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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…

Is College Worth It? Andrew Rossi Investigates the Alarming Cost of Education in Ivory Tower

Posted Jun 13, 2014, by Jeremy Kinser

Is College Worth the Cost? Andrew Rossi Investigates in Ivory Tower

Documentary filmmaker Andrew Rossi is drawn to worlds that at first seem impenetrable. In his previous film, the riveting Page…

5 Sundance-supported LGBT films (that aren’t actually LGBT films)

Posted Jun 9, 2014, by Casey De La Rosa, Associate Director, Media Relations

5 Sundance-Supported LGBT Films (that aren’t actually LGBT films)

Each June for the past few years, we’ve spent some time looking back on the LGBT characters we know and love (see here and here

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…

Glenn Close and Damien Chazelle Honored at Sundance Institute New York Benefit

Posted Jun 4, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Glenn Close and Damien Chazelle Honored at the Sundance Institute New York Benefit

Throughout Glenn Close’s distinguished career – she’s received an Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award, plus six Academy…

Now Playing: Obvious Child and Ping Pong Summer Round Out a Droll June

Posted May 29, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Now Playing: Obvious Child and Ping Pong Summer Round Out a Droll June

“Remember from before when we did sex to each other?” asks Jenny Slate’s character in Obvious Child, a rom-com redux that…

Filmmaking As Therapy: 4 Questions with Native Lab Fellow Carmen Tsabetsaye

Posted May 29, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Filmmaking As Therapy: 4 Questions with Native Lab Fellow Carmen Tsabetsaye

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

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…

Crowdfunding and Its Hybrids are Worth It

Posted May 28, 2014, by Camille Scioli Chambers

Crowdfunding and Its Hybrids are Worth It (And How What You Don't Know Can Hurt You)

Camille Scioli Chambers is an independent producer, production coordinator and all around creative resources maven from Austin,…

In a Land of Contradiction, 20 Feet From Stardom Shares an Inspiring Message

Posted May 27, 2014, by Caitrin Rogers, producer, 20 Feet From Stardom

In A Land of Contradiction, 20 Feet From Stardom Shares an Inspiring Message

A week ago, after 17 hours of travel, we landed as the sun was setting over Sarajevo, where vast mountains were silhouetted…

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