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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…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

“It was a war in the Square. It was not a revolution,” says one of the young revolutionary subjects in Jehane Noujaim’s…

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…

Dear Valentine: Our Favorite Jilted Lovers

Posted Feb 13, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Dear Valentine: Our Favorite Jilted Lovers

Enough with the cloying tendencies of Valentine’s Day. Surely there are plenty of lonely souls out there whose emotional…

Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program Kicks off its 20th Anniversary

Posted Feb 12, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Native American and Indigenous Program Kicks off its 20th Anniversary at the Sundance Film Festival

During the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute’s Native American & Indigenous Program kicked off its 20th

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Cutie and the Boxer

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

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Cutie and the Boxer

“You throw yourself away to be an artist,” says Ushio Shinohara in Cutie and the Boxer, the forceful documentary that follows…

Rich Hill Leads Class of DFP-Supported Award Winners at the 2014 Festival

Posted Feb 6, 2014, by Kristin Feeley, Director of Labs and Support Programs, Documentary Film Program

Rich Hill Leads Class of DFP-Supported Award Winners at the 2014 Festival

Amongst Sundance Institute staff we often say there is no such thing as a typical “Sundance” movie. Sundance is about…

Renewing Rituals at the Screenwriters Lab

Posted Feb 5, 2014, by Bill Wheeler

Renewing Rituals at the Screenwriters Lab

Bill Wheeler has served as a Creative Advisor at numerous Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs, and most…

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