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NODANCE ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERES, PANELS, AND PARTIES FOR WEEK-LONG PARK CITY EVENT
Premiere DVD-Based Festival Presents Dynamic Fourth Year
Park City, UT (January 8th, 2001) -- The irreverent, independent Nodance Film & Multimedia Festival is proud to announce its program line up, including an unprecedented number of world premieres. The event, held at 333 Main Street in Park City, Utah from January 20th through January 26th, 2001 presents features, shorts, documentaries, and music videos in a celebration of the vibrant alternative digital film culture. Nodance is a member of the Wasatch Festival Syndicate, and will co-host the Festival Summit party on Friday, January 26th.
"It's exciting to bring together such a diverse lineup of digital video and film projects for the public," says Festival Director James Boyd. "For a filmmaker, nothing beats hearing the roar of applause, and receiving feedback from the audience. With limited production budgets preventing many first-time filmmakers from being accepted by the larger festivals, Nodance is more than willing to provide them with the Park City experience."
In addition to screenings, parties and panels, the infamous Nodance "Walk On Program" at Nodance Headquarters will once again provide sign-in screenings for any filmmaker and for any project. Known for its unconventional methods, Nodance maintains its independence through private donations, and holds the distinction of being the world's first DVD-projected film festival.
All competition films are eligible for Nodance awards including: Grand Jury for Best Feature, Grand Jury for Best Short, Grand Jury for Best Documentary, Audience Award for Best Feature, Audience Award for Best Short, Audience Award for Best Documentary. All films are eligible for the coveted Golden Orbs Award for Most Creative Guerrilla Marketing Campaign.
Additionally, Nodance is proud to present Artisan Entertainment's "Skeletons In the Closet" starring Treat Williams ("Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead") and Linda Hamilton ("Terminator 2"), and written and directed by Wayne Powers ("Deep Blue Sea") as the closing night film. Shot entirely in High Definition video, "Skeletons In The Closet" will world premiere at Nodance, with cast and key crew members in attendance.
Attendance for all screenings and panels are free and open to the public. Additional information can be found on the Nodance web site at www.nodance.com. All competition screening DVDs are created by returning Nodance sponsor Zuma Digital. Zuma Digital is a New York-based, private company with a strong focus on DVD technologies.
The year's exciting lineup is:
Music videos by preeminent music video company DNA will precede each competition feature.
Sunday, January 21 from 3 ? 4:30 PM: "The Importance of Story in the Big Picture" Confirmed speakers include: Moderator: Chris Gore, Film Threat Katy Monahan Huntley, Writer Gill Holland, Founder and CEO of cineBLAST! Jeffrey Abramson, Film Division Manager of Gen Art Rene Besson, Director "Boxes"
Tuesday, January 23rd, 3 ? 4:30 PM: "The Digital Landscape: A Modern Filmmaker's Options -- Where Does My Movie Go Now?" Confirmed speakers include: Moderator: Mark Hefflinger, Editor of Digital Media Wire Kim Adelman, Editor of Short/QuickBand Networks Beth Hall, Co-Founder, Dreamspan.com & Founder, Short Attention Span Film Festival Steven Puri, Centropolis Effects, producer of "The Watcher" Blaine Graboyes, Founder, Creative Director and COO, Zuma Digital Andrew Weiner, Hypnotic.com Christopher Buchanan, Flixer.com
Friday, January 26th 4-5:30 PM: Music Videos "From The Inside Looking Out or They're Paying Us For This?" Confirmed speakers include: Moderator: Eric Barrett, Executive Producer Atlas Pictures Kevin Kerslake, Director Danyi Deats, Line Producer Lanette Phillips, Head of Music Videos/Executive Producer Palomar Pictures. Kate Miller, Vice President Music Videos Capitol Records.
NODANCE HEADQUARTERS: Main Street Mall 333 Main Street (Across From Egyptian Theater) 2nd Floor THEATER 1 - 1st Floor THEATER 2 - 2nd Floor THEATER 3 ? 2nd Floor
Nodance Film & Multimedia Festival email@example.com
For press appointments and passes, please contact Jessie Nagel or Paula Sorge @ HYPE at 323.938.8363. During the festival in Park City, please call Jessie Nagel at 213.324.8363.
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