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Thirteen Films Make Online Premieres through Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program

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by Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
January 18, 2012 3:51 PM
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Semper Fi: Always Faithful

The Sundance Institute is supporting the digital premieres of 13 films through its Artist Services Program, which was started this summer to give Sundance filmmakers and alunnae the opportunity to distribute and market their work.  

Five films are available online today: must-see "Semper Fi: Always Faithful," which is on the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary, and is guaranteed to choke you up; Independent Spirit award-winner "Obselidia";  the 2007 film "Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade"; "Lord Byron," and the 1994 Sundance Grand Jury Award-winner "What Happened Was..."

A full list of titles to be available online for rent, download or streaming can be found on the Sundance website.  The films to be released today are available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, HuluSundanceNOW and YouTube, with Netflix availability starting on March 1.

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  • ajdoe | January 18, 2012 6:28 PMReply

    This is fabulous...eliminate the crappy low-end distribution deals and give it all to the artist...meanwhile the higher dist. deals can stay in play and take films to theater and VOD...but kill the predator distributors who add zero value...excellent move.

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