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From Istanbul to Eskisehir to Ankara

Posted Mar 8, 2011, by Cherien Dabis, Writer/Director of AMREEKA

From Istanbul to Eskisehir to Ankara

Part 1 - ISTANBUL

Aside from its remarkable history and the fact that it’s the only city in the world to sit on two continents,…

A Director Digs into 3 Backyards

Posted Mar 4, 2011, by Eric Mendelsohn

A Director Digs into 3 Backyards

Eric Mendelsohn is a longtime member of the Sundance Institute family.  His short film Through an Open Window screened at the…

Greetings from Istanbul

Posted Mar 2, 2011, by Alesia Weston

Greetings from Istanbul

Greetings from Istanbul! It is our last day here and we wanted to send you a little tidbit of news: the program has been…

In Memory of Gary Winick

Posted Mar 2, 2011, by Michelle Satter

In Memory of Gary Winick

All of us at the Sundance Institute are deeply saddened by the loss of our great friend and filmmaker Gary Winick.

Over many…

Awards Season Wrap Up

Posted Feb 28, 2011, by Sundance Institute

Awards Season Wrap Up

With the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday and the Academy Awards on Sunday, a number of Sundance alumni were honored last…

Film Forward in Turkey

Posted Feb 28, 2011, by Meredith Lavitt

Film Forward in Turkey

Turkey is rich in history, culture, and tradition and is literally where east meets west divided by the Bosphorus. It is an…

Three Things People Said That Seem Important Now That I Am Editing

Posted Feb 22, 2011, by Liza Johnson

Three Things People Said That Seem Important Now That I Am Editing

Liza Johnson attended the 2008 Screenwriters and Directors Labs with Return, her first narrative feature film.  With principal…

Help Save Funding for the Arts

Posted Feb 16, 2011, by Keri Putnam

Help Save Funding for the Arts

We are facing a crisis.
In 1981, with a grant from the NEA, Robert Redford founded the nonprofit Sundance Institute. In the past…

Checking In: January Screenwriters Lab

Posted Feb 9, 2011, by Sundance Institute

Checking In: January Screenwriters Lab

In the week before the masses arrived in Park City for this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a more intimate gathering was held…

HERE (THE STORY SLEEPS)

Posted Jan 29, 2011, by Eric Hynes

HERE (THE STORY SLEEPS)

On the center screen, a man sits behind the wheel of a car. Simultaneously, on a narrower screen to the left, the landscape…

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