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Slamdance Award Winners

The Slamdance Film Festival came to a close on Friday evening with the announcement of the Sparky Awards at the edgy nighclub Suede. Winners were announced in over 20 categories. Over $200,000 in prizes were awarded. Following the ceremony, revelers partied into the wee hours with celebrity DJ's Swamp, C-Minus and Tito Plenty ramping up the techno music.SLAMDANCE AWARD WINNERSGrand Jury Award for Best Narrative FeatureWE GO WAY BACK (Lynn Shelton)A sly and tender depiction of one young woman's j...

Slamdance Podcast launches on iTunes

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 and fox21 Celebrate Teleplay Competition Finalists

Slamdance and fox21 Celebrate Teleplay Competition Finalists fox21 to award contract deal to Teleplay Competition Grand Prize WinnerThe top three writers from the 2nd Annual Slamdance Teleplay Competition, who are in the running for a job with fox21, were announced at a ceremony hosted by Writers Boot Camp at the Bergamot Station Arts Center. This year’s competition drew 500 original pilot episodes and the selection process involved Slamdance readers and executives from fox21. The partnership...

Slamdance announces screenplay competition winners

The winner of the 10th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition was announced at a special awards presentation and reception last night at the Writers Guild of America, west. The winner was unveiled at the event along side writers of the remaining top ten finalists. Invitees included Slamdance alumni screenwriters, filmmakers, readers, competition semifinalists past and present, and members of the WGAw Independent Writers Caucus."The competition received over 2,000 submissions this year—as the ...

Kathleen McInnis will join Palm Springs Shorts Festival

The 11th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market, held from September 20-26, 2005 at the Camelot Theatres, announces that Kathleen McInnis will join the Festival as the Director of Short Film Programming this year. The largest short film festival and market in North America screens approximately 350 films from over 40 countries annually. Over the past 10 years, 46 of the short films nominated for Academy Awards have played at the Festival, with six of the ...

Illusion the Inspiration Film Festival winner

THE FIRST ANNUAL INSPIRATION FILM FESTIVAL JURY AND AUDIENCE AWARD GOES TO MICHAEL GOORGIAN’S “ILLUSION”The First Annual Inspiration Film Festival announced the winners of its Inspiration Awards Monday night at the closing ceremony poolside at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. Both the Jury and Audience Awards for the Best Feature Film were presented to Michael Goorjian for his film ILLUSION starring Kirk Douglas.ILLUSION tells the story of legendary filmmaker Donald Baines (Kirk Douglas) w...

Florida Festival wraps with awards

14th ANNUAL FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL – April 8 – 17, 2005Wraps With Awards, Conversation & TributesSaturday, April 16th was a busy day at the 2005 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL as the event presented its Filmmaker Awards at a luncheon held at the Enzian Theatre; followed by the annual “Afternoon With…” film and conversation with this year’s warmly received guests Paul Reiser and Peter Falk and a screening of their new film THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS; and then on into the evening’s Florida Film ...

Tribeca Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres

Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres, Four International Premieres, 14North American Premieres and Four U.S. PremieresNew York, NY [March 9, 2005] –Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff today joined Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, in announcing feature films in narrative and documentary categories to be presented in competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. There will also be feature competitions in the N...

Acquisition Shopping At Sundance

$16 Million Dollar Deal for Craig Brewer’s Film HUSTLE AND FLOWSome of us are the careful shoppers looking for the best quality at the right price. Others see the potential for this item to reap more benefits down the road. However your pocket book fits these analogies, studio acquisitions are shopping in Park City at the 24th Sundance Film Festival. Now considered the top US Market for Independent Films, Sundance draws the industry, corporate sponsors, oh yes if your fortunate a few ticket...

comedy storms Slamdance: It’s snowing laughs in PC !

COMEDY STORMS SLAMDANCE: It’s snowing laughs in Park City!Happily married in Park City, Salt Lake, Deer Valley and Provo Comedic tour de force John Leguizamo summed up the typical Park City experience perfectly. “I saw a lot of REALLY depressing movies and then went home.” In the digital era of documentary overload, one Independent voice is quietly laughing back from the grave. For the past 10 years Sundance an...

