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Slamdance lauches Hulu collection

Submitted by Slamdance StudiosSlamdance Film Festival's commercial distribution enterprise Slamdance Studios has announced that independent film lovers will be able to stream a selection of its films on Hulu beginning today.

Combining visionaries of independent film and Slamdance’s unique and trusted brand, 12 feature programs from Slamdance alumni will be available to stream at launch and new programs will be added monthly to Hulu. Hulu viewers will be able to stream the titles on tablets, smartphones, gaming platforms and other internet-connected devices. Viewers can access Slamdance Studios at http://www.hulu.com/companies/slamdance

Broaching subjects such as: an origin of major competitive sports, genre bending, the dissolution of marriage, rebel youth and the erosion of online privacy, Slamdance will debut with a wealth of diverse films for Hulu viewers. Premiering in this collection is the short DIY about the world of do it yourself filmmaking that includes interviews with Chris Nolan, the Russo Brothers, Penelope Spheeris, and Rian Johnson.

Slamdance Film Festival has set its self apart in the world of indie film as the only festival programmed "by filmmakers for filmmakers". On several fronts its film democracy has found success. Filmmakers who first showcased their work at Slamdance have now generated over 11 billion dollars at the Box Office (source: Box Office Mojo) from acclaimed alumni: Christopher Nolan, Oren Peli, Marc Forster, and Anthony & Joe Russo, among others.

"If you want to see the best in true indie filmmaking come and experience Slamdance on Hulu," said Peter Baxter, Slamdance President & Co-Founder.

Slamdance Studios’ new agreement with Hulu follows recent distribution success with Nicole Teeny’s Bible Quiz, winner of the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize that is now playing on Netfix. Slamdance’s ambition of showing its filmmakers work commercially online was initially seen when it became the first festival to show part of its 2010 festival program online through a partnership with Xbox. The festival organization now receives over 7,500 submissions annually and unspools its 21st edition January 23rd-29th, 2015. The first Slamdance programs available to stream on Hulu at launch will be:

"D.I.Y." (Directed by Peter Baxter, Ben Hethcoat & Eric Ekman) A documentary about the do it yourself filmmaking movement.

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