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Sundance Ignite will participate in Oaxaca FilmFest´s Young Industry and New Industryprograms.

OAXACA_2016_Banner1Oaxaca FilmFest announces a new collaboration with Sundance Institute for 2016.

(Oaxaca, Mexico) – August 16th, 2016. The International Film Festival Oaxaca FilmFest announced today that Sundance Institute, through its Sundance IgniteProgram for 18-to-24-year-old filmmakers, will host three panels during Oaxaca FilmFest this upcoming October 2016. The panels will be showcased at Oaxaca FilmFest’s Young Industry and New Industry programs.

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Oaxaca FilmFest 7

This portion of the 8-day Festival is especially popular among film students and filmmakers and has an ideology in direct alignment with that of the Sundance Ignite program, with the goal to provide film students and filmmakers with unique opportunities to develop and showcase their creativity.

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Sundance Ignite identifies and supports new voices and talent from the next generation of filmmakers and fosters fresh audiences for independent storytelling. The program offers individuals ages 18-24 the Ignite Ticket Package, an exclusive chance to see the newest films at the Sundance Film Festival and the Ignite Fellows Program, a competitive and intensive experience designed to provide artistic and professional development, mentorship, and industry exposure.

Some of these resources will now be presented to attendees of Oaxaca FilmFest in its academic programs: Young Industry and New Industry.

Sundance Ignite panels will be hosted at Oaxaca FilmFest academic programs during Oaxaca FilmFest 7.

Oaxaca FilmFest is passionately committed to providing audiences, filmmakers, and screenwriters around the globe with excellent and unique cinematic experiences and education.

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This will be the seventh edition of what Indie Rocks called “A new star is born in the Film Festival Universe”; and what MovieMaker Magazine named as one of their top 50 Festivals for the last two years.

Oaxaca FilmFest will be held October 8th-15th and more details about Young Industry, New Industry as well as Sundance Institute’s Sundance Ignite Panels and invitees will be announced in the coming months.

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For more information about Sundance Ignite please visit:www.sundance.org/initiatives/ignite

For more information about Oaxaca FilmFest, please visit:

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