We were excited to not only be a Leadership sponsor at Sundance 2012, but to also sponsor the NEXT category of films at the festival. NEXT films stretch limited resources to create impactful art and truly embody the spirit of independent filmmaking.
We got a chance to catch some of the talented directors and producers in the NEXT category during Sundance. Watch the video below to hear their thoughts on what it means to be a NEXT category filmmaker. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers for their nominations, and a special congratulations to the category winner, Mike Birbiglia, for “Sleepwalk with Me.“
Congratulations to Mike Birbiglia, Director of Sleepwalk With Me for winning the Best of NEXT Audience Award at the Sundance Awards. Mike accepted the honor at Saturday’s ceremony, where he provided the audience with some laughs during his acceptance speech (for those of you who don’t know, Mike also happens to be a stand up comedian!).
We were proud to sponsor the NEXT category of films at the Sundance Film Festival, which recognizes and honors impactful films created with limited resources. The films in the NEXT category truly embody the spirit of independent filmmaking, and we’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to sponsor the category.
Congratulations to ALL of the contestants on a job well done. We got to speak to a few contestants during our time at the festival, and will be sharing a highlights video in the coming days here. Stay tuned for more!