Slamdance Film Festival
Park City, Utah / January 19-25, 2018 / slamdance.com / A, S, V
Slamdance doesn’t like to follow too many rules, but their creative contests abide by a couple: to be eligible to compete, your film has to have been made for less than $1 million, and your film cannot be backed by a distribution deal. Simple, challenging, and fittingly focused on those most deserving of a break, Slamdance’s guidelines are something of an S.O.S. response to moviemakers fretting over whether they’ll be submitting a film that’ll be overshadowed by one already more established. Slamdance’s 2018 run also added the Russo Brothers Fellowship into its annual mix—a $25,000 prize donated by enthused alumni Anthony and Joey Russo.