My relationship with Sundance began in 1992 when a friend of mine who was interning at their offices suggested I show Michelle Satter my short films. She watched them, met with me and was…
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It's no accident that the inhabitor of these outcasts, Benicio Del Toro -- this year's Piper- Heidsieck honoree at Sundance, awarded to an actor who best embodies the "independent spirit" -- manages…
It seems every year there are one or two poster actors for the indies who are almost ubiquitous in Park City, appearing in more than one film and seen at every party, roundtable and sponsored buffet.
One of the most truly transforming experiences I have ever had," enthuses one composer. "Very, very insightful -- beyond what I expected," says another. "An extraordinary two weeks ... total bliss,"…
Artists unite.That could be the slogan of an 18-month-old organization that's staging its second annual conference in Washington this week.
Daily Variety polled a half-dozen composers and asked them what they were listening to these days. The responses ranged from classical to electronica and everything in between.
Celebrities are usually counted on to give film festivals a touch of glamour, and provide a lure for paparazzi always on the lookout for splashy photo ops. But at the Sundance Film Festival, the…
It's getting tougher to take issue with Sundance, the behemoth of indie film festivals. When festgoers hissed and hollered about theater space, organizers built the 2,000-seat Eccles Theater.
With a bit of pride, writer-director Richard Kelly predicts that Sundance, version 2002, is going to have a hard time topping last year's lineup. Kelly might know: He was there, with "Donnie Darko.''…
The fifth annual DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival will unspool April 4-7 in Durham, N.C., with the theme "Score! Music and Documentary."
Faced with reduced levels of sponsorship and increased difficulty in transporting prints and filmmakers, festivals are looking for ways to trim, whether in the number of days they run or films they…