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Nosotros Youth Program

What is the future of filmmaking? If the Nosotros Youth Program has any say in it, it will look more like inclusion.

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18 Years of the Ghetto Film School

 The legacy of the Ghetto Film School (GFS) is one that echoes: Inner-city youth graduate, become leaders and feed the rise of the next generation of artists like themselves.

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Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Alumni: A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda

This spring, writing team A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda were among 12 screenwriters chosen as fellows for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive.

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Sundance Lab Spotlight: Brett Weiner and Emma Fletcher

Each year, Sundance Institute labs bring together aspiring writers and directors who want to take their projects to the next level. Notable projects that evolved in these labs include Damien Chazelle's Whiplash; Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre and Ryan Co...

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Sundance Lab Spotlight: A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda

This spring, writing team A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda were among 12 screenwriters chosen as fellows for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive. The two-day program, which launched in 2013, gives emerging screenwriters the opportunity to hone th...

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How LALIFF's Sergio Monserrate is Helping Latino Youth Tell Their Stories

Much like the children he connects with today, Sergio Monserrate has had quite the journey through LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival), which returns this year after a five-year hiatus.

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NALIP'S #WeAreInclusion Initiative: Writer-Director Nancy Mejia

For nearly 20 years, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) has advocated for the discovery and inclusion of Latino voices in the media. In support of their mission, NALIP began the #WeAreInclusion project, showcasing the va...

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National Hispanic Media Coalition's Writers Programs: Developing Latino Voices

Screenwriters’ workshops often do double duty, honing a writer’s craft while also providing access to industry insiders via mentorships. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) incorporates a third task by gearing its two programs toward Latino ...

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Ilyse McKimmie Talks Sundance Feature Film Labs

Fruitvale Station, Swiss Army Man, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. These and many more feature films have one thing in common: The filmmakers behind these brilliant movies developed their skills through the Sundance Institute and the Feature Film Pr...

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