2007 Sundance Film Festival

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2007 Sundance Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmChicago 10[1]
Closing filmLife Support[2]
LocationPark City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah
Hosted bySundance Institute
No. of films122
Festival dateJanuary 18–28, 2007

The 2007 Sundance Film Festival ran from January 18 until January 28, 2007, in Park City, Utah with screenings in Salt Lake City, Utah and Ogden, Utah. It was the 23-rd iteration of the Sundance Film Festival.[3] The opening night film was Chicago 10;[1] the closing night film was Life Support.[2]

3,287 feature films were submitted, of which 1,852 were U.S films (compared to 1,764 in 2006) and 1,435 were international films (vs. 1,384 in 2006). From these, 122 feature films were selected and include 82 world premieres, 24 North American premieres, and 10 U.S. premieres from 25 countries. The festival had films from almost 60 first or second-time feature filmmakers.[4][5]


The juries at the Sundance Film Festival are responsible for determining the Jury Prize winners in each category and to award Special Jury Prizes as they see fit.[1]

Jury, Independent Film Competition: Documentary[edit]

Jury, Independent Film Competition: Dramatic[edit]

Dawn Hudson, Elvis Mitchell, Catherine Hardwicke, Pamela Martin, Sarah Polley, George C. Wolfe

Jury, World Cinema Competition: Documentary[edit]

Jury, World Cinema Competition: Dramatic[edit]

Jury, Shorts Competition[edit]

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize Jury[edit]


For a full list of films appeared at the festival, see List of films at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.


English title Original title Director(s) Production country
An American Crime Tommy O'Haver United States
Away From Her Sarah Polley Canada
Black Snake Moan Craig Brewer United States
Summer Rain El Camino de los ingleses Antonio Banderas Spain
Chapter 27 Jarrett Schaefer United States
Chicago 10 Brett Morgen United States
Clubland Cherie Nowlan Australia
The Good Night Jake Paltrow United States
King of California Mike Cahill United States
Life Support Nelson George United States
Longford Tom Hooper United Kingdom
The Nines John August United States
Resurrecting the Champ Rod Lurie United States
The Savages Tamara Jenkins United States
Son of Rambow Garth Jennings United Kingdom
Trade Marco Kreuzpaintner United States
Year of the Dog Mike White United States

Independent Film Competition: Documentary[edit]

The 16 films below were chosen from 856 submissions by U.S. filmmakers and each film is a world premiere.

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Banished Marco Williams United States
Chasing Ghosts Lincoln Ruchti United States
Crazy Love Dan Klores United States
Everything's Cool Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand United States
For the Bible Tells Me So Daniel Karslake United States
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib Rory Kennedy United States
Girl 27 David Stenn United States
Hear and Now Irene Taylor Brodsky United States
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) Jason Kohn United States
My Kid Could Paint That Amir Bar-Lev United States
Nanking Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman United States
No End in Sight Charles Ferguson United States
Protagonist Jessica Yu United States
War/Dance Andrea Nix Fine, Sean Fine United States
White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Steven Okazaki United States
Zoo Robinson Devor United States

Independent Film Competition: Dramatic[edit]

The 16 films below were chosen from 996 submissions and each film is a world premiere.

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Adrift in Manhattan Alfredo de Villa United States
Broken English Zoe Cassavetes United States
Four Sheets to the Wind Sterlin Harjo United States
The Good Life Steve Berra United States
Grace Is Gone James C. Strouse United States
Hounddog Deborah Kampmeier United States
Joshua George Ratliff United States
Never Forever Gina Kim United States
On the Road with Judas J. J. Lask United States
Padre Nuestro Christopher Zalla United States
The Pool Chris Smith United States
Rocket Science Jeffrey Blitz United States
Snow Angels David Gordon Green United States
Starting Out in the Evening Andrew Wagner United States
Teeth Mitchell Lichtenstein United States
Weapons Adam Bhala Lough United States

World Cinema Competition: Documentary[edit]

The 16 films below were chosen from 506 submissions.

