Elf once again braves the deep cold of Park City and Salt Lake city to give us daily updates from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (19 - 29 January, 2006).
Park City, looking down on Main Street - photo by Amber Wilkinson
What began in 1981 as a little film festival out West, instigated by Robert Redford to stimulate and encourage innovative and alternative cinema, has now bloomed into a major stomping ground for the international film community. These days it's a competitive marketplace for "independent" film.
In fact, Sundance has been so successful that some credit it with helping to blur the lines between big budget Hollywood fare and "Indie" cinema.Sundance, is the first major international film festival in the calendar, taking place while the snow is still on the ground in Utah. Run by the Sundance Institute, over 100 feature length films are screened, with a high percentage of World Premieres. Over 20,000 people attend the festival each year.
The festival also includes the Online Sundance Film Festival.
|IOFilm Sundance Film Festival archive|
Sundance Daily Diary 2005 archive
Elf's first year, what does she make of the experience!?
Sundance Daily Diary 2002
Paul Fischer taps into the spirit of Sundance.
Coverage of the Sundance Film Festival 2001
Award winners, daily diary, online film festival review and more.
Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Institute
More film festivals coverage
Read iofilm reviews, news and previews from other film festivals.
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