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    Watch: Sundance Video on Unsung Heros of Indie Filmmaking - The Producers

    Watch Sundance's video on The Creative Producer: The Unsung Hero of Indie Filmmaking, featuring the likes of Lynette Howell ("Half Nelson," "Blue Valentine") talking about the joys and struggles of the profession...

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    Sundance: 'It Felt Like Love' Review and Roundup

    One of the much-vaunted Sundance slate of movies directed by women, "It Felt Like Love" marks yet another micro-budget hand-held look at an adolescent's coming of age. This one is well-shot in HD by director Eliza Hittman, a Cal Arts grad making her feature debut after screening her short "Untitled"...

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    How Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program Is Growing Its Ability to Connect Indie Filmmakers With Their Fans

    Launched in 2011, the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services initiative was designed to help Sundance alumni filmmakers get their work in front of audiences in a shifting industry environment that was developing increasing options for self-distribution. The effort has been one of executive direc...

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    Sundance 2012 Winner 'Valley of Saints' Goes to 108 Media / Paladin for Worldwide Rights

    108 Media/Paladin has picked up worldwide rights to "Valley of Saints," winner of Sundance 2012's Audience Award and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize. The film, directed by Musa Syeed, played over fifty major festivals around the world and is now nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for ...

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    Sundance Names Alfred P. Sloan Award Winner 'Computer Chess'; Lab Fellowship Recipient Nicole Kassell for 'Prodigal Summer'

    Sundance announces the winner of its tenth annual Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the fest's 2013 edition: "Computer Chess," from director Andrew Bujalski. Sundance's Keri Putnam states that the prize "recognizes projects grounded in the exploration of math, science and technology...

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    More Female Filmmakers in Indie Film Than in Hollywood, According to a New Study

    The percentage of female directors at Sundance is significantly higher than that of the top 100 films at the box office, according to a recent study from the Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles -- 23.9% versus 4.4% in the last decade. Other findings in the first-of-its-kind researc...

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    Film Industry's Gender Inequality Targeted by Sundance Institute and Women In Film's Research

    The results of a first-of-its-kind study on gender disparity in independent film, conducted by the Sundance Institite and Women In Film Los Angeles, were shared today with a group of industry leaders at the Park City festival.

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    Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program Expands with New Non-Profits and Digital Partners

    The Sundance Institute's Artist Services program announces it has expanded to include selected films supported by one foundation and five non-profits, all of which will help the program shape itself and the services it provides to filmmakers.

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    Academy Participates at Sundance for First Time Ever, Presents Conversation with Producer Will Packer

    As part of the Academy Conversations series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Blackhouse Foundation will present a conversation with producer Will Packer ("Think Like a Man," "Takers") at Sundance on January 19. This marks the first time the Academy has participated in one of ...

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    Sundance's Alfred P. Sloan Jury Members Announced, Including Darren Aronofsky and Screenwriter Scott Burns

    The Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announces the members of the Sloan Jury at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Included are director Darren Aronofsky (who launched his career with "Pi" over a decade ago in Park City) and writer Scott Burns ("Side Effects," "Contagion"). Full l...

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