Women in Film Initiatives at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Stella Artois empowers with a film-finishing fund, a platform for the ReFrame gender parity stamp and more

Everyone with a hint of cultural awareness understands that the Sundance Film Festival has been an industry leader for talent introduction and incubation for decades. Across the narrative, documentary and shorts categories, emerging writers, producers and directors get catapulted toward their dreams in one of the most competitive and collaborative art/entertainment forms. Sundance also responds to society: the selection committee listens,  programmers understand, and the whole cinematic …

Kickstarter’s Invaluable Presence at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

From nine films in the official roster to a lodge that welcomes queer filmmakers and more

When considering the various ways Kickstarter has changed people’s lives, one doesn’t necessarily think of the Sundance Film Festival first. And yet, not only are there nine Kickstarter-funded films in the 2019 Sundance roster (selected from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions), altogether there have been 123 films propelled from the crowdfunding platform to the prestigious festival (itself one of the most notable launchpads in cinema) since 2011. Moreover, the film division of …

Six Significant Virtual Reality Works from Sundance’s New Frontier Line-Up

World premieres, works from the "Godmother of VR," an entry from an Academy Award-winning director and more

In its 34th year, the Sundance Film Festival continues to carve paths for its curatorial magnitude. Many of last year’s selections went on to theatrical and streaming success. Four of the five films in the Best Documentary Feature category at this year’s Oscars premiered at Sundance. And last year’s shocking seven-figure sale of Eliza McNitt’s three-part VR project SPHERES (now at NYC’s Rockefeller Center) was anchored by …