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Geoffrey Gilmore, Robert Redford and Brett Morgen At Sundance Press Conference

Friday, January 19----Photo Op: Sundance Film Festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Institute Founder Robert Redford and CHICAGO 10 Director Brett Morgen at yesterday's Opening Press Conference, held at the Egyptian Theater on Main Street in Park City. ...

Wide's World Premières Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues in Sundance

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Wide Management line up for Sundance Film Festival 2007. Agathe Valentin, in charge of the International Sales, will be attending the Sundance Film Festival from the 24th to the 28th of January 2007 where Wide Management will be presenting in the World Dramatic Competition Section: Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues, coproduction between France, Canada and Burkina Faso, starring Makena Diop, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Fatou Tall-Salgues. World Première at the Sundance Film ...

Experiencing The Sundance Film Festival Online

Wednesday, January 17-----If you are still thinking of attending the Sundance Film Festival but don't already have your air ticket to Salt Lake City, your Park City hotel reservation, or any film screening tickets....you pretty much better stay home. The small resort town of Park City, with a usual population of 5,000, will swell to quadruple its size starting tomorrow, as the Sundance Film Festival begins a 10-day extravaganza of world premieres, information seminars, extravagant parties and ...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #068 for 16th January 2007

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Interview with Matthew Saville (writer/director) of Noise (AUS) World Dramatic Competition @ Sundance 07 plus preview of the Sundance Film Festival with Bruce Himmelblau Click here to listen to the show Industry News Sundance Film Festival announces short films to be available on iTunes plus podcasting of panels and events @ iTunes Independent Film Channel (IFC) changes content and will screen series programs  New Line Cinema brawl with Peter Jackson Dovetail.tv is paying filmmakers $0.10 p...

The Return of Hal Hartley

Thursday, January 11-----One of the highlights of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival (at least for me) is the opportunity to see the latest film from Hal Hartley, who really put independent film on the map back in the day when it was still a small community of individual risktakers. With such films as THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (1989), TRUST (1990), SIMPLE MEN (1992) and AMATEUR (1992), Hartley stood at the nexus of European film artistry and American independent virtuosity. His last few films h...

Eye on Europe: Sundance's Strong European Film Presence

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Wednesday, January 10----Narrative films from the European continent are among the most anticipated in the World Cinema Competition: Drama competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which opens next week. Of the sixteen films to be presented in the program section, eight are European productions or co-productions with other nations. The strong presence of European films, and the introduction of new film talents, will have industry executives keeping a watchful eye on Europe during the 10 day ...

Park City’s Action Sports Film Festival XDance Xcells for 7th Year

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XDance the innovative action sports film festival comes back for its 7th year in Park City, Utah. Held during the media fest of Sundance XDance has grown to be the largest actions sports film festival to date. With a diverse array of adrenaline filled cinema of all genres. First started in 2001, XDance highlights the films, filmmakers of encompasses surfing, snowboarding, free skiing, BMX, skateboarding and other action sports. This year XDance has joined forces with LAT34 to present the 2007...

XDance Xcells for 7th Year in Park City

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XDance Xcells for 7th Year Park City’s Action Sports Film FestivalXDance the innovative action sports film festival comes back for its 7th year in Park City, Utah. Held during the media fest of Sundance XDance has grown to be the largest actions sports film festival to date. With a diverse array of adrenaline filled cinema of all genres. First started in 2001, XDance highlights the films, filmmakers of encompasses surfing, snowboarding, free skiing, BMX, skateboarding and other action sports...

Sundance panel discussions and events on music in film

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Sundance Film Festival announced details for the panel discussions and events celebrating and exploring the importance of music in filmmaking, as well as the artists performing at the Music Café, Music on Main, and at other Festival events in Park City. The music-focused events are part of the Festival’s continuing commitment to bringing musicians and filmmakers together in a creative environment where they can inspire each other and share their passion for creativity. The 2007 Sundance Film ...

Salt Lake City Gala Set

Tuesday, January 2-----One of the highlights of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival is the annual Salt Lake City Gala, to be held on Friday, January 19th. This year, the Festival will present the US Premiere of AWAY FROM HER, the directorial debut of Canadian actress Sarah Polley. Polley, best known for her work in such recent films as THE SWEET HEREAFTER (1997), THE LAW OF ENCLOSURES (2000) and her Genie Award-winning performance in MY LIFE WITHOUT ME (2003), co-wrote the screenplay with n...

Sixteen American Indie Documentaries Compete At Sundance

Thursday, December 28----With documentary films experiencing a commercial and critical peak, the stakes have never been higher (and the rewards greater) for the sixteen American Independent documentary features competing at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Considering the box office clout of such films as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and THE MARCH OF THE PENGUINS in the past year, one can expect some of the most ferocious bidding wars will be unleashed for distribution rights to many of these fil...

