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Meet the 12 New Members of the Sundance Institute Alumni Advisory Board

Posted Mar 20, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Meet the 12 New Members of the Sundance Institute Alumni Advisory Board

We’re introducing the 12 new members of our Sundance Institute Alumni Advisory Board, a group of Institute-supported artists…

Kickstart (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Posted Mar 20, 2014, by Yael Melamede, director, (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Kickstart (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Yael Melamede is the director of (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies and a co-founder of SALTY Features, an independent…

Introducing the Episodic Story Lab (and 6 Sundance Alumni Working in Television)

Posted Mar 19, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Introducing the Episodic Story Lab (and 6 Sundance Alumni Working in Television)

Breaking Bad, Mad Men, House of Cards, Girls, The Office–the list could continue ad infinitum. 

Whatever your show preference,…

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Posted Mar 11, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Rooted in themes of death and rebirth, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom is an emotive ode to the victims of the 2010 tsunami…

Sundance London: Debra Granik On Battling Mountain Culture Stereotypes In Winter’s Bone

Posted Mar 4, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Sundance London: Debra Granik On Battling Stereotypes In Winter’s Bone

Rewind to 2010 for this Q&A with Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik, before Jennifer Lawrence appeared in the Hunger Games

Haunted by the Past

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Haunted by the Past

Hovering above Jackson on what feels like a submarine with wings. Didn’t sleep a wink on my last night here. Instead, I drifted…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: 20 Feet From Stardom

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: 20 Feet From Stardom

The documentary format has long been a spotlight for the unheralded and the unsung (pun possibly intended) and that theme holds…

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

When I was first told that I would be making the trip down South with Film Forward to screen Valentine Road, I felt a range of…

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

Posted Feb 25, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

I’m about half way through my first trip with Film Forward in Jackson, Mississippi. I have always wanted to come here. The…

Meet the Oscar Nominees: Before Midnight

Posted Feb 19, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Oscar Nominees: Before Midnight

It's impossible to discuss Richard Linklater's Before Midnight without invoking its two predecessors, Before Sunrise and Before…

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