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    Imprisoned Chinese Artist and Dissident Ai Weiwei Will Learn the Fate of His Bail Conditions on June 22

    China's most famous international artist and staunchly outspoken domestic critic, Ai Weiwei, finds out June 22 if the Chinese government's bail conditions for his imprisonment over the past year will be lifted. The subject of Alison Klayman's Sundance and Berlinale doc "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the ...

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    Sundance Institute Announces 2012 Documentary Film Fellows

    The Sundance Institute today announced a whopping 24 Documentary Film Fellows. The nine projects will participate in the 2012 Documentary Edit and Story Labs in Sundance, Utah. The labs will run in two sections: June 22-30 and July 6-14.

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    Sundance Institute Chooses Documentary Edit and Story Lab Participants

    The Sundance Institute has chosen 24 fellows representing nine films to participate in the 2012 Documentary Edit and Story Labs taking place this June and July at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The nine-day labs bring rising filmmakers together with experienced editors and directors to assist and spee...

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    Focus Forward's 'Short Films, Big Ideas' Competition Hits LAFF; Offers $100K Prize for Grand-Prize Winner

    Focus Forward first announced its $200K Filmmaker Challenge at Sundance in January, and will be at LA Film Fest starting tomorrow (June 14-24) to encourage festival attendees and emerging talent to get in on the competition as well. "Short Films, Big Ideas" will ultimately be a series of 30 three-mi...

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    LA Film Fest Soft-Launches with Virgin Airlines Commercial 'Departure Date,' Tiffany Sponsors Sundance Fundraiser

    "I didn't know this job was about fund-raising," said new Los Angeles Film Festival director Stephanie Allain at Monday night's downtown soft-launch party in advance of the real opening night Thursday of Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love." This premiere was for Virgin Australia/Virgina Atlantic/Virgi...

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    Sundance Lab Fellows Logan Kibens and Sharon Greene Debut 'Operator' in Screenplay Reading Series

    Writer-director Logan Kibens and co-writer Sharon Greene debuted "Operator" Monday evening at the Ivy Substation in Culver City as part of the Sundance Institute Screenplay Reading Series. "Operator," a tech-savvy (and tech-wary) relationship comedy, was selected for the highly selective Sundance Sc...

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    Sundance Picks 4 Projects for 2012 NativeLab Fellowship

    The Sundance Institute has announced the four projects selected for its NativeLab Fellowship program.

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    13 Projects Accepted for Sundance's June Director and Screenwriter Labs

    The Sundance Institute today announced 13 international film projects selected for this June's Directors and Screenwriters Labs, which will take place at the Sundance Resort under the leadership of Michelle Satter and Gyula Gazdag. This year's massive roster of talented creative advisors inc...

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    Sundance's Distribution Contingency Plan Announces First Set of Films

    Thanks to a deal between New Video and Sundance Institute's Artist Services program, Sundance filmmakers may be able to rest easier this coming week.  It was announced that thirteen titles from the Sundance archive have signed deals with New Video to be available on digital distribution pla...

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    Pariah—movie review

    Although its title may be off-putting to some people, the main character in 'Pariah'—as played by glowing newcomer Adepero Oduye—is so emotionally open and real that you can’t help responding to her. First-time feature filmmaker Dee Rees has crafted a movie that is consistently riveting because it i...

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