The Dreamweaver Artist Ranch Fundraiser

The Art Of Monteque will be hosting an online fundraiser to benefit the Dreamweaver Artist Ranch.  Allowing us to better support and showcase artist, companies, and small businesses so they can thrive. Becoming a destination for the Mariposa , California region of the Sierra foothills, while creating and showing content that is relevant and insightful……

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grants 18 Projects

Stories from BIPOC and Women Directors Are Focus of Unrestricted Support The Sundance Institute announced the latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees. A total of $590,000 in unrestricted grant support has been provided to 18 projects in various stages including five in development, eight in production, and five in post-production. Grants are made…

DEAREST PAPA

By Thelma T. Reyna PURPOSE IN WRITING THIS BOOK (ARTIST STATEMENT, FROM THE “FOREWORD”) I tell you all this with reverence for what we, all of us, don’t know, and with dismay that many of us live every day with unmoored assumptions of our longevity. We clock in and out of interactions with one another,…

Sundance Institute 2020 Vanguard Award to Honor Radha Blank: Director, Writer, Actor of The Forty-Year-Old Version

Blank, ‘19 Vanguard Awardee Lulu Wang in conversation on Sundance Collab on December 2, 2020 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that Radha Blank will be honored with the 2020 Vanguard Award presented by Acura, given annually to an artist whose work highlights the art of storytelling and creative independence. The award honors the artistic…

An interview with “TRIBES” Director Nino Aldi, Producer/Actor DeStorm (day-storm) Power and Producer/Actor Jake Hunter

By: Vernon Nickerson Edited by: Christopher Roberts “Tribes” is a tremendously poignant and thought provoking film. With a rich textured story “Tribes” paints a picture of humanities complicated identity. It is the consequential poem of our times. Tribes” will be a featured short at the 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Art Of Monteque…

SLAMDANCE ANNOUNCES 2019 FEATURE FILM COMPETITION LINEUP

  The Slamdance Film Festival announced the Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs, as well as the lineup for its new Breakouts section, for their 25th edition, taking place January 25-31, 2019 in Park City. Slamdance continues to be the premiere film festival “by filmmakers, for filmmakers”, dedicated to fostering a community for independent…

Practice Photography Without A Camera

  By Stephan Pisko When we begin with photography – that very first moment – before the mechanics are between us and the picture we see ‘a truth within the moment’ and it is this that is: ‘photography without a camera’. The ‘camera cripples’ our artistic truths it reshapes our perception it deludes but the…

Artistic Glow

By Saga Elmotaseb   I recently attended Michelle Romano’s 3rd Annual Pre-Oscar Hollywood Event celebrating Woman in Film & Diversity in Entertainment. What a night! There were celebs and creative from the Fashion & Film industries, One of the fun attractive perks of attending this event, was having Artistic Glow there. Not only did they…

ANNOUNCING THE JURY MEMBERS OF THE 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Jessica Williams to Host Live-Streamed Awards Show  Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with 28 prizes, announced at a ceremony January 28 that will be livestreamed at sundance.org, and on YouTube and Facebook. Short Film Awards will…

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORTS FOR 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

68 Short-Form Stories — Drama, Comedies, Animation, Docs and More (L-R) Come Swim, Credit: John Guleserian; Night Shift, Credit: Estee Ochoa; The Robbery, Credit: Lowell Meyer.  Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including…