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2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance and other Park City Festivals news, past and future.  January 16 -26, 2014


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Sundance Institute Tours Package of Short Films from 2014 Sundance Film Festival to Theaters Across USA

Sundance Institute today announced that it will tour a package of eight short films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to a variety of destinations including art house theaters, museums, college theaters and general event spaces, across the country throughout.  Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 94-minute Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour features both fiction and documentary short films and includes three films that won awards at the 2014 Festival. Venues ...

Sundance Institute Expands Support to Writers and Creators of Series for TV and Online Platforms

  First ‘Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab’ to Be Held in Fall 2014 at the Sundance Resort, with Norman and Lyn Lear as Founding Supporters Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its renowned labs for independent artists to include dedicated support for writers and creators of series for television and online platforms. The first Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab will be held in Fall 2014 at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. Building...

2014 Sundance ASCAP Music Café Recap

The Autumn Defense, Greyson Chance, Escondido and More Wrap Up Exciting 16th Sundance ASCAP Music Café   The 16th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café wrapped up eight days of live performances at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 24th with an eclectic group of songwriters and bands that spanned the musical spectrum.   On the Café's last day, 16 year-old singer-songwriter Greyson Chance kicked things off by mixing R&B, funk and jazz influences...

CHAPEL PERILOUS wins YouTube Short Film Audience Award at Sundance 2014!

    Saturday night in Park City CHAPEL PERILOUS, by Matthew Lessner, won the Sundance YouTube Short Film Audience Award! It will remain online on Sundance's YouTube channel for a limited time here: http://youtu.be/-j-Bbbck2Nk   CHAPEL PERILOUS 9 ratings 486 views     CHAPEL PERILOUS: WWW.CHAPE...

"RETURN TO HOMS" wins Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary @ Sundance 2014

    "RETURN TO HOMS" Grand Jury Prize Winner for World Cinema Documentary @ Sundance 2014 RETURN TO HOMS, the powerful and timely documentary from Syrian filmmakers director Talal Derki and producer Orwa Nyrabia, had its North American premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014 in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. At the Sundance awards ceremony, where the film won the Grand Jury Prize, the jury said: "We wanted to choose a film that really deeply cap...

The video coverage of the Sundance Awards Ceremony in its entirety is available here.

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Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

  Rich Hill, Whiplash, Return to Homs and To Kill a Man Earn Grand Jury Prizes Audience Favorites Include Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, Whiplash, The Green Prince, Difret and Imperial Dreams Sundance Institute  announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, in Park City, Utah. Video of the ceremony in its entirety is available at www.sundance.or...

2014 Richard Ray Perez: “Cesar’s Last Fast”

  Filmmaker Richard Ray Perez on his film "Cesar's Last Fast," premiering in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more about the film at: http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13899/cesars_last_fast Video  Meet the Artists  2014 Richard Ray Perez: “Cesar’s Last Fast” 2014 Richard Ray Perez: “Cesar’s Last Fast”   Filmmaker Richard Ray Perez on his fi...

Live@Sundance Video Recap: Artist At The Table

  Join us to kick off the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival by stepping behind the scenes of opening night and experiencing An Artist at the Table. This intimate evening is orchestrated to celebrate independent artists and their stories. The Official YouTube Channel of the Sundance Film Festival, presented by the non-profit Sundance Institute.       ...

2014 Slamdance Film Festival Awards

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The 20th Annual Slamdance Film Festival tonight announced the feature film and short film recipients of this year's awards in the Audience, Jury, and Sponsored Award Categories. The award winners were announced at the annual Closing Night Awards Ceremony at the Treasure Mountain Inn.   As in previous years, juries of leading industry experts and esteemed filmmakers determined the Slamdance Jury Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Short Film categories. The...

RICH HILL World Premiere @ Sundance 2014 in US. Docu. Competition

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    RICH HILL World Premiere @ Sundance 2014 in US. Docu. Competition Directed by: Tracy Droz Tragos, Andrew Droz Palermo, RICH HILL is modern American tale about 3 young boys from Rich Hill, Missouri. It is a coming-of-age story that follows these teens as they deal with life and the hand that has been dealt to them. Filmmaking cousins Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo come together...

Sundance's World Premier of HBO's LOVE CHILD.

Sundance's World Premier of HBO's LOVE CHILD. Filmmaker Valerie Veatch has returned to the Sundance Film Festival – this time for the world premiere of her HBO film LOVE CHILD about Internet and gaming immersion/addiction, her second documentary feature film (and second to debut at Sundance). The film, which Veatch created with producer and artist and filmmaker David Foox, screened in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. LOVE CHILD is executive produced by T-Mobile CEO Joh...

FUNNY OR DIE PARTNERS WITH SUNDANCE MIDNIGHT COMEDY “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS”

  FUNNY OR DIE PARTNERS WITH SUNDANCE MIDNIGHT COMEDY “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS”   Park City, UT. On the eve of its world premiere in Sundance, Funny Or Die (FOD) is partnering with the Unison Films and Defender Films broad comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. From frequent collaborators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement who shared writing, directing and acting duties, SHADOWS is a hilarious comedy chock full of one-liners that showcases whether you’r...

