This is the second year that the Film Commissioner's office has brought the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program to the Imperial Valley and we are proud to be participating again in creating dialogue through film. Below is our screening schedule. Light refreshments provided for Friday night's screening of the Beasts of the Southern Wild, starring the youngest actress every nominated for Best Actress. She is six years old. It is also nominated this year for Best Picture.
FILM FORWARD is an international touring program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of films, workshops and conversations with filmmakers. FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations. A total of 8 films and filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad are selected by Sundance Institute and the partners each year to participate in this program, traveling to four domestic and four international locations. Filmmakers participate in screenings, extended Q&As, workshops, and master classes at universities, film and cultural centers, museums, libraries and other community, educational, and cultural venues, cultivating engaged dialogue, fostering appreciation of other viewpoints, and developing new audiences for independent film.
There is a full schedule of locations on the Imperial County Film Commissioner's website: http://www.
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