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The 2018 Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah

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Netflix presents Burning Sands

PRESENTS BURNING SANDS     from director/co-writer Gerard McMurray starring Trevor Jackson (ABC's American Crime), Alfre Woodard (Netflix's Luke Cage), Steve Harris (ABC's The Practice), Tosin Cole and DeRon Horton. Burning Sands takes you on a raw, voyeuristic journey of fraternity pledging through the eyes of one favored pledgee, who is torn between honoring a code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing....

Newness and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time Join Festival Lineup

2017 Sundance Film Festival Adds Two More Films (L-R) Newness. Credit: Courtesy of Production; TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time. Credit:Laura Hudock/Courtesy of SHOWTIME. Sundance Institute augments the 2017 Sundance Film Festival program with two new independent films, announced today: Newness, from director Drake Doremus, and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time, from directors Banks Tarver, Ted Bourne and Mary Robertson. The...

Anyone can make a movie. With no money. And be a well-known filmmaker.Download this ebook to findout how!

NO BUDGET FILMMAKING by Jack Truman. The entire Ebook will be available for free during Sundance and Slamdance. Here's a link to the Ebook for your review: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/646348 Anyone can make a movie. With no money. And be a well-known filmmaker. An informative, alternative, out-of-the-box reference book for the film industry, NO BUDGET FILMMAKING covers a wide range of tips and tools: from proven filmmaking techniques, valuable industry resources, and more...

Oklahoma City premieres in Sundance traces the events where 168 people were killed and 675 were injured in the blast

  OKLAHOMA CITY Barak Goodman's Startling Look At the Catastrophic Origins of the White Nationalist Movement   *Premieres at Sundance 2017* *Opens in Theaters Feb. 3* *Premieres on PBS on Feb. 7*           From American Experience - PBS: On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh, a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right, parked a Ryder truck with a five-ton fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. M...

GOLDEN EXITS Premieres in Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition

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  Written and Directed by Alex Ross Perry (Acquisition Title/WME and Forager Films) Starring Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny and Analeigh Tipton     Synopsis:   Nick has settled into a safe existence in a small pocket of Brooklyn, where he currently toils on an archival project for his father-in-law. Soon, 20-something Naomi arrives from Australia to assist Nick for the semester. She has no acquainta...

LOOK AND SEE: A Portrait of Wendell Berry to screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

        LOS ANGELES, CA (December 12, 2016) — LOOK AND SEE: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (previously titled THE SEER), directed by Independent Spirit Award-winning filmmaker Laura Dunn (THE UNFORESEEN), will screen in the Spotlight section at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as part of the The New Climate program, following its award-winning premiere at SXSW earlier this year. The Sundance Film Festival...

Followup to An Inconvenient Truth to World Premiere at 2017 Sundance Film Festival as Day One Screening

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  Documentary Caps Festival’s First Slate of ‘The New Climate’ Films and Work About Environment and Conservation   The Honorable Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, Social Entrepreneur Jeff Skoll & Others Join ‘Power of Story’ Panel on January 22; Live Streamed at sundance.org   ...

MACHINES by Rahul Jain World documentary competition

  75 min / color /India, Germany, Finland / 2016 / North American premiere Director Rahul Jain is available for interviews - screenings TBA Guy Lodge in Variety: "Mechanical spectacle and human pain make surprisingly complementary subjects in Rahul Jain's composed, immersive Indian factory tour. Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Rahul Jain's feature debut MACHINES competes in ...

The Wound to Make World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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The Wound, a film by by John Trengove, will make its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19-29 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah. The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Boyhood, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Whiplash, The End of the...

New Frontier Showcases Storytelling’s Future at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Virtual / Augmented Reality Experiences, Installations, Live Performances Lead Programming, Including Works by Chris Milk, Nonny de la Peña      Now in its second decade of breaking new ground at the forefront of art and technology, Sundance Institute has curated an in-depth vision of storytelling’s future for the 2017 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance ...

