Highway’s 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 Festival Returns for Twelve Days of Free Online Screenings Tuesday January 12 through Sunday January 24, 2021

On January 12-24 2021, the legendary L.A. Performance Space and Gallery Highways will present its Second Annual Film Maudit 2.0 festival to showcase and celebrate new outré, unusual and startling films. The Film Maudit 2.0 festival features over 125 works of cinema from 25 countries including films rarely if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing…

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects to Debuton Feature-Rich Digital Platform & Satellite Screens Nationwide The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place…

Virtual Film Festivals Don’t Have to Suck:

Filmocracy Proves it with New Festival for All: FILMOCRACY FEST 2020 Digital Distribution Platform Launches Its Own Festival Under Direction of Veteran Festival Executive Jon Fitzgerald Virtual Event Unspools December 3-6 in Los Angeles and Worldwide; Includes Panels, Q&A’s, Mentorship and Digital Networking Opportunities Fifteen Documentaries, Five Narratives Vie for Jury Prizes Along with Four…

Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

New Collaboration with NBCUniversal to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in Building Sustainable Careers Sundance Institute announced the third class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for mid-career writers and directors from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers in fiction and documentary…

Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

The Institute Continues to Shape Board Leadership for Future The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced the newly appointed and recent additions to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas join the board alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William Plapinger, and Junaid Sarieddeen who joined over the last year. Together they add…

International Film and Marketing Executives Ali M. Aksu and Aya Kikimova Launch Next Generation Content Production Platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io)

filmcapital.io’s First Project is Feature COVID-2021, co-produced with BC Entertainment Group, by Director Bob Cook, and Starring Robert Carradine (Lizzie McGuire, Revenge of the Nerds), Diane Delano, Barry Godin, Darby Hilton, Rudy Ramos (Yellowstone, Resurrection Blvd.) and Felissa Rose Created to address a pressing need within the independent film finance space, the co-production platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io) has officially…

Festival Favorite Award From 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced

Sundance Institute announced Giving Voice as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 128 features screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance, Utah, from January 23–February 2, 2020. The Festival Favorite Award is the 29th and final recognition…

Sundance Institute Names 2020 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows

Writer/Directors from China, South Africa, U.S. and U.K. Fifteen screenwriters will convene to advance their independent projects at Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, taking place at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, from January 17-22, 2020. At the Lab, the screenwriters will immerse themselves in a rigorous and holistic creative process, working to further develop…

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 118 FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED

Drawn From a Record High of 15,100 Submissions Across The Program, Including 3,853 Features, Selected Films Represent 27 Countries    The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at…

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…