The 2011 Sundance Film Festival may be, as described by one person we overheard, the event that brought independent film "out of the recession." Even before the festival began, indieWIRE was reporting on deals and acquisitions that continued through the entire 10-day event. One night during the week, indieWIRE abruptly exited a party and rushed to get online on the floor of a venue hallway to post a pickup; even during Saturday night's Awards Show, news of another buy came in.
At the heart of all the activity were the films themselves. indieWIRE invited all the filmmakers in Sundance's U.S., World Competitions and NEXT sections to participate in pre-festival interviews and collected over 50. Of course, there were multiple daily reviews and indieWIRE expanded its Futures column to spotlight up-and-comers during the first full week of the festival. criticWIRE returned as well with a round-up of critics' grades from a broad spectrum of publications. And photos taken at the fest flooded iPOP, while videos shot on red carpets and after parties became part of the coverage.
Check out indieWIRE's coverage of the 10-day event, with links below to individual articles.
The Daily Dispatches
Sundance Day 1: Minute by Minute
Sundance Day 2: Minute by Minute
Sundance Day 3: Minute by Minute
Sundance Day 4: Minute by Minute
Sundance Day 5: Minute by Minute
Sundance Day 6: Minute by Minute
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Sundance Day 8: Minute by Minute
Sundance Day 9: Minute by Minute
"The Catechism Cataclysm"
"How to Die in Oregon"
"Martha Marcy May Marlene"
"My Idiot Brother"
"Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times"
"The Redemption of General Butt Naked"
"The Son of No One"
"Sound of My Voice"
"The Troll Hunter"
Sundance Wrap | A Good Year and a Commercial One
Sundance 2011 | I Wasn't There Doc "We Were Here" and the Importance of HIV/AIDS in Film
SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Terri" Actor Jacob Wysocki
SUNDANCE FUTURES | Triple Threat Brit Marling
SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Pariah" Actress Adepero Oduye
SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Martha Marcy" and "Silent House" Actress Elizabeth Olsen
SUNDANCE FUTURES | "Little Birds" and "Kaboom" Actress Juno Temple
Toolkit | Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy Keynote Speech from Sundance Producers Lunch
Sundance 2011 | 10 Choice Kevin Smith Quotes From His "Red State" Rant
VIDEO: Morgan Spurlock on Why 500 Brands Didn't Want To Sponsor His Movie
Sundance 2011 | Ten Things You Forgot (Or Never Knew) About Ronald Reagan
The 15 Oscar Nominees That Came Out of Sundance 2010
iPOP Sundance: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Sundance 2011 | Who Is Going To Win the Fest's Top Prizes?
Sundance '11 | Redford Talks New Ideas & Initiatives and a Shout Out to Slamdance
Sundance's "Knuckle" Snagged for International Rights
Web Savvy Sundance GLAAD Panel on Future of Independent Film
Roadside and Lionsgate Team For Sundance's "Margin Call"
"Like Crazy" Sells to Paramount for $4 Million
Fox Searchlight Nabs Sundance's "Homework"
Sundance Selects Acquires Horse Whisperer Doc "Buck"
National Geographic Takes "Day" for U.S.
Fox Searchlight Likes Sundance's "Marcy May"
Magnolia & Participant Team for "Page One" in the U.S.
Liddell buys "Silent House" rights; up next, a distributor
HBO Wants To Turn Sundance's "Knucke" Into a TV Series
Sony Classics On "Guard" at Sundance
Four Filmmakers Receive First Sundance Institute Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award
Weinsteins Closing a Deal for "The Details"
"Brick Novax" & "Yesterday" Win Top Shorts Prizes at Sundance Film Festival
Fox Searchlight's Fourth Festival Buy: "Another Earth"
Magnolia Acquires Sundance's "I Melt With You"
IFC Acquires "Perfect Sense" at Sundance
Sundance Institute Teams With Kickstarter in Three-Year Deal
Sundance | Dada Climbs "Mountain" for June 3 Roll Out
Sundance Competition Title "Gun Hill Road" Picked Up
Roadside Partnering with HBO for Theatrical Rights to "Nim"
More Rights Sold for Sundance's "Mountain"
"Buck" and "Page One" Find Home in Australia and New Zealand
"Salvation Boulevard" Goes to IFC and Sony Pictures
Focus Features Takes On "Pariah" at Sundance
Roadside Has Miranda July's "The Future"
"Another Earth" has another, better deal
Cherien Dabis Wins Sundance/NHK Filmmaker Award
New Video Acquires Sundance Doc "The Flaw"
"Earth" Scores $20K Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance
Oscilloscope Takes On "Bellflower"
Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers Interviews
U.S. Dramatic Competition
U.S. Documentary Competition
BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer's Journey
Crime After Crime
If a Tree Falls
The Last Mountain
Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
Sing Your Song
We Were Here
World Cinema Dramatic Competition
World Documentary Competition