This has been a week of reflection on that magical time of year called Sundance. See various breakdowns, analyses, and Twitter statistics from this year’s fest. And be sure to check out our own SAGindie Sundance recap.

Good Reads for the week of February 2, 2015

The Biggest Challenges the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers Faced (via Anya Jaremko-Greenwold for Indiewire)
They make it look easy, but even Sundance filmmakers can hit bumps along the way.

Sundance 2015: The Deals, the Awards, and When You Can See These Fabulous Films (via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
It’s all there in the title, see?

Reinaldo Marcus Green on a Filmmaker’s Experience at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (via IFP)
One of our filmmaker pals blogs about his time at the festival (and just maybe name-drops the SAGindie party).

How Sundance Exposes Hollywood’s White-Guy Problem (via Kyle Buchanan for Vulture)
Hollywood, seriously, let’s stop plucking the white dudes from Sundance and giving them blank checks. I mean, keep giving out the blank checks, but spread the wealth to some women and filmmakers of color.

Films That Dominated Sundance 2015 According to Social Media (via Dustin Jansick for Way Too Indie)
Yeah, awards are nice and all, but what did Twitter think about your movie?

Six Women Directors Discuss Filmmaking, Their Countries and Their Sundance Premieres (via Taylor Hess for Filmmaker Magazine)
Some first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be an international female filmmaker at Sundance.


In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion):

See photos from our Sundance Actors Only Brunch »
See photos from our Sundance Filmmakers Luncheon »
Film Independent Directors Close-Up 2015 – Week 1 – Ava DuVernay: The Road to Selma
See what the Selma director had to say about filmmaking, budgeting, and more.

A video worth watching

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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