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The 2019 Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 124 - Feb.3, in Park City, Utah

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CNN Films to Launch Short Films Strand with THE 414S: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS

  Film Acquired as 2015 Sundance Film Festival opens, THE 414S: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS will debut as CNN FILMS short film series in partnership with CNN Digital Studios online   CNN Films announced today a new series of short films representing a collaboration between CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios.  CNN Films makes the announcement concurrently with an acquisition of THE 414s  which will have its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, continuing the m...

World Premiere of THE HUNTING GROUND – Film in the Documentary Premieres Category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Writer/Director Kirby Dick, Producer Amy Ziering, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, and additional guests from the film From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.  Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice &...

Exclusive FIRST LOOK of Brett Morgen’s highly anticipated documentary, COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

First look image from Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group & HBO Documentary Films’ COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK (please note that this is the international title). This first ever, fully-authorized doc feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, written word, and never-before-seen home movies, with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Produced by Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group...

THE WOLFPACK Crystal Moselle's Fascinating Documentary Receives New Poster

The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nicknamed "the Wolfpack," they're all exceedingly bright, are homeschooled, have no acquaintances outside their family and have practically never left their home.   All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For ye...

James Ransone brings TANGERINE to Sundance, a film by Sean Baker

A Film by Sean Baker In TANGERINE, James Ransone plays Chester, a pimp who may or may not have cuckolded his girlfriend, working girl Sin-Dee (Kiki Kitana Rodriguez). Ransone's performance is punctuated by a deft comic timing and is so incredibly believable -- you would think that Sean Baker discovered him in off the streets in a casting all if, you know, he didn't have quite the impressive roster of acting credits. Ransone has graced the small screen with featured roles in HBO'...

Soul Captain Films had a special Park City screening of charlie

No one ever listened to charlie, until he stopped talking. 'charlie' is the story of a young man who goes hysterically mute when choosing to leave his abusive past behind. It's Christmas Eve as he stumbles upon the Sanderson family who take him in as their own. Charlie's silence acts as a mirror for the Sanderson family who discovers what bravery, compassion, and accepting one's self are all about. Starring Shawn Ryan (Bones), Jim O' Heir (Parks and Rec), Mo Collins (MA...

Inaugural Horizon Award to Honor Up-And-Coming Female Filmmaker Verónica Ortiz-Calderón

The inaugural Horizon Award will be presented to Syracuse University student Verónica Ortiz-Calderón for her film Y Ya No Te Gustas (And You Don’t Like Yourself Anymore). The award’s co-founders, producers Lynette Howell, Christine Vachon, and Cassian Elwes, made the announcement today at the Sundance Film Festival.   The Horizon Award was created to celebrate and provide mentorship opportunities for talented, up-and-coming female filmmakers. The prize includes a...

Withoutabox announces the renewal of their long-term relationship with Sundance Institute

WaB has served as the Film Festival's official submission platform since 2008, helping thousands of filmmakers submit their films for consideration for the official program, and  will continue to be your go-to source for the festival's official call for entries. With thousands of cinema fans, filmmakers, festival programmers, movers, and shakers from around the world making their way to Park City to experience the exceptional showcase of emerging films, we applaud the filmmaker...

Director Anne Sewitsky (Happy, Happy) makes her return to Sundance Film Festival with the feature length film, Homesick.

Director Anne Sewitsky (Happy, Happy) makes her return to Sundance Film Festival with the feature length film, Homesick. Starring effervescent, international talent to watch Ine Wilmann and Swedish actor Simon J. Berger (Call Girl), Homesick follows the complicated bond between a brother and sister. The Norwegian film premieres as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance takes place January 22 – Febru...

Catch 14 New Films Through Sundance Institute's #ArtistServices Program

Fourteen Independent Films Made Digital Debut Today during Sundance on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and VUDU   Films Include Sundance Film Festival and Institute Titles and Others from Austin Film Society, Cinereach, IFP and the San Francisco Film Society Sundance Institute has announced a new collection of fourteen independent films that make their digital debut today, January 21, 2015 on a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s #ArtistServices program.&nb...

Sundance 2015 | NEXT screens Matt Sobel's TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

SYNOPSIS A Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t seem more backwards to a Californian teenager. If Ryder (Logan Miller, THE BLING RING) had his way, he’d choose a moment just like this to show his conservative relatives his true colors, the bigger the scene the better. For his mother’s sake however, Ryder agrees to keep quiet, save parading around the picnic in his most audacious pair of short-shorts. Ryder’s antics raise dubious eyebrows from his hardened cowboy relatives...

2015 Sundance Film Festival ‘A Celebration of Music in Film’ Concert Shines a Spotlight on Songs of Nina Simone

Performances by Common, Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Kate Davis and Andra Day 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s ‘A Celebration of Music in Film’ concert on January 25 offered a tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone, who is the subject of What Happened, Miss Simone?, from director Liz Garbus and making its world premiere in the Festival’s Documentary Premieres section. Performing at the event will be Common, Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Kate Davis, Andra Day and Al Schackman, Sim...

