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:

Sundance Review: ‘The Escapist’ is a Valiant Effort from a First Time Director


Brian Cox stars as a man who decides to escape from his life-long prison sentence to see his dying daughter one last time.

Sundance Review: ‘Choke’ is Devious, Sexy and Fun


From the writer of Fight Club comes a dark comedy about sexual addiction that is a joy to behold.

Sundance Blog: Screenings, Screenings, Screenings


As we come to the midpoint of the Sundance Film Festival and its more sightings, more movies and a shit-ton of work.

Sundance Review: ‘Downloading Nancy’ Fails to Connect


Nothing clears a room like some graphic sexual deviance… And bad movies.

Sundance Review: Phoebe in Wonderland


A cute, whimsical movie that lacks a bit of magic, but showcases a great performance from little Elle Fanning.

Sundance Review: ‘Incendiary’ Showcases the Very Talented Michelle Williams


It may not be the most entertaining film to come out of Sundance this year, but it certainly packs a punch.

Sundance Blog: Sarah Jessica Parker! OMG!


More movies, more celebrity sightings and more Sundance 2008, baby!

Sundance Review: ‘The Merry Gentleman’ Is a Dark Comedy That is Awkard, Yet Tedious


Michael Keaton may not get great praise for his directorial debut, but he has certainly shown that he has serious potential.

Sundance Blog: In the Trenches


The gratuitous name dropping continues… Tom Hanks. Emily Blunt…