It's finally here: The first in a series of lineup announcements from the Sundance Film Festival. Indiewire published the 2012 competition this afternoon, which includes 110 features selected from 4,042 submissions. The program represents 31 countries, with 44 films from first-time filmmakers. (Tomorrow will bring details of the NEXT, Park City at Midnight and Spotlight sections.)
2012 Competition Lineup:
U.S. Dramatic Competition
U.S. Documentary Competition
World Cinema Dramatic Competition
World Cinema Documentary Competition
"We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers," Sundance founder Robert Redford said in a statement. "They are making statements about the changing world we live in."
Meanwhile, the world that Sundance lives in has changed as well: Last year, festival-goers crowded into a diminished environment with the Racquet Club (one of the larger screening locations) out of commission for renovations. But...