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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn
Films and directors discovered at Sundance

'Clerks' - 1994

Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt will host this year's award ceremony on January 26th (© Mario Anzuoni/Newscom/RTR)
  • This 1989 film saw the rise of the independent movie scene within America (© Snap Stills/REX Features)
  • Carlos Gallado starred in the action film (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster was picked up at Sundance (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • The role that launched Hugh Grant's high profile career (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
  • The basketball film was first screened at the 1994 Sundance festival (© Moviesotre Collection/REX Features)
  • Many of David O. Russell's indie films have been discovered at Sundance (© Wireimage/Getty Images)
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Going into 1994, it didn'€™t really seem as if there was a market for an indie comedy film but the film's success at Sundance that year proved that maybe there was one slot available. Following the lives of two store clerks as they make it through the working day, Clerks built up audience support at the festival and propelled itself to fame.