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Debut Feature by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz ’16 at Sundance and Berlin FF

Mutt is one of 12 films selected for the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition from thousands of entries.

One of the largest and most selective film festivals in the world, the Sundance Film Festival annually introduces the world to groundbreaking films made by emerging independent storytellers. 

Mutt is the debut feature film written and directed by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz ’16 (Film, Philosophy and the Arts minor) selected for the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The 2023 Sundance Festival will take place January 19–29, in person and online.

The Berlin Film Festival has also selected Mutt for its 2023 Program, beginning February 7.

Lio Mehiel appears in a still from Mutt by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, an official selection of the U.S. ...

Mutt tells the story of Feña over the course of a single hectic day in New York City when three people from Feña’s past are thrust back into his life. Having lost touch since transitioning from female to male, he navigates the new dynamics of old relationships while tackling the day-to-day challenges of living life in between.

Lungulov-Klotz developed the screenplay while twice attending the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab, one of only five “visionary storytellers” selected for the program each time.

A Chilean-Serbian filmmaker raised between Chile, New York City, and Serbia, Lungulov-Klotz is also an alum of the Tribeca Film Institute and the Ryan Murphy HALF Initiative Program.

As a transgender storyteller, he hopes to expand queer narratives. His work focuses on intimate moments we often miss if we’re not looking.

His trans-themed short film, Still Liam, was his senior project and part of the Inside Out 2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival, the GAZE International LGBT Film Festival, and was an award-winner at the Trans Stellar Film Festival.