The NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival was created in response to a contemporary wave of filmmaking enlivened by recent technological advances; however, it also shares DNA with past trailblazers in film who represent what Sundance is all about. In this discussion we explore the similarities and differences between being a NEXT filmmaker today as opposed to the early days of Sundance. Which barricades have been removed and which new ones have arisen? Through this process of exploration we try to determine what’s "next" for NEXT.
Panelists include Gregg Araki (Totally F***ed Up, The Doom Generation, Mysterious Skin), Allison Anders (Gas, Food Lodging; Mi Vida Loca; Strutter), Hannah Fidell (A Teacher), and Shaka King (Newlyweeds).