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    'Detropia' Filmmakers Explain DIY Distribution and How the Sundance Institute Artist Services Program Works

    Documentary filmmakers Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing ("The Boys of Baraka," "Jesus Camp") took their latest film, "Detropia," to the Sundance Film Festival in January. When no suitable distribution deal materialized during the fest and the months afterward, the duo decid...

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    Annenberg Foundation Bestows $1 Million Three-Year Grant on Sundance Institute

    On Monday, Sundance Institute announced that the Annenberg Foundation has bestowed a $1 million three-year grant on the independent film and theater non-profit organization. The funds will go toward supporting the Institute’s many initiatives, including its Artist Services Program and the Sund...

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    Sundance Institute Adds 11 Films to Hulu, Netflix and SnagFilms Through Its Artist Services Program

    The Sundance Institute announced Thursday that 11 independent films supported by its Artist Services Program are now available on Hulu, Netflix and SnagFilms (Indiewire's parent company).  The Artist Services Program gives Sundance alumni exclusive opportunities to self-distribute, mar...

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    Sundance Biopic Winner 'Violeta Went to Heaven' Acquired by Kino Lorber

    Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Andres Wood's "Violeta Went to Heaven." The film, which this year won the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize, is about musician, folksinger and poet, Violet Parra of the Latin American music world.

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    Magnolia and Participant Continue 'Food, Inc.' Collaboration with Hunger Crisis Doc 'A Place a the Table'

    Magnolia Pictures has picked up Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's "A Place at the Table" for US distribution. The Participant Media documentary, which premiered at Sundance (while titled "Finding North"; Indiewire's Meet the Filmmakers interivew is here), looks into t...

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    Shut Up And Keep Playing The Hits: LCD Soundsystem Doc Extends Run

    Yesterday we posted a piece on where to see LCD Soundsytem's Sundance Film Festival doc, "Shut Up and Play the Hits!' for an exclusive "one-night only" event screening across 163 theaters in North America. Today, Oscilloscope announced that the IFC Center (NYC) has just added ...

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    Sundance and Cinereach Reveal 15 Grant Winning Projects

    The Sundance Institute and Cinereach today announced the 15 projects set to receive a combined $200,000 in grants as part of the Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute. Recipients include three films that premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival (all receiving post-production grants): Ir...

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    Roadside Attractions Buys Sundance Health Care Doc 'Escape Fire;' Will Release During the Fall Presidential Campaigns

    Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke’s Sundance documentary “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.” The indie distributor will release the film theatrically October 5, just as the presidential election hits its fina...

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    Watch: Trailer for Sundance Shocker 'Excision' Is NSFW And Then Some

    Ah, coming of age movies. The hormones, the acne, the sexual awakening, and... the necrophilia?

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    "Teddy Bear" Acquired By Film Movement

    "Teddy Bear," Danish director Mads Matthiesen's debut feature, has been acquired for North American release by Film Movement. Matthiesen won the Directing Award at Sundance, and the film will next be seen at New Directors/New Films this weekend.

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