Dope has its World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festiva

Written and Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar)    Starring:
 Shameik Moore (Cartoon Network’s “Incredible Crew”), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Amazon’s “Transparent”, MTV’s “Eye Candy), Kimberly Elise (VH1’s “Hit the Floor”, For Colored Girls), Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12), Blake Anderson (Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”), Zoe ...

The Hunting Ground Chosen for Doc Award – Gala/Park City

The Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award Gala held at Nikki Beach at Riverhorse on Main in Park City Kirby Dick’s documentary, The Hunting Ground, will receive the 2015 Spotlight Initiative Award for Outstanding Documentary.  Mr. Dick will accept the Award for the film and joins other Spotlight Award Recipients -- Zoë Kravitz, Kellan Lutz and Jeffrey Tambor -- on the mainstage of The Creative Coalition’s upcoming Gala in Park City.  The Gala evening is a...

First Look! Sundance Film DIGGING FOR FIRE Starring Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt

Joe Swanberg's new feature film DIGGING FOR FIRE starring Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia.    Premiere - Joe Swanberg's DIGGING FOR FIRE (Acquisition Title / Domestic and International Sales: Alicia Van Couvering)   The discovery of a bone and a gun sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. DIGGING FOR FIRE is directed by Joe Swanberg, co-written by Jak...

Sundance 2015 Newsletter 1

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 was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and fest...

CreativeFuture Announces Sundance Panels and Events

    PARK CITY – CreativeFuture and HP are partnering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on a series of panels and workshops at The Sundance House Presented by HP, reflecting a shared commitment to technology that empowers artists to bring groundbreaking storytelling to audiences.   CreativeFuture is also presenting the inaugural Horizon Award, along with co-sponsors The Black List, The Creative Mind Group, Indiegogo, The Sundance Institute, Twitter, Vimeo, and Women in F...

John Legend to perform at World Premiere of WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Opening Night of Sundance

Netflix is pleased to announce that Oscar-nominated and nine-time Grammy-winning musician John Legend will pay special tribute to musical icon Nina Simone with a performance following the screening of WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus' epic documentary portrait of the legendary recording artist and civil rights activist will receive its world premiere as an Opening Night presentation of the festival at 5:4...

COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK screens in Sundance

The film provides a detailed look at the troubled life of Kurt Cobain, with unseen footage and songs from the family’s personal archive featured throughout. We would be delighted to schedule an interview with you and the film’s director on our press day, which will take place on January 26, 2015 between 3pm-5pm at 501 Main Street.   Please find full details regarding the film and additional screenings below:   COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK Experience Kurt Cobain like never b...

New KODAK Director’s Award, WIF Product Grant to be Presented at Slamdance & Sundance

               Kodak Continues its Longstanding Support of Independent Filmmakers   ROCHESTER, NY (January 19, 2015) – Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning Jan. 21. At Slamdance, the inaugural KODAK Director’s Award will be pre...

CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM Receives World Premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

  Vernon Films, in association with Passion Pictures, is pleased to present Ilinca Calugareanu's documentary feature debut CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM, soon to receive its World Premiere in the World Cinema Documentary Competition section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. John Battsek and Brett Ratner are among the producers of this wonderfully entertaining documentary that pulls back the curtain on how the arrival of VHS in 1980s Romania didn't just signal a media revolution...

WESTERN A film by Bill & Turner Ross

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 the storm hits: the people of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico are joined together to celebrate their harmonious past with a festival that all but throws open the international border. Welcoming the revelers are Chad Foster, the beloved mayor...

I AM MICHAEL by James Franco screens at Sundance'15:

JAMES FRANCO'S I AM MICHAEL   I AM MICHAEL is based on a True Story in the vein of MONSTER and DALLAS BUYER CLUB, a strong story with a not-necessary-compelling character that James Franco makes compelling, based on a NY Times article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. A movie of 'identity and belief', 'desire to belong'. Screenings: P&I screening: Saturday Jan 24, 2015 at noon: Yarrow Theater. Public and Premiere screening: Thursday Jan 29, 2015 at 6.30pm: ...

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Epic Fantasia By Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson Has World Premiere at Sundance

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Ewill also be the Opening Night of 'Forum' At Berlinale     If Canadian wunderkind Guy Maddin (MY WINNIPEG, THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD) is Winnipeg's own living film legend, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM is his ultimate epic phantasmagoria. Honoring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins (after a prologue on how to take a bath) with the crew of a doomed submarine chewing flapjac...

Kornél Mundruczó's WHITE GOD to receive its North American premiere in the Spotlight section

WHITE GOD Receives North American Premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival Opens Nationally in April Magnolia Pictures is pleased to present Kornél Mundruczó's WHITE GOD, soon to receive its North American premiere in the Spotlight section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This staggering vision of dogs driven to rise up against their human masters was a sensation at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, ...

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