Slamdance 2013 Preview: 10 Films To Catch At The Fest

Within 24 hours the whole of the film world will have their sights locked onto Park City, Utah. I hope you've been reading my pal Ryland's coverage of Sundance, 'cause he knows what's up. As for me, my eyes will... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Haunting First Trailer For Berlin And Slamdance Selected Thriller FYNBOS

Selected for both the Berlin and Slamdance film festivals following a world premiere in Durban, award winning commercial director Harry Patramanis has crafted a unique and haunting dramatic thriller with his debut feature, Fynbos.A real estate developer, on the brink... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Pit Wants What It Wants And It Wants A Trailer For JUG FACE

Chad Crawford Kinkle takes us into a backwoods cult with his upcoming Slamdance selection Jug Face. The story of a small community that worships a pit that brings them health in exchange for blood sacrifice, genre faves Larry Fessenden, Sean... More »
By Todd Brown   

Meet The Crew Of GHOST TEAM ONE In First Trailer

Slamdance is getting paranormal with the arrival of Scott Rutherford and Ben Peyser's horror comedy Ghost Team One.In order to impress a girl, two roommates set out to make a documentary about a murder that took place in their house... More »
By Todd Brown   

Slamdance Embraces Controversy With First Trailer For THE DIRTIES

If there is a more controversial topic right now than schoolyard violence I don't know what it is. And the Slamdance Film Festival is sure to rile some feathers and provoke some conversation with Matt Johnson's debut feature The Dirties.The... More »
By Todd Brown   

Slamdance 2013 Interview: The Programmers Talk The Nuts & Bolts Of Festival Building

In preparation for my first visit to Park City, Utah next week I was able to sit down for a conference call with three veteran players of the Slamdance Film Festival. Co-founder Peter Baxter has been heavily involved with the... More »
By Ben Umstead   

The Trailer For Slamdance Title BEST FRIENDS FOREVER Goes Nuclear

What better way to spend the oncoming apocalypse than on a road trip with your BFF? The alternately bubbly and gruesome trailer for Brea Grant and Vera Miao's Best Friends Forever, which makes its bow next week at Slamdance, asks... More »
By Ben Umstead   

First Images From Chad Crawford Kinkle's JUG FACE

A late addition to the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival, Chad Crawford Kinkle's Jug Face is an example of the festival's focus on developing upcoming talent. The debut feature from the writer-director Jug Face won the Slamdance Writing Competition Grand Prize... More »
By Todd Brown   

Slamdance 2013 EXCLUSIVE: Pass It On In The Trailer For I WANT TO BE AN AMERICAN

Mentioned earlier tonight in my post on the next round of Slamdance titles, the inaugural edition of a new project by the festival called Slam Collective, features seven festival alumni from five continents that have joined forces to play a... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Slamdance 2013: Special Screenings & Slam Collective Announced

Our next round of Slamdance news out of Park City, Utah (via Los Angeles) has arrived and it's quite an interesting sidebar that's a-brewing. Most notable is the first ever Slam Collective feature documentary made by seven Slamdance alumni from... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Slamdance Announces Their Feature Competition Titles For 2013!

Howdy there, folks. Today I come to you as Twitch's correspondent for all things Slamdance 2013. While you can expect much coverage from Slamdance's big brother fest up the street in Park City this coming January, I'll be down on... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Review: The Immediacy of Distance in THE SOUND OF SMALL THINGS

If you will indulge me for a moment, dear reader, let me preface this review with a personal story that directly relates to my first viewing of Peter McLarnan's 2012 Slamdance selected film.In early February I was stricken with Ramsay... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Review: SUNDOWNING - At The Edge Of Madness & The Forefront Of The Vanguard

A jolt in the night, a rustle of bed sheets; echoes of terrors remembered (or forgotten?); sweat; boiling up; "I'm thirsty"; a fever. An ill young woman is helped out of bed by her caretaker. Arm over arm, they stumble... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Slamdance 2012 Rounded Up

Mountains of thanks to Andy Jurgensen (@theJURG) for visiting the top of Main Street, Park City on multiple occasions last week and filing this awesome roundup! Now in its 18th incarnation, the Slamdance Film Festival is now considered Park City's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Sundance 2012 Preview: Short Films

As the clock ticks closer to Sundance kick-off on Thursday, we thought we'd give you a little bonus preview of some of the Short Films that caught our eye. Most have a trailer and a couple of the full shorts... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Slamdance 2012: Watch Exclusive Clip from THE SOUND OF SMALL THINGS

One of the Narrative Competition films we weren't able to cover in our Slamdance 2012 Preview is Peter McLarnan's minimalist relationship drama The Sound of Small Things. But we do have an exclusive clip from the film to share with... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Watch The Trailer For Documentary WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY

Stan "The Man" Lee. You may have heard of the guy. Who is he? Well, he's only the co-creator of Marvel's Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and the Fantastic Four - iconic characters that revolutionize the superhero... More »
By Al Young   

Slamdance 2012 Preview

Sundance ain't the only film game in town during Utah's busiest week of the year. Our Park City Preview Week wraps up today with a look at what's in store from the Slamdance Film Festival. We had a chance to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Slamdance 2012: High School Rituals Are Exposed AT THE FORMAL

I've only seen two of his short films, but clearly Melbourne filmmaker Andrew Kavanagh -- and by extension his producer Ramona Telecican -- is talent to watch.The two shorts I've seen, At the Formal and Kavanagh's latest one, Men of the... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   

Slamdance Special Screenings and Shorts Program 2012

Last week we brought you the Competition Lineup for this year's Slamdance Film Fest. Today we've got the 8 Special Screening features and 75 Shorts that round out the Park City program. "We're thrilled about this year's short film... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
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