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Hypergene MediaBlog » Sundance's Digitial Divide: Films 'broadcast' on Internet ineligible

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Wednesday, 26 Jan 2005

Sundance's Digitial Divide: Films 'broadcast' on Internet ineligible

At the Digital Center on Saturday, a Sundance event programmer told an audience that films shown on the Internet will not be considered for the festival.

We did a quick review of Sundance’s film submission guidelines and found the same:

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We understand that there’s a need to maintain some appearance of exclusivity when it comes to premieres, but it’s odd that a festival so bent on welcoming new digital technologies is reluctant to allow independent filmmakers the use of a powerful resource like the Internet to make better films.

Posted on Jan 26, 2005 | 1:50 am EST
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