Sundance Dailies

Ford Foundation Documentary Fund At Sundance

Just one year after its launch, JustFilms, the Ford Foundation’s documentary film fund, is providing major support to five independent films selected for competition at the Sundance Film Festival. JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous … Continue reading

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Bingham Ray Sidelined At Sundance

Industry veteran Bingham Ray, who recently moved from his long time base in New York to accept the Executive Director position of the San Francisco Film Society following the death this summer of Graham Leggat, has suffered a stroke while … Continue reading

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New Distributor Makes First High Profile Acquisition

LD Distribution, the newly formed distribution arm of Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment headed by David Dinerstein, has made its first high profile acquisition at Sundance. The company has bought North American theatrical rights to Sundance Midnight Section entry BLACK ROCK. … Continue reading

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CBS Films Buys Sundance Closer

CBS Films, a division of the television network, has acquired U.S. rights to Sundance Film Festival’s closing-night film THE WORDS, starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Jeremy Irons. Cooper stars as a writer who, at the peak of his literary … Continue reading

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Films Announced For Sundance Institute Downloads

The Sundance Institute has announced thirteen films supported by the Institute that are for the first time available to rent, download and stream. Among the films in this first group are SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL (currently on the Academy Award … Continue reading

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First Weekend At The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is well into the swing of its first weekend, with a number of first day and second day events in addition to the explosion of screenings, panels and parties. Day One Screenings on Thursday included multiple … Continue reading

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New Frontier Explores Media Explosion

An experiment in Festival presentation, New Frontier is a social and creative space that showcases media installations, multimedia performances, transmedia experiences, panel discussions, and more at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The 2012 New Frontier artists, filmmakers, journalists, game designers, … Continue reading

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Parker Posey To Host Sundance Awards Gala

Actress and writer Parker Posey will serve as the host of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony, set to take place on Saturday evening, January 28 at  the Basin Recreation Field House in Park City, Utah. The event will … Continue reading

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Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards

It has become a tradition at the Sundance Film Festival that The Creative Coalition, the advocacy group that promotes arts education and protection for the arts community, salutes its own with its annual dinner gala The Spotlight Initiative Awards. This … Continue reading

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The Scandinavian Invasion

It is now pretty clear that Vikings made landfall in North America several centuries before Columbus collided with the West Indies. If they had colonized the land, we would all be blonds and speaking Norwegian. Such, my children, are the … Continue reading

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