WITH PETER BAXTER
NOT FILM FEST 2018
"A punk rock prophet once said, “Don’t bitch about the media. Be the media.”
That was the idea which kick-started Slamdance 25 years ago.
Since then, Slamdance has launched new talent that went on to change the face of entertainment. New filmmakers who first showed their work at Slamdance have generated over 16 billion dollars at the box office.
But more than discovery and dollars, we did it ourselves and we did it on our own terms. Slamdance is an artist-led organization. Everyone who calls the shots at Slamdance is a filmmaker.
There are no bureaucrats. There is no bullshit.
More than a festival and less than a movement, our community is the best place in the world to find lifetime collaborators. Slamdance alumni consistently and increasingly nurture the next generations of artists. We don’t want another elite institution that shuts people out but a “scene” in which artists help each other build sustainable careers.
That's why we are glad to be a part of Nòt and get behind its mission of supporting emerging artists.
Vive la résistance!