Each year, filmmakers, studios, and streamers descend in Park City, Utah to present and watch the best new independent films of the year. The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, running from Jan. 23 through Feb. 2, will unveil 118 feature-length films, representing 27 countries and 44 first-time feature filmmakers. And each night, Hollywood studios like Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, A24, and Neon will compete with Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Apple, and smaller digital-first platforms for the rights to distribute those movies to you, the potential audience member.
Unlike Alien vs. Predator, whoever wins, you also win.
Polygon’s entertainment team is on the ground at this year’s Sundance to get the early word on the premieres. Here’s everything you need to know.