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2014 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Allan Luebke (Director – ‘GLENA’)

2014 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Allan Luebke (Director – ‘GLENA’)

‘Glena‘ is a feature-length documentary film about Glena Avila – a single mother in her 30s – and her dream to become a professional mixed martial artist. Glena was living the American Dream: successful career, two happy children, long-term relationship, and a beautiful family home. Then one day, with no background or training, she decided to

2014 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Nailah Jefferson (Director – ‘Vanishing Pearls – The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache’)

VANISHING PEARLS documents the ongoing, environmental ‘David and Goliath’ struggle between BP (Beyond Petroleum) and the residents of Pointe à la Hache, the last surviving African-American fishing community in the Louisiana Gulf. Told from the point of view of the film’s ‘David’, businessman Byron Encalade, we learn how a once prolific and unique oyster fishing community has nearly vanished.

Interview: Peter Baxter (Co-Founder – Slamdance Film Festival)

Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn and Peter Baxter are the founding forefathers who, along with co-conspirator Paul Rachman, fought for truly independent filmmakers by giving them a voice in 1995 at the very first Slamdance Film Festival. Since then, the festival takes place every January in the breathtakingly stunning, snow-capped mountains of Park City,

2014 Slamdance Film Festival Announces Jury for 20th Edition

The Slamdance Film Festival has announced their Jury members for the 20th Anniversary today, which includes many of the minds behind Fantastic Fest, Filmmaker’s Alliance, and WithoutABox, to name a few. As in previous years, juries of leading industry experts and esteemed filmmakers determine the Slamdance Grand Jury Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Short

Slamdance’s 20th Festival Announces Dynamic 2014 Feature Film Competition Lineup

The 2014 Slamdance Film Festival will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-23, 2014 in Park City, Utah. Slamdance continues to serve as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and their unique cinematic vision. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers. With over half of 2013’s