Sundance Film Festival Announces 2022 Short Films & ‘From The Collection’ Retrospective Titles in Celebration of Sundance Institute’s 40th Anniversary

59 Short Films to Debut During 2022 Festival; An Additional 40 Titles That Premiered in Previous Editions of Sundance Will Screen at Festival.Sundance.org The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the Short Film program for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the “From the Collection” program, a line-up of 40 short films that will screen online during the Festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading Sundance Film Festival Announces 2022 Short Films & ‘From The Collection’ Retrospective Titles in Celebration of Sundance Institute’s 40th Anniversary

​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Tabitha Jackson A message from Festival Director Tabitha Jackson on the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for January 20–30, 2022. Dear Friends, This time last year, I wrote to share some early thoughts about how we were approaching my first Sundance Film Festival as director — and the first Sundance to be held in the midst of a pandemic. Since 1985, artists and audiences … Continue reading ​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute Names 20 Fellows Across Feature Film Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Native Lab

The Sundance Ins named the artists and projects selected for the first group of the upcoming signature summer Labs including 12 fellows for the Directors and Screenwriters Labs and 9 fellows participating in the Native Lab (one fellow will participate in both Labs). The Labs provide a space for writers and directors to spend time developing their craft and selected projects. Elements of this year’s … Continue reading Sundance Institute Names 20 Fellows Across Feature Film Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Native Lab

2021 Slamdance Film Festival Film Review of “Man Under Table or: I’m Writing a Movie”

By Vernon Nickerson I found music video director / filmmaker / actor Noel David Taylor’s “Man Under Table or: I’m Writing a Movie” fascinating. It is unique as a film made PRE-COVID-19 and released in the midst of a global pandemic which has changed irrevocably how films are marketed/ distributed and “build an audience” in the neo-virtual digital media multiverse. Watching “Man Under Table or: … Continue reading 2021 Slamdance Film Festival Film Review of “Man Under Table or: I’m Writing a Movie”

Highway’s 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 Festival Returns for Twelve Days of Free Online Screenings Tuesday January 12 through Sunday January 24, 2021

On January 12-24 2021, the legendary L.A. Performance Space and Gallery Highways will present its Second Annual Film Maudit 2.0 festival to showcase and celebrate new outré, unusual and startling films. The Film Maudit 2.0 festival features over 125 works of cinema from 25 countries including films rarely if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing socio-political issues and taboo subject matter that challenges conventional artistic … Continue reading Highway’s 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 Festival Returns for Twelve Days of Free Online Screenings Tuesday January 12 through Sunday January 24, 2021

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects to Debuton Feature-Rich Digital Platform & Satellite Screens Nationwide The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

Virtual Film Festivals Don’t Have to Suck:

Filmocracy Proves it with New Festival for All: FILMOCRACY FEST 2020 Digital Distribution Platform Launches Its Own Festival Under Direction of Veteran Festival Executive Jon Fitzgerald Virtual Event Unspools December 3-6 in Los Angeles and Worldwide; Includes Panels, Q&A’s, Mentorship and Digital Networking Opportunities Fifteen Documentaries, Five Narratives Vie for Jury Prizes Along with Four Special Presentations Filmocracy, the world’s premiere digital screening, distribution and … Continue reading Virtual Film Festivals Don’t Have to Suck:

Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

New Collaboration with NBCUniversal to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in Building Sustainable Careers Sundance Institute announced the third class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for mid-career writers and directors from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers in fiction and documentary filmmaking. The fellowship includes an unrestricted grant funding, industry mentorship, … Continue reading Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

The Institute Continues to Shape Board Leadership for Future The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced the newly appointed and recent additions to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas join the board alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William Plapinger, and Junaid Sarieddeen who joined over the last year. Together they add to the business, cultural, and philanthropic leaders who guide and … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson Reveals Approach for 2021 Festival

By Tabitha Jackson Tabitha Jackson is the director of the Sundance Film Festival Dear Friends, As we plan for our 2021 Festival — my first in the Director’s chair — and with submissions now open, I wanted to give you an early insight into how we are thinking. This is not an announcement, but rather an invitation into the process of building something together this … Continue reading Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson Reveals Approach for 2021 Festival

International Film and Marketing Executives Ali M. Aksu and Aya Kikimova Launch Next Generation Content Production Platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io)

filmcapital.io’s First Project is Feature COVID-2021, co-produced with BC Entertainment Group, by Director Bob Cook, and Starring Robert Carradine (Lizzie McGuire, Revenge of the Nerds), Diane Delano, Barry Godin, Darby Hilton, Rudy Ramos (Yellowstone, Resurrection Blvd.) and Felissa Rose Created to address a pressing need within the independent film finance space, the co-production platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io) has officially opened its doors, the announcement was made today by co-founders … Continue reading International Film and Marketing Executives Ali M. Aksu and Aya Kikimova Launch Next Generation Content Production Platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io)

Festival Favorite Award From 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced

Sundance Institute announced Giving Voice as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 128 features screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance, Utah, from January 23–February 2, 2020. The Festival Favorite Award is the 29th and final recognition bestowed on this year’s features, including juried prizes and category-specific … Continue reading Festival Favorite Award From 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced

Sundance Institute Announces Tabitha Jackson as Incoming Festival Director

Concludes Global Search With First New Festival Director in 11 Years     Sundance Institute announced Tabitha Jackson as the new Director of the Sundance Film Festival. Jackson was chosen from a worldwide search and follows outgoing Director, John Cooper, who served in the role for 11 years and will assume a newly-created Emeritus Director role. An award-winning filmmaker, she has served as Director of … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces Tabitha Jackson as Incoming Festival Director

Sundance Institute Names 2020 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows

Writer/Directors from China, South Africa, U.S. and U.K. Fifteen screenwriters will convene to advance their independent projects at Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, taking place at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, from January 17-22, 2020. At the Lab, the screenwriters will immerse themselves in a rigorous and holistic creative process, working to further develop their scripts with the mentorship of accomplished Creative Advisors. The … Continue reading Sundance Institute Names 2020 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 118 FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED

Drawn From a Record High of 15,100 Submissions Across The Program, Including 3,853 Features, Selected Films Represent 27 Countries    The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 23–February 2, 2020. The Sundance … Continue reading 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 118 FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED

Artistic Glow

By Saga Elmotaseb   I recently attended Michelle Romano’s 3rd Annual Pre-Oscar Hollywood Event celebrating Woman in Film & Diversity in Entertainment. What a night! There were celebs and creative from the Fashion & Film industries, One of the fun attractive perks of attending this event, was having Artistic Glow there. Not only did they help Glam all the ladies who were already glamorous and … Continue reading Artistic Glow