We've reached the halfway point of the festival, and we have quite a few bits of great video content up already with more to come in the next several days. Here's a quick rundown of the Sundance videos we've slapped together so far:
  • We kicked off Sundance with our first Blogging Sundance: Video Roundtable 1 featuring a lively discussion between Jason Calacanis, Karina Longworth, and James Rocchi, about a variety of Sundance-related topics, including films Friends with Money, World According to Sesame Street, Flesh, Lucky Number Sleven, and Crossing Arizona, as well as discussion about documentaries at Sundance, competitions and titling, celebrities, and the opening press conference.
  • Next up is video of a panel discussion on Vlogging, podcasting and the right to free expression, featuring Jason Calacanis moderating panelists Susan Buice, director of the film "Four Eyed Monsters", Mika Salmi, founder of Atom Films, Ken Rutkowski of KenRadio, and "SoccerGirl," creator of a wildly popular video podcast. The panel discussion is split into two sections: Part 1 and Part 2. Both are must-see for anyone interested in the future of film, video, and media on the Internet.
  • The first of our series of video interviews features our own Karina Longworth speaking with Geoff Gilmore, Sundance Festival Director about everything from his programming strategy to the potential impact of technology on the festival's future.
  • I had a chance to interview filmmaker Philip Groening about Into Great Silence, a film about his six month journey into life inside The Grande Chartreuse, the mother house of the legendary Carthusian Order in the French Alps.
  • James Rocchi sat down to interview writer-director Georgia Lee and actress-producer Mia Riverton from Red Doors, a movie that isn't actually showing at the festival to discuss their movie and to talk to Lee about her experiences as a Sundance Shorts Juror at this year's Festival.
  • Last, but not least, Jono, from Moviefone, sat down with our own James Rocchi to give us an inside glimpse into the arcane art of gifting consultation and the gift bags that are often handed out to Sundance attendees and participants.
All these videos were shot and chopped by our own Randall Bennett and are available via the Cinematical podcast in the iTMS. Make sure you check back later today and throughout the week for more interviews and more roundtable discussions of everything here at Sundance.