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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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    Sundance Institute's Artists Services Program Announces New Digital Titles 'Primer,' 'Hipster,' 'Detropia,' 'The Slaughter Rule' and More

    Sundance Institute Artists Services, In collaboration with Cinedigm Entertainment Group/New Video, announces the SI films releasing today on various digital platforms. Check here to watch them. The Artist Services program provides filmmakers with exclusive opportunities for self-distribution...

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    The Sundance-Oscars Connection Continues to Thrive

    The Sundance Institute is well known for its commitment to helping artists develop their work and take creative risks. Its many film labs — for composing, writing, directing, editing — have supported countless filmmakers and produced some of the most distinctive movies of the last 30 yea...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Host Sundance Awards Ceremony on January 26

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt will serve as host for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on January 26. The event will be live-streamed from Park City, Utah. Gordon-Leviit's feature directorial debut, "Don Jon's Addiction" will also premiere at the festival out-of-competition.

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