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2014-03-12 08:27:44

Sundance Institute-Supported Filmmaker Meredith Danluck Receives Milestone Award NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization named after the late actor and filmmaker who was killed in 2006, announced today that it has awarded its 50(th) production grant, in partnership with the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, to Meredith Danluck for her film State Like Sleep. Danluck is an artist and filmmaker whose work has...

2014-01-22 12:23:37

WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES FROM GLENN CLOSE, RACHEL DRATCH, SAM ROCKWELL AND ALAN CUMMING NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Fashion Designer / social activist, Kenneth Cole & the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111101/MM98089LOGO) WHAT: AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, and the Sundance Institute have partnered to create a vignette titled "JUST SUNDANCE" to celebrate the hard work of the volunteers of the 2014 Festival....

2014-01-17 12:23:45

JustFilms Explores Complex Issues of Social Justice with Creative Storytelling NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JustFilms, the Ford Foundation's film and digital storytelling initiative, has provided support to five independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival--the world's leading showcase for independent filmmaking--as well as to a range of key organizations working globally to support these filmmakers. Through creative...

2014-01-10 16:21:38

In a first for festival, film will be simultaneously streamed to supporters of Indiegogo campaign CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Life Itself," the documentary based on renowned film critic Roger Ebert's rollicking memoir of the same name, is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19 in Park City, Utah. In a first, the film will be live streamed simultaneously to Ebert's fans and supporters who sign up at filmmaker Kartemquin's Indiegogo campaign. The...

2013-12-09 12:23:49

Actor Sharon Lawrence to Participate in Discussion/Q&A NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization named after actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, who was killed in 2006, will host its third annual Woman of Vision salute at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) December 12(th) at 7pm. The event will feature a screening of honoree Ava DuVernay's film "Middle of Nowhere," for which she received the Best Director Award at the 2012...

2013-09-18 12:29:17

Dallas Buyers Club is Opening Night Film LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, will deliver the Executive Keynote address launching the Forum on Saturday, October 26. This will be followed the next day by the Filmmaker Keynote address given by writer/director Ava DuVernay (Middle of...

2013-05-30 12:24:58

NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Cara Mertes as director of its JustFilms program. JustFilms has supported more than 80 documentary films in its first three years. Mertes is an award-winning leader in the field of independent filmmaking. She currently serves as the director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund, where she has led the effort to expand the field globally since 2006. Mertes...

2013-03-28 08:25:56

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce the second year of the Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Awards, made possible by the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program. These grants are awarded to help support social justice documentary film projects: thesis projects by students or filmmakers' final projects at media arts centers. In this second year of the grant, an emphasis is placed on filmmakers who are...

2013-02-11 23:02:47

℠Camera in Every Hand´ Program, Hollywood internship opportunities among unique initiatives for students in The Film School at SFUAD Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design(SFUAD) announced a new program that gives every new incoming film student a professional-caliber Canon T4i digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera with a premium 18-135mm zoom lens. The initiative, called “Camera in Every Hand” is one of...

2013-01-23 12:23:24

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Fashion Designer and social activist, Kenneth Cole & the 2013 Sundance Film Festival WHAT: AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, and the Sundance Institute created a vignette titled "Heroes Don't Wear Capes" to celebrate the hard work of...