Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Sundance Institute Award Recipients for Science in Film Initiative

Feature Film Prize Goes to The Pod Generation, Grantees Honored at Reception during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute Science-in-Film initiative with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation celebrated this year’s Feature Film Prize winner The Pod Generation directed by Sophie Barthes and the recipients of three artist grants for three projects in development at a reception following the Appetite for Construction panel at Filmmaker Lodge. The … Continue reading Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Sundance Institute Award Recipients for Science in Film Initiative

Using The Luna Calendar For Gardeners

By Jannie Vaught For those of us who use a Moon Calendar to garden, January’s new moon will be January 21, 3:55 p.m. Using the Luna Calendar for gardeners. Gardening in harmony with the moon’s phases has been practiced for thousands of years. Farmers determined the best times to plant and harvest their crops. The gravitational pull of the moon affects the ocean tides, and … Continue reading Using The Luna Calendar For Gardeners

The Met Announces Co-Chairs for the Spring 2023 Costume Institute Benefit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the co-chairs for The Costume Institute Benefit on May 1, 2023, in New York. Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour will serve as the evening’s co-chairs. The dress code for the event will be “In honor of Karl.” The Benefit (also known as The Met Gala®) takes place annually on the first Monday … Continue reading The Met Announces Co-Chairs for the Spring 2023 Costume Institute Benefit

2023 Sundance Film Festival To Go “Beyond Film”Lineup of Conversations Announced

Additional Institute and Partner Programming to Round Out Public Offerings at Festival The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the lineup for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Beyond Film conversations, all of which are open to the public. Made up of three series called Power of Story, Cinema Café, and The Big Conversation, Beyond Film rounds out the Festival experience, providing a place for the community to engage through artist … Continue reading 2023 Sundance Film Festival To Go “Beyond Film”Lineup of Conversations Announced

Feature Lineup for Slamdance 2023

The lineup for Narrative Features Competition, Documentary Features Competition, Breakouts, and Unstoppable features for the 29th Slamdance Film Festival. With titles hailing from all over the globe and jam-packed with premieres, the 2023 festival continues the legacy of discovering fresh and influential new voices. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION: The Girl Who Was Cursed – (The Netherlands) North American PremiereDirector: Zara Dwinger; Screenwriter: Zara Dwinger; Producers: Layla Meijman & … Continue reading Feature Lineup for Slamdance 2023

Indigo Girls to Perform at Sundance Institute’sOpening Night: A Taste of Sundance Presented by IMDbPro

Evening To Celebrate Independent Storytelling and Raise Funds for the Institute’s Year-Round Work; Tickets On Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo Indigo Girls will perform at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro on January 19 in Park City. The band will also premiere their new documentary, It’s Only Life After All at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance … Continue reading Indigo Girls to Perform at Sundance Institute’sOpening Night: A Taste of Sundance Presented by IMDbPro

In Preparation Of The Freeze

By Jannie Vaught We received a freeze and knowing it was headed our way many of us began the preparation. Even though water pipes were wrapped some had broken pipes inside and outside. And it happened on Christmas there were no stores open. When we are preparing for freezing temperatures it would do us well to have in our preparations items for repair. Needing a … Continue reading In Preparation Of The Freeze

Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art

January 26–April 16, 2023Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Galleries 691–693, The Charles Z. Offin Gallery,  Karen B. Cohen Gallery, and Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art explores the period formerly known as the Danish Golden Age, a name that belies the economic and political hardships the dwindling Danish Kingdom experienced in the nineteenth century. Denmark suffered through the Napoleonic … Continue reading Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art

2023 Sundance Film Festival Lineup of 99 Feature Films

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the comprehensive slate of independent films selected across the feature film categories for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The 2023 Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort, along with a selection of films available online across the country January 24–29, 2023. Festivalgoers will once again return to theaters … Continue reading 2023 Sundance Film Festival Lineup of 99 Feature Films

Wishing You A Very Happy New Year

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.~ Albert Einstein Wishing you and yours health, prosperity, and happiness in the New Year ahead. The past year has had its fair share of ups and downs, but good or bad, these experiences have shaped who we are today and who we will be in the future. As a wise person once said, “Life isn’t about … Continue reading Wishing You A Very Happy New Year

