2022 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED 

Top Jury Prizes Go To Nanny (U.S. Dramatic), The Exiles (U.S. Documentary), All That Breathes (World Cinema Documentary) and Utama (World Cinema Dramatic) Navalny (U.S. Documentary) and Cha Cha Real Smooth (U.S. Dramatic)Win Audience Awards Presented by Acura Navalny Wins Festival Favorite Award After nine days, 84 feature films and 59 short films, the juries have deliberated and the audience has voted, and Friday night the 2022 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards were announced. The award-winning films will screen … Continue reading 2022 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED 

NBA SUPERSTAR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SHAQUILLE O’NEAL

TO HOSTS SPECIAL FREE WEEKEND NOON SCREENINGS OF “THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL” THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES AT THE LAEMMLE THEATRES THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY JAN 29 AND 30 LUSIA “LUCY” HARRIS – THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL – courtesy of New York Times Op-Docs/Breakwater Films NBA Superstar and now Executive Producer Shaquille O’Neal announced special free matinee screenings this weekend only in Los Angeles of his short … Continue reading NBA SUPERSTAR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SHAQUILLE O’NEAL

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

Squirrel Me Bad A Rock band For Today and Their Music Video “The World’s Gone Nutz” Review

By Vernon Nickerson Animator Daniel Robert Cohn who thrives when expressing through creativity has brought together the most famous metaphor of and for the Twenty-first Century, The World’s Gone Nutz to technicolor life on the silver screen. Cohn’s creative mind went into overdrive, writing and recording an anthem song for 2020 called “The World’s Gone Nutz” and creating an epic music video to go with it. … Continue reading Squirrel Me Bad A Rock band For Today and Their Music Video “The World’s Gone Nutz” Review

LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

Community Power series spotlights local stories of clean transportation, jobs, and justice. The Redford Center, in collaboration with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa, announced the launch of a new series of short films showcasing community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a safer, more just future. About Power the Vote: Community PowerAs part of The … Continue reading LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

“GNT” A Short Film About Female Self Validation

By Joanna Panayi Directed by Sara Hirner and Rosemary Vasquez Brown, “GNT” is an edgy animated short created by and for women. Honest conversations between young females inspire this short film to expose the repeated cycle that is self-validation. We see the female characters Glenn, Nikki, and Tammy’s contradictory friendship as it often relies upon social standards. Glenn constantly measures her self-worth based on her … Continue reading “GNT” A Short Film About Female Self Validation

Films.Dance, International Film Series Featuring Artists from More Than 25 Countries Premiering a New Short Film Every Week Continues with EDGING NORMAL

Featuring Desmond RichardsonMusic by Dav Koz & Steve HackmanChoreography by Jacob Jonas Premieres Monday, February 22, 2021 Films.Dance, a groundbreaking global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company continues on February 22 with EDGING NORMAL, the fifth of 15 short dance films to be released – to the community at no cost every Monday through May 8, … Continue reading Films.Dance, International Film Series Featuring Artists from More Than 25 Countries Premiering a New Short Film Every Week Continues with EDGING NORMAL

“TRIBES” Illustrate Storytelling At Its Best Along With Being The Best Live Action Short

A subway car robbery goes off the rails when three hoodlums argue over which passengers they’re willing to jack. “Tribes” is a critically acclaimed short film addressing tribalism from the viewpoint of an African American, an Arab American and an White American who are trying to rob a subway car.  The complexity of the situation becomes apparent when the robbers have a hard time deciding … Continue reading “TRIBES” Illustrate Storytelling At Its Best Along With Being The Best Live Action Short

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Top Prizes Go To Minari, Boys State, Epicentro, and Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness  Minari, Crip Camp, The Reason I Jump, and Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) Win Audience Awards   After 10 days and 128 feature films, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, with jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature filmmaking. Honorees, named in total below, represent new achievements in … Continue reading 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORTS FOR 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

68 Short-Form Stories — Drama, Comedies, Animation, Docs and More (L-R) Come Swim, Credit: John Guleserian; Night Shift, Credit: Estee Ochoa; The Robbery, Credit: Lowell Meyer.  Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORTS FOR 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Pumpkin Power Now! A review of “A Tricky Treat”

By: Vernon Nickerson In less than four minutes of their short,” A Tricky Treat”, writer Kamal John Iskander and director Patricia Chica exquisitely capture the pure essence of the random moment of adolescent self-loathing, rage and violence directed out toward others. After viewing this film, I wondered silently if in the apocalypse will there only be orange pumpkin people  who sound like Beaver Cleaver’s family … Continue reading Pumpkin Power Now! A review of “A Tricky Treat”

A Review Of The 2016 Dance With Film “Killer Friends”

  By:  Erica Summers   Have you ever want to do away with one of your friends. We are not talking about the friend that is constantly there for you when you’re in need or the friend that makes you cookies when you’re not feeling well. Or the friend that always has the right thing to say to lift your spirits; no, we are talking … Continue reading A Review Of The 2016 Dance With Film “Killer Friends”

Filmmaker Sue Rowe: Showing Wings Of Courage To Showcase A Violent Issue

  By:  Vernon Nickerson Edited by: Colleen Page Images by: Filmmaker Sue Rowe   The Art Of Monteque first met Filmmaker Sue Rowe during The 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She was absolutely charming and showed a profound passion for filmmaking, but little did we know at the time just how passionate about social issues she was.  Filmmaker Sue Rowe,  is a dramatic actress with depth … Continue reading Filmmaker Sue Rowe: Showing Wings Of Courage To Showcase A Violent Issue

2016 Slamdance Film Review: PARTNERS

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill The subtlety with which the film “Partners” brings to light the delicate nuances of relationships, and confronts those small intense moments of angst and verbal assaults we use to right ourselves before getting back to business as usual, is brilliant! Yes, it’s short but very relatable no matter who you are. I laughed as I recounted so many past moments in my own … Continue reading 2016 Slamdance Film Review: PARTNERS

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM AWARDS FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Thunder Road Wins Grand Jury Prize   Sundance Institute announced the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 72 short films selected from 8,712 submissions, went to Thunder Road by director and screenwriter Jim Cummings. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City, Utah; … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM AWARDS FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM PROGRAM FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

72 Full-Scale Stories in Short Form will Inspire, Challenge, Engage and Entertain Audiences Sundance Institute announced today its full lineup of 72 short films that will leave a lasting impact on audiences long after the lights go up at their screenings at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah. Among the short films the Festival … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM PROGRAM FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SLAMDANCE 2016 ANNOUNCES SUBVERSIVE LINE UP OF SPECIAL SCREENINGS, BEYOND FEATURES AND SHORT FILM COMPETITIONS

  From Adam Rifkin & Penn Jillette to Embers and Deep Gold, Slamdance Festival to showcase daring new filmmaking from four continents! Slamdance has announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 22nd Film Festival. The programs present bold DIY films by a variety of acclaimed and visionary filmmakers from all over the world and include 23 World, 13 North American, and 13 … Continue reading SLAMDANCE 2016 ANNOUNCES SUBVERSIVE LINE UP OF SPECIAL SCREENINGS, BEYOND FEATURES AND SHORT FILM COMPETITIONS

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE COMPLETES FEATURE FILM LINEUP FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events: Bright Stars, New Stories and Fest Favorites Round Out Robust Festival Program Sundance Institute has completed its feature film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with the highly anticipated narratives, documentaries, episodic work and events in the Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events sections. The Festival takes place January 21-31 in Park … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE COMPLETES FEATURE FILM LINEUP FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL