This year, Slamdance has broken away from its usual January dates to run online from February 12 to 25. Due to the pandemic, this year's edition is also online, with festival passes priced at $10.

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Bad Attitude: The Art Of Spain Rodriguez
Bad Attitude: The Art Of Spain Rodriguez
Legendary underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez is profiled in this intimate portrait by his wife, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Susan Stern.
A Brixton Tale
A Brixton Tale
Wealthy YouTuber Leah chooses shy youth Benji as the subject of her Brixton documentary. They fall for each other, but the desire for edgy footage leads them down a violent path.
Isaac
Isaac
Skeletons rattle in the closet of a film director and his friends, 20 years after an infamous massacre.
A Family
A Family
A lonely man seeks emotional refuge in the organising and documenting of family moments using low-grade impersonators. When his fake sister becomes inspired to follow his method, their relationship struggles between the forged and genuine.

Slamdance Features

Rediscovering Spain
Susan Stern on her personal documentary about her husband's life and work
'We can talk about anything, there are no taboos'
Isaac director Jurgis Matulevicius on the challenges and politics of his debut film

Slamdance News

Slamdance announces largely virtual line-up
Festival also shifts to February for 2021 edition
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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