4 December 2013 1:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Today's announcements of the main Sundance competition sections, along with its ever-intriguing Next <=> sidebar, kick off a hyperactive process of speculative hype that culminates next month in Park City. The festival has yet to reveal the full lineup, as the premieres and midnight sections will be unveiled in the coming days, but already a hefty chunk of the program has provided plenty of material to sift through. Having received over 12,000 submissions, the festival's final selection of 117 features leaves a lot to scrutinize. Here's an overview of some of the notable inclusions from the festival's upcoming 30th edition with some input from its top programmers. 2014 Competition Lineup:u.S Dramatic CompetitionU.S. Documentary CompetitionWorld Dramatic CompetitionWorld Documentary Competition Next<=> Genre Conquers All While the midnight section has yet to be announced, there are plenty of genre offerings throughout the lineup. In "Life After Beth," the directorial »

- Eric Kohn

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