THE GOOD POSTMAN by Tonislav Hristov - World Cinema Documentary Competition

Sundance Film Festival - world cinema documentary competition -          82 min / color / Finland / Bulgaria / 2016 / North American premiere Screenings TBA Critical praise for THE GOOD POSTMAN: Variety: "Tonislav Hristov's superb documentary study of electoral process in a small Bulgarian village pulses with wider-world resonance." Screen International: "for outsiders to Europe’s issues, a textbook illustration...

PERSON TO PERSON to Make World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Abbi Jacobson, Bene Coopersmith and George Sample III Head up Ensemble Cast     PERSON TO PERSON, written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa, will make its World Premiere in the NEXT Section at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19-29 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah. In PERSON TO PERSON, a record collector hustles for a big score while his heartbroken roommat...

Premieres at Sundance

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BEATRIZ AT DINNER DIRECTOR  Miguel Arteta SCREENWRITER  Mike White PRINCIPAL CAST  Salma Hayek,   John Lithgow U.S.A.  /  83 Min   BEFORE I FALL DIRECTOR  Ry Russo-Young SCREENWRITER  Maria Maggenti ...

Sundance Festival full slate

The Workers Cup Courtesy of Sundance Institute Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today’s announcement of the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT, as well as a slate of environmentally focused programming under the Festival’s The New Climate program. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance M...

Sixty-eight short films at Sundance 2017

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Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29. The Institute’s support for short films extends internat...

US Dramatic Competition at Sundance

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  Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film. Band Aid / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Zoe Lister-Jones) — A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band. Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman, Hannah Simone, Ravi ...

US Documentary Competition

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Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people and events that shape the present day. Casting JonBenet / U.S.A., Australia (Director: Kitty Green) — The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world’s most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were elicited from the Ramsey’s Colorado hometown community, creating a bold work of art from the collective ...

World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance

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Twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles. Axolotl Overkill / Germany (Director and screenwriter: Helene Hegemann) — Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a cast of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her junkie friend Ophelia. As she mourns her recently deceased mother, she begins to develop an obsession with Alice, an enigmatic, and much older, white-collar criminal. Cast...

Next at Sundance

NEXT Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling populate this program. Digital technology paired with unfettered creativity promises that the films in this section will shape a "greater" next wave in American cinema. Presented by Adobe. Columbus / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kogonada) — Casey lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin, a visitor from the other side...

World Cinema Documentary Competition

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  Twelve documentaries by some of the most courageous and extraordinary international filmmakers working today. The Good Postman / Finland, Bulgaria (Director: Tonislav Hristov) — In a small Bulgarian village troubled by the ongoing refugee crisis, a local postman runs for mayor—and learns that even minor deeds can outweigh good intentions. North American Premiere In Loco Parentis / Ireland, Spain (Directors: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane) &mdash...

Ro*Co Films, Abramorama and Film Sprout partner to distribute Trapped the documentary about abortion laws

Ro*Co Films, Abramorama and Film Sprout partner to distribute the highly-anticipated documentary about abortion laws, in theaters and community screenings, in advance of SCOTUS landmark case   PBS' Independent Lens will broadcast the film in June     Trilogy Films, Big Mouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions and Chicken & Egg Pictures have announced a partnership with Ro*Co Films, Abramorama, Film Sprout and Independent Lens to distribute Dawn Porter's TRAPPE...

SONITA wins two World Documentary Awards at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

    SONITA directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, was the big documentary winner at Sundance, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in ...

Watch Sundance 2016 closing Ceremony

Sundance Institute tonight announced the prizes in feature filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with top awards going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner. The Birth of a Nation and Sonita won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for their respective sections, marking the third time in Festival history two films have done this in the same year, and continuing a four-year streak of at le...

Sundance 2016 Cinema Café: Anomalisa co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Join "Anomalisa" co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, cinematographer Joe Passarelli, and producer Rosa Tran live at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café. ...

Sundance 16 Video -Power of Story: The Art of Film with Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, and Rachel Morrison

7Meet (on video) Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, Rachel Morrison, and moderator Alex Ross Perry for a discussion on the aesthetics of film, its intrinsic qualities, and its appeal to filmmakers who have made the artistic choice to use film as a shooting format. ...
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