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    TIME: After 25 Years, Redford Reflects on Sundance

    TIME Magazine sits down with Robert Redford to discuss Sundance's evolution after 25 years. "...as the festival has increased in notoriety, the merchants came, then celebrities came, then the paparazzi came, then fashion came, and everybody's welcome. But at the core, we program the festival the same way we did the opening year, we program for diversity. So if you look at the festival from the inside, where the filmmakers are, you're going to get one perspective. If you judge it from the party circuit, outside, you might see a different festival. But the truth is we've never changed anything; it's just that the festival's population and exhib...

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    PARK CITY '06: Rex Bloomstein: "There is talk of 'Holocaust fatigue,' as if such a subject can ever

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    BBC: World Premiere of Glastonbury Documentary

    The World Documentary Competition at Sundance '06 includes a new film by director Julien Temple about the legendary UK Glastonbury music festival. Glastonbury follows the evolution of the festival since it began in 1970, through both professional footage and home videos collected from festival-goers...

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    New Zealand Director Debuts at Sundance with "No. 2"

    New Zealand director Toa Fraser will debut at Sundance '06 with his film "No. 2," about a Fijian woman who gathers her grandchildren to announce her successor as head of the family. Primarily a playwright, Fraser originally wrote the script of "No. 2" as a play, but eventually developed it as a scre...

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    PARK CITY '06: With Challenge of Keeping It Brief, A Preview of Standout Shorts at Sundance

    For a quarter century the Sundance Film Festival has strived to become and remain a preeminent showcase for short filmmaking. This year, the short film programmers chose from an astounding 4,327 entries. For every film that made it, nearly 60 did not, and as usual with any film festival, the 73 selected narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts contain some real gems -- examples of why short filmmaking can be such a satisfying use of the medium. As the continued proliferation of inexpensive digital cameras and editing software makes filmmaking more accessible to all, the best shorts still show why fitting the perfect amount of ...

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    Sundance Plans to Return to Smaller Fares

    Sundance festival director Geoff Gilmore wants the right distributors to find more small films, reports Anne Thompson from The Hollywood Reporter. Many films that were under the radar during Sundance 2005 have done surprisingly well, while some Sundance films with the most hype have failed to acheiv...

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    Turan Weighs In On Sundance

    "There are times when the drama offstage at the Sundance Film Festival overshadows what is happening on screen, and 2006 is shaping up as one of those years," writes Kenneth Turan in his Sundance '06 preview for the LA Times. But he goes on to single out a number of his notable films...

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    A Hot List

    On the USA Today "tip sheet" for the films to see at the Sundance Film Festival are: "The Hawk is Dying", "Right At Your Door", "The Science of Sleep", "Little Miss Sunshine", "Illusionist", "Thank You For Smoking", "Giant Buddhas", "This Film Is Not Yet Rated", "Moonshine", and "Art School Confiden...

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    Another Season of Buying & Selling: Surveying the Brokers

    NOW UPDATED WITH SUNDANCE '06 FILM INFO

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    PARK CITY '06: Auraeus Solito: "...It was almost like going back and remembering how I grew up, like

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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