Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Sundance Institute announced the prizes in feature filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with top awards going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner...

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the $10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner.

On Tuesday, a day after the film debuted at the...

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him.

It took seven years for Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. "The Birth of a Nation" premiered Monday...

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

In approaching a subject as sensitive as the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of December 14, 2012, in which 20 children and 6 educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, director Kim A. Snyder knew first what she didn't want to do. She didn't want to...

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Norman Lear was so touched by the documentary made about his life, he wanted to cuddle up with the entire audience at the Sundance Film Festival.

"If we could find the largest bed and we could all get in bed together, it would express everything I'm...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason was never going to turn a film documenting his life with Lou Gehrig's disease into a sanitized, feel-good story of triumph in the face of tragedy.

Arguably more famous now for how he lives with ALS than...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

As the Sundance Film Festival kicked off on Thursday, founder Robert Redford weighed in on the controversy over the lack of diversity this year among Oscar nominees in acting categories.

"I'm not focused on that part," the two-time Oscar winner said...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

The culmination of the Sundance Institute's year-round work developing fresh perspectives in drama and documentary films is taking over Park City, Utah, for the next 11 days.

Among themes filmmakers are exploring this year: Sexuality, identity, race...

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

There's no set path for a breakout Sundance director.

Some go big. Some stay small. Some get their foot in the studio world and still maintain an independent voice and vision - just look at Ryan Coogler, who won the grand jury prize for "Fruitvale...

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Sundance Institute has completed its feature film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with the highly anticipated narratives, documentaries, episodic work and events in the Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events...

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