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Sundance Institute has announced the full lineup of the 72 short films for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Jason Reitman and Bryce Dallas Howard are among those with short films at the festival. Howard’s “Solemates,” which also screened at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival, is told through the perspective of shoes, while Reitman’s docu short “Roast Battle” chronicles the Comedy Store event.
The shorts selection has been home to several films that have had influential careers, including “World of Tomorrow,” “Whiplash,” “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” and “Fishing Without Nets.” This year’s lineup will include both a Midnight and New Frontier section, tying into the festival’s other programming.
“Our longstanding showcase of short films has become a home for audiences who love watching these rowdy, »
- Jacob Bryant
A name director right off her debut “Thursday Till Sunday,” Sotomayor is frequently mentioned as a member of Latin America’s burgeoning group of distaff directors. Now she’s discovering a parallel life as an energetic producer partner with Matias Hernandez and Berlin 2015 best short Teddy winner Omar Zuniga at Santiago’s Cinestacion. Chilean Sotomayor’s first production slate packs a real corker: Felipe Galvez’s 1905-Chilean Western “The Settlers,” a take in her Chile’s South was really won – wholesale massacre of its indigenous inhabitants – which in November took best project at Mar del Plata’s new LoboLab.
“This is the unknown history of Chile. It’s not in the history books. We’re really interested in showing violence, but going back before Pinochet’s dictatorship, showing the origins of Chile,” Sotomayor said at Mar del Plata.
Sotomayor is also producing the feature directorial debut of actress-turned director Manuela Martelli »
- John Hopewell
Mar Del Plata – A name helmer, and part of Latin America’s build in distaff directors, Chile’s Dominga Sotomayor (“Thursday Till Sunday,” “Mar”) is set to produce Felipe Galvez’s historical drama“Los colonos” (“The Settlers”), one of the most ambitious film projects presented over the last three days at Mar del Plata’s inaugural LoboLab co-production forum and its eventual winner. Matias Hernandez will also produce for Cinestacion.
“The Settlers” won first prize in October at the Valdivia Fest’s 3rd Feature Development Competition.
Made under the strong influence of John Ford’s “The Searchers,” Galvez said at LoboLab, “The Settlers,” which is set in 1905, lifts the lid on the slaughter of Chile’s indigenous population by European emigrants of humble origin.
“This is the unknown history of Chile. It’s not in the history books. We’re really interested in showing violence, but going back before Pinochet’s dictatorship, »
- John Hopewell
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