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‘Flee’: An Animated Documentary Recounts a Harrowing Personal Trauma

Jonas Rasmussen’s intimate and powerful 2D film tells the untold story of his long-time friend Amin’s life as a gay child growing up in Kabul before his escape via Russia to Denmark.

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Man’s Best Friend Has Demons Too in ‘Ghost Dogs’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 5, 2021 at 4:27pm

Joe Cappa and J.W. Hallford’s film pays homage to rare childhood moments of self-discovery, like flipping through channels, stumbling upon ‘The Shining,’ which you weren’t supposed to watch, but did anyway.

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Animated Documentary ‘Flee’ Sells for $1 Million at Sundance

The moving film, revealing a painful 20-year-old secret from a gay academic’s journey to Denmark as an Afghan child refugee, sold to Oscar award-winning studio Neon for seven figures as the film festival got underway.

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Disney’s Immersive, Interactive ‘Baymax Dreams’ Short Premieres at Sundance

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:38pm

Studio’s first interactive episode, part of the festival’s New Frontier Gallery, uses interactive cloud streaming technology to enable seamless interaction and high-end graphics on mobile platforms.

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WATCH: Baobab Studio’s ‘Namoo’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:48pm

Directed by Erick Oh and inspired by his grandfather, the studio’s new immersive animated film premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival; the narrative poem thoughtfully reflects on the meaningful moments in one man’s life.

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Watch VFX Legion’s ‘Charm City Kings’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Visual effects supervisor James Hattin and producer Nate Smalley led company’s global remote team in creating photorealistic effects for HBO Max’s inner-city coming to age drama.

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21 Top Film Festivals Co-Curate Online We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Free 10-day digital festival, featuring 100 films, including DreamWorks shorts and Annecy animation selections, begins May 29 on YouTube.  

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Renee Zhan’s ‘Reneepoptosis’ Takes Sundance 2019 Animated Short Prize

Story about three Renees who go on a quest to find God tops 14 other films for the juried animation award.

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15 Animated Short Films Selected to Compete at Sundance 2019

Animated short films from 10 countries including Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Poland and Spain selected to compete at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival running January 24 through February 3.

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Kangmin Kim’s Short ‘JEOM’ Selected for Sundance

A sequel to the filmmaker’s ‘Deer Flower,’ the film is the first original in-house production from L.A.-based stop-motion studio Open The Portal.

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‘Wolves in the Walls’ VR to Debut at Sundance

Project based on the book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean aims to make the audience a part of the storytelling experience.

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NFB’s ‘Bear 71’ Documentary Now Available as Free VR Experience

Reinvention of the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning documentary has been showcased at IDFA DocLab and the New Frontiers VR Bar at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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Elizabeth Banks Traveling to Space in Baobab’s VR Short ‘ASTEROIDS!’

Emmy-nominated actor and director helps VR storytelling go mainstream as the voice of “Cheez” in Baobab Studios’ newest animated virtual reality experience.

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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2017 New Frontier Showcase

2017 edition of New Frontier showcase to include 20 VR experiences and 11 installations across three Park City venues.

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Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio

More than 35 of Sundance’s hit films were created using BlackMagic Design technology, including Spike Lee’s ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall,’ Kevin Smith’s ‘Yoga Hosers,’ indie superhero movie ‘Sleight,’ and Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog.’

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‘Giant’ Delivers Cinematic VR Experience at Sundance

Five-minute VR film experience created by developers Jack Caron, Todd Bryant, Omer Shapira and Uros Otasevic and shot in 6K is rendered using the Unreal Engine 4 game engine accelerated by NVIDIA Quadro M6000 GPUs.

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Shout! Factory Premiering ‘Snowtime!’ Feature at Sundance

CarpeDiem feature is directed by Jean-François Pouliot and co-director François Brisson and produced by Marie-Claude Beauchamp; Ross Lynch, Sandra Oh, Angela Galuppo, Lucinda Davis, Sonja Ball, Don Shepherd, Jenna Wheeler, Heidi Lynne Weeks, Elisabeth MacRae and Holly Gauthier lead all-star voice cast.

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