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New streaming agreement provides online video distributor with over a dozen Slamdance selections.

Slamdance Studios and Hulu kicked off a new partnership on Wednesday. The popular online video delivery site reached a deal with Slamdance Film Festival’s commercial distribution wing, Slamdance Studios, to stream a curated collection of films. The inaugural batch of Slamdance offerings includes 12 features and one documentary short, available here.


Included among those titles immediately available is “D.I.Y.,” a documentary short featuring interviews with directors Chris Nolan (“Interstellar”) and Rian Johnson (“Star Wars: Episode VIII”); and “Tony,” a London-set thriller. Slamdance Studios also plans to add new programs to its Hulu channel on a monthly basis.

“If you want to see the best in true indie flmmaking come and experience Slamdance on Hulu,” Peter Baxter, Slamdance president & co-founder, said in a statement.

Slamdance Studios’ new Hulu agreement isn’t the company’s only current online distribution deal. Nicole Teeny’s “Bible Quiz,” winner of the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, recently landed on Netflix.

Here’s the complete list of Slamdance titles currently available on Hulu:

"D.I.Y.” (Directed by Peter Baxter, Ben Hethcoat & Eric Ekman)
A documentary about the do it yourself flmmaking movement.

“Bindlestiffs” (Directed by Andrew Edison)
Three high school virgins, suspended on a bogus graffiti charge, flee to the inner city in an attempt to live out the plot of “The Catcher In The Rye” — A book they have neither read nor understand.

“The First Season” (Directed by Rudd Simmons)

A documentary about the trials and tribulations of a couple attempting to survive their first season as dairy farmers.

“Hybrid” (Directed by Monteith McCollum)
A documentary about Milford Beeghly, a radical farmer in the 1930s who pioneered the process of genetically enhanced crops. Considered a madman, this documentary is a portrait of one man’s obsessive vision with plants.

“American Jihadist” (Directed by Mark Claywell)
Isa Abdullah Ali grew up in the ghettos of America’s capitol and was surrounded by physical and psychological violence. “American Jihadist” looks at what role violence and a lack of hope for the future play in the development of radicalism.

“OK, Good” (Directed by Daniel Martinico)
A character study of Paul Kaplan, an unremarkable actor whose increasing inability to communicate in situations where there’s no script slowly turns him into a ticking time bomb of inner rage.

“Omaha (The Movie)” (Directed by Dan Mirvish)
The story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel thieves and a roving gang of Iowa kickboxers, culminating in a showdown at Carhenge.

“Slam” (Directed by Marc Levin)
The story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted, young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City.

“Tony" (Directed by Gerard Johnson)
A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb.

“Trailer Park of Terror” (Directed by Steven Goldmann)
Six troubled high schoolers and their leader become lost after their bus crashes during a raging storm. They seek refuge for the night in an abandoned trailer park, managed by a sexy woman named Norma, but things quickly take a dark turn.

“Wild In The Streets” (Directed by Peter Baxter)

An ancient football game with goals three miles apart is the lifeblood of an English market town in this documentary.

Slamdance Film Festival, billed as a Sundance alternative for emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking, is held annually in Park City, Utah. This year’s event, the 21st, kicked off on Jan. 23 and runs through Thursday January 29, 2015.







This is your last chase to purchase Passes and Tickets ahead of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival! Pass sales will close this Friday January 16th at 5PM PST. Ticket sales will close Tuesday, January 20th at 10PM PST. Limited Pass and Ticket sales will reopen at our Box Office on Thursday, January 22nd at the Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.


