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Last spring Slamdance announced that co-founder Peter Baxter was turning over the reins of Festival Director to Anna Germanidi, who had served as festival manager since 2012. Baxter remains the president of the organization and also has oversight on Slamdance's distribution.
Germanidi received a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Piraeus as well as a filmmaking certificate from the London Film Academy, followed by a masters in television, radio and film from Syracuse University in 2011. She then joined Slamdance as a submissions and programming intern, and within six months became the programming and filmmaker relations manager.
Germanidi's diverse background, which includes production on several short films (Kiosk, Téa, To Be Discontinued), bolsters her new position, with new additions to this year's Slamdance. This year the film festival featured "Fearless Filmmaking: Art on Your Own Terms," a block of micro-shorts that were shot on Digital Bolex's D16 cameras. The »
- Debbie Cerda
Festival also unveils finalists for brand new micro-shorts competition
Slamdance Film Festival has selected the documentary, narrative and shorts competition jury members for its upcoming 21st anniversary festival, running in Park City, Utah, from Jan. 23 to Jan. 29.
Narrative feature jury members including filmmaker Todd Looby, trinidad+tobago film festival Creative Director Emilie Upczak, and Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. Documentary jury members are producer-director Josh Leake and filmmakers Paige Williams and Bryan Storkel.
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- Travis Reilly
The 21st Slamdance Film Festival has selected jury members for its documentary, narrative and shorts competitions at the festival, which runs Jan. 23-29.
Members for the micro short films competitition are Amber Benson (actress, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and writer, “The Witches of Echo Park”), Todd Berger (director, ” It’s A Disaster”), Laura Merians (cinematographer for “Björk,” “Atoms For Peace”), Kent Osborne (writer, “Adventure Time,” “Spongebob Squarepants”) and Damon Russell (producer, “Curfew” and director, “Snow On Tha Bluff”).
The fest, which takes place at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, will include 13 world premieres, two North American premieres and three U. »
- Dave McNary
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- Melissa Howland
Like you, we first fell in love with Amber Benson during her days on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The feelings only grew as we watch her evolve into a director, producer and most of all a successful author. Amber’s latest project is Witches Of Echo Park and she talks about why going “magical” seemed like the next step for her. Plus actor Jon Tenney, from Major Crimes and Scandal, talks about the great parts of being a working actor in todays’ exploding entertainment mediums.
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- Mike Raub
Amber Benson is best known for portraying Tara in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but she has transitioned into a formidable author and filmmaker. Her new book, The Witches of Echo Park, was released this week by Ace Trade, and she’s… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
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