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    Sundance Institute Announces Short Film Challenge

    Sundance Institute has started a new project that will use independent filmmaking to shed light on poverty and hunger around the world. The competition, which will receive support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invites three-to-eight-minute submissions--of either documentary or narrativ...

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    Sundance: Rose McGowan on Finally Finding Her Calling as a Filmmaker and How Celebrities Ruined Crowdfunding

    Nineteen years after effectively launching her acting career at Sundance with Gregg Araki's "The Doom Generation," Rose McGowan is back in Park City to launch her directing one with her accomplished directorial debut, the short film "Dawn."

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    Fandor to Debut Sundance Short 'Rat Pack Rat' and Is Looking to Acquire at Sundance

    Fandor plans to debut "Rat Pack Rat," a short film by Todd Rohal screening at this year's Sundance, today at noon, ahead of its Sundance screening on Friday.

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    Watch: Elle Fanning Peels Away at Her Skin in New Short From 'Wolf of Wall Street' Cinematographer

    Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, who has "The Wolf of Wall Street" opening wide on Christmas Day, recently completed the disturbing eight-minute short "Likeness," starring Elle Fanning, and it's well worth a watch.

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    Sundance 2014 Locks Down Their Short Film Program; 66 Shorts Make Cut, Including Works By Todd Rohal and Rose McGowan

    Now that the Sundance Institute has announced all the features playing at the the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the Institute today made their last announcement before the festival kicks off on January 16 with today's reveal of the Short Film Program.

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: Ronnie Allman Looked to Others for Inspiration

    As inspiration, first-time filmmaker Ronnie Allman looked to others to help fuel his thoughts after becoming fixated on a haunting photo called "Fires Be Damned!" [Melissa Wollenberg, Highlands Ranch, CO] of a suburban boy outfitted with a gas mask.

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    Sundance London Film Festival Returning For 2014; To Take Place April 25-27

    The 2014 Sundance London film and music festival is set to take place April 25-27 at the O2 arena, The Sundance Institute and AEG Europe have announced.

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: 'Chucked' Director Used a Robot as a Touching Metaphor

    Writer/Director Jared Nelson didn’t kick off my his process by writing one script; he wrote six over the course of two enervating months. Still, nothing was clicking.



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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 5 Best hitRECord Shorts and How They Formed His Vision For 'Don Jon'

    While we're still a few days away from Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature-length directorial debut "Don Jon," you can watch his first efforts behind the camera right now.

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    When Should You Post Your Film Online If You Want to Get Into Festivals and Win Oscars?

    When the people behind the website Short of the Week spoke to filmmakers about posting short films online, they found that most filmmakers didn't know that some of the most prestigious film festivals, Sundance among them, actually consider films that have premiered online before the festival.

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