Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Seven Columbia College alumni are presenting films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this month. These movies will be presented in a variety of festival categories, including “Dramatic Competition,” “U.S. Dramatic Competition,” “American Short Film Competition,” “Premieres,” “Documentary Premieres,” “World Cinema Dramatic Competition,” and “U.S. Documentary.” College alumni who will be presenting include directors, producers, editors, composers and screenwriters.
The Sundance Film Festival is an annual celebration of independent filmmakers sponsored by the Sundance Institute. It provides a platform for independent artists to showcase their work to a global audience and a place for viewers to discover filmmaking’s newest talent. Each year, the festival selects 200 films for exhibition from more than 9,000 submissions, and more than 50,000 people attend those screenings. In recent years, The Sundance Film Festival has featured some of the most influential independent films, including Reservoir Dogs, American Splendor, An Inconvenient Truth, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Cove. This year’s festival takes place from Jan. 19 to 29.
Below are the Columbia College alumni whose work will be screened at the festival:
Keep the Lights On: Elisabeth Vastola, CC ’07 – Costume Designer
About Face: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, CC ’74 – Director, Producer, and Photographer
Bachelorette: Carley Hugo, CC ’06 – Co-Producer
Celeste and Jesse Forever: Yana Gorskaya, CC ’96 – Editor
The Pact: Ronen Landa, CC ’01 – Composer of Original Score
Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie: Ben Cosgrove, CC ’90 – Executive Producer
Love Free or Die: Macky Alston, CC ’87 – Director and Screeenwriter