ANNOUNCES SIXTH YEAR LINEUP .
WORLD PREMIERES AND MIKE FIGGIS RETROSPECTIVE
Los Angeles (January
worlds first DVD-projected film festival,
has invited twenty-five feature films, shorts, music videos
and documentaries to screen as part of its seven day event, January
18-24th, 2003. Returning to its headquarters on Main Street in Park
City, Utah, Nodance celebrates the best in alternative digital film.
Nodance is proud to present a tribute featuring a retrospective
of films from the illustrious career of director Mike Figgis, starting
with the opening night film Flamenco Women on
January 18th at 7:00pm, the centerpiece screening of Time
Code, and closing the festival with Hotel
on January 22nd at 7:00pm.
Competition features include the world premieres of The
Mole (dir. Richard Mauro),The
War Effort (dir. Bob Cesca),
The Last American (dir. Audie Harrison), and festival
fave Outpatient (dir. Alec Carlin). Competition
shorts include, Another Life (dir. Tracey
DArcy), Shadowboxer (dir. Vilka Tzouras),
and the world premieres of The 7thMan (dir. Jason
Liggett), The Warrior and his Peace (dir. Phillip
Montgomery), Run (dir. Clayton Allis), Range
Life (dir. Robert Tronsdon), Smalltalk Jack
(dir. Robert Lopuski) and Evelyn (dir. Brad Peyton).
The documentary competition will feature the world premieres
of Our House (dir. Sevan Matossian), Venice:
Lost & Found (dir. Brad Bemis),Schmelvis:
Searching for the Kings Jewish Roots (dir. Max Wallace),
and include the out-of-comp special sneak preview documentary screening
of Step Into Liquid (dir. Dana Brown). Among
the music videos screening are Jakey Moves" (dir.
Doug Pray), Grown Up (dir. Andy Dick), So
to Speak (dir. Steven Wagner) and Same Ol
Road (dir. American McGee).
This years presenting sponsor
is Forest Whitakers Spirit Dance
Forests help, we're thrilled to be able to present the Mike
Figgis tribute to the first-time filmmakers in Park City,
says Founder and Festival Director James Boyd. By bringing
together the indie film community's hottest young talent with a
great innovator of digital filmmaking like Mike Figgis, Nodance
can hopefully nurture young
filmmakers by giving them a sense of artistic direction."
Once again, Nodance will present the Out of the Box
sign-up program at the Nodance HQ. The program will provide screening
space for any filmmaker with any project. Out Of The Box
provides an alternative opportunity for all filmmakers to present
their films in the unique Park City environment without having to
face the normal festival screening process.
The festival will be held at the Main Street Mall (333 Main St.).
All competition screenings will screen multiple times. Competition
films, which are all digitally screened via DVD projection, are
eligible for the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature,
Best Short and Best Documentary.
In addition to the screenings, Film Threat Editor Chris Gore will
host the panel Storytelling: Unplugged on Tuesday,
January 21st at 6:00pm at the Main Street Mall. Confirmed panelists
include Ernest Dickerson (Director Good Fences), Mike
Figgis (Director Time Code), Matthew Libatique (Director
of Photography Requiem for a Dream) and Forest Whitaker
(Actor/Director Waiting to Exhale)
Nodance screenings are free to the public,
and the program is subject to change without notice.
Updates for the event can be found on the Nodance Film Festival
website at www.nodance.com.