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An Arts Festival in Egypt Draws Creativity From Conflict

Posted Apr 8, 2014, by Christopher Hibma, Producing Director, Theatre Program

An Arts Festival in Egypt Draws Creativity From Conflict

Tonight (Monday) is my last night in Cairo. I've been here for almost one week attending the Downtown Cairo Arts Festival. This…

Haunted by the Past

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Haunted by the Past

Hovering above Jackson on what feels like a submarine with wings. Didn’t sleep a wink on my last night here. Instead, I drifted…

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

When I was first told that I would be making the trip down South with Film Forward to screen Valentine Road, I felt a range of…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

“It was a war in the Square. It was not a revolution,” says one of the young revolutionary subjects in Jehane Noujaim’s…

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

Posted Feb 25, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

I’m about half way through my first trip with Film Forward in Jackson, Mississippi. I have always wanted to come here. The…

Your Guide to 2014 Festival Panels and Conversations

Posted Jan 15, 2014, by John Nein, Senior Programmer

Your Guide to 2014 Festival Panels and Conversations

Part of the Sundance Film Festival’s vitality is the culture of conversation we cultivate around the films in the program, with…

18 Days In Egypt: Collective Storytelling Counters Collective Amnesia

Posted Aug 26, 2013, by Kamal Sinclair, Senior Manager, New Frontier

18 Days In Egypt: Collective Storytelling Counters Collective Amnesia

I recently Skyped with the creative team of the New Frontier Story Lab’s alumni project 18 Days In Egypt as part of our…

Jordan and Mexico: Under the Same Moon

Posted Apr 18, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Faraway Lands, but Under the Same Moon

The disparities that demarcate life in Mexico and the landlocked Arab country of Jordan are, ostensibly, vast and boundless.…

A Nation of Refugees: Ligiah Villalobos and La Misma Luna Find Mutuality in Jordan

Posted Apr 16, 2013, by Ligiah Villalobos, Screenwriter, La Misma Luna

A Nation of Refugees: Ligiah Villalobos' La Misma Luna Finds Mutuality in Jordan

Read Part 2 and Part 3 also.

It is a little after 11 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013. I have just returned to my hotel in Amman,…

Gurus Announced for #ArtistServices San Francisco Workshop

Posted Mar 18, 2013, by Sundance Institute

Gurus Announced for #ArtistServices San Francisco Workshop

Sundance Institute and the San Francisco Film Society are set to co-host the #ArtistServices San Francisco Workshop, Saturday,…

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