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Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren will be involved in WHY WOMEN? not only as an ambassador for women’s rights, but


SXSW 2016 Announces Feature Film Lineup

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced several sections of its features lineup for its 23rd edition, running March 11-19, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  Feature films in the SXSW lineup screen in 12 sections: Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival


Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 3

Sometimes it’s easy to forget why a film festival exists. You get caught up running from screening to screening, figuring out when and what you’re having for lunch, sorting through emails about panels. And then a deal is struck and the whole town starts buzzing, remembering that the movies on display here are here hoping


Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 2

After four days at a festival, people start to get antsy. Residents are figuring out when they’ll hit the slopes and get away from the movies. People are yelling at bus drivers to drop them off at unspecified stops. They’re trying to determine which theater they being driven towards – hint: it’s probably the wrong


Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 1

Sundance was just opening and rubbing its eyes Friday morning before it was already dabbing them with tissue. The festival’s opener, writer-director Chris Kelly’s “Other People,” begins with a family on a bed sniffling and sobbing, shaping their bodies along the contours of a mother that has just died. In the middle of this morbidity,


2016 Sundance Interview: Rich Fox (The Blackout Experiments)

The most extreme immersive horror experience in America is called Blackout. Not for the faint of heart, it is a terrifying, psycho-sexual thrill-ride designed to play on our deepest psychological fears. Rich Fox‘s innovative horror documentary follows a group of friends whose experience with Blackout becomes deeply personal, developing into an obsession that hijacks their