Slamdance Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Slamdance Film Festival
SINCE: 1995
WHERE: Park City, UTAH, USA
WEBSITE: www.slamdance.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Slamdance is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking self governed – By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. The year-round organization serves new and emerging artists, filmmakers and storytellers.

Narrative and Documentary Competition Lineup Revealed for 2015 Slamdance Film Festival

Narrative and Documentary Competition Lineup Revealed for 2015 Slamdance Film Festival

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang, directed by Colin OfflandDennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang, directed by Colin Offland

The Slamdance Film Festival earlier today unveiled its narrative and documentary competition lineups for the upcoming festival taking place January 23 to 29, 2015.  The Slamdance feature competition is limited to films made with budgets under $1 million and made by first-time directors. Films include Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang, directed by Colin Offland, described as “an intimate behind the scenes look at Dennis Rodman’s unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and the staging of the most controversial game of basketball the world has never seen.”

Slamdance Film Festival Announces Audience and Jury Winners of 2014 Festival

Slamdance Film Festival Announces Audience and Jury Winners of 2014 Festival

COPENHAGEN, directed by Mark Raso was voted Audience Award for Narrative Feature.COPENHAGEN, directed by Mark Raso was voted Audience Award for Narrative Feature.

The 20th Slamdance Film Festival announced the feature film and short film recipients of this year’s awards in the Audience, Jury, and Sponsored Award Categories. KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST, directed by Kate S. Logan was voted winner of the Audience Award for Documentary Feature, and COPENHAGEN, directed by Mark Raso was voted Audience Award for Narrative Feature.  The Jury went with REZETA, directed by Fernando Frias De La Parra for winner of Jury Award for Narrative Feature, and ELLIOT, directed by Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau for winner of Jury Award for Documentary Feature.

Slamdance Studios to Release 2013 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury winner BIBLE QUIZ Beginning Spring 2014

Slamdance Studios to Release 2013 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury winner BIBLE QUIZ Beginning Spring 2014

BIBLE QUIZ, directed by Nicole Teeny

Slamdance Studios, the distribution arm of the Slamdance Film Festival,  in partnership with Virgil Films, has acquired the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury winner BIBLE QUIZ, directed by Nicole Teeny, for release in the U.S.  Beginning in March of 2014, Slamdance Studios and Virgil Films will begin the limited US theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles, and will play across the country in cooperation with Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Houston, Kalamazoo, Lubbock, and Austin. Slamdance Studios will also partner with Virgil Films & Entertainment on the VOD and DVD release. 

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2014 Jury

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2014 Jury

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The Slamdance Film Festival, which will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17 to 23, 2014 in Park City, Utah, announced their Jury members for the 20th Anniversary. The jury will determine the Slamdance Grand Jury Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Short Film categories. These awards will be presented on January 23rd during the Awards Ceremony.

Slamdance Film Festival Reveals 2014 Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts Programs

Slamdance Film Festival Reveals 2014 Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts Programs

 Bill Plympton’s CHEATINBill Plympton’s CHEATIN

The Slamdance Film Festival revealed the films in the Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 20th Festival season taking place from January 17th to 23rd, 2014 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn.  The festival also announced the premiere of the DIY documentary, which follows the historical development of the Do- It-Yourself indie film movement. In addition, Slamdance alumni films will open the festival with Bill Plympton’s “CHEATIN’,” and will close the festival with Lise Raven’s “KINDERWALD.”

Slamdance Film Festival Unveils 2014 Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition Lineup

Slamdance Film Festival Unveils 2014 Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition Lineup

 Slamdance Film Festival

The Slamdance Film Festival taking place from January 17th to 23rd, 2014 in Park City, Utah, announced their Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs for its 20th Festival season. From over 5,000 submissions, the lineup includes 10 narrative and 8 documentary films, including 11 World Premieres, 4 North American, and 1 US Premiere. All competition films are feature film directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1 million and without US distribution.

