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2011 Slamdance Film Festival Winners

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  The Slamdance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah at the same time as the Sundance Film Festival, takes low budget American indies to its heart. It tends to show the more experimental, scruffy work that clock in at less than a $1 Million budget (some far less than that). They tend to be the kinds of films that are passed over by their glitzier festival cousin. However, over the past 17 years, the Festival has discovered true gems that have long careers. More of these ...

15th Slamdance has announced 16 film and screenplay prize winners

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The 15th annual Slamdance Film Festival has announced 16 film and screenplay prize winners in four categories who will share more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. The just-concluded Festival in Park City, Utah, received over 3,000 submissions from 25 countries for 120 programming slots. 2009 marked the 15th anniversary of the Slamdance Film Festival, one of the few remaining movie showcases whose sole mission is to nurture, support and introduce truly independent works from first-time filmmake...

Slamdance hits 15th with vigor

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2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the Slamdance Film Festival, one of the few remaining movie showcases whose sole mission is to nurture, support and introduce truly independent works from first-time filmmakers. This celebratory year takes place in Park City, Utah, January 15 – 23 and will screen about 100 films in total in all genres. However, in what is one of the toughest and most-aggressive competitions among festivals, only 20 features in the narrative and documentary feature categories...

Slamdance screenings of Nolan and Soderbergh

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In 2009, the Slamdance Film Festival, the preeminent festival whose sole mission is to nurture, support and showcase truly independent works, is celebrating a milestone: its 15th Anniversary. From now until next summer, Slamdance will commemorate this watershed year with a series of special events and happenings, beginning next month with alumni directors Christopher Nolan and Steven Soderbergh screening their Slamdance –debuted films, followed by Q & A sessions and parties. In their contin...

Slamdance Film Festival has announced 15 film and screenplay prize winners in three categories

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The 14th annual Slamdance Film Festival has announced 15 film and screenplay prize winners in three categories who will share more than $200,000 in cash and prizes, plus, for one winner, guaranteed production of a feature film.  The just-concluded Festival in Park City, Utah, received over 3,500 submissions from 25 countries for less than 100 programming slots. There are three competitive divisions at Slamdance:  Grand Jury, Audience and Writer Awards, in addition to a Special Award given by K...

Slamdance Film Festival has announced its winners

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The 14th annual Slamdance Film Festival has announced 15 film and screenplay prize winners in three categories who will share more than $200,000 in cash and prizes, plus, for one winner, guaranteed production of a feature film. The just-concluded Festival in Park City, Utah, received over 3,500 submissions from 25 countries for less than 100 programming slots. There are three competitive divisions at Slamdance: Grand Jury, Audience and Writer Awards, in addition to a Special Award given by Kod...

Slamdance parties and events

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The Slamdance Film Festival, now in its 14th year, has always prided itself on the eclectic, exciting, something-for-everyone mix of people, parties and events that it brings together every year in Park City. The 2008 Festival will remain true to that tradition, providing unique professional and social outlets for filmmakers, industry executives, the media, and the general public. As always, Slamdance will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-25, in Park City, Utah. Slamd...

Slamdance roaster of parties, and events

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The Slamdance Film Festival, now in its 14th year, has always prided itself on the eclectic, exciting, something-for-everyone mix of people, parties and events that it brings together every year in Park City. The 2008 Festival will remain true to that tradition, providing unique professional and social outlets for filmmakers, industry executives, the media, and the general public. As always, Slamdance will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-25, in Park City, Utah. Slam...

Slamdance announces shorts line-up of 67 out of 2000 submissions

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More than 2,000 short films from over 40 countries were submitted to the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival, and 67 have been selected to screen by the Shorts Programming Committee, which is comprised of Slamdance alumni filmmakers. Each of the 67 shorts is now in competition and eligible for a Grand Jury Award. As always, the Slamdance Film Festival will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-25, in Park City, Utah. Slamdance and the box-office will be headquartered and its fil...

Slamdance announces screenplay competition winners

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The top 10 finalists of the 12th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition have been announced, with a script about the German women’s Olympic swim team in East Berlin taking top honors. The Wonder Girls writer Anthony Meindl, who runs a Los Angeles-based theatre company, was given a $7,000 cash prize for best feature-length screenplay during an awards presentation sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Other winners (in 2nd through 10th place order) include: Ezzy Fish by Tamar Halper...

Slamdance FF Announces Its Winners

Saturday, January 27---The Slamdance Film Festival, the "truly indie" parallel event that unspooled in Park City, has announced its award winners. While it is in many ways a more low key cousin to the main event, the Slamdance Film Festival has had capacity crowds and more business interest than in recent years. The Festival attracted nearly 20,000 attendees for the event. Filmgoers with an appetite for fresh alternatives and buyers looking for quirky material at less expensive prices have bee...

Slamdance Announces Its Winners

Saturday, January 27---The Slamdance Film Festival, the "truly indie" parallel event that unspooled in Park City, has announced its award winners. While it is in many ways a more low key cousin to the main event, the Slamdance Film Festival has had capacity crowds and more business interest than in recent years. The Festival attracted nearly 20,000 attendees for the event. Filmgoers with an appetite for fresh alternatives and buyers looking for quirky material at less expensive prices have bee...

