We are just a couple of days away from the start of the Sundance Film Festival and I couldn’t be more excited!  This year, we have several films screening at both Sundance and Slamdance that have alumni involved in the production.

Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us. — Robert Redford, President and Founder

At Sundance, Justin Simien (BFA/Film Prod. ’05) premieres his independent feature-length film
Dear White People
which has been selected for the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Alumna Traci Carlson (BFA/TBJ ’09) was the line producer on the feature
which will screen as part of the Premieres program.  Two short films:
Chapel Perilous
, directed by alum Matthew Lessner (BFA/Film Prod. ’07) and
, edited by alum Jonathan Melin (MFA/Film Prod. ’12) will be screening in the Short Film Program.  See the Festival’s
entire lineup here

At Slamdance, the independent feature film
The Sublime and Beautiful
(produced by alumni James Cox, BFA/Film Prod. ’11 and Kevin Slee, BFA/Film Prod. ’12) will screen in the Feature Film Competition. The short documentary film entitled
What I Hate About Myself
(which was co-directed by Bobby Moser, BFA/Film Prod.  ’13 and Ben Mullinkosson, BFA/Film Prod. ’13 as their thesis film) will screen in the Short Film Program.

We are hosting our annual reception and look forward to welcoming a number of alumni who are attending the festival.

Film Students and Alumni to Reunite at Sundance, Watch Their Own Films on the Big Screen

It will be a great chance for everyone to warm up and mingle with their peers.  Stay tuned for photos from the festivities!