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BUCK Goes to the Imperial Valley

Posted May 9, 2012, by Cindy Meehl, director, BUCK

BUCK Goes to the Imperial Valley and Mexicali

The Imperial Valley in California is a unique border location that I had never heard of before I went with FILM FORWARD and my…

Rachel Perkins’ Bran Nue Dae Creates a sense of cultural pride in Mexico

Posted May 9, 2012, by Jennifer Prediger

Rachel Perkins' Bran Nue Day creates a sense of cultural pride in Mexico

Australian director Rachel Perkins wanted the world to see Aboriginal people in a different way. Their culture had been…

Buck Reaches At-Risk Youth on the Border

Posted May 4, 2012, by Jennifer Prediger

Buck Reaches At-Risk Youth on the Border

Spending an afternoon at Calexico High School just about a mile from the border of Mexico, Buck Director Cindy Meehl had a…

Bran Nue Dae Hits Home with Imperial Valley Students

Posted May 4, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Bran Nue Dae Hits Home with Imperial Valley Students

Imperial Valley and Australia would appear to be in diametric contradiction to one another. One resides in the Northern…

Reverse Angle: A Programmer Looks Back at Sundance London

Posted May 2, 2012, by Charlie Reff, Assistant to Director of Programming & Coordinator, Shorts Labs

Reverse Angle: A Programmer Looks Back at Sundance London

It’s officially over. I’m back in our LA office finally able to process what happened over my five hectic days in London. …

Sundance London: Harmony Filmmakers Tune Into Prince Charles’ Efforts to Save the Planet

Posted Apr 27, 2012, by Christine Spines

Sundance London: Harmony Filmmakers Tune Into Prince Charles' Efforts to Save the Planet

There are few pinch-yourself moments in a filmmaker's career as potent (and head-spinningly daunting) as being anointed by the…

Headed West: FILM FORWARD Stops in Imperial Valley

Posted Apr 27, 2012, by Jacqueline Carlson

Headed West: FILM FORWARD Stops in Imperial Valley and Mexico

After a bustling March featuring FILM FORWARD stops in India and China, the program is headed to California for a week-long…

Now Playing: Sound of My Voice

Posted Apr 25, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Now Playing: Brit Marling Beguiles in Sound of My Voice

Time travel, cults, and a beguiling Brit Marling. What more can you ask of a film?

Zal Batmanglij’s debut feature, Sound of My…

A Director’s Homecoming: Asif Kapdia Recalls Bringing Senna to India

Posted Apr 23, 2012, by Asif Kapadia, director, Senna

A Director's Homecoming: Asif Kapadia Recalls Bringing Senna to India

FILM FORWARD was a chance for me to continue the cultural dialogue I have been having with India through cinema all of my life.…

Notes From the Road: Braden King’s HERE

Posted Apr 11, 2012, by Braden King, director, HERE

Notes From the Road: Braden King's HERE

In the summer of 2009, I spent four months in Armenia directing HERE, a 35mm landscape-obsessed road movie that chronicles an…

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