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VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2020 Film Independent Forum!
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:30:14 +0000

When it became obvious earlier this year that our normally three-day, in-person Film Independent Forum would not be possible in 2020, we couldn’t imagine how...

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Member Lens: Filmmaker and TV Showrunner Ali LeRoi
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:47 +0000

In our Member Lens series, we’re spotlighting a cross-section of current Film Independent Members to see how they got where they are now, what they...

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Forum Day Seven and Eight: That’s a Wrap!
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:30:30 +0000

There’s only one more event left to enjoy at this year’s all-virtual, all-amazing 2020 Film Independent Forum: our 3:00pm PST Zoom happy hour—so here’s hoping...

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Forum Day Six: Beirut in ‘1982’, ‘Sheikh Jackson,’ New Distribution and More
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:04:20 +0000

The end of the 2020 Film Independent Forum within sight! Yes—sad to say, but the fun ends tomorrow, August 7, culminating with our annual (virtual)...

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Forum: Ramy Youssef Tells Ayten Amin about His Faith, Family and Filmmaking
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 01:00:47 +0000

Here at Film Independent, we’re lucky to be able to interact with a lot of very cool people—filmmakers, festival programmers, the occasional freshly scrubbed celeb....

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Forum Day Five: Ramy Youssef, Foreign Financing and Docs with Social Impact
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:30:40 +0000

By this point in the proceedings, we’re guessing that you’re really starting to feel the fact that the 2020 Film Independent Forum is a full...

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Forum Day Four: #FiForum20 Goes Global By Staying at Home
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:34:41 +0000

For those of us diligently punching the clock from home these days, the start of a new workweek can feel a little disorienting: time rolling...

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Global Executive Keynote: How Ashok Amritraj Went from Maverick to Mogul
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:44:30 +0000

It’s often said that whenever a door closes, a window opens up somewhere else; presenting new opportunities we all strive to recognize, appreciate and take...

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Forum Day Three Recap: Dawn Porter Remembers John Lewis, Pitching, ‘Apollo 11’ and More
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:00:25 +0000

Under normal circumstances, we’d have spent a SoCal weekend as lovely and temperate as this most recent one lounging on beach towel approximate to some...

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Doc Keynote: Dawn Porter on John Lewis, COVID, Collaboration and How To Avoid Burnout
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 01:34:43 +0000

In 2019, the Film Independent Forum introduced a brand-new keynote to its already robust programming slate—a conversation with Minding the Gap director Bing Liu. A...

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