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5 Tips for Screenwriters from a Feature Film Program Fellow

Posted Mar 18, 2014, by Adelina Anthony, Screenwriters Intensive Fellow

5 Tips for Screenwriters from a Feature Film Program Fellow

Adelina Anthony is an award winning two-spirited Xicana lesbian writer, actor, director, and producer. Her short film Forgiving…

Tune In to FNX Television for Native Program-Supported Short Films

Posted Mar 13, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Tune In to FNX Television for Native Program-Supported Short Films

On January 30th The First Nations Experience (FNX) Network premiered Native Shorts Presented by Sundance Institute’s Native…

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

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

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Rooted in themes of death and rebirth, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom is an emotive ode to the victims of the 2010 tsunami…

The Ghosts of Mississippi

Posted Mar 4, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

The Ghosts of Mississippi

February 23rd

No sleep. Woke up, ate. Have to have the most important meal of the day. Heading to Cleveland, Mississippi, this…

Sundance London: Debra Granik On Battling Mountain Culture Stereotypes In Winter’s Bone

Posted Mar 4, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Sundance London: Debra Granik On Battling Stereotypes In Winter’s Bone

Rewind to 2010 for this Q&A with Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik, before Jennifer Lawrence appeared in the Hunger Games

March Now Playing: Breathe In, The Raid 2, and more

Posted Mar 3, 2014, by Sundance Institute

March Now Playing: Breathe In, The Raid 2, and more

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

Haunted by the Past

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Haunted by the Past

Hovering above Jackson on what feels like a submarine with wings. Didn’t sleep a wink on my last night here. Instead, I drifted…

Welcome to the Family: Introducing 4 FFP Fellows

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Shira Rockowitz, Manager, Feature Film Program

Welcome to the Family: Introducing 4 FFP Fellows

One of the most thrilling aspects of my work at the Feature Film Program is discovering and working with first- and second-time…

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…

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