Grad Film at Sundance 2024

Friday, Feb 9, 2024

Sundance Film Festival 2024

Courtesy of Sundance Institute

The 2024 Sundance Film Festival featured premieres from over a dozen alumni and MFA candidates, with two bringing home awards.


'In the Land of Brothers'

'In the Land of Brothers'

In the Land of Brothers was written, directed, and produced by current MFA candidate Raha Amirfazli. The story follows three members of an extended Afghan family as they start their lives over in Iran as refugees, unaware that they face a decades-long struggle ahead to be “at home.”

In the Land of Brothers received the Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic.



Union, featuring editing by alum Blair McClendon, follows the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) — a group of current and former Amazon workers in New York City’s Staten Island — as they take on one of the world’s largest and most powerful companies in the fight to unionize.

Union received the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for the Art of Change.

Congratulations to all of the films from the Grad Film community that premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival:

U.S. Dramatic

A Real Pain

Ryan Heller, Executive Producer

World Cinema Dramatic

Brief History of a Family 

Jianjie Lin, Writer/Director

World Cinema Documentary

Agent of Happiness

Noémi Veronika Szakonya, Producer

Máté Artur Vincze, Producer


Realm of Satan 

Molly Gander, Producer


Haley Anderson, Writer/Director


Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story

Matthew Reeve, Cast


Love Lies Bleeding

Susan Kirr, Executive Producer


Conbody VS Everybody

Debra Granik, Director/Executive Producer 

U.S. Fiction Short Films 


Angalis Field, Writer/Director/Editor

Drake Burnette, Producer

40th Edition Celebration Screenings and Events 

Mississippi Masala

Lydia Dean Pilcher, Associate Producer/Unit Production Manager

Peter Mavromates, Transportation Coordinator

Margot Bridger, Assistant to Michael Nozik


Evan Edelist, Digital Intermediate 


Dee Rees, Writer/Director

Spike Lee, Executive Producer

Kia M. Neal, Set Production Assistant