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Sundance Unveils Indie Episodics Lineup With Nick Hornby, Kyra Sedgwick Series

The Sundance Institute has unveiled a dozen independent television series for the upcoming festival in the second year of its Indie Episodics section, including works by Nick Hornby and Kyra Sedgwick.

Sundance also announced on Monday that its Special Events section will include the new season of IFC’s documentary parody series “Documentary Now!” and Gregg Araki’s upcoming Starz show “Now Apocalypse,” executive produced by Steven Soderbergh. The shorts section will include 73 short films from 33 countries chosen from 9,443 submissions — 4,720 from the U.S. and 4,723 international.

Of the projects announced on Monday, 53% were directed or created by one or more women, 51% were directed or created by one or more filmmaker of color, and 26% by one or more people who identify as Lgbtqia. And 12 were supported by Sundance Institute in development.

Kim Yutani, the festival’s director of programming, said, “Our newly-expanded programming team took in a full spectrum of human

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