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Attention, Filmmakers: If You Want to Get Your Film Into Sundance, Here Are Some Tips from this Year’s Class

2 February 2016 9:31 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chance are, the unleashing of over 100 new independent projects at this year's Sundance Film Festival has lit a fire under aspiring filmmakers. But before you start laying plans for Sundance 2017 and beyond, here’s some advice from the directors who just lived their Park City dreams. Read More: My Big Break: How This Year's Directors Found Their Way To Sundance "The biggest piece of advice I can offer filmmakers, especially directors, is to maximize the use of prep time. So many of the challenges directors face during principle can be mitigated during prep. Make prep a communal and collaborative effort by insuring every single person involved knows exactly what is expected of them And knows how they will approach and meet those expectations." -Nate Parker, "The Birth of a Nation" "Be as prepared as possible. Pre-production is the only time when you won't feel like a clock is ticking. »

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