Infographic: Sundance 2017, By the Numbers

We broke down the numbers for the Sundance 2017 lineup.

Yesterday, the Sundance Institute announced the partial lineup for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to boasting exciting new features from Sundance veterans such as Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land), Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip), Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child), and David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), the programming showcased diverse new voices.

The infographic below presents some key figures, including the percentage of Sundance alums that comprise this year's lineup, the number of films submitted this year, and more. 

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It looks like the final point of this infographic-- picked above all other information-- is the (presumably) unfair fact that only 16 women submitted films worthy of Sundance's standards.

If that's the point you want to make, then why don't you just write that article? Or copy and paste it from somewhere else-- since you're aggregators-- because there are at least a hundred different versions of that article waiting to be chosen.

December 1, 2016 at 6:03PM


your trigger finger looks a little itchy, there

December 1, 2016 at 6:46PM


Maybe someone else can breakdown the Sundance 2017 lineup "by the numbers" and include some facts about the films... like, how many are there in each genre? Shot on what-- film/digital, 2K, 4K? Average budgets? How many features? How many shorts? And so on...

December 1, 2016 at 6:11PM


Hi, thank you for this,

Just a 2 cent.

This infographics is very revealing : it is not a dance in the sun.
Especially the top and bottom up-right numbers; ''Films accepted'' and ''Numbers of submissions''. This extremely telling and sad. 113 films for a 13,782 Films, this amounts to a ratio of 1:122 (122-times more film sent than films chosen), or about 0.82 film selected per 100 films (or 1 film chosen per 122 films). I don't know what to think. Should this make feel good or depressed. Good, because there is so much people 'trying' and so it's a Huge popular festival (seen my thousands worldwide) and thus you get 'recognized' and 'spotted' by distributors there if you get selected. Bad, because the numbers are so dysmal that you have more chance of getting hit by a raindeer (or should we call that, a sundeer from Sundance). I did not think it was - this competitive - I could understand maybe say 500 or 1000 entries...but nearly 15,000 submissions. Wow (in the not good way). Also, only 16 women...that is weird, dysmal and almost looks like gender-bias sexism almost (I'm not saying it is, I'm sure there are women directors who are incredible (and there are) but I think it has more to do with - how many women applied and how many are proficient at the craft (how many have long-standing experiences as directors..) - not as much to do with just genger/just because they are a woman. More women need to enter the domain - by themselves/own free-will/own interest (because it is a male/man-driven and -dominant industry they are reluctant 'to break into it' (mild factor) and also, they are less willing to go from 'their own' (males go strraight it to because they Want to, they do not need any approval or push in the back)...instead of more feminine domains where women excel and Want to - so go to that).

Just a 2 cents, thanks.

Ps: I skip Sundance, go 4-wall and I'll make my own party dancing Under teh sun at home when I complete my film.

December 4, 2016 at 4:40PM