Sundance Dailies

Chilean Cinema Makes Its Mark At Sundance

By international standards, the film industry in Chile is miniscule, releasing fewer than six theatrical feature films annually. However, this tiny industry was buoyed by news that the prestigious Sundance Film Festival had honored two of its newest entries. VIOLETA … Continue reading

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Participant Media Joins With Partner On Sundance Buy

Participant Media and AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) have jointly acquired U.S. theatrical rights to MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, an emotional drama chronicling a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and her journey to maintain her marriage and her identity. … Continue reading

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Sundance Audience Favorites Indicate Films’ Futures

Perhaps even more of indicator of a film’s eventual commercial career is the Audience Awards given at Sundance because they point to an enthusiasm by the public. Distributors who may be wary of taking on certain titles can look to … Continue reading

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Spike Lee Co-Writer Also Blasts Industry

Coming just a few days after director Spike Lee launched an in-person tirade against the film industry at the question and answer segment of the world premiere of his film RED HOOK SUMMER, his co-writer on the film, James McBride, … Continue reading

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Deals Aplenty for ARBITRAGE

ARBITRAGE, a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty and high finance starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, was one of the high profile films debuting at Sundance without any distributors attached. Well, all that is changing following the … Continue reading

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Sony And Goldwyn Nab Robot Pic

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Samuel Goldwyn Films are partnering on the North American release of ROBOT & FRANK, which opened the Sundance Film Festival with its Salt Lake City Gala. The film, a directorial debut by Jake Schreier, stars … Continue reading

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IFC Films Having A Busy Sundance

IFC Films is having a typically busy Sundance, with three high profile acquisitions announced so far. IFC has closed the deal to buy American rights to SIMON KILLER, the controversial psychological thriller by New York wunderkind Antonio Campos. The film … Continue reading

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Sundance Short Film Awards

Prior to the Saturday evening Awards Gala to be hosted by actress Parker Posey, the Sundance Film Festival held a special awards event to honor jury prizes and honorable mentions in the short film competition categories at this year’s Festival. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Stories Of Change

On Tuesday here in Park City, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation co-sponsored a panel celebrating stories of change. The panel celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Stories of Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Focus Through Documentary … Continue reading

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Sundance Coming To London

The Sundance Institute is bringing the excitement and the “cool” of the Sundance Film Festival to Europe for its first ever off-shore venture. Sundance London, a festival of music and film, will take place in the English metropolis from April … Continue reading

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