The 39th Sundance Film Festival begins in just a few weeks and Doc/Fest is proud to see many market alumni showcased.
Four MeetMarket alumni projects previously pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and one Future Producer, have been selected for the programme. See below for the full list.
Congratulations to all selected!
MeetMarket Projects in the Sundance Programme
It's Not Yet Dark - director Frankie Fenton (MeetMarket 2016, Ireland, 2016)
This is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young filmmaker who becomes completely paralyzed from motor neurone disease but goes on to direct an award-winning feature film through the use of his eyes.
Plastic China - director Jiu-liang Wang (MeetMarket 2014, China, 2016)
Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious foreman, dreams of a better life. Through the eyes and hands of those who handle its refuse, comes an examination of global consumption and culture.
Unrest - director Jennifer Brea (MeetMarket 2016, USA, 2016)
When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it’s "all in her head." Determined to live, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story—and four other families' stories—fighting a disease medicine forgot.
WINNIE - director Pascale Lamche (MeetMarket 2014, France, 2015)
While her husband served a life sentence, paradoxically kept safe and morally uncontaminated, Winnie Mandela rode the raw violence of apartheid, fighting on the front line and underground. This is the untold story of the mysterious forces that combined to take her down, labeling him a saint, her, a sinner.
Future Producers in the Sundance Programme
Unrest - producer Lindsey Dryden (Future Producers School 2014, USA, 2016)
If you're heading to Sundance in January, Business & Marketing Director Sylvia Bednarz and Director of Film Programming Luke Moody will also be present and available to meet. Please click here to find out more.