WEEK IN WOMEN: Tabitha Jackson is new Sundance Film Festival Director — Brancy McDonnell reports

The Sundance Film Festival has named Tabitha Jackson its new festival director. Jackson, who was previously the Sundance Institute’s documentary program director, was announced as the prestigious American film festival’s new leader during its awards ceremony. She is the first woman, the first person of color and the first Brit to lead the annual independent film festival.

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Sundance Film Fest 2020: A female film critic and first-timer’s perspective – Leslie Combemale reports

I know many people say it’s become too commercialized, but I can still feel the joy and enthusiasm of the filmmakers, whether it’s their first or the tenth time with a film in competition. At its heart, Sundance is still about giving voice to new talent, or giving a new opportunity to a talent that has been dormant too long, due to financial or creative challenges.

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