Sundance & Trieste Film Festivals
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1 February 2016
Photo: Sundance Institute
We round up two of last week’s film festivals that really set the pace for the rest of the year: Sundance and Trieste. While the mainstream is focused on the run up to the red carpet of the Oscars, the rest of the film industry is still busy making movies, showing them and doing distribution deals. We find out how you put on a film festival in a ski-town, take the temperature of Eastern European cinema and find out about the growing virtual-reality film industry.
1 February 2016
Photo: Sundance Institute
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest celebration of US independent film in the country and a chance for movie lovers and industry types to flock en masse to Park City. For 11 days the Utah ski resort changes beyond all recognition as shops are converted, makeshift cinemas are constructed and the snow is wrestled under control. Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker is in town to meet the people behind the festival.
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Ed Stocker and Gillian Dobias review ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’, a portrait of the US video journalist who was killed by Isis in 2014. The documentary picked up the audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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The New Frontier segment at Sundance celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. An integral part of the film festival, it’s an experimental section in which film and art fuse together. But this year the buzz has been about virtual reality. More than 30 VR films were shown this year, compared to 12 last year. Ed Stocker straps on a headset and gets immersed.
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