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Producer Diary from China

Posted Apr 2, 2012, by Andrea Meditch, Co-Executive Producer and Creative Consultant on Buck

Buck in China: Redefining the American Hero

Kunming, China, it turns out, is mostly cement and just as polluted as other Chinese cities, but it didn’t matter because we…

Mumbai Audiences Hit Hard at Film Forward India

Posted Mar 17, 2012, by Meredith Lavitt & Joseph Beyer, Sundance Institute

Mumbai Audiences Hit Hard at Film Forward India

Our Film Forward project landed in Mumbai last week for an ongoing cultural dialogue between countries, sparked by the power of…

Checking In With the Directors of Enemies of the People

Posted Feb 28, 2012, by Rob Lemkin, Director

Checking In With the Directors of Enemies of the People

Enemies of the People was supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film…

Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation Showcase

Posted Jan 27, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation Showcase the Next Wave of Global Change Makers

For the last five years, Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation have partnered to showcase…

Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation Provide Filmmakers and Social Entrepreneurs a Framework

Posted Jan 23, 2012, by Kathy A. McDonald

Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation Provide Filmmakers and Social Entrepreneurs a Framework for Action

Documentaries tell us both who we are and what we could be. By spotlighting challenging issues, documentaries can also be…

We The People: Documentary Filmmakers Capture the Power of Protest

Posted Jan 11, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

We The People: Documentary Filmmakers Capture the Power of Protest

The Arab Spring, global warming, and the ninety-nine percent are words buzzing in the mass consciousness. In fact, the mass…

Google’s @AaronKoblin Sees Things In His Head

Posted Oct 27, 2011, by Joseph Beyer, Director of Digital Initiatives for Sundance Institute

Google's @AaronKoblin Sees Things In His Head

Aaron Koblin loves bits and bytes and data.  He thinks they're beautiful and intriguing.  He, and his large following of fans,…

Nerd Alert: Ben Moskowitz Brings His Own Popcorn to #Sundance

Posted Oct 26, 2011, by Joseph Beyer, Director of Digital Initiatives for Sundance Institute

Nerd Alert: Ben Moskowitz Brings His Own Popcorn to #Sundance

Mozilla and Sundance Institute have something in common—it’s surprising to a lot of people to find out that they are both…

#Transmedia Lessons from @LanceWeiler’s Pandemic 1.0

Posted Oct 25, 2011, by Joseph Beyer, Director of Digital Initiatives for Sundance Institute

#Transmedia Lessons from @LanceWeiler’s Pandemic 1.0

Lance Weiler doesn’t like to do things half-way.  As a self-declared “Story-Architect for Film, TV and Games,” Weiler is…

Authentic Content: Susan Bonds dissects NIN’s Year Zero

Posted Oct 24, 2011, by Joseph Beyer, Director of Digital Initiatives for Sundance Institute

Authentic Content: Susan Bonds dissects #NIN's Year Zero

“This is the natural evolution of entertainment – going beyond the screens and traditional forms to allow audiences to live and…

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