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

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...

Sarasota Fest will help you leave the daily hum-drum of life

The Regal Entertainment Group7th Annual Sarasota Film FestivalJanuary 28 – February 6, 2005It’s time to leave the daily hum-drum of life and enter the world of flickering lights, fantasy dreams, tall tales, romance, reel life, fabulous parties, rock ‘n roll, educational journeys and so much more as the 7th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL gets underway. The 10-day event will take place in the Gulf Coast resort city of Sarasota, Florida January 28 thru February 6, 2005. The Regal Entertainme...

Slamdance short film making challenge

The 2005 Slamdance Film Festival (January 21-28, 2005 in Park City, Utah) announced its line up of short films today, including a new jury competition and a short film making challenge.Nearly five dozen short films will screen during the week-long festival in several categories. Short films will screen in special “Blocks” in the Gallery section: these free screenings will be in competition for the Spirit of Slamdance Audience Award. Short films screening before narrative and documentary feat...

Slamdance "by filmmakers for filmmakers"

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, ...

Miami International Film Festival Announces Program

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 22nd annual Festival to be held February 4-13, 2005.118 Films—87 Features and 31 Shorts—from 47 Countries Highlight 2005 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 33 East Coast PremieresUnveiled today for the 2005 program were 118 films from 47 countries, including 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North Am...

Slamdance enters the television arena

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...

Better Housekeeping - Slamdance best opening now

SLAMDANCE ON THE ROAD PRESENTS FRANK NOVAK’S BETTER HOUSEKEEPING AT THE LOS ANGELES ARCHLIGHT OPENING FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2004Audiences will finally have a chance to see Frank Novak’s award winning and critically acclaimed feature BETTER HOUSEKEEPING which opens at the ArcLight in Los Angeles, Friday, July 16, 2004. Novak’s comedic, humanizing portrait of working class domestic life gone awry is being distributed by newly formed Slamdance On The Road. Originally, The Shooting Gallery agreed t...

Slamdance expands screenplay competition

SLAMDANCE EXPANDS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION IN 2004The 9th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition has issued its official call for entries. The competition is riding high from the success of past competition winners Nicole Kassell and Stephen Fechter of «The Woodsman» and Joshua Marston of «Maria Full of Grace.» Both screenplays were developed into feature films and competed at Sundance 2004, the latter winning the audience award for best narrative feature film. «Thank God for Slamdance. They...

Slamdance awards

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...

Slamdance schedule of final party

Slamdance 2004 Closes January 23rd With A Blow-Out "Birthday Party" Celebrating The 10th Annual Film FestivalParty Preceded by Sparky Awards PresentationThe 10th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, which kicks off January 17 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, will end the 2004 festival with a 10th Birthday Party Celebration following the closing night award ceremony on Friday, January 23rd at 9 PM at the Snow Park Lodge (2250 Deer Valley Drive South) in Deer Valley. The party features celebrity ...

Sundance vs Slamdance sled-off

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...

Slamdance alumni dance again

The Slamdance Film Festival has invited films from Slamdancealumni to both open and close the festival. 1995 Alum Eugene Martin's THEOTHER AMERICA will open the festival on January 17th as a World Premiere and1998 Festival Alum Kevin DiNovis's DEATH AND TEXAS will close the festival.Including opening and closing night films, five feature films (twodocumentaries and three narratives) make up the Special Screening section(films screening out of competition). Bill Plympton's animated HAIR HIGH isam...

The Slamdance program

"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

"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...

6th Sarasota ready to kick off

6th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL January 23RD – February 1ST, 2004 From the Opening Night Film & Party on January 23rd till the projectors go dark 10 film-filled days and nights later, the 6th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will present an extraordinary line-up of International & US independent features, shorts, documentaries, student films and special events celebrating special guests and their contributions to the art of filmmaking. The SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) is dedicated to ex...


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