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Sundance Film Festival embraces blockchain and crypto film initiatives

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Web3 technologies continue to infiltrate various mainstream industries to bring innovation to old systems. This includes legacy creative fields such as the music industry and more recently, the film industry.This year, the Slamdance Film Festival, an oscar-accredited film festival for indie filmmakers, will see the premiere of the new film “Fuzzy Head,” which received its funding through the blockchain-powered crowdfunding platform Untold.io.

Ali Aksu, the CEO of Untold.io, told Cointelegraph that filmmakers, as in the case of Fuzzy Head, can use blockchain technology to democratize their financing process and open up investment opportunities to both accredited and unaccredited investors.Recently Untold partnered with Dapper Labs to accelerate the technology and allow for wider access to its programs.

The platform has also supported other notable films, including The Comeback Trail which features Rober de Niro and Morgan Freeman. Related: Bluechip NFT project Moonbirds signs with Hollywood talent agents UTAThis is not the first instance of a film festival seeing crypto and blockchain components in films that are premiering.

In 2019 the Filmio blockchain platform attended the legacy Sundance film festival to scout projects for its blockchain-based entertainment platform.Last year Liquid Media Group announced its first blockchain film streaming with a slate of digital panel presentations during the Sundance festival.

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