Tag Archives: Sundance Institute

JustFilms Supports Eight Films Set for World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

JustFilms, the Ford Foundation’s social justice film fund, is providing major support to eight independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for independent filmmaking. Launched in 2011, JustFilms fosters film and media makers who are creating passionate and purposeful narratives. Film[...]

Bingham Ray, Champion of Indepedent Film, Dies at 57

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: This is heartbreaking. Bingham Ray, one of the nice guys, a champion of independent film, died today at age 57. He suffered two strokes at Sundance. Bingham guided dozens of indie hits at various studios including his October Films in the 1990s. He worked with the[...]

$50 Million Available To Make Documentaries

Hollywoodnews.com: One day before the start of the Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, and its gathering of independent filmmakers from around the world, the Ford Foundation today announced a five-year, $50 million initiative to help find and support a new generation of filmmakers whose works address[...]

Sundance screening five festival films via on-demand

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Can’t make it to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival this month? Have no fear. Sundance is bringing a portion of the festival to us. Sundance Selects, the theatrical and video-on-demand film label, recently announced a partnership with the Sundance Institute to once again[...]

Sundance Institute announces 2011 short films program

HollywoodNews.com: Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. This year the Festival’s Short Film Program comprises 81 short films from U.S. and international filmmakers selected from 6,467 submissions up 6% over 2010. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January[...]

2011 Sundance Film Festival lineup to world premiere 92 films

HollywoodNews.com: The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has just announced its lineup for January. John Cooper, director of Sundance Film Festival, said, “With more than 10,000 films submitted this year, we have had to make some very tough choices. Yet in the end, I’m excited about the way the program has[...]

IFC acquires “The Killer Inside Me”

IFC has picked up the thriller “The Killer Inside Me,” directed by Michael Winterbottom at Sundance. Deadline.com has reported that they have secured U.S. distribution rights. The film, which has become one of the most controversial films since its premiere at this year’s Sundance, follows a small town deputy in[...]

Oprah’s OWN Network picks up “Family Affair”

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has picked up the documentary “Family Affair” by Chico Colvard at the Sundance Film Festival. PR Newswire reports that the film is the first one to join the Documentary Film Club that will be shown on mainstream TV. The idea behind the club is to “spotlight[...]

After 72 Hours Focus nabs “Kids”

Screencrave reports that after 72 hours of negotiations, Focus Features has sealed the deal for U.S., U.K., Germany, and South Africa rights to “The Kids Are All Right” at Sundance. Lisa Cholodenko’s film was a last minute addition to the festival and it has become the buzz of the week.[...]

Is the Sundance Film Festival becoming obsolete?

ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–Is Sundance becoming obsolete? It’s a question swirling around the Sundance Film Festival at this tony ski resort this year as the fate of independent films seems to grow dimmer and the money to finance these ventures is as difficult to cobble together as political[...]