Scene + Heard: 2014 Sundance Film Festival

/ Jan 25, 2014

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After more than 10 days of film screenings, deal-making, and fun in the snow, the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is coming to a close.

More so than previous years, it felt like the digital industry was out in full force at this year’s festivities in Park City, Utah. From YouTube hosting various sessions at “YouTube on Main Street” and presenting the Short Film Awards, to the Salt Lake City Gala Premiere of the Netflix original documentary “Mitt,” to Vimeo announcing its exclusive distribution deals with several independent filmmakers, to Indiegogo partnering with VHX and Yekra to help crowdfunding-supported films find distribution, digital creators and platforms were not Strangers in a Strange Land when it came to Sundance.

To mark the occasion, and really just to relive some of the fun that we had (or if you weren’t there, to see what you missed), here is a quick photo recap of what went down at YouTube on Main Street, which was the place for the digital and entertainment worlds to hang.

 

Freddie Wong Spotted at #YouTubeSundance

The most important man on YouTube — yep, we’re talking about Freddie Wong — chills with Marc Hofstatter, head of film, at Indiegogo. Suddenly that decision to crowdfund “VGHS” season three on Indiegogo clicks into place, doesn’t it?

Photo credit: YouTube Creators via Twitter

Rhett and Link Spotted at #YouTubeSundance

YouTubers Rhett & Link (of the comedy duo Rhett & Link) just chilling and munching at YouTube on Main Street.

Photo credit: YouTube Creators via Twitter

Rhett and Link stopping traffic at #YouTubeSundance

YouTubers Rhett & Link (of the comedy duo Rhett & Link), when they weren’t eating, were getting mobbed by deranged fans with smartphones.

Photo credit: Michael Joel via Twitter

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Sampling some sweet, sweet tunes from Matthew Perryman Jones

Photo credit: Elvina Beck

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Look who it is… Super YouTuber Mamrie Hart on TheWrap’s Women in Film panel.

Photo credit: Angeli Kakade via Twitter

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The Wrap Panel: How to Break Through the Digital Clutter and Make Your Movie Pop

Photo credit: VideoInk (Jocelyn Johnson)

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Behind the scenes with Live @ Sundance host, Casey Neistat

Photo credit: Cole Emanuele via Twitter

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And then James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) showed up. Because why not? This was the cool place to be, after all.

Photo credit: Oscar David Ortiz via Twitter

WT's Shira Lazar Gearing Up for Live @ Sundance #YouTubeSundance

Shira Lazar getting ready to host “Live @ Sundance.”

Photo credit: Shira Lazar

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