Audience And Grand Jury Prizes Announced For 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, The Dirties Wins Top Prize

Audience And Grand Jury Prizes Announced For 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, The Dirties Wins Top Prize

The Dirties

The 19th Annual Slamdance Film Festival announced the feature film and short film recipients of this year’s awards in the Audience, Grand Jury, and the Sponsored Award Categories.  MY NAME IS FAITH by Jason Banker, Jorge Torres-Torres, Tiffany Sudela-Junker received the Audience Award for Feature Documentary, and HANK AND ASHA by James E. Duff received the Audience Award for Feature Narrative. The Grand Jury Sparky Award for Feature Narrative went toTHE DIRTIES by Matt Johnson, while BIBLE QUIZ by Nicole Teeny won the Grand Jury Sparky Award for Feature Documentary.

The complete list of winners of 2013 Slamdance Film Festival

Gravitas Ventures to Release 3 Films From 2013 Slamdance Film Festival

Gravitas Ventures to Release 3 Films From 2013 Slamdance Film Festival

The Bitter Buddha, Steven Feinartz

Gravitas Ventures will release three “raucous Slamdance films” from 2013 Slamdance Film Festival in the next three months: Steven Feinartz’s documentary The Bitter Buddha, Michael Urie’s comedy He’s Way More Famous Than You and Peter Baxter’s documentary Wild In The Streets. 

First up debuting in select theatres on February 15, 2013 and on VOD on February 19th is The Bitter Buddha, Steven Feinartz’s perceptive look at alt-comic genius Eddie Pepitone. Though often revered as a “comic’s comic”, Eddie Pepitone is a man at war with himself. And he has the scars to prove it. The Bitter Buddha takes the viewer backstage in the alternative comedy scene to reveal one of its most undervalued treasures. This portrait of a comedian looks at Pepitone’s off beat humor and lifestyle as he battles the world around him. Stand-up comedy, original animation and interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and others provide insight into this beloved career comedian known as ”the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see.”

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2013 Jury

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2013 Jury

Slamdance announced today the Jury for the 19th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, which includes many of the minds behind SXSW, Woodstock, etc. The Slamdance Awards will be presented on January 24th during the awards ceremony.

“We are thrilled to have such independent filmmaking revolutionaries judging this years diverse slate of films,” stated Peter Baxter, Slamdance President & Co-Founder.

The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival will take place January 18 — 24, 2013 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn: 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.

The 2013 Slamdance Competition Jurors:

Taye Diggs, Melissa George, Julia Stiles Among Actors Featured in 2013 Slamdance Film Festival Special Screenings

Taye Diggs, Melissa George, Julia Stiles Among Actors Featured in 2013 Slamdance Film Festival Special Screenings

Slamdance announced their Special Screenings Program for the 19th Annual Slamdance Film Festival and the official launch of the Slam Collective. The Special Screenings Program presents a variety of films featuring cast members Taye Diggs, Melissa George, Julia Stiles, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan, and Forest Whitaker, among others.

One of this year’s Special Screening selections, Jug Face, was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Slamdance Screenwriting & Teleplay Competition. The Slam Collective features seven Slamdance filmmakers from five continents coming together to make I Want To Be An American, Slamdance’s first documentary feature. In the spirit of the Surrealist parlor game of chance Exquisite Corpse, each filmmaker makes a documentary short film based on imagery forwarded on by the previous filmmaker in the chain. The composite story forms a global independent filmmaking experience. The Slam Collective will World Premiere at Slamdance Film Festival, January 21st, 2013 and then online.

The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival will take place January 18 – 24, 2013 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn: 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.
 
SPECIAL SCREENINGS PROGRAM:

Shorts and Beyond Section Film Lineup Released for 2013 Slamdance Film Festival

Shorts and Beyond Section Film Lineup Released for 2013 Slamdance Film Festival

Domestic

Slamdance announced their Shorts Programs for the 19th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, as well as the launch of Beyond, a brand new section. Beyond showcases bold and daring films from emerging Narrative and Documentary filmmakers, working just beyond their first features.

The film lineup includes the World Premiere of Cullen Hoback’s Terms and Conditions May Apply, featuring Margaret Atwood and Mark Zuckerberg among others. The film is described as “A shocking exposé of the basic civil rights we surrender when we agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website we visit, phone call we make, or app we use.” The lineup also includes the Romanian film, Domestic, “A bittersweet comedy about people who eat the animals they love and animals that love people unconditionally.”

The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival will take place January 18 – 24, 2013 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn: 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.

