NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU (Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing) premieres on Tuesday, October 25th at 9:00pm on the PBS American Masters program. Watch a clip from the film here.
AMONG THE BELIEVERS (Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi) will premiere on World Channel on Sunday, October 16th. Enter your zipcode here to check your local listings.
THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (Assia Boundaoui) was accepted into the 2016 class of Points North Fellows, and we're very happy to announce that it won this year's Points North Pitch Award! Learn more about the film here.
NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL is presenting two PA supported films on their slate: SWIM TEAM (Lara Stolman) and IN THE PURSUIT OF SILENCE (Patrick Shen). More information on the festival here.
Head over to the Chelsea Film Festival this weekend! On Saturday, October 15th from 10.30am - 6pm will be Reel Magic Hour® - a day long program that provides one hour panels designed for Chelsea Film Festival filmmakers to meet and network. This is the second edition of the Reel Magic Hour program. This program is supported by the Sundance Institute and listed in the Women at Sundance and Women in Film LA Resource Map. For more information: ow.ly/9Sc230524eB
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Meet the Funder: In Conversation with
Rahdi Taylor of the Sundance
Documentary Film Program
Thursday, October 20th | 6:30pm EST
The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Cameraperson, Growing Up Coy, Whose Streets, Southwest of Salem, Audrie and Daisy,
Newtown and many more... Join Rahdi Taylor, Sundance Documentary Film Fund Director in a lively conversation about changes at and within the DFP, what they are looking for, how best to succeed in your application and what happens when you are funded. The journey seems not to end there with a grant, but really it's just a beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Radhi Taylor is Film Fund Director for the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Taylor finds, cultivates and finances cinematic feature documentary films of contemporary relevance globally for the Sundance Documentary Fund. Films supported by the Fund have included Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe's (T)ERROR, Joshua Oppenheimer'sThe Look of Silence, Laura Poitras' CITIZENFOUR, Jehane Noujaim's The Square, Lauren Greenfield's The Queen of Versailles, and Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land. Taylor provides creative and editorial consultation as a staff advisor for Sundance labs and fellowships. A former film distributor and labor and community organizer, Taylor brings a unique perspective to the growing movement for social engagement and impact of documentary films. Taylor serves frequently as a juror, nominator or industry advisor for film festivals, funds, and pitch forums.
There have been changes at TriBeCa Film Institute's staff in the last year and WMM is thrilled to welcome Amy Hobby and Jose Rodriguez to discuss what's new at TriBeCa in both narrative and documentary and new forms of storytelling. They will discuss available grants, what they're looking for and how best to apply. Come armed with questions for what is sure to be an evening charged with energy and ideas. Recent films funded through the TriBeCa Film Institute include Weiner,People's Republic of Desire,One Bullet Afghanistan,What Walaa Wants,Marriage Cops.
Traditional and Non-Traditional Fundraising with Cynthia Lopez, Indie Film Media Strategist and Former NYC Film Commissioner
Wednesday, October 26th | 6:30pm**
Cynthia López is a media strategist, executive producer, content advisor and creative consultant developing national and global engagement strategy. She is the former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and wasthe steward of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. López implemented strategiesto support production of film and TV. She joined the City of New York from American Documentary | POV, where she had worked since 2000 as executive VP and co-executive producer of the award-winning POV documentary series. Responsible for the organization's development, she worked with key stakeholders in education, public policy and community development. Her ability to forge strategic partnerships among corporate and public interest media has been a signature of her work. She is the recipient of 11 National News & Documentary Emmy Awards and four Peabody Awards and three Columbia-DuPont Awards among many other industry recognitions.