This year we've been following new films and filmmakers at Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes and look forward to following the Los Angeles Film Festival [LAFF], which kicks off next week. As history has proven, high profile festivals have brought wider attention to many independent films over the years and launched many filmmaker's careers, like Kevin Smith's, Quentin Tarantino's and Steven Soderbergh's. Many of Miramax's films have premiered at these festivals and several of those films are well-known, such as Clerks, Reservoir Dogs and Sex, Lies and Videotape. Many, however, have not had the same exposure and we'd like to reintroduce you to them in our Film Festival Clip Gallery below.
Here are some interesting facts to accompany the clips.The Human Stain premiered at The Venice Film Festival and went on to win AFI's Movie of the Year in 2004.
After Image premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001.
Ridicule premiered at Cannes in 1996 and went on to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Like Water for Chocolate premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1992 and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.
Smart People premiered at Sundance in 2008.
3 Steps to Heaven premiered at Cannes in 1995.
Wings of the Dove premiered at the 1997 Venice Film Festival and went on to be nominated for four Oscars.
Flirting with Disaster played at Cannes in 1996. It is directed by David O. Russell who will be a Guest Director at LAFF this year.
The Crossing Guard premiered at Toronto in 1995 and was nominated for a SAG and Spirit award and Golden Globe.
Rabbit-Proof Fence played at 16 festivals around the world and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
The Quiet American premiered at Toronto in 2002 and Michael Caine was nominated for Best Actor at The Oscars.
Mansfield Park opened the 1999 Montreal Film Festival.
Things to do in Denver When You're Dead premiered at Cannes in 1995.
Sling Blade premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and went on to win Best Screenplay at The Oscars.
Kolya premiered at Cannes in 1996 and won Best Foreign Film at The Oscars.
Sling BladeOne Large French Fries
Like Water for ChocolateThe Woman I Love
Rabbit Proof FenceI've Come for the Girls
Things To Do In Denver When You're DeadOld Friends
Mansfield ParkIntroducing Fanny Price
Flirting With DisasterThe Bump and Run
The Human StainAccusation
The Quiet AmericanInterviewing the General
The Crossing GuardMaybe You Need Some Help
Wings of the DoveCut Off
Smart PeopleA Second Chance
3 Steps to HeavenDump this Guy