2018 Sundance Film Festival: Feature Films Announced (SUNDANCE.ORG)

  (Top, L-R)  The Miseducation of Cameron Post,  Credit: Jeong Park,  Anote’s Ark , Credit: Matthieu Rytz;  Search , Credit: Juan Sebastian Baron. (Bottom, L-R)  King In the Wilderness , Credit: Flip Schulke Archives/Getty Images,  The Kindergarten Teacher , Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute,  Half the Picture , Credit: Ashly Covington.

(Top, L-R) The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Credit: Jeong Park, Anote’s Ark, Credit: Matthieu Rytz; Search, Credit: Juan Sebastian Baron.
(Bottom, L-R) King In the Wilderness, Credit: Flip Schulke Archives/Getty Images, The Kindergarten Teacher, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute, Half the Picture, Credit: Ashly Covington.

110 Independent Films From 29 Countries

For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films were selected, representing 29 countries and 47 first-time filmmakers, including 30 in competition.These films were selected from 13,468 submissions including 3,901 feature-length films and 8,740 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 1,799 were from the U.S. and 2,102 were international. One-hundred feature films at the Festival will be world premieres. In 2017, the Festival drew 71,638 attendees, generated $151.5 million in economic activity for the state of Utah and supported 2,778 local jobs.

MIDNIGHT

Summer of '84 / Canada, U.S.A. (Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann Whissell, Screenwriters: Matt Leslie, Stephen J. Smith, Producers: Shawn Williamson, Jameson Parker, Matt Leslie, Van Toffler, Cody Zwieg) — Summer, 1984: a perfect time to be a carefree 15-year-old. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous. Cast: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Grüter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Rich Sommer. World Premiere

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Matt Leslie