“GNT” A Short Film About Female Self Validation

By Joanna Panayi Directed by Sara Hirner and Rosemary Vasquez Brown, “GNT” is an edgy animated short created by and for women. Honest conversations between young females inspire this short film to expose the repeated cycle that is self-validation. We see the female characters Glenn, Nikki, and Tammy’s contradictory friendship as it often relies upon…

Films.Dance, International Film Series Featuring Artists from More Than 25 Countries Premiering a New Short Film Every Week Continues with EDGING NORMAL

Featuring Desmond RichardsonMusic by Dav Koz & Steve HackmanChoreography by Jacob Jonas Premieres Monday, February 22, 2021 Films.Dance, a groundbreaking global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company continues on February 22 with EDGING NORMAL, the fifth of 15 short dance films to be released – to…

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Top Prizes Go To Minari, Boys State, Epicentro, and Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness  Minari, Crip Camp, The Reason I Jump, and Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) Win Audience Awards   After 10 days and 128 feature films, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, with jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature…

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…

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…

The Beauty Which Is “Celluloid Dreams”

By Monteque Pope Le Beau   Words and actions can cut like a knife.. A simple look.. The rolling of the eyes or the tilting of the head can say so much, but what is louder than any hurtful words is emotional absence. Film is a time capsule for the precious moments of our lives, and…

Pumpkin Power Now! A review of “A Tricky Treat”

By: Vernon Nickerson In less than four minutes of their short,” A Tricky Treat”, writer Kamal John Iskander and director Patricia Chica exquisitely capture the pure essence of the random moment of adolescent self-loathing, rage and violence directed out toward others. After viewing this film, I wondered silently if in the apocalypse will there only…