Sundance Institute to host a four day Summer Film Festival in Los Angeles in August

MUMBAI: ‘Next Weekend‘ presented by Sundance Institute will take place from 8-11 August, 2013 at Sundance Cinema and additional venues throughout Los Angeles. The event is an extension of the Next - section at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, which showcases adventurous films that take a bold approach to storytelling.
There will be four days of screenings, parties and artist programmes that celebrate the renegade spirit of independent filmmaking. Over one summer weekend film fans will have the chance to choose from eight yet-to-be-released feature films. There will also be a panel discussion deconstructing how these films get made, a shorts programme and the annual ShortsLab: Los Angles, a half-day short filmmaking workshop.
Next Weekend will include films that have been featured in the Festival‘s Next - section, as well as new films and films that have premiered elsewhere. Filmmakers cast and crew will be invited to discuss their work and the creative inspiration driving it.
Sundance Institute founder and president Robert Redford said, "The best part of independent filmmaking is the freedom to tell your stories your own way, to take risks and not be beholden to convention of any kind. At the core of Next Weekend are artists that are taking risks and pushing boundaries. As such, it‘s fitting that Sundance Cinemas will be the home for this festival and these films."
Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam said, "The Next - section at our festival in Utah, built under the leadership of festival director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth, showcases films that marry form and content in a way that pushes boundaries and offers fresh perspectives on storytelling. We look forward to celebrating the energy of this work and these artists and to sharing it with a larger community in collaboration with like-minded cultural institutions."

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