Like Snowmageddon Part IV, Sundance has come and gone, but some of the young stars who broke out at this year's film festival will be around for much longer than the average snowbank or slush puddle (hard as that may be to believe).
Even before jetting out of Park City, Elizabeth Olsen (the younger sis of the famous Oslen twins) scored "It girl" status for her roles in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House." Trailing her: Juno Temple, the budding British star of "Kaboom" and "Little Birds."
Gut-wrenching performances in Kevin Smith's "Red State" stamped Kyle Gallner and Nicholas Braun with street cred. And with writing, producing and acting chops, former Wall Street worker Brit Marling is poised to dominate another industry.
Of course, Sundance isn't all about the movies. For every screening, there's a party, an after-party and a VIP lounge to hit after that. Music A-listers including Cee-Lo, a Tribe Called Quest, Florence and the Machine and One Republic rocked out at Bing Bar. Gifting suites set up shop on Main Street, with Samsung dishing up meals to fuel an 18-hour day and brands like Puma, Sorel, Obermeyer and RocaWear outfitting attendees for the slopes.
Do Sundance's fresh faces think of this sort of thing as work? Take Gallner's word for it: "It's like spring break on ice."
Click on the videos on the upper left to get to know the up-and-coming stars from Sundance 2011 and see how they made the most of the film festival experience.