NYU Filmmakers Set for a Remarkable Year at Sundance 2011


The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has announced its list of films in competition and NYU filmmakers from the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in the Tisch School of the Arts are poised for another remarkable year in Park City. Alumni and students are attached to a record number of films this year as well as having the most feature films in competition.

NYU Filmmakers Set for a Remarkable Year at Sundance 2011
Kanbar Institute Graduate Film chair, John Tintori (left), had an opportunity to catch up with students and alumni at the 2010 Tisch@Sundance reception

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has announced its list of films in competition and NYU filmmakers from the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in the Tisch School of the Arts are poised for another remarkable year in Park City.   Alumni and students are attached to a record number of films this year as well as having the most feature films in competition.

For those keeping score, there are 58 feature films in competition in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions in the 2011 Sundance Festival and nine are directed by Tisch alumni, the highest number ever.   In all, there are 21 feature length and short films directed by Tisch alumni or student directors in the festival.  In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections for a total of approximately 200 films.  Sixty-seven of the films have the participation of NYU alumni and students for a total of over 200 individuals in such categories as director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, actor, gaffer, production assistant, among others.

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30, 2011.  This year marks the 18th year Tisch has been a sponsor of the Festival.  The annual Tisch @ Sundance reception in Park City will be hosted on Saturday, January 22, 2011.  Alumni and friends are welcome to attend but should make a reservation in advance.  For reservations to the reception and a complete list of all Tisch alumni and their films at the 2011 Sundance Festival visit:  http://alumni.tisch.nyu.edu/object/2011_tisch_sundance.html.

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