The 2023 Sundance Film Festival schedule is officially set, with over 101 feature films from 23 countries set to debut at the hybrid event, which will see the return of in-person festivities for the first time since 2020.

A surge in COVID-19 cases because of the Omicron variant in December 2021 and January 2022 canceled the 2022 festival, and this year, while some premieres are exclusively in-person events in Park City, Utah, others will include virtual options. The festival is set to take place from Jan. 19-29.

The festival will include drama, documentary and short film features, filmmaker conversations and panel discussions ahead of the award ceremony. According to The Sundance Institute, 53% of the films are directed by at least one female-identifying filmmaker and 45% are from filmmakers of color.

"Maintaining an essential place for artists to express themselves, take risks, and for visionary stories to endure and entertain is distinctly Sundance," said the founder and president of the Sundance Institute, Robert Redford. "The festival continues to foster these values and connections through independent storytelling. We are honored to share the compelling selection of work at this year's festival from distinct perspectives and unique voices."

Prominent submissions include A24's "All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt," Searchlight's "Rye Lane," Amazon's "Cassandro," and Focus Features' "A Thousand and One." Documentaries focusing on the lives of Brooke Shields, Judy Blume, and Michael J. Fox will also premiere at the event.

Anne Hathaway will star in a prison thriller film, "Eileen" by director William Oldroyd. Emilia Clarke will star alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in the sci-fi comedy "The Pod Generation." The festival will also feature films discussing topical issues including the war in Ukraine, access to abortion in the U.S., and mistreatment of sexual assault survivors.

Sundance announced that short film and indie episodic program lineups will release on Dec. 13 alongside a finalized schedule.