2023 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film and Indie Episodic Program Lineup

64 Short Films and 4 Indie Episodic Projects to Debut at the FestivalSchedule of In-Person and Online Screenings Now Live! the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the Short Films and Indie Episodic projects selected for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. For in-person attendees, Indie Episodic works will have individual premieres and Shorts will screen in curated programs. Beginning January 24, all Indie Episodic projects and selected Shorts … Continue reading 2023 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film and Indie Episodic Program Lineup

Sundance Institute Announces Luca Guadagnino to Receive International Icon Award at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance Presented by IMDbPro

Evening will Celebrate Independent Storytelling and Raise Funds for the Institute’s Year-Round Work; Tickets on Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced that Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will receive the International Icon Award at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro on January 19 in Park City. Guadagnino will join previously announced honorees of the evening, Ryan Coogler, W. Kamau Bell, and Nikyatu Jusu. The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023, … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces Luca Guadagnino to Receive International Icon Award at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance Presented by IMDbPro

The ‘Aves’ and the Have-Nots: Finding a Team to Create a Memorable Short Film Showpiece

The amazing program in the Masters of Fine Arts at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles allows students to focus on six disciplines of filmmaking. (See related story: AFI Film Fest Focuses on the Up-and-Comers) Over the two-year course, like-minded students come together to share their expertises in Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting and create a short film that will in all … Continue reading The ‘Aves’ and the Have-Nots: Finding a Team to Create a Memorable Short Film Showpiece

The LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL announces its Closing Night feature presentation: Patricia Chica’s ravishing coming-of-age drama MONTRÉAL GIRLS

The Los Angeles International Film Festival is proud to present the LA Premiere of Canadian director Patricia Chica’s highly anticipated directorial debut MONTRÉAL GIRLS, which will also be the closing night film. The story follows Ramy, a Middle-Eastern young man’s turbulent journey and his quest for love and enlightenment while discovering his true calling along the way.  MONTRÉAL GIRLS is written by Patricia Chica (who also directed, produced and edited) … Continue reading The LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL announces its Closing Night feature presentation: Patricia Chica’s ravishing coming-of-age drama MONTRÉAL GIRLS

Getting Real ‘22: Flipping the Frame Conference Program Announced

The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today that Getting Real ‘22, its biennial convening for documentary practitioners, will be held both in-person in Los Angeles and with a virtual audience from all around the world next month from September 27-29. The Getting Real ’22 conference will approach documentary’s foundational quandaries from a new thematic perspective: Flipping the Frame. Traditional power dynamics — between funder and filmmaker, documentarian and … Continue reading Getting Real ‘22: Flipping the Frame Conference Program Announced

Questions About Seeds And Germination

By Jannie Vaught There have been some questions coming up about seeds and germination. People thinking the seeds they purchased are not viable. Germination, the sprouting of a seed, spore, or other reproductive body, usually after a period of dormancy. The absorption of water, the passage of time, chilling, warming, oxygen availability and light exposure may all operate in initiating the process. Britannica definition. When … Continue reading Questions About Seeds And Germination

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces the MetLiveArts 2022–23 Season of Performances

World premieres and site-specific performances include new works by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks; composer and vocalist Arooj Aftab in The Temple of Dendur; a new Quartet in Residence, Catalyst Quartet; and dancer and choreographer Bijayini Satpathy The Met today announced its 2022–23 season of live performances, which will include commissioned and site-specific works that will take place in multiple galleries at both The … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces the MetLiveArts 2022–23 Season of Performances

EarthX and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Present The Way of the Rain – Hope for Earth

A Multidisciplinary Environmental Performance Created and Directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford, in Collaboration with Music Composer Tim Janis and Performance Film Artist Floyd Thomas McBee Special narration and Spoken Word by Robert Redford Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas EarthX and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra today announced the U.S. Premiere of The Way of the Rain – Hope for Earth. This multidisciplinary environmental … Continue reading EarthX and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Present The Way of the Rain – Hope for Earth