Flights to Park City are out-of-control expensive, hotel rooms are booked, and restaurants are packed—although we love the indie film festival Slamdance, it’s no surprise that we won’t be one of the 8,000 attendees this year.
But now we don’t feel so bad about skipping it. For the first time, films will be streamed online mere hours after being screened at the Park City festival, courtesy of IndieRoad. The online indie film portal will have the feature films, shorts, documentaries, and animated series available for your viewing pleasure starting today at www.indieroad.net/slamdance
. Full-length films and blocks of shorts are $9 each, with one-third of each purchase going directly to the filmmaker. And once you watch, you’ll be able to vote on the Audience Award winner.
Chances are, most of what you’ll see will be pretty good; after all, this is the film festival that launched the careers of Christopher Nolan, Jared Hess, and Steven Soderbergh. And with a front-row ticket at home, you won’t feel so bad about splurging on a movie theater-size box of Junior Mints.
REBECCA WILLA DAVISJanuary 15-23 at www.indieroad.net/slamdance