Robert RedfordThe released a video today featuring actor and founder to promote this year’s and while it’s a notch short, the clip does make a strong point: whether your lands at a big or not, it’s incredibly hard to make an independent movie successful.

“It’s always been hard for independent film, always,” Redford said in the . “A movie that costs over $100 million will maybe spend $40 million just to promote it for one weekend–an independent film can’t afford that, so it has to rely on other means–the [Sundance] festival is one of them.”

This year’s Sundance Film Festival runs in Park City Utah from January 20 to 30. Visit www.sundance.org/festival/ for more on the event, or head over to www.sundancechannel.com for more on the Sundance Channel.

For more videos from Sundance visit www.sundance.org/videos/.

Photo courtesy www.sundance.org.

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