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Kickstart I Am Not a Hipster

Posted May 30, 2012, by Destin Daniel Cretton

Kickstart I Am Not a Hipster

Destin Daniel Cretton is the writer and director of “I Am Not a Hipster,” which premiered in the NEXT category at the 2012…

Film Forward Travelogue: Reaching across borders from Calexico to Mexicali

Posted May 18, 2012, by Jennifer Prediger

Film Forward Travelogue: Reaching Across Borders from Calexico to Mexicali

The way Calexico and Mexicali play off each other gives reason to be excited about traveling to the Imperial Valley in…

Native Lab Fellow Aurora Guerrero Reflects on a frenetic Festival

Posted May 14, 2012, by Aurora Guerrero, director, Mosquita y Mari

Native Lab Fellow Aurora Guerrero Reflects on a Frenetic Festival

It's been months since premiering Mosquita y Mari at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and I think I'm still in a daze over the…

Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge—Short Films, Big Ideas with Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern

Posted May 10, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge: Short Films, Big Ideas with Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern

Focus Forward—Short Films, Big Ideas is an unprecedented new series of 30 three-minute stories about innovative people who are…

Inside the Sundance Institute Istanbul Screenwriting Lab: A Fellow’s POV

Posted May 7, 2012, by Deniz Gamze Erguven, 2012 !F Sundance Fellow

Inside the Sundance Institute Istanbul Screenwriting Lab: A Fellow’s POV

Paris, France -- Throughout the years, everything I had heard about the Sundance Labs had been completely appealing. I had…

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…

Our Return to Morocco

Posted May 3, 2012, by Brittany Ballard

Our Return to Morocco

 On the heels of an incredible Imperial Valley program currently under way, FILM FORWARD journeys to the Kingdom of Morocco for…

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…

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…

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