As Sundance Institute and Film Festival continues to grow and inspire fresh new young talent to art of filmmaking, it’s exciting to hear their latest new launch called Next Weekend—a 4-day festival August 8-11, 2013 in Los Angeles featuring an extension of the popular NEXT <=> section from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, […]
Sundance Comes to Los Angeles with a New Festival for Renegade Spirit of Filmmaking Called Next Weekend—Launch at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
How Kickstarter Kickstarted Sundance—Changing the Game for Indie Creatives and an EIY Solution for a New Generation
Kickstarter has changed the game in fundraising but not just for artists with special projects. Kickstarter is a disruptive concept that rallies people together and bysteps the usual protocol of traditional business fundraising altogether. Since Kickstarter’s launch in 2009, 900,000 people pledged support for indie filmmakers, with more than $100 million pledged to features, documentaries, […]
Sundance Film Festival Kicks-off in Utah with Opening Statements by Robert Redford on the State of Change in Film, Art, and Music
On January 17, 2013, the Sundance Film Festival kicked-off in Park City, Utah with several grand events including an opening press conference featuring the founder, Robert Redford, Sundance Institute Director Keri Putnam, and the Sundance Film Festival Director, John Cooper. The 10 days of upcoming films, shorts, and documentaries are sure to challenge and inspire […]
Ice-T, Mayor of Sundance—How Hip-Hop Redefined A Generation
Sundance Film Festival is underway and one of highly anticipated documentaries at the scene is “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap: co-directed by Ice-T and Andy Baybutt. Taking a look at rap’s evolution including insider interviews with some of the best over the past 30 years including NAS, Dr. Dre, Run DMC, Chuck D, […]
Sundance Film Festival 2012 Announces Films in Premieres and Documentary-ncludes Bones Brigade, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
From Stacey Peralta’s Bones Brigade documentary debuting at Sundance Film Festival 2012. Picture of Tony Hawk from the movie. Photo by Tony Friedkin and Sundance.Each year we attend the Sundance Film Festival for a chance to be among the first to see top films, especially documentaries, and new technology in entertainment that will shape the future […]
Sundance Film Festival Takes on London with Kick-off to Feature Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett, and Nick Hornby
The Sundance Film Festival moves international starting with a first-ever music and film festival version of the legendary Utah festival (January 19-29, 2012) to take place April 26-29, 2012. Known for being the launching pad for indie films and documentaries, including Stacey Peralta’s Dogtown and the Z-Boys, Blue Valentine, sex, lies and videotape, plus scores […]
Sundance Film Festival Announces Awards for 2011, Including Happy Happy, Like Crazy, and to.get.her for Best NEXT Audience Award
For indie filmmakers, just making it into Sundance is an enormous success. As the festival came to a close last weekend and awards were announced, it also means cool movies are about to get distributed. Here’s the scoop.
Sundance Film Festival Launches 3-Year Plan with Kickstarter, Plus Top Films Connecting with Youth Culture, and Latest from X Dance
Park City, UT is all abuzz with celebs and snow, but this year’s festival has a decidedly different vibe -greater emphasis on documentaries, funding for indie filmmakers, and outreach to connect non-attendees.
Sundance Film Festival Wrap-Up: Films that Will Impact Youth Culture Most, from Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning’s”The Runaways” to Street Artist Banksy’s”Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Often it’s NOT the winners of the world’s most popular indie film festival that set new trends in motion, but rather, ones that relate to youth culture via music, art, love, social networks, and the environment. Fresh from Park City.