Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2019: Awards Night

By Rin Ehlers Sheldon

As is the case every year, the second Saturday of the Sundance Film Festival ended in a highly anticipated awards ceremony. With acquisitions and career futures on the line, the stakes don’t get much higher. Yet, in the spirit of the Sundance Institute, the atmosphere of the festivities ⟳ continue…

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SUNDANCE 2019: Spotlight on Remi Adefarasin, BSC, OBE

By Rin Ehlers Sheldon

The Premieres category at the Sundance Film Festival is reserved for world premieres of “highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.” In other words, these are the films you’ve already been hearing about or will be hearing about as 2019 unfolds. They usually have an established director or ⟳ continue…

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“Something Seismic was Shifting in This Country”: Five Questions for The Wolf Hour Writer/Director Alistair Banks Griffin

By Scott Macaulay

“I can’t get out but I look out the attic window and watch the world go by. I feel like an outsider. I am on a different wave length then everybody else….” — David Berkowitz In one of the Sundance Film Festival’s real discoveries, Alistair Banks Griffins’s 1977-set The Wolf ⟳ continue…

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SUNDANCE 2019: Spotlight on David Paul Jacobson

By Graham Sheldon

It’s a 19 degree Fahrenheit winter wonderland outside, and that must mean we’re at Sundance Film Festival 2019 in Park City, Utah. Thankfully we have a whole host of wonderful documentaries to help keep us warm! Director of Cinematography, David Paul Jacobson discusses his work on the feature documentary, Ask ⟳ continue…

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SUNDANCE 2019: Meet DP Nate Miller, “Paddleton”

By Graham Sheldon

The compelling dramedy Paddleton, starring Ray Romano and Mark Duplass premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2019 in the premiere category. The film is part of a four-picture deal between Duplass and Netflix. We discussed the cinematography behind the film with DP, Nate Miller.

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SUNDANCE 2019: Spotlight on Greta Zozula

By Rin Ehlers Sheldon

The films chosen to compete in the NEXT category at the Sundance Film Festival celebrate innovation in filmmaking. Often the innovation is technical and is evident in the film’s approach, structure, or execution. Other films find their way into this category due to groundbreaking or off-beat subject matter. ⟳ continue…

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Sundance Film Festival 2019: The Brink, The Wolf Hour

By Vadim Rizov

Learning that two documentaries on Steve Bannon would be dropping within half a year of each other didn’t bring to mind face-offs like Dante’s Peak vs. Volcano so much as a dire combination of Michael Apted’s Up series (an endless series of check-ins as Bannon ages in real time) and ⟳ continue…

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“The Harder Life Was for Us, the Stronger the Images Were:” Director Hassan Fazili on the Perils of His Flight-from-the Taliban Doc, Midnight Traveler

By Tomris Laffly

As headlines blare possible peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, and with its intersection of politics and filmmaking, Hassan Fazili’s Midnight Traveler, which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival in World Documentary Competition, is bound to be one of the festival circuit’s most discussed pictures this ⟳ continue…

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Sundance Film Festival 2019: Cold Case Hammarskjöld, Light From Light

By Vadim Rizov

I’m not at Sundance this year but, thanks to a generous smattering of pre-screenings, still playing along from home. Of the six titles I saw in advance, I was most curious about what kind of reception Mads Brügger’s Cold Case Hammarskjöld would receive. Based on his first two films, I’d ⟳ continue…

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SUNDANCE 2019: Spotlight on DP Patrick Sheehan, “Always in Season”

By Rin Ehlers Sheldon

The feasting has commenced at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. We care about what went into the films to get them into this arena, so we’re going straight to the filmmakers to find out. Here’s a look at Patrick Sheehan’s work as the DP of ⟳ continue…

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SUNDANCE 2019: Spotlight on Adam Newport-Berra

By Rin Ehlers Sheldon

Every category of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival exhibits talented filmmakers from richly diverse backgrounds. Yet, for many baby narrative filmmakers, it’s the dream of making it into the U.S. Dramatic Competition that motivates the cursor forward in their screenplays and comforts them during 2am shot-listing. (That dream is ⟳ continue…

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Teek Mach’s Grisaille To Be Performed at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival as Part of the New Frontier Section

By RACONTEUR

Park City, UT

Grisaille, the two-part mixed reality painting experience created by experimental artist Teek Mach, will be performed during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The piece is included among the New Frontier section, Sundance Film Festival’s curated collection of media works from creators…

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Find Found Objects at Sundance Film Festival 2019

By RACONTEUR

LOS ANGELES

Found Objects, the New York-based music production studio founded by composers Jay Wadley and Trevor Gureckis, celebrates its fourth consecutive year at the Sundance Film Festival. The award-winning collective heads to Park City with a trifecta of projects that highlight Found Objects’ far-…

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20 Films and VR Works to Anticipate at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

By Scott Macaulay

When I look back at last year’s version of this annual “Sundance films I’m looking forward to” list, I’m seeing that my selections were pretty dead on. Almost all of my favorite films of the year — Panos Cosmatos’s Mandy; Tamara Jenkins’s Private Life; Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace; Sam ⟳ continue…

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So You Didn’t Get Into Sundance… 6 Things You Need to Know About Distributing Your Indie Film

By Paula Bernstein

You made a movie. Now what?

In advance of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Sundance Institute asked independent film distributors what they’re looking for in a film. Compiled by Liz Manashil, filmmaker and Manager Creative Distribution Initiative, Sundance Institute and producer Rebecca Green, it’s an essential resource intended to ⟳ continue…

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