- Sundance 2012: The Man Behind the Docs Selling at Sundance
So far, who’s the most important person in docs at Sundance this year? A festival organizer? A doc subject? A director? Or none of the above?
- Sundance 2012: When Documentary Subjects Attack
When the 2012 Sundance Film Festival begins this Thursday, attendees will be treated to the premiere of a real-life version of When Documentary Subjects Attack!
- Doc Soup: Documentary Director Roll Call at 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston weighs in on the balance of new to legendary directors in both the dramatic film and documentary selections at the Sundance Film Festival.
- The Feature-Length Fallacy
Edward J. Delaney of DocumentaryTech explores the benefits of shaving a few minutes (or more) from a film's running time.
- 'Granito' Filmmakers Make a Run for 2012 Oscar Consideration with Kickstarter Campaign
Veteran POV filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís (The Reckoning, POV 2009) have launched a unique campaign on Kickstarter, the site that utilizes the power of crowds to get filmmakers, musicians, writers, designers and other artists the money they need to make a creative project happen. Since launching in 2009, the community crowdfunding site […]
- Sundance Wrap-Up: The World Premieres of 'If a Tree Falls' (POV 2011) and 'Granito' (POV 2012)
POV’s coordinating producer Andrew Catauro attended the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Just a few days ago, my first ever Sundance experience came to an end (I’ve got the gift bag and a pesky headcold to prove it.). Now through the steam of my TheraFlu, I want to report back on the […]
- Doc Soup: Talking with Director Marshall Curry About the Sundance Film Festival
For one week of the year, the genre that spends most of its time in the cultural margins moves to center stage. The Sundance Film Festival, which continues until this Saturday, places documentaries on a white hot pedestal, so I asked director Marshall Curry, whose POV film If a Tree Falls is premiering there, to […]
- POV Announces Two Films at Sundance
We are excited to announce that two POV films will have their world premieres at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival next week in Park City, UT. The films are If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front by Marshall Curry and Granito by Pamela Yates. Each will have their national broadcast premieres […]
- Sundance '09 Meme
POV series producer Yance Ford attended the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She wraps up her experience by completing the Sundance meme. Agnes Varnum, blogger extraordinaire, tagged me in a Sundance blog meme. After I figured out what a meme was, I started to compose mine, post-Sundance ’09. Here goes: The rules are as follows: 1. […]
- The Indie Film Community's Attitudes About the Web
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. I’ve been to Sundance. Yes, me! I’m no filmmaker, no deal-maker, no publicist — heck, I don’t even own a pair of Uggs — but I’ve had the incredible, memorable and exhilarating […]
- Wrapping Up Sundance '09
POV series producer Yance Ford has been at the Sundance Film Festival all week. She files one last report from Park City. Sundance ’09 has come to an end for me. It’s 6 a.m. and I’m sitting at the Salt Lake City airport, exhausted but exhilarated from the past seven days. Oscar nominations will be […]
- Another Busy Day at Sundance '09
POV series producer Yance Ford has been attending screenings and panels all week at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She checks in on another busy day in Park City. After watching the inauguration from the Sundance Filmmakers Lodge yesterday, I thought I was off to see We Live in Public. Unfortunately, it turns out that […]
- Watching the Inauguration at Sundance
POV series producer Yance Ford writes in on Inauguration Day from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. It’s a bright, chilly day here in Park City, and the mood on the streets, buses and in the coffee shops at Sundance is buoyant. Dozens of filmmakers have gathered here at the Sundance Documentary Fund’s filmmaker […]
- Sundance '09: Screenings and Parties
POV series producer Yance Ford writes in with a report on the screenings and parties from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. William Kunstler: Distrurbing the Universe had its premiere tonight at the new Sundance venue, Temple Theater. The Temple, now one of the largest venues at the festival, was filled to capacity for […]
- POV Acquires Sundance 2009 Documentaries'El General' and 'William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe'
Two films premiering at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Feature Film Competition, El General by Natalia Almada and William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe by Sarah and Emily Kunstler, will have their national broadcast premieres on POV William Kunstler and his two daughters in a scene from William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe. […]
- Countdown to Sundance 2009
It’s January, and in the world of independent films, that means everyone is gearing up for the fabled Sundance Film Festival, which will take place from January 15-25, 2009 in Park City, Utah. We’re looking forward to seeing and reading about all the films, awards and parties. We’re also thrilled that two films premiering at […]
- Doc Soup: Sundance Announces 2009 Doc Entries
The documentary entries at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival were announced recently, and it’s quite an impressive list. There are so many great-sounding docs: I am happy to see the return of Joe Berlinger, the director of Brother’s Keeper, with Crude, a doc about an environmental lawsuit battle being waged in Ecuador. There’s also The […]
- Watching and Reading: February 8, 2008
WATCHING MediaStorm presents Rape of a Nation, Marcus Bleasdale’s photos from the D.R.C. Growing Up Online Is the Internet changing the experience of childhood? Frontline looks at the way kids are spending their time online.. READING Pirates of Sundance: Columbia Law prof Tim Wu recommends indie filmmakers look to BitTorrent for distribution. Via Slate.com Rabbi […]