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IndieWire’s First-Time Filmmakers Dinner at the Sundance Film Festival, presented by RIMOWA, took place on January 28 and introduced a new crop of talent you can expect to see more of in the years to come. “We know that being a first-time filmmaker is something very personal to you, and you’re in the middle of this journey,” IndieWire’s Eric Kohn said at the event. “We get excited to tell the world about it, so we expect to hear more from you down the line. One of the most gratifying things about going to Sundance is coming back and seeing people back here and seeing what you do next.”
Countless filmmakers have gotten their start at the festival, from Quentin Tarantino and Nicole Holofcener to Ryan Coogler and Steven Soderbergh, making it an especially fitting venue for such an occasion.
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This year’s dinner began a new tradition in which attendees offer advice and/or words of wisdom for the following year’s class of first-time filmmakers, with all of their notes written down for posterity. “You have the chance to do something you...
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