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Slamdance Unveils Films In Narrative And Documentary Competition, Sets Return Of Russo Fellowship

  • Deadline
The 26th edition of the Slamdance Film Festival has set its slate for the films in the Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs as well as the lineup for their Breakouts section. The fest will take place in Park City, Utah January 24-30, 2020.

As the fest “by filmmakers, for filmmakers,” this year’s Slamdance will feature 16 premieres, including 10 world premieres with films from United States, Belarus, Canada Germany, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, and South Africa. The films in competition are feature-length directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1 million and without Us distribution. Films in both categories are also eligible for the Audience Award and Spirit of Slamdance Award.

“Slamdance is above all a place of discovery,” said Slamdance Co-founder and President Peter Baxter. “Every year filmmakers break out of the festival because the industry at large recognizes the need for new voices. With a record breaking 8,231 submissions this year,
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Chernobyl, Bigfoot and Political Drag Queens Highlight Slamdance 2020 Lineup

  • The Wrap
The Slamdance Film Festival unveiled its 2020 lineup of microbudget films Monday that will premiere at the Sundance alternative, among of which include projects about Chernobyl, a brainwashing camp, drag queens and a taxidermist looking for Bigfoot.

All films in competition during its weeklong celebration in Park City from Jan. 24-30 have no U.S. distribution and a budget of under $1 million. Films from 10 countries will participate: U.S., Belarus, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, and South Africa.

“Slamdance is above all a place of discovery,” said Slamdance Co-founder and President Peter Baxter. “Every year filmmakers break out of the festival because the industry at large recognizes the need for new voices. With a record breaking 8,231 submissions this year, our artist-led organization brings a lineup full of wonderful risk taking and unique storytelling. That’s the spirit of Slamdance 2020.”

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Slamdance unveils 2020 feature film competition line-up

Selectors considered record 8,231 submissions.

New work from Uruguay, Japan and South Africa are among the 20-strong Slamdance Film Festival feature film competition line-up unveiled on Monday (December 2) alongside the second Breakouts selection.

The 26th edition of the Park City, Utah, festival runs from January 24-30 and across all sections includes 16 premieres, including 10 world, 5 North American, and one Us berths. All competition films are feature-length directorial debuts with budgets under $1m and without Us distribution. All are eligible for the Audience Award and Spirit of Slamdance Award, the latter of which is voted upon by filmmakers at the festival.

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Sofia Wylie on Playing Sharpay 2.0 in the HSM Series: "She Knows What She Wants"

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Sofia Wylie is living out her dream, one role at a time. After growing up watching Hannah Montana and Shake It Up, and idolizing stars like Zendaya when she was younger, Wylie is now experiencing the magical world of Disney firsthand. The 15-year-old got her big break on Disney Channel's Andi Mack in 2016, and she's been on a roll ever since. This year, she's combining both of her loves of dancing and acting with her new short-form series Shook, as well as the highly anticipated High School Musical series, which is a reimagined take on the famous movies.

Shook, which started streaming on Disney Channel's YouTube on Sept. 28, sees Wylie as an aspirational young high schooler named Mia who uses her love of dance to better express herself. Her character, Gina, in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series couldn't be more different.

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