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Creative Capital Foundation at 2002 Sundance Film Festival

January 7, 2002



_Festival program to include nine grantees in the Frontier Section, the Sundance Online Film Festival, and at House of Docs_ NEW YORK, NY (January 7, 2002) – The presence of the arts foundation Creative Capital will be felt at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, an eleven-day festival highlighting American and international independent film. Nine grantees—five artists and two collaborative teams—will participate in the Film Festival that will take place January 10–20, 2002 in Park City, UT. Films by funded artists will be screened in the Frontier Section and online as part of the Sundance Online Film Festival. In addition, two grantees and Creative Capital President Ruby Lerner will take part in House of Docs. Participants are: Bill Morrison (_Decasia_, Frontier Section); Chel White (_Passage_, Frontier Shorts); Reynold Reynolds & Patrick Jolley (_Burn_, Frontier Shorts); Marina Zurkow (_Braingirl_: Episodes 4, 5, & 8, Sundance Online Film Festival); Alison Cornyn & Sue Johnson (_360degrees.org_, Sundance Online Film Festival); Vicky Funari (_Maquilopolis_, House of Docs Works-in-Progress); and Sandi DuBowski (House of Docs panelist for Distribution Spectrum). _Decasia_, _Burn_, _360degrees.org_, and _Maquilopolis_ are projects directly funded by Creative Capital. Ruby Lerner makes a return to the Festival’s House of Docs as a moderator for the panel Roads to New Funding, Saturday, January 12, 10:30 AM–noon. Selected ProjectsBill Morrison’s _Decasia_ (2002, 70 min., b/w) is an experimental feature investigating the human desire to transcend mortality. Creation and decay are key themes in this film set to an original score by Michael Gordon of Bang on a Can. _Passage_ by Chel White (2001, 11 min., color) is making its international festival premiere at Sundance, after winning First Place (Experimental) in the 2001 Northwest Film & Video Festival last month. The short film juxtaposes underwater portraits of people with archival films of war. The collaborative team of Reynold Reynolds and Patrick Jolley will screen _Burn_ (2002, 10 min., color), a film and installation project on domestic oppression in which a family continues to function as their house burns down around them. _Burn_ is also included in the Rotterdam festival later this month. Currently on view at The Sundance Online Film Festival are three episodes of the computer animation series _Braingirl_ by Marina Zurkow, and _360degrees.org_ by Alison Cornyn and Sue Johnson, an online participatory documentary of the American criminal justice system. Finally, at House of Docs, Vicky Funari’s _Maquilopolis_, an hour-long documentary in the works, is featured at House of Docs Works-in-Progress, and Sandi DuBowski will be a panelist for Distribution Spectrum, Tuesday, January 15, 2:00–4:00 PM. About Creative Capital
 Founded in January 1999, Creative Capital Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports individual artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the fields of performing, visual, literary, and media arts, as well as in emerging arts fields. Creative Capital evolved as a response by philanthropists, arts professionals, artists, and business leaders to government cuts in funding to individual artists. Its model differs from those of traditional grantmakers in that the foundation commits to a long-term approach to working with artists. Artists in Creative Capital’s grant program have access to professional services, including assistance in fundraising, networking, marketing, and strategic planning. In addition, grantees agree to share with Creative Capital a small percentage of any profits made by the project. For more information on the 118 projects currently funded by Creative Capital Foundation, visit www.creative-capital.org.

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