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Documentary Screening: Green Long March

Documentary Screening: Green Long March

Catch a great new documentary about a green movement in China. Led by the next generation of Chinese environmentalists, this movement is making the future of China brighter with each passing day. Below you will find the contents of a press release from Cinereach. We are proud to announce that our documentary, The Road Ahead:…

Stan Bertheaud

Stan Bertheaud

Stan Bertheaud attended the USC School of Film and Television for three years earning graduate credit in film production and screenwriting. He is credited with two theatrically released screenplays. The first, TILT-A-WORLD starred Dwight Yoakam in his first leading role that went on to receive the Gold Award at the Houston International Film Festival. The…

International Filmmaker Award Finalists Announced (2)

International Filmmaker Award Finalists Announced (2)

Alejandro Fernández Almendras was born in Chillán, Chile, in 1971. He has worked as a journalist, photographer and film critic, and has lived in Chile and New York. He has directed several short films, including LO QUE TRAE LA LLUVIA (2007), which screened at the Berlin Film Festival and was awarded the Casa de Americas prize in the Version Española short film competition; and DESDE LEJOS (2006), which won best short film at the Santiago International Film Festival, and best regional work at the Valdivia Film Festival. Almendras is a 2007 Artists’ Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

Paz Fabrega / AGUA FRIA DE MAR (Costa Rica) — On the south pacific coast of Costa Rica, a young woman encounters a strange little girl, who brings on a crisis of unsuspected proportions. She is faced with the limitations and loneliness of her privileged life complicated by the heightened atmosphere of the unpredictable, vast nature, which make human effort seems small and absurd.

Update: Environmental Films At Sundance

Update: Environmental Films At Sundance

UPDATE: EVERYTHING’S COOL had a limited theatrical debut in November 2007. MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES went on to win Best Documentary at both the Genie Awards and the RiverRun International Film Festival. The film had a limited theatrical release this past June 2007 and can now be bought on DVD.

Update: Ker-ching! Film Sells At Sundance

Update: Ker-ching! Film Sells At Sundance

UPDATE: Making its limited theatrical debut this past October, MY KID COULD PAINT THAT was released with wide acclaim. Richard Roeper says, “It’s one of the best documentaries of this or any other year.” IN UPDATE: THE SHADOW OF THE MOON invoked a sense of nostalgia in many when it was released for its theatrical debut on September 9, 2007. It went on to receive the Audience Award from the Florida Film Festival, as well as the Grand Prize at the Boulder International Film Festival.

Update: Five Things I Took Away From Sundance: Thom Powers

Update: Five Things I Took Away From Sundance: Thom Powers

UPDATE: Said to have the ability to obtain cult-movie status, ROCKET SCIENCE had a limited theatrical release this past summer.

“What makes the first fiction feature from documentarian Blitz persuasive is its late-film detour from the inspirational niche-sports genre to something altogether unexpected — and the winning lead performance of Reece Daniel Thompson.” – Jim Ridley (Village Voice)”

Sundance and Comcast Co-Sponsor Planet Cinema Reception in Seattle

Sundance and Comcast Co-Sponsor Planet Cinema Reception in Seattle

Sundance and Comcast are co-sponsoring a reception in honor of Planet Cinema Thursday, May 31st 9:00PM at SpitFire, 2219 4th Avenue. Planet Cinema is a series of movies about global climate change and our (humans) relationship to the natural world. As Sundance Channel has dedicated themselves to THE GREEN, our environmentally themed programming block, and…

Five Things I Took Away From: Carl Spence

Five Things I Took Away From: Carl Spence

As the Artistic Director of Seattle International Film Festival (May 24 – June 17) and the Director of Programming at Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 4 – 15, 2007), Carl Spence spends all year watching films. So what will he remember from his experience this year at Sundance?