NODANCE 2001 FILM FESTIVAL WRAP UP

The Nodance Film & Multimedia Festival celebrated their 4th year and did it in style by renting four rooms (three screening venues and their headquarters) at the Main Street Mall. Nodance expanded their screenings and put on a show lasting seven days this year. Films played to packed crowds as attendees were not charged for tickets. This simply was “the year of Nodance” as the festival truly established itself as the premiere festival in Park City showing exciting new digital work. The line up of films this year was the best it has ever been and the unpretentious atmosphere led to many thoughtful discussions about the future of digital filmmaking. ^ Aside from daily screenings, each night ended in a giant party without the usual guest list. Everyone was welcome and the nightly parties became the party place of choice in 2001 for Park City’s Main Street madness. Parties generally had a theme and at one celebrating the film “Pornstar: The Legend of Ron Jeremy” actual porn stars began to strip. Utah laws prohibit this kind of nudity in public and the partiers (strippers?) were quickly asked to put their clothes back on to the dismay of the crowd of onlookers. ^ Here’s Film Threat’s Nodance 2001 Film Festival review wrap up…
[ COMPETITION FEATURES ] ^ [ Barstow 2008 ] GRAND JURY – BEST FEATURE ^ [ Nebraska Supersonic ] BEST SCREENPLAY and GOLDEN ORB ^ Shooting Vegetarians ^ A Sudden Loss of Gravity ^ [ The Woman Every Man Wants ] BEST DIRECTOR
[ COMPETITION SHORTS ] ^ [ Urban Chaos Theory ] GRAND JURY – BEST SHORT ^ [ Undone ] AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT ^ In the Company of Agents ^ Looking for Bobby D ^ The Collector
[ DOCUMENTARIES ] ^ [ Pornstar: The Legend of Ron Jeremy ] AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST FEATURE and BEST DOCUMENTARY ^ [ One Big Trip ] GOLDEN ORB ^ [ Loop Dreams ] GOLDEN ORB ^ [ Star Woids ] GRAND JURY – BEST DOCUMENTARY
[ NON-COMPETITION PROGRAMS ] ^ Skeletons in the Closet ^ Boxes ^ Rock Opera ^ Northwestern Exposure ^ Belief: Darkness ^ Music Video Program
[ VIDEO SHORTS PROGRAM 1: LAUGHING MATTER ] ^ Jar Jar Binks: The True Hollywood Story ^ Redshirt Blues ^ Dollface ^ Killing Time ^ It Did It
[ VIDEO SHORTS PROGRAM 2: DARK MATTER ] ^ Happy Holidaze from the Jonzes ^ Ruppy Version 2.0 ^ Drink ^ Three Things God Can’t Do ^ Neither
[ VIDEO SHORTS PROGRAM 3: RANDOM MATTER ] ^ The Journey ^ Stanley ^ White Noise ^ Welfare to Love ^ Jack and Jill
Note to Filmmakers: If your film did not receive a review in our Nodance 2001 wrap up, please just send us a copy on video and we will be sure to get it covered on the site. ^ Your pals at Film Threat
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Posted on February 20, 2001 in Festivals by
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