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 Blog: In the Trenches


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

Sundance Buzz: ‘The Wackness’ Could Get Purchased Today


Jonathan Levine’s awesome teen drug comedy could find a studio sugar daddy today. Or at least, that’s the rumor going around.

Sundance Review: ‘The Great Buck Howard’ Gets Some John Malkovich Magic


John Malkovich stars as a washed up mentalist trying to get back into the spotlight in this very enjoyable comedy from Writer/Director Sean McGinly and Producer Tom Hanks.

Sundance Buzz: The Weinstein Co. Picks Up Roman Polanski Doc


Let’s see how far they will go to screw up the marketing on this one…

Sundance Review: ‘Blind Date’ Has People Standing… And Leaving Early.


Stanley Tucci directs himself and Patricia Clarkson in a film that might have an audience to find — it just won’t find one here.

Sundance Blog: Let’s Get to Work, People


We roll into Saturday with cold phallanges, more celebrity sightings and one awesome film that deserves to be seen — by everyone.

Sundance Review: ‘The Wackness’ is Nothing Short of Brilliant


Writer/Director Jonathan Levine has brought his incredibly intelligent, amazingly cast film to Sundance to delight audiences — especially those who were children of the 90s.

Sundance Review: The Yellow Handkerchief


Three down and almost out strangers become unlikely friends and seek to help each other as they journey through the tough part of their lives.

Sundance Review: In Bruges


Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star as two hitmen hiding out in the worst possible place… Bruges, Belgium.