Next year's Sundance Film Festival will be significantly shorter than previous editions of the annual celebration of the best in indie cinema. The news comes after Sundance previously announced that it would upend the way it was hosting the 2021 version of the festival due to coronavirus, adding virtual screenings and talks to the program. […]
The 2021 edition of the Sundance Film Festival will include a combination of virtual screenings and physical events, a hybrid model that is growing increasingly popular during the coronavirus pandemic. In a note to staff, the newly minted festival director Tabitha Jackson acknowledged the difficulty of hosting the Park City, Utah event next January when […]
With COVID-19 shuttering film fests worldwide, YouTube has stepped in to launch a 10-day digital film festival this spring with 20 partners -- streaming free to cinema fans everywhere. We Are One: A Global Film Festival is being produced and organized by New York's Tribeca Enterprises. The YouTube-hosted event will feature programming from 20 top […]
Andy Samberg's "Palm Springs" has just broken the record for the biggest sale in the history of the Sundance Film Festival -- by $0.69. A joint announcement on Monday from Hulu and indie distributor Neon confirmed the existential comedy was purchased for $17,500,000.69 in a sale brokered by UTA Independent Film Group. That figure exceeds […]
After two days of buzzy cameos out and about in Park City, Hillary Clinton finally took the main stage at the Sundance Film Festival. A four-part viewing of her new Hulu docu-series “Hillary” premiered Saturday at the Ray Theater, where the dedicated audience had but one intermission during the marathon screening, but was later rewarded […]
Andy Samberg has been a reliable favorite hosting awards ceremonies, in recent years emceeing the Independent Spirit Awards, the Emmys and the 2019 Golden Globes with Sandra Oh. So it's only natural to wonder if Samberg would consider taking the reins on the Oscars, which will return again this year without a host. "They have […]
A study by the Time's Up Foundation and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative has found that women and people of color are vastly underrepresented at film festivals worldwide. The new report, “Inclusion at Film Festivals,” examined the gender, race, and ethnicity of narrative film directors, film festival programmers, and executives from 2017-2019. The study was released […]
On Thursday night in Park City, Utah, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival opened with the premiere of the highly anticipated Taylor Swift documentary, "Miss Americana." During a Q&A after the film ended — and received a standing ovation from the audience at the Eccles Theater — Swift said she had enlisted director Lana Wilson for […]
"I feel really really good about not being muzzled anymore, and it was my own doing," Taylor Swift reveals in the first trailer for her Netflix documentary, "Miss Americana." The singer and songwriter gets candid in behind-the-scenes footage, saying, "Throughout my whole career label executives would just say: 'A nice girl doesn't force their opinions […]
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Oscar nominees such as Glenn Close, Viggo Mortensen, Ethan Hawke, and Benedict Cumberbatch will appear alongside newcomers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, according to the lineup of 118 feature films announced Wednesday. The Utah-based festival will kick off Jan. 23 with several day-one films, including highly anticipated music documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana,” and […]
Director Lulu Wang based the film on her family, developing the project afterfirst telling the story on an episode of public radio's "This American Life"in 2016
Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency,” a drama starring Alfre Woodard as a prison warden agonizing over capital punishment, has won the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which handed out its awards at a ceremony in Park City on Saturday evening. Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s “One Child Nation” won the Grand Jury Prize for documentaries. The directing awards in the U.S. dramatic and documentary competitions went to Joe Talbot for “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for “American Factory,” respectively. Also Read: Sundance's Haves and Have Nots: Can Traditional Indie Distributors Still Compete? The Grand Jury Prizes in the World Cinema Dramatic competition went to Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir,” while in the World Cinema Documentary competition it went to “Honeyland” by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska. Audience awards went to “Paul Downs Colaizzo’s “Brittany Runs a Marathon”; Rachel Lears’ documentary “Knock Down the House,” featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; May el-Toukhy’s “Queen of Hearts”; and Richard Ladkani’s “Sea of Shadows.” Among the other winners were “Share,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “Honey Boy” in the U.S. Dramatic competition; The Infiltrators,” which won both jury and audience awards in the NEXT section; and actor-turned-director Chiwetel Ejiofor’s “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” which won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. Also Read: Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directorial Debut 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' Blows to Netflix The awards were chosen by a variety of juries covering all sections of the festival, as well as by audience votes at all public screenings during the 11-day festival. The full list of awards: U.S. Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: “Clemency,” Chinonye Chukwu U.S. Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: “One Child Nation,” Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang U.S. Dramatic Directing Award: Joe Talbot, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” U.S. Dramatic Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Pippa Bianco, “Share” U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft: “Honey Boy,” Alma Har’el U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration: “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” Joe Talbot U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting: Rhianna Barreto, “Share” U.S. Documentary Directing Award: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, “American Factory” U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency: “Always in Season,” Jacqueline Olive U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker: Liza Mandelup, “Jawline” U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing: Todd Douglas Miller, “Apollo 11” U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Luke Lorentzen, “Midnight Family” Audience Award, U.S. Dramatic Competition: “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” Paul Downs Colaizzo Audience Award, U.S. Documentary: “Knock Down the House,” Rachel Lears Audience Award, World Cinema Dramatic: “Queen of Hearts,” May el-Toukhy Audience Award, World Cinema Documentary: “Sea of Shadows,” Richard Ladkani World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize: “The Souvenir,” Joanna Hogg World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award: Lucia Garibaldi, “The Sharks” World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: “Monos,” Alejandro Landes World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Originality: “We Are Little Zombies,” Makoto Nagahisa World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting: Krystyna Janda, “Dolce Fine Giornata” World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize: “Honeyland,” Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska World Cinema Documentary Directing Award: Mads Brugger, “Cold Case Hammarskjold” World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma, “Honeyland” World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for No Borders: “Midnight Traveler,” Hassan Fazili World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for Change: “Honeyland,” Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska NEXT Innovator Award: “The Infiltrators,” Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra NEXT Audience Award: “The Infiltrators,” Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra Sundance NHK Award: Taro Aoshima, “Planet Korsakov” Producers Award: Documentary Feature: Lori Cheatle Producers Award: Narrative: Carly Hugo and Matt Parker Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” Read original story Death Penalty Drama ‘Clemency’ Wins Sundance Grand Jury Prize At TheWrap
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Michael Jackson's estate is blasting a new documentary — set to premiere at Sundance this month — focusing on sexual abuse claims they say are "dated" and have already been "discredited."
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Brace yourself. In a break from previous years, when the lineup was divided up and revealed section by section over several days, the Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its entire feature program in a single announcement, touting 110 films — 99 of them world premieres — set to screen in Park City next month, where […]
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