Exclusive: The· sundance Institute and Peter LuoThe Stars Collective (Crazy Rich Asians, Midway, Marshall, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) have partnered on a new Imagination Award that awards three people $25,000 each. metaverseA project that demonstrates innovation “in a rapidly evolving mediascape”.
the candidate is sundance film festivalThe winners of the New Frontiers program were chosen by Fest programmers and representatives of talent incubator Stars Collective.
The award extends the Sundance Star Collective partnership from 2020 when we launched a grant fund to support diverse filmmakers in historically marginalized communities. This cash has helped her progress and complete over 30 film projects to date, including those of Jamila Wignot (Ailey), Alison O’Daniel (tuba thief), Nikatjusu (Nanny) and Isabel Castro (Mija). Nine premiered at Sundance.
Winners of the 1st Annual Imagination Awards:
40 acres: Lead artist, Tamara Shougaoru. A multi-platform exploration of black American farmers and herbalist and their changing relationship to the land.
Block Party Bodega: Lead artists, Navid Khonsari, Vassiliki Khonsari, Andres Perez-Duart. “Psychedelic Banksy meets Brooklyn’s open world in her universe, celebrating culture, diversity, and creative mischief. Here, cooperation is king, competition is the party, and players are mercenaries of joy. ”
2180: Lead artist, Vanessa Keith. Set in a virtual utopian world, the multi-platform game lets players go on climate quests in different cities to save our future.
“We are very much looking forward to working with Sundance again to support the ideas and innovation capabilities of filmmakers,” Luo said. “The film industry has evolved to the point where it requires innovative genres, styles, narrative structures, presentations, and business models that are more in tune with the times. We at Stars Collective will continue to support filmmakers in this direction.”
“The Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontiers program is delighted to join forces with The Stars Collective, whose mission is to diversify its community of creators and grow critical human-centered innovations in a dynamic media environment. A company that is happy to find a match of values,” said Shari. Frilot, senior programmer at Sundancefest and chief his curator of the New Frontier.
The award goes to the so-called Metaverse Ecosystem Project to “view the complete metaverse” in any creative format, including narrative, non-narrative, film, video, TV series, digital, cinematic, VR/AR/MR/X. ” is awarded if world view and visual concept. Applicants must demonstrate “artistic creativity, meta-universal ecological scalability, and IP commercial feasibility”.
Stars Collective plans to launch its web3 film platform Footage and metaverse platform SC Meta in the current first quarter.
The facility funded and co-produced Justin Chung’s Sundance Film Festival premiere musical drama. Jamojaya With Indonesian rapper Rich Brian, who played in Park City last week and got great reviews. Chong and Alan Pao (Under the Silver Lake) is the producer. The film is executive produced by Luo, Chris Lee (Chris Lee).superman returns), Jennifer Pritzker, Sean Sangani (fall out).
In addition, NezoDirected by Sudade Cardan, winner of the Armani Beauty Audience Award at the Venice Film Festival. playland, artist and filmmaker Jorden West’s debut, will premiere in the Tiger Competition at the 2023 Rotterdam International Film Festival.When Wuhan Wuhandirected by Yong Chang, produced by Donna Gigliotti, Diane Cuong, and executive produced by Donnie Yen.
An advocate of bringing Asian culture to Hollywood, Luo has worked with notable filmmakers such as Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi, Sylvester Stallone, James Wan, F. Gary Gray, Roland Emmerich and John Chu. has brokered content deals for