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2017

BY THE NUMBERS

Produced by:

PARK CITY

UTAH

JANUARY 19-29

NUMBER OF FILMS SUBMITTED

TOTAL

DRAMATIC

FEATURES

DOCUMENTARY

FEATURES

SHORTS

EPISODIC CONTENT*

VIRTUAL REALITY*

*2017 is the first year that VR and episodic content have been eligible for submissions.

NUMBER OF FILMS ACCEPTED

2015

2016

2017

TOTAL

DRAMATIC

FEATURES

SHORTS

DOCUMENTARY

FEATURES

EPISODIC CONTENT*

VIRTUAL REALITY*

*2017 is the first year that VR and episodic content have been eligible for submissions.

184

195

225

79

77

74

45

46

46

72

68

60

19

20

ESTIMATED FINANCIAL INVESTMENT IN FEATURES

Dramatic Features Accepted

Dramatic Features Submitted

Documentary Features Submitted

Documentary Features Accepted

2015

2016

2017

$2.31 BILLION

$718.4 MILLION

$79 MILLION

$18 MILLION

$2.33 BILLION

$700 MILLION

$77 MILLION

$18.4 MILLION

$2.37 BILLION

$718.4 MILLION

$79 MILLION

$18 MILLION

*Average dramatic feature budget is $1 million. Average documentary feature budget is $400,000. Budget figures based on interviews with producers and sales agents.

NUMBER OF FILMS THAT RECEIVED

DISTRIBUTION DEALS

 

2014

2015

2016

105
97
95

SUNDANCE FILM AND PIRACY

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Number of Illegal

Torrent Downloads

Data provided by Tecxipio

Minimum Lost Revenue

Calculated assuming 5% of torrent downloads would have been purchased at $3 per transaction

DOPE

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: June 19, 2015

SWISS ARMY MAN

Year at Sundance: 2016

Release Date: June 24, 2016

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

7,094,341

ME AND EARL AND

THE DYING GIRL

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: June 12, 2015

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

6,115,113

BROOKLYN

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: November 4, 2015

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

4,717,992

SLEEPING WITH

OTHER PEOPLE

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: September 11, 2015

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

3,933,85

A WALK IN

THE WOODS

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: September 2, 2015

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

2,461,018

STRANGERLAND

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: July 10, 2015

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

2,428,869

THE OVERNIGHT

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: June 19, 2015

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

1,751,270

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$263,000

HOT GIRLS

WANTED

Year at Sundance: 2015

Release Date: May 29, 2015

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

1,168,732

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$175,000

THE

FUNDAMENTALS

OF CARING

Year at Sundance: 2016

Release Date: June 24, 2016

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

915,370

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$137,000

THE BIRTH OF

A NATION

Year at Sundance: 2016

Release Date: October 7, 2016

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

652,430

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$98,000

SOUTHSIDE

WITH YOU

Year at Sundance: 2016

Release Date: September 15, 2016

Illegal Torrent  Downloads:

652,430

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$98,000

BRAHMAN NAMAN

Year at Sundance: 2016

Release Date: June 7, 2016

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

365,578

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$55,000

LO AND BEHOLD:

REVERIES OF

A CONNECTED

WORLD

Year at Sundance: 2016

Release Date: August 19, 2016

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

336,367

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$50,000

BIGGEST SALES VS  US BOX OFFICE

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BIGGEST SALES

US BOX OFFICE FOR BIGGEST SALES

2014

DON JON

Relativity Media

$29 Million  included marketing spend

$21.5 Million

THE SKELETON

TWINS

Roadside Attractions

$3.5 Million

$5.5 Million

2015

WHIPLASH

Sony Pictures Classics

$3.5 Million

$13.1 Million

ME  AND EARL

AND THE

DYING GIRL

Fox Searchlight/

Indian Paintbrush

$12 Million

$6.8 Million

BIRTH OF A

NATION

Fox Searchlight

MANCHESTER

BY THE SEA

Amazon

2016

$17.5 Million

$15.8 Million

$10 Million

$37.3 Million still in release

Illegal Torrent Downloads:

9,236,593

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$1,385,000

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$1,064,000

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$917,000

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$708,000

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$364,000

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$590,000

Minimum Lost Revenue:

$369,000

NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WORKED

ON ALL ACCEPTED FEATURES

NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WORKED

ON ALL FEATURES SUBMITTED

2015

12,400

410,500

12,300

408,100

11,800

406,800

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

US BOX OFFICE FOR OPENING NIGHT FILMS

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2015

WHAT

HAPPENED,

MISS SIMONE ?

Released on

Netflix

THE

BRONZE

$616,000

2016

NORMAN LEAR:

JUST ANOTHER

VERSION OF

YOU

$70,950

Oscar-qualifying

run. Film acquired

by PBS American

Masters.

2014

DINOSAUR

13

$2,500

WHIPLASH

$13.1 Million

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

2015

29
37
32

2016

2017

NUMBER OF WORLD PREMIERES

2015

2017

2016

45
49
40

NUMBER OF FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILMMAKERS

2016

2017

2015

103
103
103

FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE

2014

2015

2016

46,107
45,352
46,660

ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE STATE OF UTAH

Contributed $143 million to Utah's total

economic output

1,400 jobs >> $43 million in wages

$53.1 million spend by festival attendees

$8 million in state and local tax revenue