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Sundance


Sundance and other Park City Festivals news, past and future.  January 22 - February 1, 2015  #sundance

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Sundance 2015 - WESTERN wins Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking (VIDEO)

WESTERN A film by Bill & Turner Ross  WINS U.S. DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD  FOR VÉRITÉ FILMMAKING!   Check out the snow-filled award acceptance video here!     ABOUT THE FILM   With a singular cinematic perspective, directors Bill and Turner Ross (TCHOUPITOULAS, 45365) are known for capturing dreamy vérité images to create rich portraits of life in American landscapes. They open their latest tale before...

Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to Chloé Zhao’s powerful feature debut, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME.

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THE INTERNATIONAL SALES AGENT ADDS CHLOÉ ZHAO’S HOT TITLE TO ITS DYNAMIC EFM SLATE.  Fortissimo Films Chairman, Michael J. Werner, announced today that the company has acquired international rights to Chloé Zhao’s powerful feature debut, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME. The film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this week in the US Dramatic Competition section, has proven to be a hit with audiences and critics alike, opening to rave reviews and attracting the atte...

Chuck Norris vs. Communism at SUNDANCE

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The awards at the Sundance festival were presented on Sunday! A great moment for our 2013 participants, Ilinca Calugareanu and Mara Adina, the team behind the debut Chuck Norris vs. Communism, competing in the World Documentary section. After the Directing Award victory for The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, a DOK.Incubator film from 2012, expectations are high… The mesmerizing thriller tells the story of Romanian black-market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator, ...

The Orchard acquired North American rights to Joe Swanberg's DIGGING FOR FIRE

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Film Made Its World Premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival     The Orchard announced that the company is acquiring North American rights to Joe Swanberg's DIGGING FOR FIRE. The film is co-written by Jake Johnson and Swanberg and it stars Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. DIGGING FOR FIRE was produced by Swanberg, Alicia Van Couvering and Jake Johnson. The film had its world premiere at the ...

Filmdoo Unveils Prestigious Film Poster Competition at Sundance

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FilmDoo (http://www.filmdoo.com), the new online film discovery platform for international and independent films, is excited to launch a global design competition whereby three lucky winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year, with supporters for the competition including leading global technology and design brands Adobe, Scan and NVIDIA.     The #FilmDooCreativity Competition is also supported by leading F...

Magniolia Pictures picked worldwide rights forThe Wolfpack

  Park City, UT (January 29, 2014) - Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights for Crystal Moselle's critically-acclaimed documentary THE WOLFPACK, one of the most discussed films at the Sundance 2015. THE WOLFPACK is a fascinating portrait of six extraordinary teenagers who lived their formative lives in solitude in their apartment in New York, but obsessively watched and recreated movies to connect to the outside world.   The film was produce...

Sundance Wrapped with Awards Ceremony

Full List of Sundance Award Winners U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic   Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic   Robert Eggers, The Witch Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic   Tim Talbott, The Stanford Prison Experiment U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision   Adva...

2015 Sundance Film Festival Closing Night Awards Ceremony Hosted By Tig Notaro live video January 31st

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 Join us live January 31st and watch as Tig Notaro and special guests live present filmmakers with jury and audience awards. ...

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK A film by Brett Morgen

  KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK invites you to experience Kurt’s life, art, and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. This first-ever fully authorized documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), written word, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews fr...

FilmFestivals.com introduces the SHIFT72 Affiliate Programme

  It was announced today during Sundance 2015, by Bruno Chatelin and Ky Hacker (Shift72) that SHIFT72, the leading provider secure VOD platforms to the entertainment industry, has joined forces with filmfestivals.com to offer our audience an exclusive discount on your own VOD platform. If you're a content owner or creator, you can now distribute titles directly to your audience with your own branded platform while keeping 100% of the profit. For Festivals - Open ...

Sundance 2015 Newsletter n°2

This weekly newsletter reaches 182 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I  Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and fest...

World of Tomorrow Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize in Sundance

2015 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Awards happy filmmaker  Don Hertzfeldt   Sundance Institute announced the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City, Utah; full video of the ceremony is at youtube.com/sff. The short film program at the Festival is the centerpiece of Sundance Institute’s year-round efforts to support short filmmaking, including a series of daylong worksh...

The Stanford Prison Experiment by Kyle Patrick Alvarez wins Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize in Sundance

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Sundance Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award $60,000 In Science-in-Film Prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival   Jonathan Minard and Scott Rashap (Archive) Receive Sundance Institute / Sloan Fellowship Jon Noble (Tyfus) and Cutter Hodierne and John Hibey (Otzi) Receive Sundance Institute / Sloan Commissioning Grants Park City, UT — Sundance Institute today announced the Science-in Film-Prizes that support the development and exhibition of new independent ...

