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Another year of Sundance is coming to a close, with the awards ceremony taking place on Saturday night. We’ve featured interviews with a number of creatives who have films playing at the festival, including two that were recently acquired, Austenland and Concussion. There were quite a few distribution deals made at the festival, some for very large sums of money, and it certainly looks like it’s going to be an even better year than last for the independent film market. Click through for a list of all of the movies that have received deals. More »

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A raft of awards were handed out as the 2011 Sundance Film Festival drew to a close this weekend. But the awards were not the only story: with over 30 films acquired at the festival, this year’s Sundance Film Festival boasted the highest number of acquisitions in the festival’s history, according to NYmag. The aforementioned Canon 7D-shot Like Crazy won the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic), whereas How to Die in Oregon took home the Documentary Grand Jury Prize. While the particular camera used to shoot a film is far less important than… well, everything else, from what I can tell there was no shortage of HDSLR-shot features in Park City this year. Also winning an award was the Danfung Dennis documentary Hell and Back Again, which took home the World Cinema Jury Prize. Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II, here’s its trailer (NSFW language): More »