A New Era For The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited by Colleen Page As everyone walked in to get ready for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival press conference there was a sense that there was a change in the air. The festival program for the Sundance Film Festival was not only cutting edge this year, but one that spoke to…

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…

Filmmakers Li-Shin Yu and Ric Burns Talk About [The Chinese Exclusion Act] A Forgotten Part Of Our History

By William Engel Tomorrow, PBS will be airing “The Chinese Exclusion Act”, a documentary about one of the most heinous yet oft-forgotten eras in American history. From the late 19th century up until World War II, it was legally impossible for Chinese-Americans to obtain citizenship, making them an arbitrary exception to the regulations mandated by…

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…

One mother’s vision of Having it All: A review of DIrector David Gaddies film, “Beautiful Dreamer”

By Vernon Nickerson Kudos to Writer and Director David Gaddies for collaborating with Co-Writer Steven Kelleher to produce the powerful, provocative and evocative film adaptation of Ken Liu’s short (but sweet) story,”Memories of My Mother”. In just under 30 minutes, the film Beautiful Dreamer captures the deepest desire of every mother who loves their children–…

2017 Slamdance Festival to Showcase 11 Narrative and 8 Documentary Features Lineup Spotlights 8 Directorial Debuts From Women Filmmakers

The Slamdance Film Festival announced today their Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs for its 23rd Festival edition, taking place in Park City from January 20-26, 2017. Driven by a dedication to emerging artists, Slamdance continues to be the premiere film festival by filmmakers, for filmmakers. Established in 1995, Slamdance is dedicated to discovering…

Newness and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time Join 2017 Sundance Festival Lineup

       (L-R) Newness. Credit: Courtesy of Production; TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time. Credit:Laura Hudock/Courtesy of SHOWTIME. Park City, UT — Sundance Institute augments the 2017 Sundance Film Festival program with two new independent films, announced today: Newness, from director Drake Doremus, and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of…

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…

PREMIERES, MIDNIGHT, KIDS, AND MORE: LATEST ADDITIONS TO 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP

Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events: From Documentary and Horror to Romance and Episodic (L-R) The Killing Ground, Courtesy of Sundance Institute; The Polka King, Credit: Andre Bowden Schwartz; My Life as a Zucchini, Courtesy of Sundance Institute. The final pieces of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival feature film program fall into place…