Sundance Institute Selects Global Filmmaking Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Emerging Artists from Poland/Germany, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Ukraine Selected for Visionary Independent Film Projects Sundance Institute today announced the winners of the 2015 Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award presented by AJ+, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world. The winning directors and projects are Haifaa Al Mansour, Be Safe I Love You (Saudi Arabia); K’naan, The Poet (Somalia); Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Luxembour...

Magnolia Pictures pick up world rights on Tangerine

"Tangerine," Sean Baker’s film produced by the Duplass Brothers and Through Films, has been one of the most critically acclaimed and groundbreaking films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.   PARK CITY, UT (January 27, 2015) – Magnolia Pictures announced today that the company is acquiring worldwide distribution rights to TANGERINE, which has been one of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia has acquired the film for a traditional...

Sales Estimate Report: Millions worth of Minimum Guarantees at your fingertips!

    Values Soar The distribution market heats up heading into EFM Fox Searchlight and Indian Paintbrush acquired Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, about a loner high school senior forced to befriend a girl dying of cancer. The deal is reporte...

New CEO for The Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA (Nigeria, June) - Submissions close February 10th.

It was announced during Sundance that Dayo Ogunyemi will step in as the new CEO of The Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA Dayo Ogunyemi This year also marks the inauguration of Dayo Ogunyemi as the new CEO of AMAA. Mr. Ogunyemi, after serving on the board of the African Film Academy and as a film law expert for the WIPO, has spent the past two decades at the confluence of entertainment, media and technology with employment experience with Booz Allen & Hamilton's m...

Power of Story Video: Visions of Independence at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Kicking off Art of Film Weekend, a program celebrating the craft of filmmaking, join Robert Redford and George Lucas—two iconic filmmakers who epitomize the spirit of independence in American cinema—in conversation with critic Leonard Maltin. ...

Power of Story Video: Serious Ladies at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Join brilliant, fearless storytellers Lena Dunham (Girls), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, The Office), Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black, Weeds), and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live) with New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum as they discuss antiheroes and archetypes, using humor to crash through boundaries, as well as how far their art will go to tell the truth. The fascinating range of three-dimensional female characters on film and television these days suggests a sea chang...

Cinema Cafe Video: Saoirse Ronan and Toni Collette @ 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Join Toni Collette and Saoirse Ronan (Stockholm, Pennsylvania, Brooklyn) with Cara Buckley (The New York Times) live at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café.  ...

Cinema Cafe Video: Doug Aitken and Guy Maddin at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Join Doug Aitken (Station to Station) and Guy Maddin (The Forbidden Room) with Dennis Scholl (Knight Foundation) live at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café. Our daily series of informal chats rounds up special guests for thought-provoking discussions. ...

Sundance premiere of CITY OF GOLD in the Documentary Competition

  CITY OF GOLD Premiere in Documentary Competition at 2015 Sundance Film Festival with Confirmed attendees : CITY OF GOLD Director Laura Gabbert (NO   IMPACT MAN: THE DOCUMENTARY, SUNSET STORY), Pulitzer Prize Winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza, Wesley  Avila of Guerilla Tacos, and Minh Phan of 'Porridge and Puffs' in Hollywood,  all restaurants featured in the film. CITY OF GO...

Sundance World premiere of TIG Documentary about Standup Comedian's Year of Putting her Life Back Together

  Co-Directed by Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York  (TIG 2015 Sundance Film Festival - U.S. Documentary Section)   Kristina Goolsby Attending talent AT THE WORLD PREMIERE were :Stephanie Allynne, Bret Mckenzie, Jemaine Clement, Gregg Turkington  "Good evening, I have cancer," comedian Tig Notaro famously announced in 2012 during a set at a comedy club in Los Angeles. "Everyone having a good time? I have cancer." In just 30 minutes, Notaro used he...

Chad Gracias's Russian Woodpecker, Paranoid Conspiracy Documentary Receives New Poster

THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER        Fedor Alexandrovich is a radioactive man. He was four years old in 1986, when he was exposed to the toxic effects of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown and forced to leave his home. Now 33, he is an artist in Ukraine, with radioactive strontium in his bones and a singular obsession with the earth-changing catastrophe - why did it actually happen? Was there more to the story than the Soviet government let on? And, most importantl...

Sundance Institute Selects Stephanie Langhoff for Sundance Institute | Red Crown Producer’s Award

Sundance Institute and Red Crown Productions announced today Stephanie Langhoff, producer of The Bronze, as this year’s recipient of the Sundance Institute | Red Crown Producer’s Award. Through the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, the Award grants $10,000 to an emerging producer of a film at the Sundance Film Festival. The award recognizes bold vision and a commitment to continuing work as a creative producer in the independent space.  Past award recipients include...
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