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Sundance 2013: US and World Feature & Doc Competition Titles, NEXT Lineup

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is starting to release its schedule. Wednesday with its first round of programming - including its US and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competition films, and its out-of-competition NEXT lineup.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 28, 2012 4:00 PM
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Sundance Institute Names Participants for Third Film Forward: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Valley of Saints,' 'Chasing Ice' & More

The Sundance Institute announces its third year of Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue, in partnership with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institue of Museum and Library Services...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 1, 2012 3:42 PM
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Sundance Institute Introduces the Tennessee Williams Award for Playwrights

The Sundance Institute announces the Tennessee Williams Award. The first-of-its-kind award will honor emerging playwrights who have participated in the Institute's Theatre Program Labs.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 22, 2012 2:39 PM
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Sundance London Film and Music Festival Will Return in 2013 & 2014

Following the success of the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival this past April, the event will return in 2013 and 2014 to the British capital's famous martian-like venue, the O2.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 22, 2012 1:15 PM
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Four Films & Composers Selected for Sundance's Composers + Documentary Lab

The Sundance Institute pairs together four documentary projects and composers to participate in the tenth annual Composers + Documentary Lab, which takes place at their Utah resort October 26 - November 1.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 18, 2012 11:00 PM
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'Codependent Lesbian Space Alien' and 'Delta Boys' Debut on VOD Through Sundance Artists Services Program

Making their digital premieres today, through the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program, are "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" and "Delta Boys."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 16, 2012 2:57 PM
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Sundance Institute Chooses Six Projects for 2nd Edition of New Frontier Story Lab

Six projects have been chosen for Sundance's New Frontier Story Lab, taking place at the Sundance Resort October 21-26. The lab, inspired by the Sundance Film Festival and structured after the Institutute's Lab model, aims to support "projects that use technology to deepen story and engage audiences."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 3, 2012 3:14 PM
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Sundance Names Paul Federbush International Director of Feature Films

The Sundance Institute has named indie vet Paul Federbush the International Director of the Feature Film Program, which discovers and supports filmmakers year-round. Beginning September 24, Federbush will work under the program's founding director, Michelle Satter, and will oversee all international activities of the program.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 11, 2012 3:19 PM
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Annenberg Foundation Awards Sundance Institute $1 Million Grant

The Sundance Institute has been awarded a $1 million, three-year grant from the Annenberg Foundation, which will provide support for the Institute's year-round creative and tactical programs for independent film artists. The Annenberg's past support of the Institute, the Film Fellows Program from 2004-2011, helped support projects such as Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Dee Rees' "Pariah" and Behn Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 27, 2012 4:11 PM
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11 New Sundance Supported Films Now Streaming

Now available on SnagFilms, Hulu and Netflix are eleven new films supported by the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program, which launched in February. Artist Services gives filmmakers exclusive opportunities to self-finance, market and distribute their films. Films from the program are also available on...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 23, 2012 4:23 PM
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