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    PARK CITY BIZ & BUZZ DAILY: "Man Push Cart" Deal, "Stay" Pact, "Quinceneara", "Wristcutters" and Mor

    Sundance Film Festival director Geoff Gilmore praised Ramin Bahrani's Spectrum film "Man Push Cart" Thursday afternoon when introducing the screening and the film's director. Gilmore said during the intro that people often ask him how they decide which films run in competition and which ones are pro...

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    "We Go Way Back," "Empire in Africa" and "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang" Among Top '06 Slamdance Winne

    The Slamdance Film Festival announced its winners Friday night with Lynn Shelton's drama "We Go Way Back taking the grand jury award for best narrative feature, while Philippe Diaz's "Empire in Africa" won the grand jury award for best documentary feature. Slamdance's grand jury prize for best narrative short went to "The Saviour," by Peter Templeman and Lila Place's "Under The Roller Coaster" took best documentary short. Writer/director Tim Skousen's "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang" won the festival's audience prize for best narrative feature, and the audience prize for documentary went to "Abduction: The Megumi Yakota Story" by Chris Sherida...

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    PARK CITY '06: Maria Maggenti: "It took seven years to make 'Puccini for Beginners'...my biggest cha

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    PARK CITY '06: Hadjii: "Personal experiences and the experiences of others are always heavy in my wo

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    "House of Sand" Wins Sundance Sloan Prize

    Andrucha Waddington's "The House of Sand," written by Elena Soarez, won this year's Sundance Film Festival Alfred P. Sloan Prize, winning a $20,000 cash award. The award will be presented Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival award ceremony in Park City.

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    Digital Technology Loosening Hollywood's Grip

    Many filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival are beginning to see the potential that digital technology in production and distribution can offer them in making their films available to an international audience. Instead of "being confined to art houses in large cities," through the Web, digital satellite distribution, and gadgets such as hand-held computers and cell phones, films will be able to reach every corner of the world. Of course, celluloid film has a long way to go before it becomes obsolete, but "this is more of a democratic technology, and that's great," said Marvin Jarrett, director of "Fast Future Generation." It's good news for...

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    "Alpha Dog" to End Sundance

    "Alpha Dog," directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Justin Timberlake, will bring Sundance to a close starting Friday, January 27, at the Eccles Theater. The film is based on a true story of suburban teenagers who fall into the world of drug-dealing, and the indifference of parents towards the mor...

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    PARK CITY BIZ DAILY: With Buyers Going Big At Sundance '06, Films Like "Saints" Hope For A Deal

    Buyers have been primarily focused on buying higher-profile, star-driven titles at Sundance this year, snatching movies with name actors or eyeing genre work. "The Darwin Awards" joined the list of bigger name buys, alongside the premieres "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Science of Sleep," "Right At Yo...

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    PARK CITY '06: Brian Jun: "There's no such thing as 'that's not my job' in indie film."

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    Struggling with Sickness: Four Sundance Docs Examine a Wide Array of Personal Battles with Illness

    Illness is never a pleasant topic, and getting people to watch documentaries about people who are sick, either physically or mentally, can often be a tough sell. This year's Documentary Competition section at Sundance offers four vastly different films that explore similar human themes: "So Much So ...

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