Sundance Film Festival 2018: New Frontier Immersive Works

VR, AR and more developments in the future of storytelling

With more than two dozen virtual and augmented reality projects, as well as exhibitions and more traditionally formatted filmic work, New Frontier commenced last week at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In its 12th annual iteration, New Frontier and its cutting-edge roster of programming continue to be a declaration of advancements in many future-forward storytelling platforms. Much of what we have observed through New Frontier …

Sundance 2017: Designing Stella Artois’s Filmmaker Lounge

A women-in-film panel, chalice shop and more on Main Street in Park City

As Sundance Film Festival attendees walk Main Street in Park City, Utah, familiar brands to the entertainment industry—YouTube, The Hollywood Reporter, WME | IMG and more—reside in temporary homes between quaint homeware stores and snow sport shops. One pop-up venue in particular played host to everything from powerful programming to late-night soirées—affirming its commitment to the annual event. Here, at the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge, …

Mountain Biking Across Park City, Utah

Remarkable trails with stunning vistas and more

Earlier this year we were invited to ski in Park City, Utah on their “greatest snow on earth.” This claim that Utah has made would make a plausible cause for anyone to move to the area or tackle the slopes, but while on the InterConnect tour our guide Deb Lovci (a pillar of the ski community) told us the real reason she and so many …

Previewing Sundance’s New Frontier 10th Anniversary Programming

30 virtual reality experiences, 11 installations and three feature films converge in Park City

Beyond the 120 feature-length films present at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (65 films of which were selected for the US Competition, World Competition and NEXT categories), the acclaimed New Frontier program will have its largest showing to date. New Frontier, celebrating its 10th year, is an exhibition-like experience that presents works at the cross-section of art, technology and filmmaking. Last year, their unprecedented attention …

Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion

Four works prestented at the film festival that challenge the storytelling norm

While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways. In speaking with Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer and curator of the New Frontier exhibition, Shari Frilot, we were able to gain insight on the greater thematic connection of this year’s programming—and …