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July Now Playing: A Raw Portrait of Ebert in Life Itself, Brit Marling Returns in I Origins

Posted Jul 1, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

July Now Playing: A Raw Portrait of Ebert in Life Itself, Brit Marling Returns in I Origins

In January, Festival Director John Cooper called Life Itself “absolutely, positively the easiest film to program.” As…

New Frontier Artist Residency Program Launches at with Support from The Rockefeller Foundation

Posted Jun 30, 2014, by Kamal Sinclair, Sr. Manager, New Frontier Story Lab

New Frontier Launches Artist Residency with Support from The Rockefeller Foundation

Over eight years, New Frontier has cultivated a community of inventive minds, creative technologists, and talented storytellers…

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Posted Jun 25, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Film and music go together like [blank] and [blank]. We’ll leave the platitudes to you. But if you’re stumped, today’s Sundance…

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Posted Jun 24, 2014, by Straith Schreder, director of content strategy, BitTorrent, Inc.

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Straith Schreder is the Director of Content Strategy, BitTorrent, Inc., which has worked with Drafthouse Films on its…

5 Q’s: Directors Lab Fellows “Daniels” on Crass Humor and Casting a Dead Man

Posted Jun 24, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

5 Q’s: Directors Lab Fellows “Daniels” on Crass Humor and Casting a Dead Man

“It’s gonna’ be our Apocalypse Now, where we disappear into the forest for weeks and lose our minds and discover who we are as…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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