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The Slamdance Film Festival is an annual film festival focused on emerging artists and low-budget independent films, created in 1995.wikipedia
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Dan Mirvish

The festival was founded in 1995 by Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn, and Peter Baxter along with co-conspirator Paul Rachman and has since become a year-round organization championing emerging filmmaking talent and their new work.
Dan Mirvish is an American filmmaker and author, best known as the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival and co-creator of the Martin Eisenstadt hoax during the 2008 Presidential election.

Peter Baxter (filmmaker)

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The festival was founded in 1995 by Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn, and Peter Baxter along with co-conspirator Paul Rachman and has since become a year-round organization championing emerging filmmaking talent and their new work.
Peter Baxter is President and co-founder of Slamdance and a filmmaker.

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The Slamdance Film Festival is an annual film festival focused on emerging artists and low-budget independent films, created in 1995.
Today, thousands of film festivals take place around the world—from high-profile festivals such as Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, Utah), to horror festivals such as Terror Film Festival (Philadelphia), and the Park City Film Music Festival, the first U.S. film festival dedicated to honoring music in film.

Paul Rachman

The festival was founded in 1995 by Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn, and Peter Baxter along with co-conspirator Paul Rachman and has since become a year-round organization championing emerging filmmaking talent and their new work.
He is also one of the founders of the Slamdance Film Festival.

Seth Gordon

At the 2007 Festival Seth Gordon's premiere The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters became another sought after documentary and was acquired by New Line Cinema.
His films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival.

Paranormal Activity

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Festival discoveries have included directors Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight Trilogy"), Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball"), Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite"), Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity"), Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses"), Lynn Shelton ("Humpday"), and Lena Dunham ("Girls").
Paranormal Activity premiered at Screamfest Horror Film Festival in North America on October 14, 2007, was shown at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 18, 2008, and screened at the 36th Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 6, 2009.

Napoleon Dynamite

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Festival discoveries have included directors Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight Trilogy"), Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball"), Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite"), Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity"), Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses"), Lynn Shelton ("Humpday"), and Lena Dunham ("Girls").
Peluca was shown at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival and was well received.

Mad Hot Ballroom

At the 2005 Festival, Slamdance screened the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, which was immediately purchased by Paramount Pictures for the largest amount ever for a feature-length documentary.
The documentary premiered at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was purchased by Paramount Classics and Nickelodeon Movies.

Flula Borg

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Narrative Feature Buddymoon by Alex Simmons, Flula Borg, and David Giuntoli (formally titled Honey Buddies) took home the Audience Award and was acquired by Orion Pictures for Theatrical Distribution.
It won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival and was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and Orion Pictures for theatrical release.

Director's Cut (film)

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The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival featured the world premiere of the crowdfunded comedy Director's Cut (film), directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Penn Jillette.
It opened the Slamdance Film Festival on January 22, 2016.

The Wild Hunt (film)

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The Audience Award for Best Narrative was won by The Wild Hunt, directed by Alexandre Franchi and the Audience Award for Best Documentary was won by Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story, directed by Adam Barker.
It was presented at the Slamdance Film Festival in January 2010 where it received an Audience Sparky Award for Best Narrative Film.

Buddymoon

Narrative Feature Buddymoon by Alex Simmons, Flula Borg, and David Giuntoli (formally titled Honey Buddies) took home the Audience Award and was acquired by Orion Pictures for Theatrical Distribution.
Buddymoon premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 23, 2016 and received their Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

Nicole Kassell

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In addition to the festival, Slamdance's Screenplay Competition have discovered a number of talented screenwriters, including Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) and Steven Fechter and Nicole Kassell, co-writers of (The Woodsman).
A year earlier, she had won the Slamdance Screenplay Competition for her first feature-length project, The Woodsman (2004 film), adapted from Steven Fechter's 1997 minimalist play she had seen staged at The Actors Studio in New York City.

Dana Nachman

The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival included the premiere of Dana Nachman's Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World, which was acquired by New Line Cinema for distribution with Julia Roberts attached to star in and produce the feature adaptation of the film; also in the program were Gabrielle Demeestere's Yosemite starring James Franco, and Dr. God's Bloodsucking Bastards which was acquired by Shout! Factory for distribution.
The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 and was bought by Warner Brothers and New Line Cinemas.

Spalding Gray

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It included the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh's And Everything Is Going Fine (a documentary about the late actor and monologuist Spalding Gray) and introduced the "Filmmaker Summit".
In January 2010, Steven Soderbergh's documentary about Gray, And Everything Is Going Fine, was released at Utah's Slamdance Film Festival.

OK, Good

Slamdance Studios acquired and released four Slamdance favorites and award winners through Cinedigm/New Video, including Monteith McCollum's Hybrid, Ron Eyal & Elanor Burke's Stranger Things (film), Rudd Simmons' The First Season, and Daniel Martinico's OK, Good.
OK, Good premiered at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, and made its international debut at the 59th Annual Sydney Film Festival.

John Erick Dowdle

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Also in 2005, actor Chip Godwin, won an unprecedented Honorable Mention Sparky award for his performance in John Erick Dowdle's comedy, The Dry Spell.

Jug Face

Chad Kinkle's southern horror screenplay Jug Face won the 2011 Grand Prize.
In 2011, Jug Face writer/director, Chad Kinkle won the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition, and it was announced at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival that Modernciné's Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino would produce the film in Nashville, Tennessee.

Driftwood (2016 film)

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In 2017, Slamdance Presents acquired four award-winning and critically acclaimed films now available on VOD: Driftwood by Paul Taylor, Dead Hands Dig Deep by Jai Love, Without by Mark Jackson, and The Ground we Won by Christopher Pryor.
The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature.

Batkid Begins

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The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival included the premiere of Dana Nachman's Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World, which was acquired by New Line Cinema for distribution with Julia Roberts attached to star in and produce the feature adaptation of the film; also in the program were Gabrielle Demeestere's Yosemite starring James Franco, and Dr. God's Bloodsucking Bastards which was acquired by Shout! Factory for distribution.
The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 24, 2015.

Cullen Hoback

The 2017 Slamdance Film Festival featured the world premiere of the environmental water crisis Documentary What Lies Upstream directed by Cullen Hoback.
In January 2013, prior to the Edward Snowden revelations, Hoback released the documentary film Terms and Conditions May Apply, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival before going onto various film festivals including Seattle International, Hot Docs and Festival Do Rio.

Embers (2015 film)

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In August 2016, Slamdance Presents launched the week long release of Claire Carré's sci-fi film, Embers, at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood, which led to Carré's nomination for a Film Independent Spirit Award, Someone to Watch.
Embers was selected as Closing Night Film at Slamdance Film Festival.

A Quiet Little Marriage

A Quiet Little Marriage, directed by Mo Perkins, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Feature and shortly afterward was picked for distribution by the Independent Film Channel.
The film won the Best Narrative Feature award at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival.

Kung Fu Elliot

The Jury Award for Narrative Feature went to Rezeta by Fernando Frias De La Parra and for Documentary Feature to Elliot (now Kung Fu Elliot) by Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau.

Stefan Avalos

The program also featured Strad Style directed by Stefan Avalos, which took home the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Documentary Feature.
It premiered at Slamdance Film Festival.