The film lineup:

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2013 Feature Film Competition Lineup

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2013 Feature Film Competition Lineup

Best Friends Forever

The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival which coincides with the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT each year, announced their Narrative and Documentary Feature Competition Programs. The Feature Competition Programs present breakthrough films by first-time feature film directors from around the world. The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival will showcase 22 feature-length competition films – 12 Narrative Films and 10 Documentary Films, including 13 World Premieres and 7 US Premieres. 

The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival will take place January 18 – 24, 2013 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn: 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060. 

The lineup.

Getting Up and Bindlestiffs Wins 2012 Slamdance Film Festival Audience Awards

Getting Up and Bindlestiffs Wins 2012 Slamdance Film Festival Audience Awards

The 18th Annual Slamdance Film Festival announced the feature film and short film recipients of this year’s awards in the Audience, Grand Jury, and Sponsored Award categories. The award winners were announced at the annual Closing Night Awards Ceremony at the Treasure Mountain Inn. AUDIENCE AWARDS Audience Award for Feature Documentary: GETTING UP by Caskey Ebeling Audience Award for Feature Narrative: BINDLESTIFFS by Andrew Edison GRAND JURY AWARDS – NARRATIVE Grand Jury Sparky Award for […]

2012 Slamdance Film Festival Announces lineup for the Special Screenings and Short Programs

2012 Slamdance Film Festival Announces lineup for the Special Screenings and Short Programs

The 2012 Slamdance Film Festival taking place January 20 – 26, 2011 in Park City, Utah, announced the lineup for the Special Screenings and Short Programs for the 18th edition.

The Special Screenings Programs present a variety of acclaimed and visionary films by a diverse group of global filmmakers – from Hollywood iconoclasts to highly anticipated emerging directors.

The 2012 Shorts Program features 75 shorts, and include Special Screenings, Live Action Competition, Documentary Competition, Animation, $99 Special, Anarchy Shorts, and the world premiere of a special program of new Iranian shorts never seen outside the country, Made In Iran: 7 Short Premieres.

This year’s Slamdance short film competition slate features 32 live action shorts and 13 documentary shorts programmed both in blocks and in front of features, and 10 animated films programmed in a signature animation block.

A jury will present awards to short films in competition in the following categories: Narrative, Animation, and Documentary. Competition shorts are also eligible for the Spirit of Slamdance Award.

Out of competition shorts and programs include: $99 Special Short Harold’s Bad Day, a winner of the 2011 Slamdance Short Screenplay Competition, directed by Slamdance alum Jordan Brady. The $99 Special Program presentation is the culmination of an annual tradition in which filmmakers are challenged to make a short film in 99 days with a budget of $99 dollars.

Made In Iran: 7 Short Premieres, an out of competition shorts program, is a world premiere collection of recent Iranian shorts never seen outside the country, curated by Iranian-American filmmaker Ehsan Ghoreishi, featuring the work of emerging talents from across Iran.

Anarchy Shorts is a curated, non-competitive spotlight on unique and provocative filmmakers who have made visionary, experimental, cult, and underground films.

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2012 Slamdance Film Festival Announces Films in Competition

2012 Slamdance Film Festival Announces Films in Competition

  The 2012 Slamdance Film Festival that runs concurrently with the 2012 Sundance Film Festival from January 20 to 26, in Park City, Utah, announced its lineup. The festival oft billed as “by filmmakers, for filmmakers” lineup includes 18 feature-length competition films, ten narratives and eight documentaries, most of them World Premieres. The complete Slamdance Feature Film Competition lineup: NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION PROGRAM, PRESENTED BY KODAK:BINDLESTIFFS – Director: Andrew Edison, Screenwriters: Andrew Edison, Luke Loftin. […]

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2011 Feature Film Competition

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2011 Feature Film Competition

Slamdance today announced the 2011 Feature Competition slate for the 17th Annual Slamdance Film Festival taking place January 21-27, 2011 in Park City, Utah.  Slamdance will debut ten narrative and eight documentary feature films, 14 of which are World Premieres. With a record number of over 5,000 submissions, Slamdance has selected an exciting and eclectic slate of films, made by today’s up and coming independent filmmakers. The selected films have all been made on a […]