Yesterday, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival revealed their lineup of the 112 films, selected from a record-breaking pool of 14,259 submissions, that will screen across the festival’s 10 major categories, including the U.S. competition, world competition and NEXT sections.

The Free The Bid team was delighted to see that 4 titles helmed by Free The Bid directors – including “Honey Boy,”  (pictured above) the feature film debut of our initiative’s founder, Alma Har’el – were included in this prestigious and competitive festival slate:

The Farewell, directed by Lulu Wang
Hala, directed by Minhal Baig
Honey Boy, directed by Alma Har’el
Jawline, directed by Liza Mandelup

We’re so proud to have all of these talented ladies as a part of the Free The Bid fam!

Overall, women directors and directors from a wide variety of identities were well-represented across the entire lineup – as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, “of the 61 directors in the four competition categories, 42 percent are women, 39 percent are people of color and 23 percent identify as LGBTQIA.”

Congratulations to each of the women directors below for their selection as a part of the 2019 Sundance lineup!

Always in Season, directed by Jacqueline Olive
American Factory, directed by Julia Reichert
Animals, directed by Sophie Hyde
Before You Know It, directed by Hannah Pearl Utt
Birds of Passage, directed by Cristina Gallego
Clemency, directed by Chinonye Chukwu
Greener Grass, directed by Jocelyn DeBoer
Hail Satan, directed by Penny Lane
Imaginary Order, directed by Debra Eisenstadt Morgen
The Infiltrators, directed by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra
Knock Down the House, directed by Rachel Lears
Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra
The Lodge, directed by Veronika Franz
The Nightingale, directed by Jennifer Kent
Paradise Hills, directed by Alice Waddington
Raise Hell, directed by Janice Engel
Selah and the Spades, directed by Tayarisha Poe
Share, directed by Pippa Bianco
Sister Aimee, directed by Samantha Buck
Sonja The White Swan, directed by Anne Sewitsky
Them That Follow, directed by Britt Poulton
To The Stars, directed by Martha Stephenson
Troupe Zero, directed by Bert Bertie
Untitled Brazil Documentary, directed by Petra Costa

So pack your parka – the 2019 Sundance Festival is set to run Jan. 24-Feb. 3 in and around Park City!