Toronto, ON – When the Sundance Film Festival kicks off its 2019 edition this Thursday, what shows up on screen will be the result of a lot of work in the months leading up to this year’s festival. People working on what gets screened and what doesn’t sifted through some 9,443 submissions this year to find the 112 features, documentaries, and shorts on the final program. The survival rate is frighteningly low so the fact that each year a few Canadian films end up in the program is a testament to how well we create filmed entertainment far north of Park City, Utah.
There are five films with Canadian connections at Sundance this year. Two in the World Cinema Documentary Competition, one in the Premieres section, one in the Documentary Premieres section and one in the Sundance Spotlight. Of those few films only one is a fully Canadian production and two are co-productions.