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Voytek_Stitko
01-27-2005, 01:40 PM
I got the info that on this year Sundance there were 200 movies screened and 30 of them already got distribution deal.

Do you guys know who are those guys?

One more stuff, is it true that even if you have a great movie on a vhs you sent to SUndance Film Fest - you may not be selected just because nobody will watch your tape? Friend of mine told me that most of the films accepted to Sundance (and other bigger fest) are actually selected long before indie filmmakers start sending their movies ....

Just curious...
Voytek

jhvid
01-27-2005, 06:53 PM
I know "Hustle and Flow" got picked up by MTV/Paramount as part of a three picture deal for 16 million. It was shot in Memphis and directed by a Memphian (Craig Brewer). John Singleton produced.

Voytek_Stitko
01-27-2005, 07:24 PM
dont anyone shot a movie on digital? sundance doesnt accept digital?

HD SONY CAMERA is digital but I mean "dv format"?

LloydC
01-27-2005, 07:40 PM
there are films in Sundance that were shot with the DVX I believe

jhvid
01-27-2005, 09:42 PM
you can shoot on whatever you want, but I don't believe they show anything but film prints (I could be wrong on that though)

victorian
01-28-2005, 09:30 AM
"Lonely Jim" was actually shot on DV. It directed by Steven Bessumi (sp) and he also stars in it with Liv Tyler. I think it's produced by Indegent (who only do DV films). It's actually getting a good buzz.

Mike_Donis
01-28-2005, 03:59 PM
They show 60i HDCAM as well as film prints (at least this year)

sojrn
01-29-2005, 02:40 PM
I read on the Sundance website that soon they'll only be accepting all formats on DVD.

Mike_Donis
01-29-2005, 09:43 PM
Maybe for screening purposes, but I highly doubt that standard definition DVDs would be preferred to 35mm prints :-/

I'd hope not at least...

CharlesPapert
02-06-2005, 09:44 AM
I imagine the DVD format was spec'd for initial submission.

Films that were selected for exhibition were required to be submitted in either 35mm or HDCAM, as Mike noted. The DV film I shot was bumped up to HDCAM for its screening at Sundance.

MattC
02-06-2005, 10:18 AM
Charles, if you don't mind my asking, what was the cost to do that?

Matt

CharlesPapert
02-06-2005, 06:19 PM
If I remember correctly, the post house that did the transfer (Fotokem) had a discount as they are affiliated with Sundance, but it was still something like $135 for a 14 minute short.

Unix
02-07-2005, 04:37 PM
I wonder how much is it for mini DV to film would be?

so basically just anybody can submit stuff to sundance?

that's cool

MattC
02-07-2005, 04:51 PM
Yeah, but getting in is another story...

And Charles is definitely not "just anybody"....

mr._guiyotinne
02-07-2005, 05:07 PM
Here in Spain if you make a film in DV and is good enough, it wont take lot of time to find distributor or coproducer who will pay for the 35mm copy, so... if you go Sundance with 35mm, probably you found this guy who will be willing to pay before the festival and be able to show your masterpiece. IMO of course.

Sofa_King_Smart
02-14-2005, 12:00 PM
Of course Sundance is pre-decided...do you actually think that they'd gamble MILLIONS on waiting for us, the great unwashed/un-connected to come through with films?

alveraz
02-15-2005, 03:06 PM
The lowdown on the latest Sundance and Slamdance distro deals (not sure if it will format right, hmm)...

RECENT DISTRIBUTOR PURCHASES -- Sundance FF 2005 & Slamdance FF 2005

The order: Film, Buyer, $$$, Director...

BRICK


Focus Features


$2 mil


Rian Johnson

CHUMSCRUBBER


Newmarket


Undisc.


Arie Posin

EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX


A&E


Undisc.


Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt

GRIZZLY MAN


Lions Gate


Undisc.


Werner Herzog

HARD CANDY


Lions Gate (US rights), Aurum (Spain rights), Icon (Australia), Redbus (UK rights)


$4 mill+ 20%


David Slade

HUSTLE & FLOW


Paramount and MTV


$9 mil


Craig Brewer

INCONSCIENTES (UNCONSCIOUS)


Here Films (US Rights)


Undisc.


Joaquin Oristrell

INSIDE DEEP THROAT


Universal Pictures


Undisc.


Fenton Bailey

KUNG FU HUSTLE


Sony Pictures Classic


Undisc.


Stephen Chow

LACKAWANNA BLUES


HBO (TV Rights)


Undisc.


George C. Wolfe

LAYER CAKE


Sony Pictures Classic


Undisc.


Matthew Vaughn

LES CHORISTES (THE CHORUS)


Miramax and IFC


Undisc.


Christophe Barratier

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS


Miramax (American & German rights 2/05)


$10 mil


Stephen Frears

MURDERBALL


Think Film, A&E (TV rights)


Undisc.


Henry-Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro

ON A CLEAR DAY


Focus Features (N.Amer), ICON (UK & Australia)


$2 mil


Gaby Dellal

PRETTY PERSUASION


Sam Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions (N. Amer. Rights)


Undisc.


Marcos Siega

RING OF FIRE: THE EMILE GRIFFITH STORY


USA Network (purchased domestic rights), Paramount & Sony Pictures Ent. (Remake rights 2/05)


Undisc.


Dan Klores/Ron Berger

RIZE


Lions Gate (worldwide)


Undisc.


David LaChapelle

STRANGERS WITH CANDY


Warner Independent Pictures (N. Amer. Rights)


$3 mil


Paul Dinello

THE ARISTOCRATS


Think Film


Undisc.


Paul Provenza & Penn Jillette

THE EMPERORíS JOURNEY


Warner Independent Pictures and Natíl Geographic Feature Films (US/U.K. rights)


$1 mil


Luc Jacquet

THE MATADOR


Miramax


$7.5 mil


Richard Shepard

THE SQUID & THE WHALE


Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sonyís Screen Gems


Undisc.


Noah Baumbach

THUMBSUCKER


Sony Pictures Classic


$3.5 mil


Mike Mills

TONY TAKITANI


Strand Releasing


Undisc.


Jun Ichikawa

UNKNOWN WHITE MALE


Wellspring (theatre/DVD) and Court TV (TV rights)


Undisc.


Rupert Murray

WOLF CREEK


Miramax (Dimension Films) Pre-festival purchase


$3.5 mil


Greg McLean

YOU & ME & EVERYONE WE KNOW


IFC Film


Undisc.


Miranda July

FILM (Slamdance05)


BUYER


$$$


DIRECTOR

ILL FATED


ThinkFilm


Undisc.


Mark A. Lewis

MAD HOT BALLROOM


Paramount Classics


$2 mil


Marilyn Agrelo

SkiUtah
02-20-2005, 01:55 PM
The lowdown on the latest Sundance and Slamdance distro deals (not sure if it will format right, hmm)...

RECENT DISTRIBUTOR PURCHASES -- Sundance FF 2005 & Slamdance FF 2005
*
The order: Film, Buyer, $$$, Director...



MAD HOT BALLROOM
Paramount Classics
$2 mil
Marilyn Agrelo

This was shot using 3 DVXs. It was actually pretty well done for a slamdance documentary.

Unix
02-21-2005, 11:46 PM
cool

xploitasian_flix
03-02-2005, 08:55 AM
Sundance accepts DV films, but only projects 35mm.
Except for the online film festival and in their new small theater that shows online work.