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Amid the Pandemic, Sundance 2021 Became a Catharsis in Film

Due to COVID-19, the Sundance Film Festival went virtual to uphold the festival’s purpose while keeping both artists and audience members alike safe. Not only did the festival have to make changes to accommodate “the new normal,” but many of the films and shorts were forced to reconcile how they’d always done things as production came to a halt in 2020. Even though COVID-19 wasn’t at the heart of the art on display at the festival, its mark was clear.



a close up of a clock tower: Amid the Pandemic, Sundance 2021 Became a Catharsis in Film


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Amid the Pandemic, Sundance 2021 Became a Catharsis in Film

Of the eight films I

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Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Takes Top Documentary Prizes at Sundance

“Summer of Soul” took both the audience prize & grand jury prize in the U.S. documentary section.

CODA has won the top award at the Sundance Film Festival, taking this year’s U.S. Grand Jury prize, while Questlove’s Summer of Soul won both the audience and grand jury prize in the U.S. documentary section.

CODA, which made headlines earlier in the fest for its record-breaking $25 million sale to Apple, took the dramatic audience award with Sian Heder taking the directing award for U.S. dramatic competition. “I hope that this opened the door to people getting that audiences want to

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AN INDUSTRY SHIFT? Panel Discussion At 2021 Sundance Film Festival

HFPA to Host WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS: AN INDUSTRY SHIFT? Panel Discussion At 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will host “WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS: An Industry Shift?” panel discussion at the 2021 Virtual Sundance Film Festival.

After a tumultuous year of halted and delayed production, worldwide discussions about equality, LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter protests and an awakening to anti-racist and non-discriminating policies, the panel will explore if we are seeing a shift in the film industry in terms of female creatives in the field. The HFPA will pose this question to the inclusive group of panelists and discuss the future of women in the film and music business post pandemic.

The HFPA

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