Posts tagged ‘SUNDANCE’
Many filmmakers ask me if they should submit to U.S. distributors themselves once they have a completed project.
My answer is always not yet.
What I recommend doing with U.S. distributors is first waiting to see if you get accepted to any of the Tier 1 film festivals (Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, and SXSW, to name a few). If you end up premiering your film at one of those, you will have much more leverage with distributors than if you were to go to (more…)
One of our favorite foreign films at Sundance was All Your Dead Ones, directed by Colombia’s Carlos Moreno. It’s a slightly absurdist fable in which a poor farmer finds a pile of dead bodies dumped in his field on election day. The story is slow-moving but powerful, the acting is wonderful (especially by lead Alvaro Rodriguez and by Jorge Herrema as the mayor), and the cinematography is marvelous (the film won a Special Jury award for cinematography). Moreno sat (more…)
Great site. You might be interested in this interview from the Latin America News Dispatch with Javier Fuentes-León, director of “Contracorriente,” winner of an Audience Award at Sundance.
He discusses the connection between art and social issues, the financing of the film, masculinity, and more. The url is here: http://latindispatch.com/2010/02/08/interview-with-javier-fuentes-leon-director-of-contracorriente/
Sebastian Doggart, an expat film-maker, reports on a wave of largely foreign-based British talent that won plaudits at America’s favourite independent film festival
The British are leaving Britain. I can vouch for it: there were hordes of them at the Sundance Film Festival. I’m a London-born expat who left the UK 10 years ago, first for Los Angeles, and now for New York. I was at Sundance, in Park City, Utah, to sell my film, and to promote a new distribution platform for indie films. Over 10 days, I met fellow Brits everywhere. They were returning knackered from the ski-slopes; complaining about Mormon-inspired restrictions on the size of vodka shots; and trudging drunkenly through the 2am Main Street snow. (more…)
Top winners for Sundance
“Winter’s Bone,” a stark tale of a young woman trying to keep her family together, and Afghanistan war documentary “Restrepo” won top awards at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The first film earned two prizes, best drama film by the Sundance jury of industry professionals and screenwriting for co-writer and director Debra Granik at the top U.S. gathering for independent movies. (more…)
Los iberoamericanos se preparan para Sundance 2010
Sobre temas variados que comprenden desde las relaciones de parejas y las rupturas familiares hasta conflictos sociales de gran escala, como el fenómeno de la migración, la presencia iberoamericana en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Sundance 2010 estará compuesta por películas de México, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Perú y España, siendo éste último el que participa con mayor número de producciones (seis), incluyendo tres cortometrajes. (more…)