RADiUS-TWC, boutique label from the Weinstein Company, has acquired worldwide rights to the romantic comedy THE ONE I LOVE

THE ONE I LOVE starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss and Ted Danson.   Directed by Charlie McDowell in his feature film debut, THE ONE I LOVE has been the talk of Sundance since its world premiere on Tuesday night.  The film was produced by the Duplass Brothers. RADiUS has slated a fourth quarter 2014 release. THE ONE I LOVE centers on Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss), a married couple on the brink of separation. At the urging of their therapist (Danson), they escape t...

Kinology announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

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Cinetic Media is handling the domestic rights to the film.    Kinology announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, which premiered on Sunday in the Next section at Sundance.  Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the film was produced by Sina Sayyah, Justin Begnaud and Say Ahh productions along with executive producers Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision, Logan Pictures, and Black Light District.  The film’s ...

IFC Films announced today from Sundance that the company is acquiring North American rights to Jim Mickle's COLD IN JULY

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IFC Films announced today from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that the company is acquiring North American rights to Jim Mickle's COLD IN JULY. The film, with a screenplay by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici, stars Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici, and Wyatt Russell.COLD IN JULY was produced by Linda Moran, René Bastian of Belladonna Productions, Marie Savare de Laitre and Adam Folk, and executive produced by Jean-Baptiste Babin, Emilie Georges, Manuel C...

Submarine Entertainment announced today that it has sold foreign rights to Todd Douglas Miller's film DINOSAUR 13

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Submarine Entertainment announced today that it has sold foreign rights to Todd Douglas Miller's film DINOSAUR 13, the Opening Night film of this year's Sundance Film Festival and also screening in the US Documentary Competition, to Dogwoof Global with rights in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa sold to Madman Entertainment and International Airline Rights, excluding North America, to Jaguar Distribution. Earlier in the festival Submarine sold all North American...

Intandem Films changes trading name and adds new Digital Marketing Division

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Intandem Films, the London based international film group, is pleased to announce that following a planned strategic review it will trade as Intandem Media Group, which will have three operating divisions following the addition of a digital marketing division to complement its sales and distribution offerings.   The divisions: Manifest Film Sales Ltd Manifest Film Sales Ltd is the commercially and creatively minded international film sales division whose primary activities include sour...

Times Talks / Cinema Café: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, and Michael Winterbottom

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TimesTalks with The New York Times ...with Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, and Michael Winterbottom (The Trip to Italy). Moderated by New York Times culture reporter Melena Ryzik. #CinemaCafe The Official YouTube Channel of the Sundance Film Festival, presented by the non-profit Sundance Institute. Enjoy up-to-the minute coverage of the Festival, including filmmaker panels, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.   ...

Visit the New Frontier of Storytelling at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

An experiment in Festival presentation, New Frontier is a social and creative space that showcases media installations, multimedia performances, transmedia experiences, panel discussions, and more.   ...

2014 Sundance Film Festival: Make Your Voice Heard Panel video transcript Technology and Social Impact

The Internet's Own Boy (US Documentary Competition) and We Are the Giant (Documentary Premieres) tell the stories of individuals who have used technology and social media to bypass traditional barriers to communication, and who have impacted lives and created change worldwide in the process. Like these individuals, filmmakers today have the opportunity to share their films with a global audience, and create social impact using the same tools. Hear from filmmakers, activists, and industry e...

Financing Through the Power of Fans Panel video transcript

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With the rise of new online fundraising tools, audience is playing a bigger role in how films get financed - join us in a talk with filmmakers, film financing companies, and talent agents to hear stories about how filmmakers use their YouTube audience to fund bigger projects.   ...

WIF Awards $32k In Grants to Sundance Filmmakers at 8th Annual WIF Sundance Panel

Frances Bodomo, Tracy Droz Tragos & Andrew Droz Palermo, Cynthia Hill, Eve Ensler & Tony Stroebel Honored at 8th Annual Women In Film Sundance Filmmakers Panel, Presented by Skywalker Sound   On January 19, 2014 Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to women in the global entertainment industry, awarded four grants worth $32,000 in a combination of cash and in-kind donations at its eighth annual Sundance Filmmakers Panel discussio...

Main Street Films announced today the acquisition of Joe Manganiello’s La Bare.

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High profile Slamdance premiere results in competitive deal-making for theatrical release   Main Street Films announced today the acquisition of Joe Manganiello’s La Bare.  Manganiello’s production company 3:59 Inc., run by brother Nick Manganiello, produced the crowd-pleasing documentary.  The Magic Mike star’s directorial debut gives an insider’s look at the history, the lives and the culture of the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dal...

Sony Pictures Classics Lands Sundance Sleeper Hit LAND HO! A film by Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz

  Click here to download images from the film   Park City, Utah -- Sony Pictures Classics announced this morning that it has secured worldwide rights to Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s bawdy road trip comedy LAND HO!, which premiered on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival. SPC plans to release the film nationwide in 2014. The film is produced by Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy, and Christina Jennings, and executive produced by David Gordon Green, and Julie Parker B...
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