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Shorts Break: Let’s Get Funny

Posted May 14, 2013, by Mike Plante, Short Film Programmer

Shorts Break: Let's Get Funny

Before becoming a writer-producer (and voice) on Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, John Viener wrote and directed some comedy…

Creative Matchmaking: Duncan Cork and Slated Connect Filmmakers with Investors

Posted May 13, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt

Creative Matchmaking: Duncan Cork and Slated Connect Filmmakers with Investors

As San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Ted Hope—a man who keeps a discerning finger on the pulse of the indie film…

Maternal Love: 5 Films For Mother’s Day

Posted May 9, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Maternal Love: 5 Films For Mother's Day

There is a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln that reads, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” One…

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…

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