Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that they will support the Sundance Institute as a Sustaining Sponsor of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Held in Park City, Utah from January 17-27, 2013, the Sundance Film Festival is the premier showcase of independent film with a slate of 200 feature films, documentaries, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions and music events attended by an estimated 50,000 people. Among the slate at this year’s Sundance Film Festival are Lucy Walker’s documentary The Crash Reel and Sean Fine’s film Life According to Sam, both shot with the Cinema EOS C300. Additionally, a few of the other projects to be screened at the Festival that were shot using Canon products include A River Changes Course, Blood Brother, Catnip: Egress to Oblivion, Dirty Wars, The Roper, and Who Is Dayani Crystal? As a Sustaining Sponsor of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Canon will offer filmmakers the opportunity to touch and try a lineup of its Cinema EOS professional products, including the Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, Cinema EOS C100 Digital Video Camera, EOS-1D C4K DSLR Cinema Camera, as well as the EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera and select Canon lenses, including the brand new CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F lenses. These products—designed to offer storytellers a new set of tools for capturing compelling visuals and emotional reality on screen—will be on display from Thursday, January 17 - Saturday, January 19, 2013 outside of the Film Office at Festival Headquarters located at the Park City Marriott (1895 Sidewinder Dr). Canon will also host the “Canon Celebrates Cinematography” cocktail event on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 614 Main St. Hosted by cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC ( Jobs) and director/producer R.J. Cutler ( The World According to Dick Cheney), the event will bring together established and emerging filmmakers, producers, and talent to honor and recognize the work of the cinematographers of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The event will also feature a special partnership between Variety and Canon to recognize Festival cinematographers through the capture of cinematographer portraits to be shared on Variety.com. Lastly, Canon will present a special presentation “Canon Spotlights Cinematography” at the New Frontier Microcinema at The Yard (1251 Kearns Blvd) on Monday, January 21 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to Festival Credential holders and the public as space allows. The afternoon will feature a special screening of shorts created with groundbreaking Cinema EOS Technology, including:
- Bart – Directed by Richard Landes and cinematography by Peter SimoniteThe big screen premiere of the narrative short shot on the new Cinema EOS C100
- The Nightshift Belongs to The Stars – Directed by Edoardo Ponti and cinematography by Ferran ParedesA short film based on an original story by Erri De Luca and shot on the Cinema EOS C300
- Man & Beast – Directed by Dante Ariola and cinematography by Jeff CronenwethInspired by true life events, the short was filmed in 4K resolution with a Cinema EOS C500
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