The Sundance Institute’s Artist Services initiative is releasing twelve new films including Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer, which won the 2008 Sloan Feature Film Prize. The Artist Services program is an effort to help Sundance Lab fellows gain distribution by providing them with exclusive opportunities for self-distribution, marketing and financing. Sleep Dealer is now available on platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, and YouTube.
The film joins two other Sloan films–Primer and Obselidia–whose digital releases have been supported by Artist Services. The Sundance Institute is the recipient of a current two-year $500,000 Sloan grant to support a science and technology program at Sundance that includes film fellowships, film prizes, and film panels and outreach