Sundance Film Festival

19-29 January 2017


Australia at Sundance

Australian talent and stories on show at Sundance.


Screen Australia at Sundance

We'll be on the ground at Sundance.

We are proud to introduce the line-up of Australian films and talent at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.


Berlin Syndrome – directed by Cate Shortland, written by Shaun Grant and starring Teresa Palmer – is one of twelve feature films in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition line-up.


RED DOG: True Blue – the prequel to 2011’s Red Dog, from director Kriv Stenders and screenwriter Daniel Taplitz – will have its North American premiere in the Kids section of the festival.


Killing Ground, from writer/director Damien Power, starring Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Aaron Glenane and Harriet Dyer, will have its international premiere as part of Sundance’s Midnight program.


Screening together with fifteen world-premiere documentaries in the US Documentary Competition is Casting JonBenet from Australian director Kitty Green.


Virtual Reality work Orbital Vanitas from world-renowned video artist Shaun Gladwell (The Lacrima Chair, Storm Sequence) and collaborator Leo Faber will be presented as part of the New Frontier film showcase.


Slapper by writer/director/producer Luci Schroder will screen as part of the Short Film program at Sundance in 2017.


See more details below.

Berlin Syndrome

World Premiere

RED DOG: True Blue

International Premiere

Killing Ground

International Premiere

Casting JonBenet

World Premiere

Orbital Vanitas

World Premiere


International Premiere

Screenings Schedule

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