Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalists

2020 Screenplay Competition Winners Announcement Dates Quarterfinalists | September 15, 2020 Semifinalists | September 22, 2020 Top 12 | September 29, 2020 Awards Ceremony* | October 8, 2020 *This year’s awards ceremony will be live streamed and open to all. Please check back for more information.  Quarterfinalists Features A Splendid Place by Andy Gillies &…

Ten Nonfiction Films Combine Art, Science, Storytelling: Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund Grantees

  The nonprofit Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films, a new mission-driven documentary studio, selected and announced their latest cohort of filmmakers and projects supported by the Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund, an initiative that elevates the voices of independent artists working at the intersection of science and nonfiction storytelling as they produce and promote work…

Silicon Valley Investor Asha Jadeja Pledges $1 Million Seed Fund for Non-profit Start-up Accelerator

Asha Jadeja, the influential Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist, is pledging $1M US in seed funding for start-ups in the Indian Institute of Technology Start-ups accelerator program. Previously, Jadeja has invested in over 100 start-ups including high-profile public companies such as Google and PayPal. “This seed fund for IIT Startup Accelerator is part of a larger…

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute has announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson. As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing…

A Year In The Life Of Jack And Yaya

By Joanna Panayi Jack & Yaya captures a year in the life of childhood best friends who grew up defying gender norms to transitioning in their twenties. Jack and Yaya grew up together as next-door neighbors in a rural area, supporting each other when they realized they were both transgender. This film highlights their friendship through…

Happy Labor Day

While in any other year Labor Day would be dedicated to the extraordinary social and economic achievements of the American workers that help keep the country operating without fail. This year has not been a easy year for the American workers, with all the country and the world for that matter has had to deal…