By: Grace M. Castro
The Sundance Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences, hosted a Creative Distribution Initiative Session on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, known for its rich Haitian culture and soon developing epicenter for the Magic City Innovation District.
Partnering with Knight Foundation and local film organizations like FilmGate Miami, Sundance extended their program and focus to also empower South Florida filmmakers navigating the changing business of independent film.
It was an inspirational and informative gathering for the industry. Topics ranged from financing, distribution, career sustainability, and how to find the best collaborators. Panel members included producers Natalie Metzger (Vanishing Angle), Eugene Sun Park (Full Spectrum Features), and director Rashaad Ernesto Green, all who were very candid sharing their experiences at all levels of success.
The day also included a pitch practice moment where filmmakers got expert and honest feedback after sharing their concept for their next film. For continued support, guests were encouraged to sign up for Sundance Co//ab, their new digital destination where creators from around the globe come together to share their stories, learn and grow as artists, and connect with one another.
The full-day was definitely a quality opportunity for the local filmmaking community and we look forward to many more Sundance events.
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