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February 29, 2012 10:26 AM
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Decide Who Talks to the Sundance Institute: Vote for February's Project of the Month!

February is now over, and it's time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named February's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute!

Voting will be open until Friday March 2 at 11 AM.

Links to more information about each project and the poll are below.

Good luck to all of the filmmakers!

"The Sisterhood of the Night"

Sisterhood is a modern version of the Salem witch trials, adapted from a short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser (Martin Dressler, "Eisenheim the Illusionist"). The heart of the story is about how teens connect with each other through art, friendship, and the power of secrets. We also promise to do what every movie should—entertain you and take you for a ride. Sisterhood is a provocative and inspiring story that builds a network of creativity for teens to share ideas and visions. You can be one of them!

"The Wars of Other Men"

Set in an alternate 1920s-era world at war, “The Wars of Other Men” is story of a nameless Lieutenant fighting for an army bearing defeat. The enemy dominates the battlefield with their new chemical super weapon - “the Fog.” When his superiors discover the source of the Fog, the Lieutenant must lead a squad through the war-torn city to capture its creator… at a terrible cost to soldier and civilian. With the lives of his men and the fate of the war on the line the Lieutenant must choose — will he be a good soldier or a good man?
 
"Condition of the Heart"
 

"Condition of the Heart" is a winter tale of Lena, a middle-aged woman who has recently been diagnosed with a life-altering disease. In an attempt to come to terms with her transforming body, she leaves her home in the city and begins a new life at a remote cottage, where she falls in love with a creature from the lake.

"FOURPLAY"

FOURPLAY is a feature quartet of stories in which characters’ lives are changed by unusual sexual encounters. In Skokie, a woman with a crush on her minister's wife has an intense weekend with their dog. In Austin, a couple debates baby-making and comes to an unusual compromise. In Tampa, a man plagued with self-doubt looks for satisfaction in a public mall bathroom and unexpectedly finds his sexual savior. And in San Francisco, a cross-dressing sex-worker faces a challenging assignment with a quadriplegic man. The standalone short FOURPLAY: TAMPA premiered at Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and is playing at Sundance.

"The People v. Aissatou Ba" (a project from last month that was not named Project of the Week through our error)

Months after the case against wealthy German diplomat Henrik Keppler is thrown out, Aissatou Ba—the housekeeper he allegedly assaulted—struggles to reassemble a life for herself and her daughter.  Inspired by the New York v. Strauss-Kahn case, THE PEOPLE v. AISSATOU BA is a story about a Guinean immigrant housekeeper and single mother trying to live a normal life after a sexual assault case pits her and her daughter against the American justice system.  But how will she find justice and her lost dignity?

7 Comments

  • Miriam Ferguson | March 2, 2012 1:56 PMReply

    The People v Aissatou BA shows incredible vision.....This is worthy to be seen!

  • TVACTORNINJAHO | March 2, 2012 10:49 AMReply

    Can't believe Wars of Other Men looks as good as it does on 'a shoesting budget'. Pretty amazing CG and effects/costumes/visual treatments... Wow.

  • Kyle Henry | March 2, 2012 10:01 AMReply

    I think Sisterhood just cast a magic spell and is riding victory! Best of luck with all the projects in competition this month. :)

  • The Harmonizer | March 1, 2012 3:19 PMReply

    FOURPLAY is a MUST SEE!!! I saw one of the shorts at Sundance and it was excellent. The crowd LOVED "Tampa" and they were buzzing all throughout the film and immediately afterwards.

  • Billie Abbott | February 29, 2012 1:59 PMReply

    Time to give the girls a voice.

  • Darice Lee | February 29, 2012 1:30 PMReply

    An eye opening film.
    Best wishes!

  • chaomeyer | February 29, 2012 1:12 PMReply

    good subject