The College of Utah Division of Movie & Media Arts has an extended and wealthy collaboration with Park Metropolis’s Slamdance Movie Competition, the premier movie competition “by filmmakers, for filmmakers,” devoted to fostering a group for unbiased rising artists. And this 12 months, the connection is getting even deeper.
A showcase for uncooked and revolutionary filmmaking, the 2023 Slamdance Movie Competition will return to in-person programming with occasions in Park Metropolis and Salt Lake Metropolis from Jan. 20-26 and on-line on the Slamdance Channel from Jan. 23-29.
Together with the announcement that the twenty ninth Slamdance Movie Competition Opening Evening movie can be, “Punk Rock Vegan Film,” directed by Moby, Slamdance’s management shared the information concerning the new partnership with the U’s Division of & Media Arts presenting the competition’s first in-person Unstoppable Program, a showcase of recent movies by creators with seen and non-visible disabilities.
Launched in 2021 and based by Juliet Romeo, Asha Chai-Chang, Gabriel Cordell, Chris Furbee, Steve Means, Peter Baxter and Taylor Miller, the Unstoppable program has been a key launching level for filmmakers with disabilities, together with Doug Roland (2021) whose Unstoppable quick movie “Feeling By way of” was nominated for an Academy Award.
“Unstoppable is happy and grateful for this collaboration with the College of Utah as a result of it permits for a protected house for disabled filmmakers, and a chance to bridge the hole between accessibility and movie,” mentioned Unstoppable programmer and co-founder Juliet Romeo. “It is a lovely first step to creating actual change in how movies are made and consumed, and we’re proud to be part of it.”
The sensation of pleasure is a reciprocal.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Slamdance again to campus and to host this pathbreaking program of movies,” mentioned Andrew Patrick Nelson, Chair of the Division of Movie & Media Arts. “Movie & Media Arts is among the most numerous and inclusive departments on the College of Utah, and we share Slamdance’s dedication to empowering individuals from all backgrounds to inform their very own tales by way of transferring pictures.”
The lineup for the 2023 Unstoppable program consists of function movies and shorts of assorted genres and the three-day occasion will embody screenings, filmmaker panels, and Q&As that are all free and open to the general public. This system marks a return to the College of Utah campus, which hosted Slamdance’s first ever competition in 1995, and is a testomony to the profitable ongoing partnership between the 2 organizations. Unstoppable can be offered by the Division of Movie & Media Arts and held on the Pupil Union Theater on the College of Utah from Jan. 23-25, 2023.
“2023 represents a brand new period for the competition, one which integrates on-line and in-person occasions to create a extra inclusive competition expertise. With our in-person showcase of Unstoppable for creators with seen and non-visible disabilities and the nice assist of the College of Utah, we felt it was important to create a free occasion for the general public and make Slamdance as accessible as doable,” said Lily Yasuda, Competition Supervisor and Michael Morin, Competition Producer.
Slamdance 2023 tickets and passes can be accessible on the market on slamdance.com beginning on Dec. 2, 2022. The net presentation of the 2023 competition will be seen Jan. 23—29 on the Slamdance Channel. Enroll now to your subscription at https://slamdancechannel.com/.