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Sundance Exclusive: Calderon Talks Digital Indie Challenges

by Anne Thompson
January 20, 2010 11:22 AM
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As the Sundance Film Festival gets under way, issues of getting indie films out into the marketplace are front and center.

In this exclusive 17-minute video (on the jump), Cinema Tech digital guru Scott Kirsner interviews Sundance founding vet Ian Calderon, who is digital ringmaster at the subterranean New Frontier on Main. Kirsner and Calderon talk about the challenges and opportunities that "digital content everywhere" poses for independent filmmakers, whether 3-D will impact independent film, Twitter, special events presented at digital cinemas (like opera and sports) and how tough it is these days to break through the marketplace noise, whether you are submitting to Sundance or uploading to YouTube.

This video is part of a series Kirsner continues to do as an off-shoot of The Conversation (an event held in 2008 in San Francisco, and happening in March 2010 in New York), including this one with hybrid distribution missionary Peter Broderick.

New Directions for Independent Cinema: Ian Calderon from Scott Kirsner on Vimeo.

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