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Shorts Break: Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight

Posted May 8, 2013, by Mike Plante, Short Film Programmer

Shorts Break: Forever's Gonna Start Tonight and MuM

Eliza Hittman's Forever's Gonna Start Tonight bristles with the kind of authenticity and longing that most feature films…

Jordan Wrap-Up: Sharing Stories Half a World Away

Posted May 7, 2013, by Meredith Lavitt, Director, Film Forward

Jordan Wrap-Up: Sharing Stories Half a World Away

In FILM FORWARD’S first trip to the Arab World, Jordan proved to be a great location. Filmmakers Ligiah Villalobos…

Kick It: Please Help Me Create “A Total Disruption”

Posted May 6, 2013, by Ondi Timoner, filmmaker, A Total Disruption

Kickstart A Total Disruption: My Portal For Innovators

Dear fellow Sundancers, as you may know, I am a two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary filmmaker (best known…

Kickstart LEE, a Modern Tale of Native American Teen Life

Posted May 3, 2013, by Chloé Zhao, writer/director, LEE

Kickstart LEE, a Modern Tale of Native American Teen Life

Chloé Zhao is a New York-based independent filmmaker from Beijing, China, and an alum of the 2012 Screenwriters and Directors…

Shorts Break: Two Films About People Stuck In Unfamiliar Worlds

Posted May 1, 2013, by Mike Plante, Short Film Programmer

Shorts Break: Two Films About People Stuck In Unfamiliar Worlds

Topaz Adizes is a man on a mission. An internationally award-winning filmmaker whose many shorts have screened all the over the…

Barbara Kopple Shines Light on Mental Illness in Running From Crazy

Posted Apr 26, 2013, by Jeremy Kinser

Sundance London: Barbara Kopple Shines Light on Mental Illness in Running From Crazy

'Running From Crazy' makes its UK premiere at the Sundance London film and music festival this week at the O2. Click here for…

May Sundance Now Playing

Posted Apr 26, 2013, by Sundance Institute

May Now Playing

Check out these Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival supported films hitting theatres, coming to DVD, or showing…

Roger Ross Williams Exposes the Effect of American Fundamentalism in Africa in God Loves Uganda

Posted Apr 25, 2013, by Jeremy Kinser

Sundance London: Exposing American Fundamentalism in Africa in God Loves Uganda

'God Loves Uganda' makes its UK premiere at the Sundance London film and music festival this week at the O2. Click here for…

Shorts Break: A Pair of Poetic Short Docs From Eva Weber

Posted Apr 24, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Shorts Break: A Pair of Poetic Docs From Eva Weber

British documentarian Eva Weber has made short poetic docs something of a specialty. With a wide range of topics, her astute,…

Francesca Gregorini Dispels Demons in Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes

Posted Apr 23, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Francesca Gregorini Channels Personal Plight in Making Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes

Last January, as audience members inquired about arguably the most artistically liberated film at the 2013 Sundance Film…

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