Articles Tagged ‘Sundance Film Festival’
Participant Media and digital distributor FilmBuff have licensed North American rights across all media for Sundance doc The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (Pictured), with a theatrical and VoD release set for June, and a TV premiere on Pivot.
U.S. distributor Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights from Hanway Films for Nick Cave-focused hybrid documentary 20,000 Days on Earth (pictured).
Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo’s poverty focused doc Rich Hill (pictured) won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, while Talal Derki’s Syria-set Arab Spring doc Return to Homs took the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize.
Director Stanley Nelson (pictured) tells realscreen how his latest Sundance doc Freedom Summer takes viewers back to the summer of 1964, when thousands descended on Mississippi to push for African-American voter rights.
Dogwoof Global has picked up the international rights to this year’s Sundance Film Festival opener Dinosaur 13 (pictured), while Madman Entertainment acquired the doc for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The Sundance Film Festival has named the winners of the short film jury awards for non-fiction, while the Sundance Institute has unveiled details of a US$50,000 short film challenge supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Director Rory Kennedy took aim at sexism in Hollywood, as the filmmakers behind five Sundance docs gathered at a Women in Film-organized panel session in Park City to discuss the challenges facing female directors.