After a week in Park City I can tell you there is nothing quite like living and breathing The Slamdance Film Festival. But seeing some of these films at home ain't a bad option either. And It's a good thing now that it is actually an option. Yesterday we shared with you
that Slamdance Studios had partnered with online VOD platform Cinecliq for a short film showcase. Today a couple of features are coming your way via the Microsoft Xbox Video service. Check out the lineup which includes 2013 and 2012 films right here
, and take a look at the full deets below:
SLAMDANCE STUDIOS BRING NEW FESTIVAL FILMS TO AUDIENCES
Slamdance Studios Expands The Online Audience's Slamdance Film Festival Experience
With Selections Like This Year's Competition Title "Battery Man" on Xbox Video
(PARK CITY, Utah - Jan. 24, 2013) Slamdance Studios will be expanding their offerings
on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft through Xbox
Video®, allowing unprecedented access to select films and exclusive Slamdance TV
content from the 2012 and 2013 festival program, available to audiences now.
"With Xbox Video, our vision to increase our digital showcase globally is becoming a
reality, and we are excited to bring this slate to such an ever-growing digital audience,"
said Slamdance President & Co-Founder Peter Baxter.
Films available on Xbox Video
1. Battery Man
2. No Ashes No Phoenix
3. Interview with Stan Lee
4. Interview with Neil Young & Jonathan Demme
These films are available for limited time only now through Jan. 26, 2013. "Battery
Man" is showing in the festival currently as part of the Documentary Competition
Program. The films can be rented through Xbox Video on the Xbox 360 for between
360-800 Microsoft Points or the Windows 8® movies store for $6.00. The movies can be
viewed by filtering through "studios" and selecting "Slamdance Film Festival."
As a year-round organization, Slamdance serves as a showcase for the discovery of
new and emerging talent and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of new
independent artists and their cinematic vision. The Slamdance 2013 Film Festival will
run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 18-24, in Park City, Utah.
Slamdance continues to live by its mantra: "By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers." No
other festival is fully programmed by filmmakers. Slamdance is proud to count among
its alumni many notable writers and directors who first gained notice at the festival,
including such cinematic luminaries as Christopher Nolan, Oren Peli, Marc Forster,
Jared Hess, Lena Dunham, Behn Zeitlin, Anthony and Joe Russo, Seth Gordon and Lynn
Shelton. New filmmakers and writers today realize that Slamdance is a place to launch
Supporting the filmmakers beyond the festival and improving distribution opportunities
for its films has become increasingly important for Slamdance. After beginning an
exclusive video on demand partnership with Microsoft in 2010, Slamdance has continued
to expand its year-round platform and exhibition efforts on platforms like Xbox 360, as
well as its theatrical On the Road programs in the US. On The Road programs also took
place abroad in 2012 in places like Moscow and Krakow. New distribution partners will
be announced at the beginning of 2013.
The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival Major Sponsors include Kodak, Carhartt and The
Directors Guild of America. Official Sponsors include Blackmagic Design, Different By
Design, JuntoBox Films, Royal Purple and InkHead Promotional Products. Variety is
the Official Media Partner. Slamdance is once again proud to partner with sponsors who
share our unique vision and support emerging artists who are pushing the boundaries of
independent filmmaking. Additional information about the Slamdance Film Festival is
available at slamdance.com
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