Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grants 18 Projects

Stories from BIPOC and Women Directors Are Focus of Unrestricted Support The Sundance Institute announced the latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees. A total of $590,000 in unrestricted grant support has been provided to 18 projects in various stages including five in development, eight in production, and five in post-production. Grants are made…

The Brain Mind

By Stephan Pisko The mind clings to duty and attachment a purpose of existing without this the body is shapeless mass. The brain is chemicals’ with electromagnetic neurons working together to form mental thoughts – emotions – feelings from the visual perception before our eyes some of these chemicals’ we do not have a name…

A Vocabulary of Essential Terms for Universal Understanding

By Vernon Nickerson Add Addition More More than Multiply Multiplication Logs Logarithms Subtract subtraction Less Less than Inequality Divide Division Equal Equals Equality From here we get to Calculus, Quantum Physics, and the mathematics of Star Trek, MCU, and DCU; to infinity and beyond. (S),where (s) equals silence and silence comes before sound. Sound is…

An Inspiring Interview with AJ Ali, Producer of “Walking while Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer”

By Vernon Nickerson Good afternoon. Today it is my honor to be in conversation with AJ Ali, Producer of a powerful new documentary that is a must-see-and-discuss event for a global audience: “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer”. AJ kindly allowed us to have wonderfully diverse conversation with him Vernon Nickerson: Welcome to The…

“They Still Want To Kill Us”

By Daniel Roumain Greenwood Black Wall StreetBlack OilGreen Money A young manMr. RowlandA younger womanMs. PageStumbled upon one anotherIn that elevator everything changed May 31, 192118 hoursA white mobEngulfed with white rage Burn it downBurn it all downA white man runnin’ with red blood on his hands Bring it downBring it all downA school, the…

AXS FILM FUND LAUNCHES WITH A COMMITMENT TO ENSURING CREATORS OF COLOR WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Grants of up to $10,000 Per Project Starting in 2021 AXS Film Fund was founded to support documentary filmmakers and non-fiction new media creators of color with disabilities. AXS Film Fund seeks to bring visibility to this underrepresented community of creators by intervening and providing opportunities that they may not otherwise have with mainstream funding…

Is There A Difference Between Fantasy and Reality

By Stephan Pisko Both are constructed by the human mind maybe the difference lies in the speculative fact that ‘fake fantasy’ is created with ‘many visual ideas’ plus ‘one human mind’ where as the ‘real illusion of reality’ is created by ‘many human minds’ plus one ‘broad based conceptual idea’. Fantasy has a ‘freeing effect’…

Mother’s Day Memories- A Film by Bill Hoversten

By Vernon Nickerson The power of film to illuminate and educate the audience shines throughout “Mother’s Day Memories”, a short feature film currently selected for eight international film festivals. The tight ensemble cast hits all the right notes to convey the slow erasure of the multiple lives impacted when a parent is losing their memories…

Truth or Falsity

By Stephan Pisko Mind cannot grasp ‘dead end truths’ that is a point of defining depths that fraction falsity a far more intriguing space that mind is familiar with over the decades and centuries of human history. When we say ‘mind’ we identify a ‘conditioned mainstream thought’ which spins it’s ‘defining truths’ like a wheel…

2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Top Prizes Go To CODA, Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Flee, and Hive  CODA, Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Hive, Writing With Fire, and Ma Belle, My Beauty Win Audience AwardsPresented by Acura The 2021 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, hosted by…

AVA DuVERNAY JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF OSCAR CONTENDER ‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS, CO-DIRECTORS BEN PROUDFOOT, KRIS BOWERS

NEW VIDEO RELEASED OF DuVERNAY & BOWERS IN-CONVERSATION FILM TO HAVE FESTIVAL DEBUT AT SUNDANCE 2021 TOMORROWFULL FILM NOW STREAMING ON NYTIMES.COM The new short subject documentary A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim…

Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

Opening Night Welcome, Awards Night, Conversations & More, Available Free & Worldwide Sponsors, Foundations Host Virtual Main Street Venues The lineup for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place on a Sundance-built and feature-rich online platform, goes well beyond feature and short films, episodic work and the VR/XR of New Frontier — it also encompasses a…