Sundance Dramatic Film Competition

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Tuesday, December 26----The Sundance Film Festival will see sixteen World Premieres compete in the Festival's prestigious Independent Dramatic Feature Film Competition. It is further evidence of the Festival's critical role as a festival of discovery that all the films in this sixteen-film competition are world premieres, unseen by all but a few close associates and the Festival's programming committee. The anticipation is high, as are the stakes for film distributors in the weeks leading up to...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #066 for 23nd December 2006

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Interviews with Matt Farnsworth (star/writer/director) and Daine Foster (star/producer) of Iowa (USA) award winning feature film plus Daniel Casey (writer/director) of The Death of Michael Smith (USA) feature film to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival 07 ...

CHICAGO 10: A Sundance History Lesson

Thursday, December 21----If another indication of the growing influence of non-fiction film was needed, the prestigious Sundance Film Festival has decided to open its ten-day celebration of indie and international cinema with a documentary film. CHICAGO 10, a factual and fanciful look at the infamous trial of organizers of the demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in the summer of 1968, a turning point in America’s evaluation of the Vietnam War, will open the Festiv...

Indie Film Nation #065 for 12th December 2006

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Interviews with Matteo Ribaudo (USA) (director) of In the Name of My Father and AMillionDollarMovie.com plus Filmmaker of the week is Garath Crook (UK) of Graphic Quarter Click here to listen to the show Show Notes Industry News watch John Carpenter's Halloween on MySpace InDigEnt ceasing operations Tribeca Film Festival joins forces with ESPN for special sports program in the next year's festival Wesley Snipes gets arrested Richard (Donnie Darko) Kelly has finally finished Southland Tales for...

Belgrade’s New Author Film Festival opener cancelled

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Belgrade’s New Author Film Festival was not officially opened with Chinese film “Summer Palace” (Yihe Yuan) by Lou Ye, because Serbia didn’t wanted to politically compromise with Chinese government. Just minutes before the movie “Summer Palace” supposed to open the festival, Serbian authories pulled the movie off the festival because China threatened to freeze all diplomatic relations with Serbia. Chinese movie is problematic because it mentions events from Tiananmen Square (Tiananm...

Sundance to open with the world premiere of CHICAGO 10, written and directed by Brett Morgen

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The 2007 Sundance Film Festival announced today that the Opening Night Film for the upcoming Festival is the world premiere of CHICAGO 10, written and directed by Brett Morgen. CHICAGO 10 is an innovative documentary that combines historical storytelling, archival footage, animation and music to tell the story about the 1968 anti-war protests around the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that resulted in the famous Chicago Conspiracy Trial in 1969. The 2007 Sundance Film Festival runs Jan...

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Indie Film Nation Podcast 63 for 20th November 2006

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Industry News Weinsteins get into bed with Blockbuster Hollywood search YouTube for next big thing! Filmmaker magazine celebrate 25th anniversary of the Sundance Institute in downloadable PDF document Sundance Film Festival announces opening night film - Chicago 10 Remake of John Carpenter's The ThingIs David Lynch planning to bring back Twin Peaks or release the missing material from Fire Walk with Me? Industry Wrap IF Awards (Australia) winners Industry Preview Dubia International Film Festi...

Celebrity Watch: Who's In Town

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Thursday, November 9----Film directors, producers, actors and celebrities are descending on Fort Lauderdale for the final weekend of festivities at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The sun is shining and the weather is wonderful, and so is the celebrity watching. CELEBRITY WATCH: Thursday, November 9 Mel Stuart The celebrated director of the cult classic WILLIE WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is in town to introduce several films from his career and to receive a Lifetime Achie...

Rome Film Fest To Host World Premiere of FUR

CINEMA: Rome Film Fest has announced a major coup (undoubtedly the first of many) with the World Premiere presentation of the hotly anticipated biopic FUR, which stars Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman as troubled New York photographer icon Diane Arbus. The film, which is slated to open in October in the US, is considered a major Oscar frontrunner for Kidman, director Steven Shainberg and film distributor Picturehouse. The film tells the compelling story of famed photographer Diane ...

Silverdocs Opens With Tales of Tinseltown

Friday, June 2---SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival opens on June 13 with the world premiere of the HBO Films documentary BOFFO! TINSELTOWN'S BOMBS AND BLOCKBUSTERS, directed by Oscar-winning documentary director Bill Couturie. The film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the high risk world of Hollywood filmmaking, where all bets are off as to whether even the biggest budget film will not be a major box office bomb. Featuring candid, often amusing interviews, with such Holl...

Sundance names Cara Mertes to run docu section

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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAMCARA MERTES, HEAD OF PBS SHOWCASE P.O.V., TO OVERSEE INSTITUTE’S DOCUMENTARY FUND AND INITIATIVESSundance Institute announced today the appointment of Cara Mertes as the new Director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Mertes, who is currently the Executive Director of American Documentary, Inc., andExecutive Producer of the PBS documentary showcase P.O.V., has an extensive background in independent non-fiction fi...

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