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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 ...

The Global Film Village: Slamdance announces 2010 Award Winners

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by Marla Lewin 2010 marked the 16th anniversary of the Slamdance Film Festival, a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent. Slamdance was founded by independent filmmakers and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of new independent artists and their cinematic vision. There are three competitive divisions at Slamdance: Grand Jury, Audience Awards and Special Sponsored Awards provided by Kodak and Dos Equis. The Slamdance Feature competitions is li...

Slamdance Film Festival (park City)

Since`95. This year On the Road Screenings & we began a festival in Cologne, Germany supporting new European filmmaking talent. New $99 Specials, short dv films made for $99 by Slamdance alumni.Also screenplay comp., year-round online fest.

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 and upload films to produce screeplay award winners

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Slamdance, always looking for new and innovative ways to assist emerging artists and to contribute to the film community, has joined forces with Upload Films to annually produce a feature film based on that year’s prize-winning entry from the Slamdance Screenplay Competition, it was jointly announced by Peter Baxter of Slamdance and Todd Williams at Upload Films. It is believed Slamdance is the only film festival to actively produce feature films that emanate from its competitions. The firs...

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 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...

The Slamdance Film Festival, reveals line up

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The Slamdance Film Festival, the movie showcase with a sole mission to nurture, support and introduce truly independent works, has announced its feature film slate and special program schedule for the 2008 fest, which takes place in Park City, Utah, January 17-25. Now in its 14th year, Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering new films by first-time writers and directors working within the creative confines of limited budgets.  As always, Slamdance is featuring an interest...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #070 for 22nd March 2007

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Interview with Peter Baxter (co-founder) of Slamdance Film Festival and Will Slocombe (Director) with Ben Kolak (co-Producer) of Crime Fiction (USA) dramatic feature film Music Gotta Be Mine by Laura Clapp available on PMN My Glass Eye by Beth Thornley available on PMN Click here to listen to the show...

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...

Slamdance to produce a film based on prize-winning entry

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Slamdance, in a landmark precedent for a film festival, has joined forces with Angel Baby Entertainment and Executive Producer Michael Malagiero to annually produce a feature film based on that year’s prize-winning entry culled from the newly-created Slamdance Horror Screenplay Competition, it was jointly announced by Peter Baxter of Slamdance and Gregory Segal, a partner at Angel Baby. In addition to having their screenplay guaranteed to be made into a feature motion picture, the winning wri...

Slamdance Podcast launches on iTunes

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced that Apple is launching the "Slamdance Podcast" on iTunes. In a unique creative partnership, the video Podcast will include trailers and screening times for many of the festival's films, as well as festival highlights, alumni updates and other unique clip content, all for free and available for download to anyone with a new video iPod or on their Apple computer. In conjunction with the Podcast itself, Slamdance will host a Podcasting screening and discussion...

Slamdance welcomes Kathleen McInnis as New Director for 11th fest:

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Slamdance Welcomes New Director for 11th Year FestivalOpening January 21st In Park City with Documentary MAD HOT BALLROOMSlamdance is set for January 21st to the 28th, 2005 is now coming into its 11th year Festival. With this new era will be a New Executive Director. Kathleen McInnis was brought on in September 2004, to guide the Festival and has many years of experience within the industry. She is looking forward to the event in Park City and the continuing success of Slamdance. McInnis w...

Slamdance "by filmmakers for filmmakers"

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The Slamdance Film Festival, often called the ‘independent alternative’ fest held in Park City, Utah (January 21-28, 2005), unveiled its line up with a record 23 World and US feature premiers (including works-in-progress) as well as a striking departure for its Opening and Closing Night films.Two documentaries will bookend the festival: opening the festival is Mad Hot Ballroom (Marilyn Agrelo: USA), a gloriously fun chronicle of New York kids training for a ballroom dance contest. The film, ...

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...

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...
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