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Accident Accidente Cao Guimarães, Pablo Lobato Brazil
Bajo Juárez: The City Devouring Its Daughters Bajo Juárez: La ciudad devorando a sus hijas José Antonio Cordero, Alejandra Sánchez Mexico
Cocalero Cocalero Alejandro Landes Bolivia/Argentina
Comrades in Dreams Uli Gaulke Germany
Crossing the Line Daniel Gordon United Kingdom
Three Comrades Drie kameraden Masha Novikova Netherlands
Hot House Shimon Dotan Israel
In the Shadow of the Moon David Sington United Kingdom
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Julien Temple Ireland/United Kingdom
Manufactured Landscapes Jennifer Baichwal Canada
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun Pernille Rose Grønkjær Denmark
On a Tightrope Petr Lom Norway/Canada
A Very British Gangster Donal Mac Intyre United Kingdom
VHS—Kahloucha Nejib Belkadhi Tunisia
Enemies of Happiness Vores lykkes fjender Anja Al Erhayem, Eva Mulvad Denmark
Welcome Europa Bruno Ulmer France

World Cinema Competition: Dramatic[edit]

The 16 films below were chosen from 506 submissions.

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Sweet Mud Adama Meshuga'at Dror Shaul Israel
Driving with My Wife's Lover Ane-eui Aein-eul Mannada Kim Tai-sik South Korea
The Night Buffalo El Búfalo de la Noche Jorge Hernandez Aldana Mexico
Eagle vs Shark Taika Waititi New Zealand
Ezra Newton I. Aduaka France/Nigeria/Austria
Blame it on Fidel La Faute à Fidel Julie Gavras France
Ghosts Nick Broomfield United Kingdom
The Legacy L' Héritage Géla Babluani, Temur Babluani France
How She Move Ian Iqbal Rashid Canada
How Is Your Fish Today? Jin tian de yu zen me yang? Xiaolu Guo United Kingdom
Khadak Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth Germany/Belgium
Noise Matthew Saville Australia
Drained O Cheiro do Ralo Heitor Dhalia Brazil
Once John Carney Ireland
The Island Ostrov Pavel Lounguine Russian Federation
Buried Dreams Rêves de poussière Laurent Salgues Burkina Faso/Canada/France


English title Original title Director(s) Production country
1st Light Paul Chan United States
Academy R. Luke DuBois United States
Cluster Lincoln Schatz United States
Copenhagen Cycles Eric Dyer United States
Klip//Effect Klip Collective United States
The Last Dining Table Roh Gyeong-tae South Korea
Lynn Hershman Leeson In Second Life Lynn Hershman Leeson United States
Meet Me In Wichita Martha Colburn United States
Mobiopera Shu Lea Cheang United States
Offscreen Christoffer Boe Denmark
Phantom Love Nina Menkes United States
Pierre Huyghe Artist Spotlight Pierre Huyghe France
Play R. Luke DuBois United States
Slipstream Anthony Hopkins United States
Soapbox Agitation #1: Proving Ground Travis Wilkerson United States
Strange Culture Lynn Hershman Leeson United States
You Are Here James Graham United States
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno United States

Award winners[edit]


Festival Theaters[edit]


  1. ^ a b "World premiere of Brett Morgen's documentary Chicago 10 to open 2007 Sundance Film Festival" (PDF). 2006-11-16. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  2. ^ a b "2007 Sundance Film Festival announces films in the Premieres, Spectrum, New Frontier, Park City at Midnight and From the Sundance Follection Sections" (PDF). 2006-11-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Sundance Film Festival 2007 Film Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  4. ^ "Sundance Film Festival Announces '07 Lineup". ComingSoon.net. November 29, 2006. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  5. ^ "2007 Sundance Film Festival Announces Independent Film and World Cinema Competitions" (PDF). Sundance.org. November 29, 2006. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  6. ^ "2007 Sundance Film Festival award winners". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-01-28.

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