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It’s 2014, Where’s Your Film’s Negative? Steve James On Hoop Dreams

Posted Jul 3, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

It’s 2014, Where’s Your Film’s Negative? Steve James On Hoop Dreams and Why You Should Find Out

“These works are like our children,” says Steve James, surely echoing the sentiment of any filmmaker who’s toiled over their…

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Posted Jun 24, 2014, by Straith Schreder, director of content strategy, BitTorrent, Inc.

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Straith Schreder is the Director of Content Strategy, BitTorrent, Inc., which has worked with Drafthouse Films on its…

What I Wish I Knew About Distribution: Producer Ron Najor of “Short Term 12” & “I AM NOT A HIPSTER”

Posted Jun 23, 2014, by Ron Najor

What I Wish I Knew About Distribution: Producer Ron Najor of Short Term 12 and I Am Not A Hipster

Ron Najor produced "I Am Not A Hipster" with a group of friends in his hometown of San Diego. The film premiered at the 2012…

Michael Tully’s Homage to the ‘80s, Ping Pong Summer

Posted Jun 5, 2014, by Eric Hynes

Michael Tully On His Homage to the '80s, Ping Pong Summer

A lot of filmmakers have passion projects. They’ll have scripts that remain on the docket for years, waiting for right time and…

Announcing the 2014 Sloan Commissioning Grantee, and a Call For Science-Themed Submissions

Posted May 28, 2014, by Anne Lai, Creative Producing Initiatives Director, Feature Film Program

Announcing the 2014 Sloan Commissioning Grantee, and a Call For Science-Themed Submissions

Each year, as part of our long-running partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sundance Institute searches for…

4 Questions with Native Lab Fellow Christopher Kahunahana On His Project Karaoke Kings

Posted May 27, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

4 Questions with Native Lab Fellow Christopher Kahunahana On His Project Karaoke Kings

Last week the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program kicked of its annual Fellowship with an intensive…

5 Takeaways from the Sundance Institute | Women in Film Financing Intensive

Posted May 21, 2014, by Caryn James

5 Takeaways from the Sundance Institute | Women in Film Financing Intensive

Money may not be the root of all evil, but it's certainly a root cause of one: holding back women filmmakers. Financing was the…

#ArtistServices Austin Workshop Tackles Crowdfunding Secrets, DCP 101, Piracy, and More

Posted May 20, 2014, by Eric M. Levy

#ArtistServices Austin Workshop Tackles Crowdfunding Secrets, Digital Distribution and Piracy

Eric M. Levy is a writer and director living in Los Angeles. He co-directed the indie feature, Congratulations, starring Brian…

Sundance London Filmmakers Picks: David Cross Once Spray Painted “The Who” On His Front Door

Posted Mar 27, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Sundance London Filmmakers Picks: David Cross Once Spray Painted "The Who" On His Front Door

Turns out, Sundance London filmmakers’ palates rival our own programmers when it comes to cinema—heterogeneous but precise.…

#ArtistServices Austin Workshop

Posted Mar 21, 2014, by #ArtistServices and Austin Film Society

#ArtistServices Austin Workshop

Since launching in 2011, Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices Initiative has helped both newcomers and pros navigate an…

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