SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
hosted by the Treasure Mountain Inn
Originally conceived in 1995 by a small group of filmmakers, the Treasure Mountain Inn has served as home to the Slamdance Film Festival since 1997. Slamdance runs each January concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival and has become the second most popular festival on Main Street. Often cast as a more accessible alternative to Sundance, Slamdance boasts that its “sole mission is to nurture, support and showcase truly independent works.” Their motto is “by Filmmakers for Filmmakers,” and they accept only low-budget, amateur filmmaker productions—full of grit and promise.
Slamdance is proud to include among its alumni such cinematic luminaries as Steven Soderbergh, Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster and Jared Hess. Slamdance helped to discover these auteurs and to propel them to their next feature productions. Slamdance has also helped more than 50 festival films find theatrical distribution, including two recent hits: Paranormal Activity and Mad Hot Ballroom.