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  1. A Filmmaker’s Embrace of Nonlinear Storytelling

    March 30, 2012

    Musa Syeed is one of the hottest up and coming filmmaking talents in the U.S. His work includes documentaries such as A Son's Sacrifice, Bronx Princess, and a narrative feature, Valley of Saints — which is currently on the festival circuit. He has also been experimenting with new, interactive forms of storytelling, and we asked him to write about his

  2. FUTURESTATES Season 3: Online Press Conference

    March 16, 2012

    Join us on Thursday, March 22 at 11am PT / 2pm ET for a live, online press conference to discuss the upcoming, third season of FUTURESTATES. Moderated by series manager Karim Ahmad, the panel will include• Jennifer Phang, Filmmaker (Advantageous) • Jacqueline Kim, Actor (Advantageous) • Mo Perkins, Filmmaker (Laura Keller — NB) • Amber Benson,

  3. ITVS Alumni Score a Win at SFIAAFF

    March 15, 2012

    Four filmmakers previously funded by ITVS received a $5,000 award at this year's San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) for a work-in-progress about international LGBT politicians.Filmmakers S. Leo Chiang (A Village Called Versailles) and Johnny Symons (Daddy & Papa, Ask Not), along with co-producers Eva Moss and

  4. Oscar Nominated Filmmakers Visit Talk of The Nation

    February 22, 2012

    Filmmakers Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again) and Marshall Curry (If A Tree Falls) appeared separately on NPR this week to discuss their respective films — both of which have been nominated for an Academy Award. Listen to the interviews with host Neal Conan, below:Hell and Back Again"After so many years of war, society's become numb to pictures of

  5. A Determined Filmmaker Returns to Open Call

    February 16, 2012

    Filmmaker Judith Helfand's latest documentary Cooked was one of a dozen projects accepted into ITVS's latest round of Open Call funding. She offered BTB this roundup of the producer's orientation, held last week in San Francisco.I started writing this amidst the din of the one week orientation for filmmakers funded through ITVS’ most recent Open Call.