Sundance 2020: Day 7

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. Festival Day 5 I was able to sleep until 9am this morning and it really felt like it made a difference. Then I was able to attend the annual Telefilm Canada brunch for the first hour (12pm until […]

Sundance 2020: Day 6

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. Festival Day 4 We spent quite a lot of today at the Temple Theatre, a really lovely space that is an actual Jewish temple for most of the year. It feels a bit remote, but it’s surrounded by […]

Sundance 2020: Day 5

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. Festival Day 3 Today was our day of “Shorts Before Features” with three premieres scheduled. First up was Dia de la madre at the Egyptian. It was paired with the Chilean documentary The Mole Agent and it was […]

Sundance 2020: Day 4

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. Festival Day 2 This was a very long day. Up at 6am to get to the Prospector Theatre for a second screening of Shorts Program 1 at 8am. Not much for us to do really, so we got […]

Sundance 2020: Day 3

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. Festival Day 1 Today started very early with a 6:00am alarm and out the door by 7:00am to get to HQ by 7:45am (that’s my view on the way to work in the photo above). I wanted to […]

Sundance 2020: Day 2

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. T-1 day until festival begins Up at 6:30am this morning to make sure I could get into HQ before 9am. I wanted to make my traditional coffee stop at Starbucks. At the shuttle stop near Fresh Market, I […]

Sundance 2020: Day 1

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. T-2 days until festival begins Despite having a very comfortable bed at the Hotel RL in Salt Lake City, I didn’t sleep all that well last night. Probably just the excitement. After I checked in about 8pm, I […]

Sundance 2020: Before I Go

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. I’m incredibly excited to be returning to Park City for the fifth time in the past six years. My 2019 was much better than my 2018, with my health getting better all the time and my cataracts corrected […]

Interview: Caoimhe Clancy (Coco Dreams of Blue)

Time for another sneak peek at our 2019 festival lineup. Coco Dreams of Blue was shot in Dublin and edited (at a public library!) in Toronto. Here’s the synopsis: “Clodagh has checked out. She works in a print studio in Dublin making slogans about life. She parties a lot, maybe too much. She doesn’t want […]

Interview: Yves Piat (Nefta Football Club)

Today we begin revealing some highlights from our 2019 lineup, with the full slate to be announced in the weeks to come. First up, Yves Piat, director of the funny and charming Nefta Football Club, whose synopsis reads: “In the south of Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a donkey lost in the middle […]