1. SEPIDEH on iTunes: Beginning today, “SEPIDEH,” an official selection of the 2014
World Documentary Competition section of the 2014 Sundance Film
Festival, is available to purchase exclusively on iTunes. You’ll also find a selection of titles from Sundance’s past 30 years in Sundance’s curated iTunes room.
2. Sundance App: In the past, attendees at the Sundance Film Festival complained about how they had to wait for hours in line for tickets to a screening. So the folks at Sundance listened to the feedback and this year created the EWaitlist app which lets you claim your spot in line for Sundance films via smartphone two hours before a film screens. And now, people are complaining again. Over at The Verge, Casey Newton complains that the app has worked so well, it ruins the whole experience. “Usually when we complain about technology, it’s because something isn’t
working. eWaitlist is the rare piece of technology to have the opposite
problem: it works so well that it ruins something fundamental about your
3. Passion First: Passion First Funding Portal, a new online film financing company, was
announced yesterday at The Sundance Film Festival. It is one of the
first portals to be formed under the JOBS Act. Read more about it here.
4. How I Shot That: So often, we celebrate the writers
and directors of films, but forget about other key players such as
cinematographers. We’re trying to remedy that with a new series, “How I
Shot That,” which is part of the Indiewire and Canon U.S.A. partnership
at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, where we celebrated
cinematography and photographed Sundance talent at Canon Craft Services
on Main Street. Check out our first few “How I Shot That” stories here and keep checking for updates.
5. Klip Collective: At last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ricardo Rivera
and the Klip Collective transformed the entire front
of the New Frontier venue into a 3-D projection-mapped parable,
inspired by the Tom Waits song. They’re back this year with an experimental art installation projected onto the façade of the famed Egyptian Theatre as part of Sundance’s New Frontier program. The concept behind the 2014 piece What’s He Projecting In There? (The Projectionist) expands upon Klip Collective’s immersive installation What’s He Building in There? from last year’s Festival. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes of the projection for the trailer here: