- “Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us.”—Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute
Sundance 2012 is over. Unfortunately I have not been able to travel to Park City for the Festival…definitely a missed opportunity. At least I will try and visit the Los Angeles office of the Sundance Institute and will tell you everything about it on this blog. Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, the Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. The Institute provides creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage and is always committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe. It sounds a bit like the MEDIA Programme, doesn’t it?
Going back to the Festival – past winners include Blood Simple the first film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen – here is the great winner of this year’s edition: