Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced that Gina Duncan will join the Sundance Film Festival team in the newly-created role of Producing Director, reporting to Festival Director Tabitha Jackson and working closely with Programming Director Kim Yutani. As Producing Director, Duncan will integrate the artistic vision of the Festival with its practical, audience-facing elements. She’ll work with the…

Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

By Sanyukta Thakare SANZARU is a Gothic tale, a journey to the heart of a haunted house. A house haunted, as much by death, as by secrets.   Sanzaru does not belong in your immediate ideas of horror, there are no creepy faces or bodies lurking in the dark. Instead, we meet the demons of…

Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

Onstage: Ai Weiwei, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, Max Richter, Isabella Rossellini, Julie Taymor, Tessa Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Carrie Mae Weems, Among Many Others   Sundance Institute will curate dozens of offscreen events, including behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking, musical performances and – around the theme of Imagined Futures…

2020 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

Sundance Institute will gather 25 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with 31 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 1. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 28. The Festival takes place…

2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LYNNE SACHS’ FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO, AN EXPLORATION OF HER FATHER IRA SACHS SR.

Photo selects: (Ieft, top) A scene from Film About a Father Who directed by Lynne Sachs. The Opening Night film will have its world premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. (right, top) A scene from Special Screening Animation Outlaws. Photo courtesy of Kat Alioshin. (center) A scene from Breakouts film Shoot to Marry. Photo…

Official Selection Features of Slamdance 2020

Presenting the Feature Film Programs of Slamdance 2020: NARRATIVE FEATURES 1986 (Germany, Belarus) North American Premiere Director/ Screenwriter: Lothar Herzog While Elena repeatedly has to drive into the ‘forbidden zone’ of Chernobyl in order to make deals for her father, her life seems more and more contaminated by a destructive force… Cast: Daria Mureeva, Evgeni…

Welcome To The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited by Colleen Page   Officially the 2019 Sundance Film Festival will start tonight, meanwhile there’s great anticipation in the air as everyone gets ready for the greatest film festival event celebrating independent film. Every year Park City with its old fashion streets of long ago is transformed into a magical…

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…

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…

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…

2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: COMPETITION AND NEXT LINEUP

Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival,  the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT, as well as a slate of environmentally focused programming under the Festival’s New Climate program. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and…

Change Is Coming To The Sundance Film Festival

Robert Redford the founder of The  Sundance Film Festival is pretty sure this is the best Sundance Film Festival they’ve ever had, and he also knows that things have to change. “It’s not the films. The quality, is better than ever!  It’s the size! I’m starting to hear some negative comments about how crowded it is and how…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: “HONEY BUDDIES”

  By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill The best part of this film is the very talented Flula Borg who plays the best friend of David (David Guintoli) who has just been dumped by his fiancée. Unable to recoup the money for his honeymoon, David takes his best man Flula on the honeymoon.  Co-written by Flula Borg, David…

Sundance Film Festival 2016 Has Now Started!

  The 2016 Sundance Film Festival has officially started.  With an array of unique and cutting-edge voices tackling such controversial issues as gun control, abortion and the state of politics today; it is no wonder that this year’s 2016 Sundance Film Festival will be one that is truly unique.  For 11 days the 2016 Sundance…

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE COMPLETES FEATURE FILM LINEUP FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events: Bright Stars, New Stories and Fest Favorites Round Out Robust Festival Program Sundance Institute has completed its feature film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with the highly anticipated narratives, documentaries, episodic work and events in the Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special…