July 2009



For A Change

Sundancechannel.com is the official website for both the Sundance Channel and the renowned film festival that bears its name. The Sundance Film Festival was first organized in 1978 in Park City, Utah. The idea was to showcase American films with a focus on independent film. Over the years, this event has taken on a life of its own and has become a place where films flourish with the help of the Sundance Institute. Films such as "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" probably wouldn't have been made if not for Sundance and their assistance. The name Sundance is taken from Robert Redford’s famous film, “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.”

Sections for the website include:

  • Films - Featured films currently being shown
  • Series - Favorites such as Iconoclasts and the Lazy Environmentalist
  • Schedule - Find when your favorites shows or movies are going to air
  • Videos - Featured video clips
  • Festival - All about the film festival

The website contains a section with extensive information pertaining to the world-famous Sundance Film Festival, complete with its own blog, photos, videos and a complete list of winners. For those that can't get enough, you can even sign up for e-mail updates. The site also has a tab for discussions on everything from films, shows, the festival, other discussions and blogs. This website has a host of fantastic bloggers including Sundance founder and acclaimed actor, Robert Redford. Redford has chosen to use his notoriety and platform provided by the Sundance Festival to promote his love of the environment and to champion those causes.

Reviewer: Monika Earle, FIDM Library Staff Member