April 14th, 2015

next fest 2015 announcement feature

It’s almost summer and you know that means Sundance NEXT FEST 2015 is on the way! Some amazing films are coming to the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA along with filmmakers, artists, performers. Last year’s program was pretty special and this year is shaping up to be even more mind blowing so keep your eyes peeled for tickets!


“Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute today announced it will host Sundance NEXT FEST August 7-9, 2015, for the second year at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The weekend-long summer festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists by pairing five new independent films with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations between the filmmakers and those who inspired them.

This will mark the festival’s third year in Los Angeles. Highlights of last year include the premiere of Life After Beth with a solo acoustic performance by Father John Misty, a screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night with a live performance by Warpaint, and a screening of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter followed by a conversation between the filmmakers and Werner Herzog. Sundance NEXT FEST is an extension of the Sundance Film Festival’s popular NEXT section, which has launched films including Obvious Child, Compliance, Appropriate Behavior, Tangerine and Escape from Tomorrow.

The Sundance Film Festival programming staff will select films and music acts for Sundance NEXT FEST, with the films primarily drawn from selections for the most recent Festival. The program will be announced this summer, and tickets will go on sale then. More information at sundance.org/next. Sundance Institute members will have special access to Sundance NEXT FEST; join at sundance.org/membership.


Excited yet? Because we definitely are. Check out all our past coverage in the meantime.