If you plan on being in Park City the All Access Pass is your best deal at Slamdance! It grants you access to all screenings, happy hours and events for the entire 2015 Slamdance Film Festival. There's something to do every day! Can't get enough of indie film? As an All Access Passholder you can go to as many movies as you like! Check out our Schedule here and the 2015 Festival Program here to see what films are for you! Want to make new friends and meet our Filmmakers? With your Pass you can have breakfast every morning, attend our daily happy hours, as well as all of the events and parties! The All Access Pass is available to the general public for $325. Work in the industry? The Industry Pass grants you all of the same access for only $275. Or maybe you live in Utah? Even better! The Local's Pass gives you all of the above for $150. Last but certainly not least, the Student Pass is available for $125 with your current valid student ID. Please note all happy hours and parties are 21+, sorry kiddos!

To read more or purchase a Pass, please go here.

If you will only be in Park City for a day or two and are looking to see a few screenings, please check out all of our films and purchase individual tickets here. Tickets are $8 for Shorts Blocks and $12 for Feature Films.

The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival will take place January 23-29th at the Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.
 
Slamdance explores DIY world of filmmaking according to James Franco in a "Coffee With" event, followed by the World Premiere of his latest film collaboration Yosemite, on Thursday, January 29th.




(LOS ANGELES, CA - January 8, 2015) – The Slamdance Film Festival today announced the latest edition of its "Coffee With" events featuring independent film champion James Franco, followed by a Special Screening of his latest film collaboration Yosemite, directed by Gabrielle Demeestere and a Rabbit Bandini Production. This unique program will close Slamdance's 21st festival on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 and will be the World Premiere of Yosemite, a film that chronicles the intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends which unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community. As the premiere film festival by filmmakers for filmmakers, Slamdance's "Coffee With" events aim to discuss the various ways to sustain a successful filmmaking career from the guests’ personal experiences in their fields. “Coffee With...James Franco” will look at the actor and producer's prolific independent film work, including his new production of Yosemite. Past “Coffee With” guests have included Chad Hurley & the Russo Brothers, Jonathan Demme & Neil Young, Ted Hope, and Vilmos Zsigmond.
 


“We are thrilled to have such a talented and passionate supporter of independent film sit down and share his knowledge and experience with the Slamdance filmmakers,” states Anna Germanidi, Festival Director.
 
The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival will take place from January 23rd - 29th, 2015 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, located at 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.

All Access, Industry, Local's, and Student Festival Passes are available online. To purchase, click here. Individual tickets for all screenings are now available here. More tickets will be available at the Festival Box Office starting Thursday, January 22nd at 9am.
 
About Slamdance
Slamdance is a year­-round organization and film festival that serves as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers and is a fertile ground for new filmmakers to begin their careers. The festival began as an alternative to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and they continue to run concurrently.

Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday). Box Office Mojo reports alumni who first showed their work at Slamdance have accumulated over $11.5 billion in the Box Office to date.

Slamdance's On The Road events and Slamdance Studios' developing commercial distribution platform continue to increase opportunities for filmmakers both internationally and domestically. In partnership with Vimeo On Demand, Slamdance Studios is developing Slamdance 20, a collection of twenty festival award­ winning and audience favorite films; titles include Matt Johnson's The Dirties, Andrew Edison's Bindlestiffs, and Daniel Martinico's OK, Good. The 2014 On The Road tour was presented by CreativeFuture.

Over 2,500 submissions competed for prizes in the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. This year’s Grand Prize winner was the Original Teleplay Search For Life by Andrea Janakas, which was awarded a total of $7,000 in cash prizes. Submissions for the 2015 Slamdance Screenplay Competition will open on February 23rd.

2015 Slamdance Film Festival Sponsors include Digital Bolex, The International Fusion Doc Challenge, Directors Guild of America, Pierce Law Group, CreativeFuture, Writers Guild of America West, Different By Design, Carhartt, Festival Scope, Final Draft, Park City's Treasure Mountain Inn, and Salt Lake City's BlueStar Juice Bar & Cafe, Beehive Distilling, and Xmission. Slamdance is proud to partner with sponsors who support emerging artists and push the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Additional information about the Slamdance Film Festival is available at www.slamdance.com

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PRESS CONTACT:
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