Films at Sundance 2022

Look out for these films that we’re proudly associated with at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival is fast approaching and the film world is buzzing with excitement. This upcoming festival, only 84 films were chosen versus the usual 127. There were 3,800 submissions in total. Sundance will be both virtual and in-person, and this hybrid model will operate at 60% of pre-COVID-19 capacity in both volume and venue. 

We are thrilled to highlight the projects supported through Utah Film Center’s Fiscal Sponsorship program, programmed by us, or produced by the Film Center’s Co-founder and Board Chair, Geralyn White Dreyfous. It’s no small feat to get into Sundance, let alone in a year full of challenges and restrictions brought on by a global pandemic. Congratulations to all the films selected for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, especially these:

MAIKA

After a meteor falls to earth, 8-year-old Hung meets an alien girl from the planet Maika, searching for her lost friend. As Hung helps her otherworldly friend search, the alien inadvertently helps Hung make new friends and heal a broken heart.

Programmed by Utah Film Center for Sundance Kids

SUMMERING

During their last days of summer and childhood — the weekend before

middle school begins — four girls struggle with the harsh truths of growing up and embark on a mysterious adventure.

Programmed by Utah Film Center for Sundance Kids

AFTERSHOCK

An alarmingly disproportionate number of Black women are failed every year by the U.S. maternal health system. Shamony Gibson and Amber Rose Isaac were vibrant, excited mothers-to-be whose deaths due to childbirth complications were preventable. 

Executive Produced by Utah Film Center Co-Founder and Board Chair, Geralyn Dreyfous

MIJA

Doris Muñoz is a young, ambitious music manager whose undocumented family

depends on her ability to launch pop stars. When she loses her biggest client, Doris hustles to discover new talent and finds Jacks, another daughter of immigrants for whom “making it” isn’t just a dream: it’s a necessity.

Executive Produced by Utah Film Center Co-Founder and Board Chair, Geralyn Dreyfous

TO THE END

The world is in crisis as it misses target after target to stop climate change. The Green New Deal has captured the imagination of millions with its visionary promise for systemic economic and environmental change that will build a better and more just world.

Executive Produced by Utah Film Center Co-Founder and Board Chair, Geralyn Dreyfous

LAST FLIGHT HOME

An ailing patriarch decides to end his life, setting in motion a heart-wrenching saga with his close-knit family. Along the way a remarkable life is revealed, one with soaring achievements, devastating loss, and enduring love.

Utah Film Center Fiscally Sponsored and Executive Produced by Utah Film Center Co-Founder and Board Chair Geralyn Dreyfous

32 SOUNDS

Award-winning documentarian Sam Green returns to Sundance with a groundbreaking and immersive documentary that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound and how it affects our conscious and unconscious lives.

Executive Produced by Utah Film Center Co-Founder and Board Chair, Geralyn Dreyfous

PHOENIX RISING

This film documents Evan Rachel Wood and her heroic journey from changing the domestic violence laws in California to taking on Marilyn Manson.

Utah Film Center Fiscally Sponsored and Executive Produced by Utah Film Center Co-Founder and Board Chair, Geralyn Dreyfous

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