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

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

Sundance Institute Presents: An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro

Sundance Institute invites champions of independent storytelling to attend An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro, Sundance Institute’s annual fundraising event hosted on the first night of the Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. During the celebratory event, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will be honored with the Vanguard Award for Philanthropy. Proceeds from the evening will … Continue reading Sundance Institute Presents: An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro

A New Era For The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited by Colleen Page As everyone walked in to get ready for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival press conference there was a sense that there was a change in the air. The festival program for the Sundance Film Festival was not only cutting edge this year, but one that spoke to a vast array of issues concerning what has been happening … Continue reading A New Era For The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Welcome To The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited by Colleen Page   Officially the 2019 Sundance Film Festival will start tonight, meanwhile there’s great anticipation in the air as everyone gets ready for the greatest film festival event celebrating independent film. Every year Park City with its old fashion streets of long ago is transformed into a magical wonder devoted to independent film, artist and filmmakers. With an … Continue reading Welcome To The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning and more join animal coalition in urging Congress to oppose wild horse slaughter

Courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Return to Freedom and the ASPCA to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros. (See letter and list of fifty plus signatures from actors, singers, screenwriters and … Continue reading Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning and more join animal coalition in urging Congress to oppose wild horse slaughter

Fonda and Redford perform together in “Our Souls at Night”, which will be screened after the Award Ceremony

Iconic American actors Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have each been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August – 9 September, 2017).   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera. The ceremony to award … Continue reading Fonda and Redford perform together in “Our Souls at Night”, which will be screened after the Award Ceremony

Change Is Coming To The Sundance Film Festival

Robert Redford the founder of The  Sundance Film Festival is pretty sure this is the best Sundance Film Festival they’ve ever had, and he also knows that things have to change. “It’s not the films. The quality, is better than ever!  It’s the size! I’m starting to hear some negative comments about how crowded it is and how difficult it is to get from venue to venue when … Continue reading Change Is Coming To The Sundance Film Festival

“A Walk In The Woods” Trailer: Redford & Nolte Take On The Comedic Adventures Of The Woods

  When an aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy, the duo learn that some roads are better left untraveled.   Robert Redford and Nick Nolte take on the Appalachian Trail in the wonderfully delightful film “A Walk In The Woods”. The adventure becomes a comedy of errors  as the to begin to tackle  issues … Continue reading “A Walk In The Woods” Trailer: Redford & Nolte Take On The Comedic Adventures Of The Woods

Power of Story: Visions of Independence With George Lucas and Robert Redford at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

  By Monteque Pope- Le Beau   The hottest ticket at Sunday 2015 Sundance Film Festival People were willing to give you whatever they had just to get a ticket to this event. I on the other hand I already have my ticket and I was very lucky to get one! Why were people on the edge of madness over such an event? Because of … Continue reading Power of Story: Visions of Independence With George Lucas and Robert Redford at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 15: A Power Keg Of Diverse Talent

By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau   Storytellers broaden our minds: engaging, provoking, inspiring and ultimately connecting us.   Robert Redford, President and Founder There was  a deep chill in the air as people trickle into Park City. Some of them were local and some had traveled far and wide to attend the 2015 Sundance film Festival. There was an anticipation in the air which  everyone was captured by. … Continue reading Sundance 15: A Power Keg Of Diverse Talent

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ADDS MORE TO THE 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Sundance Institute today announced the addition of 10 films, events and New Frontier installations to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ADDS MORE TO THE 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

StudioVox Partners with Sundance Cinemas to Expand Opportunities for Creatives with New Professional Network

    Los Angeles, California – October 8, 2014 StudioVox, a Los Angeles-based online network for creative professionals offering a platform for visual artists, photographers, interior designers, performers, filmmakers, musicians and other artists to network with like-minded colleagues, agents, companies and fans, announces its partnership with Sundance Cinemas Galleries, of Robert Redford’s Sundance Group. StudioVox serves as the submission and curation platform for artwork to … Continue reading StudioVox Partners with Sundance Cinemas to Expand Opportunities for Creatives with New Professional Network

Sundance Institute to Host First-Ever ShortsLab for Documentaries in Los Angeles

Sundance Institute to Host First-Ever ShortsLab for Documentaries in Los Angeles on September 13 Rodney Ascher | Kirby Dick | Lauren Greenfield | AJ Schnack | Lucy Walker | Tabitha Jackson Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute invites Los Angeles-area filmmakers to its first day-long ShortsLab focusing on short-form documentary, taking place September 13 at the Cinefamily. ShortsLab L.A. offers filmmakers the opportunity to participate … Continue reading Sundance Institute to Host First-Ever ShortsLab for Documentaries in Los Angeles

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Sundance Institute Brings $86.4 Million to Utah with 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute Brings $86.4 Million to Utah with 2014 Sundance Film Festival 10-Day Event Generates $6.9 Million in State and Local Tax Revenue, Supports 1,434 Jobs, Attracts Worldwide Media Exposure Valued at $65.1 Million Park City, Utah — Sundance Institute today announced that the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah in January, generated an overall … Continue reading Sundance Institute Brings $86.4 Million to Utah with 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Native American and Indigenous Program

Programs Include Screening Series at the New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Sante Fe’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Artists and Advisors Selected for 2014 NativeLab in New Mexico, May 19-23 Park City, Utah — Sundance Institute marks the 20th anniversary of its Native American and Indigenous Program with a series of events around the country … Continue reading Sundance Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Native American and Indigenous Program

Global Digital Platforms Unite April 28th to Create Worldwide Conversation on Poverty and Hunger

Worldwide “Open Call” for Short Films and Story Ideas on Tongal.com Five Selected Winners will Debut their Films at 2015 Sundance Film Festival Program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Los Angeles — On Monday April 28th, 2014 many of the internet’s most popular websites—including El Pais, Fandor, Huffington Post, Hulu, Indiewire, Reelhouse, RYOT News,Salon, The Guardian, Upworthy, VHX, Vimeo and VICE News —will unite in a common mission to create an international conversation and increase awareness of … Continue reading Global Digital Platforms Unite April 28th to Create Worldwide Conversation on Poverty and Hunger

Captain America: A True Patriotic Hero Versus A Cold Methodical Villain

By   Monteque Pope-Le Beau   “Captain America The Winter Soldier” is not your average or typical comic book movie. Instead it is an espionage political thriller. With a uniquely intense storytelling, old-school action scenes, and superb acting. The movie pulls you in allowing you to be a part of what is going on. The deliberate fast-paced storytelling with its numerous cliffhangers and plot twist … Continue reading Captain America: A True Patriotic Hero Versus A Cold Methodical Villain

2013 Cannes Film Festival Review: “All Is Lost”

All Is Loss: An Individual’s Will to Survive. By Monteque Pope-Le Beau “All Is Lost” is a profound and psychological study of an individuals will to survive. It takes only a few minutes to realize that you are not looking at the movie, but a work of art. It’s minimalists style, lack of dialogue and superb cinematography adds to the appeal of this work of … Continue reading 2013 Cannes Film Festival Review: “All Is Lost”