Building on Tradition in a New Era: Michelle Satter on Reimagining Sundance Institute’s Summer Labs

 A Message from Michelle Satter A new era begins!……….   For the thousands who gather in Park City each winter, the Sundance Film Festival is the most visible part of Sundance Institute. But the heart of Sundance Institute’s work, indeed our founding work, begins each summer at the Sundance Resort in the mountains of Utah, and continues year-round with the nurturing of diverse, dynamic voices. … Continue reading Building on Tradition in a New Era: Michelle Satter on Reimagining Sundance Institute’s Summer Labs

Breaking Out And Living The Creative Life

By Pamela Drake Wilson It all began from deep within me. I sat on the Senior Diversity committee, season 2018-2019, listening to the lamented woes of difficulty obtaining gainful employment after 55. I’m a problem solver, not a whiner, and I felt like I had been pretty lucky having begun acting as a senior (refusing to reveal my actual age at auditions….appearing 50ish. Casting sites … Continue reading Breaking Out And Living The Creative Life

PBS Television Series POV Announces Historic 33rd Season, Spotlighting Community Activists and Essential Workers Around The World

    Critically acclaimed films tackle social issues, from economic inequity to voter suppression: 80 percent directed by women and two thirds by filmmakers of color. America’s longest-running documentary series premieres July 20 on PBS with Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s We Are The Radical Monarchs—free educational resources for every film   POV’s 33rd season premieres on PBS this summer with stories of hope and shared humanity … Continue reading PBS Television Series POV Announces Historic 33rd Season, Spotlighting Community Activists and Essential Workers Around The World

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

2018 Sundance Film Festival Announces New Programming, Award, Graphics

New for 2018: Standalone Episodic Section, ‘The New Climate’ Returns, Feature Film Award   With exactly six months until Day One of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute today detailed a standalone Episodic section, the return of ‘The New Climate’ strand of environmental work and a new award. Feature film, short film, episodic and Virtual Reality submissions are now being accepted via Withoutabox, with … Continue reading 2018 Sundance Film Festival Announces New Programming, Award, Graphics

Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival

  The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced that its 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah in January, generated a total economic impact of $151.5 million. These numbers come from an independent economic and demographic study conducted by Y² Analytics,which used updated methodology and technology to give a more complete picture of the Festival’s impact on … Continue reading Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance NEXT FEST Heats Up L.A. Aug. 10-13 with Movie Premieres and Electrifying Musical Performances at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

  Sundance NEXT FEST takes it to the NEXT level with the announcement of seven films direct from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, paired with three energizing musical performances. The fest lights up Los Angeles August 10-13 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, and this year will include presentation of the Institute’s Vanguard Awards to Quentin Tarantino and Dee Rees. This marks … Continue reading Sundance NEXT FEST Heats Up L.A. Aug. 10-13 with Movie Premieres and Electrifying Musical Performances at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

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

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE BRINGS $83.4 MILLION TO UTAH WITH 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Sundance Institute announced that its 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah in January, generated an overall economic impact of $83.4 million for the State of Utah, according to the independent annual economic and demographic study conducted by theUniversity of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the David Eccles School of Business … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE BRINGS $83.4 MILLION TO UTAH WITH 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS IN HONG KONG AND LONDON

Connecting Independent Artists and Audiences in Two Key Global Locations Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong to take place September 17-27, 2015 at The Metroplex Sundance Film Festival: London to take place in 2016 at new Picturehouse Central Sundance Institute today announced it will continue its film festivals in Hong Kong this year and London next year, with selections for each largely drawn from the Institute’s … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS IN HONG KONG AND LONDON

“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job'” – Movie Review on Whiplash (2014)

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“Not my tempo” is perhaps the most frequently repeated line in Whiplash by the ruthless conductor Fletcher of an elite music school. An extreme perfectionist, Fletcher is abusively demanding to members of his ensemble. He shouts insults and foul language to push them to be technically perfect. Andrew is a new joiner of Fletcher’s band. Greeted by Fletcher’s verbal humiliation and… Continue reading “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job’” – Movie Review on Whiplash (2014)

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SPOTLIGHT, PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT, NEW FRONTIER FOR 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced the films selected to screen in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight and Park City at Midnight, as well as the films and installations to be featured in the New Frontier program. The Festival, which takes place January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, is the centerpiece of … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SPOTLIGHT, PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT, NEW FRONTIER FOR 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SKYLIGHT PICTURES’s New Film “DISRUPTION”

    SKYLIGHT PICTURES’s new film “DISRUPTION” explores an avenue to social transformation that deserves to be better known: the potential for change propelled by womenʼs economic empowerment. “DISRUPTION” is a film by Producer Paco de Onís, Director Pamela Yates, and Editor Peter Kinoy. Because poverty is not inevitable, it can vanish and must vanish. It’s the greatest scandal of our times.” Yves Moury     … Continue reading SKYLIGHT PICTURES’s New Film “DISRUPTION”

Sundance Next: The New Breed

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Independent artist and filmmakers have always been able to play to the music of their art form, while Sundance has always given them a place to speak to the music of their art. Whether you go to Park city, Utah for the Sundance Festival or Sundance London; you’ll find the same creative spark at play with Sundance Next. Sundance Next  gives … Continue reading Sundance Next: The New Breed

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

12 Independent Films to Make Digital Debut via Sundance Institute’s Artist Services Program

A River Changes Course, The Revolutionary Optimists and Sleep Dealer Among Upcoming Releases The Cold Lands Makes Its Digital Premiere June 3 Following a Theatrical Run Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute today announced the 12 independent films that will make their digital debut this spring through a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s Artist Services program, which provides artists supported by the … Continue reading 12 Independent Films to Make Digital Debut via Sundance Institute’s Artist Services Program

Sundance Institute Tours Package of Short Films from 2014 Sundance Film Festival to Theaters Across USA

Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute today announced that it will tour a package of eight short films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to a variety of destinations including art house theaters, museums, college theaters and general event spaces, across the country throughout. Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 94-minute Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour features both fiction and documentary … Continue reading Sundance Institute Tours Package of Short Films from 2014 Sundance Film Festival to Theaters Across USA

A Refection on a Life and The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope- Le Beau    It has been a month since The Sundance Film Festival and  I would like to say one more thing about it. 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival and I was one of the privilege people to be in attendance. 2014 is also the year I turn 40. As I was going about enjoying the Sundance Film Festival. I … Continue reading A Refection on a Life and The 2014 Sundance Film Festival