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 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:
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
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