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"The Moment"? Mix Jennifer Jason Leigh, Meat Loaf & Alia Shawkat - Credit Director Jane Weinstock

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   If you saw Margot at the Wedding (2007), you know Jennifer Jason Leigh has lately developed incredible charm and depth, but in director Jane Weinstock's new movie The Moment, she is outstanding. Her performance as Lee, the divorced war photographer who spirals into post-traumatic distress with psychotic aspects, is nothing short of clinically brilliant. When Leigh as Lee says "I can't trust what I am seeing," ...

Screening Services Group: An Official Provider of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute this evening 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. The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented by Tracy Chapman to: Rich Hill / U.S.A. (Directors: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos) — In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in the most fragile of family bond...

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 ...

Robert Redford and Film Independent President Josh Welsh on the Continuing Rise of Independent Filmmaking (Second of Two Parts)

  By Mike Takeuchi   The Film Independent’s 29th Annual Spirit Awards will be held on Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica.  Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the Spirit Awards will be televised later that evening on the Independent Film Channel (IFC).  Check your local listings for showtimes.                                                     &...

2014 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Call for Entry

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   The 2014 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival is announcing their call for entries. Submissions will be processed by IMDB compliant Withoutabox.com.     The 7th Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival official Call for Entries is open to anyone with a desire to submit their work. The categories include: feature film, documentary feature, experimental/avant-garde feature, music video, short film (Includes, animation, docume...

Video presentation of the Jury, Audience and other Special Awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

                                       This weekly newsletter has reached  164 442 subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our EFM Dailies, Newslett...

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...

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.       ...

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...

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...

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...

JASH wins at SUNDANCE

JASH SHORT HONORED AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL   YouTube comedy collective JASH and filmmaker Janicza Bravo have won The Jury Award, U.S. Fiction at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  They were honored for the dark comic short “Gregory Go Boom” which stars JASH co-founder Michael Cera as a parapalegic who leaves home to be on his own.  The short also stars Brett Gelman and was written and directed by Bravo.    It’s worth noting tha...

Winners of the 2014 Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Awards Announced

Emerging Artists from Vietnam/UK, Australia, Denmark and India Selected for their Visionary Projects   Sundance Institute and Mahindra today announced the winners of the 2014 Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world. The winning directors and projects are Hong Khaou, MONSOON from Vietnam/UK; Tobias Lindholm, A WAR from Denmark; Ashlee Page, ARCHIVE from Australia; and Neeraj Ghaywan, FLY ...

2014 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Awards Ceremony

2014 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Awards : Of God and Dogs Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and c...

Pivot and Univision News acquire US TV rights to Cesar's Last Fast

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Original Documentary About Famed Labor Organizer Marks First In Joint Venture Between Univision News and Participant Media’s TV Network Pivot, the cable network from Participant Media targeting Generation Y, and Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision  Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, have acquired the U.S. TV rights to ‘Cesar’s Last Fast’ from Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee in advance of its world...

Sundance Institute Receives $5 Million Grant from Open Society Foundations

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  Support for Documentary Films Examining Contemporary Human Rights and Social Issues   Park City, UT — Innovative documentary films addressing some of the most important issues facing the world today received a boost with a $5 million grant to the Sundance Institute. Christopher Stone, president of the Open Society Foundations, announced the dollar-for-dollar matching grant at the Sundance Film Festival.   "My foundations have long supported arts and culture--es...

Sundance opening and previews articles

Spotlight on Women Directors. Moderated by Indiewire's Anne Thompson @ 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Spotlight on Women Directors. Moderated by Indiewire's Anne Thompson @ 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Women directors tend to get more opportunity in documentary than Hollywood. It's hard to explain why, but we can certainly celebrate their results. Hosted by Thom Powers and the SundanceNOW Doc Club, four Sundance Film Festival participants and alumnae will discuss th...

A guide to Dining in Park City

I wanted to share with you a fun guide to Park City’s restaurant scene while at Sundance created by Tastemade.  Take a peek: https://www.tastemade.com/locations/park-city   All the restaurants listed are OPEN during Sundance! Watch 1 minute episodes of the best local hot spots, get a sneak peek at what they look like inside, and which dishes to try. Instead of trying to figure out which restaurants are open this year, Tastemade has done it for y...

SUNDANCE 2014: Lucy Walker's "THE LION'S MOUTH OPENS" has World Premiere in Docu Shorts Competition

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Two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker returns to Sundance Film Festival 2014 with a remarkable new documentary, THE LION'S MOUTH OPENS. The 15 minute film is screening as part of the festival's Shorts Competition. Synopsis: A stunningly courageous young actor, Marianna Palka, confronts her risk of Huntington's Disease. This documentary film features a cast that happens to include a number of notable actors (who are not acting), they are listed her...

Music Takes Center Stage at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute today highlighted the roster of music performances to take place at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, including talent from Low Down – featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, composer Ohad Talmor and and a reading by Elle Fanning – who will perform at the ‘A Celebration of Music in Film’ event on January 19, 8:00 p.m. MT, at Sundance House Presented by HP at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Also at the event will be The Fela! Band, performing music ...
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