For filmmakers and movie buffs it's a sacred time-the start of the Sundance Film Festival. Based in Park City Utah, Sundance showcases independent films from all over the world. Prize winners at Sundance often sweep awards at other festivals in both dramatic and documentary categories. Less familiar to many, but equally important, The Sundance Institute offers much needed support to filmmakers and other artists through it's funding, mentoring and residency programs.
If you are interested in learning about the hot new films of 2016 check out the festival program. You can even "attend" some of the festival's daily events, including conversations with filmmakers and Power of Story panels via their Live @ Sundance YouTube channel.
And on a snowy January day, who doesn't like to spend some time at the movies?