You're 10x More Likely to Get Into Sundance with a Feature Than a Short

Wondering how many filmmakers are first-timers or how many countries are repping at the festival? Let's break down Sundance 2020's films by the numbers.

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is now officially in full swing and this year is already shaping up to be an exciting and interesting one.

Out of the record-breaking 15,100 submissions, 128 feature films will grace the screens in Park City, and for 91% of them, it will be their world premiere. Not to mention, there are a total of 44 first-time directors at Sundance.

And every year, we hope to see parity (or at least near-parity) in the representation of directors who are women, people of color, and part of the LGBTQ+ community. In 2020, out of the 65 directors in all four competition categories, 46% are women, 38% are people of color, and 12% are LGBTQ+.

We've put together a handy infographic that breaks down Sundance 2020 by the numbers, revealing some interesting stats and features of this year's festival lineup, including how many first-time filmmakers have officially become Sundance alumni, how many countries have films in competition, as well as how many films were directed by women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ folks.

Let's check it out:

For more, see our ongoing list of coverage of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

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you want to know why there are no comments? .... this is just BS and everybody is just really tired of it .... nobody gives a shit if the content is produced by a women, a man, some one who think's they are non binary (seriously), someone who wants to have sex with ...whatever ... MAKE SOME AWESOME CONTENT ... period ... end of story ... just F'ing entertain us .... THAT is want everyone is looking for. Clearly I must be to smartest dude on the planet ... Le Sigh

January 24, 2020 at 6:29PM