SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Park City, Utah – USA
January 18 to 24, 2013

UPCOMING DEADLINE – Slamdance Film Festival
September 5, 2012 – Regular (Received-By) Deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
A festival designed for and by filmmakers, Slamdance serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging independent artists and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of their visions.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In addition to bestowing Sparky Awards in a variety of categories, accompanied by significant cash and in-kind prizes, Slamdance is also proud to offer its Best Cinematography Award, sponsored by Kodak. This award honors great visual flair with 10,000 feet of Kodak film stock, ensuring that its winner will have plenty of canvas on which to paint his or her next masterpiece.

Running concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance offers exceptional opportunities for professional and personal growth as guests network, party, engage with press outlets, and celebrate their work in picturesque Park City, Utah. Slamdance accepts films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and does not disqualify any film based on its premiere status or date of completion.

Submit your film today for the chance to showcase your work in Park City as part of a truly unforgettable and eye-popping week of great cinema!

The 19th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, is  a globally recognized festival honoring new filmmakers with bright futures. Since its founding in 1995, Slamdance continues to be organized and programmed by active filmmakers with an enthusiasm for powerful storytelling.

All films submitted to Slamdance are seen and scored by two programmers, and are selected by majority vote in final deliberations. This unique Slamdance selection process ensures that no film is granted early acceptance or preferential treatment. Additionally, the festival’s main feature competition is strictly devoted to films with a budget under $1 million, without domestic theatrical distribution, and helmed by first-time feature directors. Other competitive categories include short films, documentaries, music videos, underground films, and experimental projects. At Slamdance, the voice of the independent filmmaker takes center stage.

Several high-profile filmmakers got their start as Slamdance discoveries, including Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight), Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace), and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre ). Slamdance is ever eager to uncover its next huge success, and that’s why every filmmaker who attends gets the “A-List” treatment: passes that grant access to all parties, screenings, fireside chats, and happy hours; a slew of press and industry contacts; and the kind of warmth and hospitality that leaves a lasting impression. Whether or not your film nabs the coveted Slamdance Sparky, you’ll still go home feeling like a winner.

 


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