is the Crème de la Crème of Sundance 2022


“Sometimes it feels like things never change. But I promise you they do. They have to.”

Am I Ok Sundance Review

‘Am I OK?’ Celebrates Coming of Age at Any Age


Directors Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne provide a personal stamp to this warm, giddy tale of female friendship.

Rebecca Hall in Resurrection

‘Resurrection’ Sends Rebecca Hall Into a Downward Spiral Towards Madness


Think ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’ but with a quietly grinning Tim Roth pulling all the strings.

an egg in Hatching

‘Hatching’ Finds Beaks and Blood in the Mother’s Yolk


What came first, the freaky humanoid bird creature or the egg?

Moorhead and Benson in Something In The Dirt Sundance

‘Something in the Dirt’ Goes Searching for Answers and the Mysteries to Match


Isolation makes for strange bedfellows in the latest from the directors of ‘Resolution’ and ‘Spring.’