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Slamdance alumni Marie Jamora (What Isn't There) and Jason McLagan (An Elegy for Eden) met at the 2013 festival. They returned in 2014 to document the spirit of Slamdance 20.

Watch their short documentary on Fusion. Thanks Marie and Jason, it makes us feel like we're home again!



Programs have been announced for our upcoming New York and Los Angeles On The Road dates. In New York, we're showing our feature documentary audience award and narrative jury award winners, and in Los Angeles we have a special journey into the heart of mayhem with a shorts program from our anarchy, animation, and experimental programs. Slamdance On The Road is presented by CreativeFuture.


Slamdance On The Road New York
Tuesday March 25 7pm & 9pm

IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas

7PM Tickets
Kidnapped For Christ by Kate Logan
winner, audience award for documentary feature
American teenagers are taken from their homes in the middle of the night and shipped to an Evangelical reform school in The Dominican Republic. The school psychologically disorients them through culture shock and isolation, to re-build them into ideal Christian adults. One such student is David, who gets forcibly enrolled in the program after coming out to his parents. The struggles David’s community face to secure his freedom reveal how far the school will go to prevent its students from leaving.

Milk And Blood by Markus Englmair
A lactose intolerant milk farmer takes revenge on his father after being wrongly accused for breaking the milk tank.

9PM Tickets
Rezeta by Fernando Frias De La Parra
winner, jury prize for narrative feature

Rezeta, a 21-year-old model born in Albania, arrives in Mexico City after living off of her beauty in many different countries. Soon she meets Alex, the guy in charge of cleaning her trailer during her first commercial gig in Mexico. Their friendship unfolds naturally, but after two failed attempts at dating stereotypical Mexican males Rezeta becomes romantically interested in Alex. This is the story of their complicated love.

Pink And Baby Blue by Catrin Hedström
A transgender woman decides between using the men’s restroom or the ladies’ restroom. Or rather, the men’s world or the women’s world.




Slamdance On The Road Los Angeles
Thursday April 3 7pm
Downtown Independent LA, 251 S Main Street
Tickets

Anarchy, Animation,
and Experimental Shorts

A night of shorts filled with dark stories, psychedelic visions, and depraved observations from Slamdance's anarchic side.





Another by Sean Buckelew
A Tongue Silent Like Your Words by Vita Weichen Hsu
Bird Shit by Caleb Wood
Drink The Gloom by Yigit Kalyoncu
Glass Eyes of Locust Bayou by Simon Mercer
Kuhani by Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Moving by Marc Horowitz
Promo by D.N. Williams
R/B/G by Alejandro Peña
Real Ethereal by Evan Mann
Salmon Deadly Sins by Steven Vander Meer
Unicorn Blood by Alberto Vazquez
UU by Yu Yu
Wawd Ahp by Steve Girard
Welcome by Rachel Ruizhen Ho
White Hot Grid by Jess Iglehart



For information about all upcoming dates and locations, click here.



Newly Created Slamdance 20 Collection Includes award winners and festival favorites from the first twenty years of Slamdance premieres.

In celebration of its direct distribution platform's one-year anniversary, Vimeo today introduced a completely redesigned Vimeo On Demand experience. Slamdance is a key partner in the re-launch, launching Slamdance 20, a collection of 20 Slamdance films that made their world premiere at the festival over the last two decades. The collection begins with Bindlestiffs, Hybrid, OK, Good, Wild In The Streets, and The Dirties.



Slamdance is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking self governed - By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. Since 1995, the anarchic organization has served new and emerging artists, filmmakers and storytellers. To celebrate our 20th year we've joined with our friends at Vimeo to bring you a unique cinema collection packed with award-winning films and audience favorites. Please sit back and enjoy our own brand of Do-It-Yourself filmmaking as we roll out Slamdance 20.



We are gearing up to bring you another season of Slamdance On The Road. We've expanded 2014's program to include dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Winchester, Baltimore, and a special Canadian date in Vancouver BC!

Programs will be announced by city in the coming weeks, and we have several unique lineups in the works that include festival winners and audience favorites, all with our unique and anarchic take on independent cinema.

This year's On The Road programs are presented by CreativeFuture, an organization dedicated to advancing a dynamic vision of a digital future that serves audiences and artists alike.

For more information about On The Road Dates, click here.



At long last, the Grand Prize Winner for The Slamdance Trailer Competition presented by MixBit was awarded at the annual Closing Night Award Ceremony.

The winner of the award was the trailer for narrative feature standout Love Steaks, which can be seen in full right here:



The grand prize-winner was selected by MixBit co-founder Chad Hurley, who wrote us before the award ceremony to say that the trailer's daring artistic style, editing, and music made him want to see the feature film more than the rest of our amazing field of entrants. As a prize, the filmmakers of Love Steaks - Jakob Lass (writer/director), Ines Schiller (writer) and Golo Schultz (producer) - will receive a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

The Trailer Competition was highly competitive, boasting 61 entries from all festival categories, representing over 60% of 2014's festival slate. Of these entries, ten were selected as finalists to be played before programming blocks during the festival. Of these ten, only one was selected to be the grand prize winner.

The Slamdance Trailer competition presented by MixBit opens new avenues for artistic collaboration and storytelling; each competition trailer is now available to be shared with other users on the MixBit platform. Love Steaks has already been remixed several times, including one dance remix.

We are looking forward to see how MixBit continues to develop, and are excited for more opportunities to make new connections with filmmakers on their platform.


 
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