Slamdane announce awards

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The 13th edition of the Slamdance Film Festival has announced 16 film and screenplay prize winners in three categories who will share more than $125,000 in cash and prizes. The just-concluded 2007 Festival in Park City, Utah, shattered all previous submission and attendance records, having received over 3,600 submissions from 20 countries for less than 100 slots, a milestone that catapults the movie showcase into one of the largest film festivals in the world, and attracted approximately 20,000 ...

Slamdance Arrives with WEIRDSVILLE (Red Carpet Photo Gallery)

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Friday, January 19-- With over 3,500 films submitted, the 13th annual Slamdance Film Festival opened with the World Premiere of WEIRDSVILLE directed by Allan Moyle and starring Scott Speedman (FELICITY), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY), and Taryn Manning (HUSTLE AND FLOW, 8 MILE). In attendance from WEIRDSVILLE: Scott Speedman, Wes Bently, and Allan Moyle. In addition, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, Peter Baxter attended the Red Carpet Arrivals. WEIRDSVILLE revolves around one crazy n...

Slamdance Film Festival selection of 73 shorts

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More than 2,150 short films from 20 countries have been submitted to the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival, and 73 have been selected to screen, each of which is now in competition and eligible for a Grand Jury Award. There has been a dramatic increase in international submissions, particularly a marked rise in Spanish language short films, creating a strong international presence at this year’s Festival. Festival Films come from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland,...

Slamdance Announces Guerilla Gamemaker Competition & Finalists

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Winners to be Unveiled at the Slamdance Film Festivali in Park City, January 18-27 Slamdance, an organization always looking to foster new and innovative ways to assist emerging artists and writers, has established the Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition. This contest is a natural extension of Slamdance’s stated mission to nurture, support and showcase truly independent works and will be held concurrently with the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 18-27, 2007. A gam...

Slamdance Announces Guerilla Gamemaker Competition & Finalists

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Slamdance Announces Guerilla Gamemaker Competition & FinalistsWinners to be Unveiled at the Slamdance Film Festival In Park City, January 18-27Slamdance, an organization always looking to foster new and innovative ways to assist emerging artists and writers, has established the Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition. This contest is a natural extension of Slamdance’s stated mission to nurture, support and showcase truly independent works and will be held concurrently with the Slamdance Film...

Bside Entertainment proves “The Audience is Never Wrong” at SXSW

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After building several successful partnerships with filmmakers and festivals throughout its first year in business, Austin-based Bside Entertainment has unveiled its innovative platform of services at the South By Southwest (SXSW) 2006 Interactive/Film Trade Show. Bside is led by a strong advisory board that includes writer/producer Steven Bochco, former Polygram Films president Andrew Fogelson, top entertainment attorney Barry Hirsch, Slamdance co-founder and former AFI Fest director Jon Fitzge...

Slamdance enters the television arena

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The first annual Slamdance Teleplay Competition(August 9, 2004) Slamdance announces the arrival of its ORIGINAL TELEPLAY COMPETITION and is now accepting entries. With ten years of history, the Slamdance Film Festival has built a solid reputation as a major source for emerging talent in filmmaking and screenwriting. Lee Daniels, producer of MONTER¹S BALL and the Slamdance Screenplay winner and Sundance hit, THE WOODSMAN, says, ³The best material comes from Slamdance². In theatres now, write...

Slamdance awards

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced its winners tonight in 10 categories at the Slamdance Sparky Award ceremonies at Snow Park Lodge in Deer Valley. "Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent," says Slamdance director Peter Baxter. "Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective. This year we expanded into the Madstone Theatres to double our Salt Lake offerings." The "Sparkies" were followed by a pa...

Sundance vs Slamdance sled-off

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SLAMDANCE 3rd ANNUAL SUNDANCE VS SLAMDANCE SLED-OFF The 3rd Annual Slamdance VS Sundance Sled-Off will take place on Thursday, January 22nd at 3 PM. Sledders will meet at the Treasure Mountain Inn to travel to the sledding location. Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish says , "We've won the last two sled-offs, but we hear Sundance is fielding a good team this year. We're hoping some of our many alums with films at Sundance this year will return like prodigal sons to the slopes of Park City. As alway...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

Slamdance Primed to Ski Into Park City

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Slamdance Primed to Ski Into Park City The President and Co-Founder of Slamdance, Peter Baxter, announced the titles selected for the 10th annual Festival, as a raucous crowd cheered and applauded the filmmakers in attendance.  Martini glasses and shots of blue tequila were raised in their honor as more than 200 people listened to a blend of spun and contemporary dance music while dining on tasty appetizers provided by the Spanish Kitchen on La Cienega, Los Angeles, Ca host of this fa...

Slamdance's motto is "By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers"

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Slamdance's motto is "By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers" aptly describes the programming team, which is largely comprised of alumni filmmakers. The Slamdance Film Festival serves as a showcase for the discovery of emerging film talent. Slamdance's mission is to support and nurture innovative artists. The organization's goals for the future are to strengthen its year-round organization and evolve the Slamdance brand into new ventures that will support emerging filmmakers. Special screenings have show...

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