21 September 2012 1:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Sundance Institute held its second annual New York get-together Tuesday night during Independent Film Week, with dozens of alumni crowding the covered pool deck at the Empire Hotel at Lincoln Center while the rain pounded outside. Executive director Keri Putnam and festival director John Cooper hosted the shindig along with about a dozen of their staff, including feature film program founding director Michelle Satter and new feature film program international director Paul Federbush. Read More: Documentary Filmmakers Argue the Nature of Truth at Independent Film Week Panel -- And Further Muddy the Waters The Institute execs were in town to meet with new filmmakers, participate in Ifw panels and run a workshop at Kickstarter headquarters Thursday night. Invitees to the Tuesday event included writers, directors and producers that have shown films at the festival, attended the Sundance labs or participated as an advisor there -- Jeff Reichart (“Remote Area. »

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