Sundance 2021 snaps up three Australian films

A genre-spanning selection includes VR film 'Prison X - Chapter 1: The Devil & The Sun', feature documentary 'Playing with Sharks', and short film 'GNT'.

Australian film has a strong history at Sundance Film Festival, with award-winning feature films like Relic (2020), The Nightingale (2019) and Top End Wedding (2019) all featuring in past festivals. This year is no different; with the recent announcement of Sundance’s 2021 program, which will take place online and in person, comes the news that three Australian productions will feature.

The three productions cross a broad range of genres and include animated VR film Prison X – Chapter 1: The Devil & The Sun, feature-length documentary Playing with Sharks, and award-winning independent animation short, GNT

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob