- Where: Imperial Valley, CA and Mexicali, Mexico
When: April 30-May 4, 2012
Monday, April 30
5:30pm: Opening Film & Reception: BRAN NUE DAE
Director Rachel Perkins will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
Screening at Cinemark Theaters. Reception to follow at Burgers & Beer Terrace.
Click here for map and directions.
Director Cindy Meehl will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
Thursday, May 3
4:00pm: BRAN NUE DAE
UABC University, Centro de Estudios y Producción Audiovisual (UABC) Sala de Cine, Jose Antonio Prieto s/n Ex Ejido Coahuila, Unidad Universitaria Mexicali II, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
8:00pm: UNFINISHED SPACES
Mexicali Rose, Cine Club Las Palmitas,Av. Colima 1436, Colonia Pueblo Nuevo, Mexicali B.C., Mexico
Friday, May 4
10:00am: Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker Coffee - Meet FILM FORWARD filmmakers and share ideas.
Imperial Valley Mall Food Court
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend
In The News
- Our top three picks of San Diego events this week, San Diego CityBeat
- Where to See Indie Films in SD, San Diego Magazine
- Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue, KCET Artbound
- Film Forward initiative kicks off, Screen Daily
- Skateboarders and artists welcome one of their own at Film Forward screening, Imperial Valley Press
- Film Forward inspires local students, Imperial Valley Press
- Film Forward arrives for second installment of cultural dialogue, Imperial Valley Press
- Mexicali Rose: Cultivating Art Across the Border, KCET
- Our View: Film, film and more film begs Valley’s attention, Imperial Valley Press
- Small audience expresses praise for ‘Grbavica’, Imperial Valley Press
- ‘Buck’: a movie about horses and human relationships, Imperial Valley Press
- Museum shows instructors’ work in Ocotillo, Imperial Valley Press Online
- Imperial Valley Film Festival Coming, KXO Radio
- Film Forward 2012 kicks off in the Valley, Imperial Valley Press
- Tweets about ""filmforward""
The Imperial County Film Commission is a nonprofit organization proactively marketing Imperial County as a destination for the motion picture, television and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, providing and supporting educational opportunities in Imperial County.
Mexicali Rose is a grass roots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Mexicali, Baja California. Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center is located in the neighborhood of Pueblo Nuevo, one of the city's oldest and most vibrant areas historically and the area closest in physical vicinity to the U.S./Mexico border. The organizers were brought up and are based in this region and recognize a real need for different options for the youth of this community.
The purpose of this project is to give bordertown youth an avenue to express themselves and reflect their environment creatively and positively through art. By giving this craft to communities who might not otherwise have any media-related voice or capabilities, the project serves as a positive alternative to a new generation. Through art, kids can express and affect the issues that they are undergoing as young people in a place as culturally diverse and challenging as the U.S./Mexico border.
The target age for the youth involved in this artistic community is 14-25 years of age.
The Imperial Valley Press is a daily newspaper publishing six days a week in El Centro, California. The Imperial Valley Press features local news from all communities of the Imperial Valley and the Mexicali, Baja California area, as well as San Diego County and portions of southwestern Arizona.
Special thanks to Imperial Valley Press for their in-kind support.
Serving about 11,800 students last year, Imperial Valley College is comprised of one main campus (160 acres) in the midst of rich agricultural land, and an extended campus. The main campus consists of over 30 buildings situated on a beautifully landscaped corner, adjacent to major highways for ease of commute. The Imperial Valley College student population consists of 86% Hispanic students; 63% of total students are female. The average age of IVC students is 27 years, and more than 50% of the students work full or part time while attending IVC.
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The Camarena Memorial Library provides resources to meet the educational, recreational, informational, and cultural needs of the community to encourage lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge. Traditional and innovative library services, including the latest technology, are offered in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, which reflects the unique border community of Calexico.
The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is a new facility in the heart of the Yuha Desert housing Native American and historic artifacts collected from within the Imperial Valley. Opening a new museum in the twenty-first century, we do not want to be seen as an exhibit within four walls, but we want to engage and interact outside of the limitations of the “box,” our new building, both metaphorically and physically. We are currently developing interactive exhibits to engage visitors with the Imperial Valley’s rich desert history.
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The El Centro Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, retail, commercial and industrial progress of our community. The area’s economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work performed by the Chamber. The mission of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is to be an advocate for business, provide economic leadership and foster community pride to ensure growth, prosperity and quality of life in El Centro and the surrounding region.
The Audiovisual Studies and Production Center (CEPA) is part of the School of Arts of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, and acts as a coordinator of the University's production in TV and video, assists in the specialization of the field, operates the University's Television Broadcast System as an outreach for knowledge in the arts and sciences, and acts as support for teaching and learning processes, promoting the institution and establishing a connection between the University and society.
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