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Calling Filmmakers Ages 18-24: Five Directors Who Prove Youth Is Not a Burden
Art is intended to vanquish walls, not construct them. As is well documented in cinema, that struggle is an ongoing one (see: Women at Sundance). Among the lesser-publicized barriers in the film world is the factor of age, and today’s Sundance Ignite program announcement makes a go of mitigating that qualification. The program is supported by Adobe and its Project 1324 initiative and will host an online short film challenge for 18-to-24-year-old filmmakers. Five winners will be awarded special opportunities to connect with Institute staff and alumni as part of a Sundance Ignite Fellowship and attend the 2016 Fellowship.
4 Reasons to See (T)Error, the Counterterrorism Doc that Reconsiders the Threat
Guy Maddin's Coiling, Hallucinatory Ode to Lost Cinema
What to Watch in October: Sarah Silverman Leads a Double Life in 'I Smile Back'
A pair of Sundance breakout films coming to theaters in October examine the disparate but mesmerizing charades carried out by their subjects. In the documentary (T)ERROR, cameras infiltrate a real life counterterrorism sting carried out by a veteran FBI informant, and in I Smile Back, Sarah Silverman secretly inhabits a world of compulsion and duplicity that belies her idyllic family life.