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GLAFF FOR BACKSTREET TO THE AMERICAN DREAM
NALIP & LA TACO
We are super excited to share that we have partnered with @glafilmfest for a screening of Backstreet to the American Dream! It will take place at Secret Movie Club DTLA on November 6, 2021 at 4:00PM PT. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ben Lopez from NALIP and Memo Torres from LA Taco, and later a reception with food from El Pescadito Lonchera! Get your tickets at GLAFF.ORG/TICKETS.
Don’t forget to check out GLAFF’s full program that includes galas, features and shorts screening programs, masterclasses, special events all of which is accessible to everyone. #GLAFF2021. All net proceeds will go towards supporting Get Lit - Words Ignite, a non-profit organization that relies on classic and spoken word poetry to empower and support teen and youth literacy.
Producers Guild, Google team on "The Short Film Project"
Photo Courtesy of PGA
The Producers Guild of America and Google announced up to two $50,000 grants as part of “The Short Film Project presented by the Producers Guild and Google.” This opportunity is offered exclusively to PGA Create Fellows from its recent scripted lab for emerging and mid-career creative producers from backgrounds underrepresented in the industry. This new opportunity extends Google’s previously announced lead sponsorship of the PGA Create lab.
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Women at Sundance Filmmaker Program Names 2021 Adobe Fellows
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The Sundance Institute, the nonprofit arm of the organization that puts on the annual Sundance Film Festival, has announced the recipients of its 2021 Women at Sundance Adobe Fellowship.
The annual program will spotlight eight artists working across disciplines, and was designed to support women doing bold work in film and media. The fellowship prioritizes filmmakers from underrepresented communities.
Read more about the fellows here.
Discrimination Against LGBTQ People Rose 13% According to GLAAD Study
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In a year when state and federal lawmakers have introduced over 100 pieces of legislation targeting LGBTQ+ people, GLAAD’s Accelerating Acceptance Study provides some clarity to what many non-LGBTQ+ people believe.
The seventh annual study surveyed U.S. adults, measuring their attitudes toward LGBTQ+ people. This year, GLAAD found that more than 80 percent of non-LGBTQ+ Americans expect to become more familiar with trans and nonbinary people. Other positive results from the survey include an increase in people understanding that LGBTQ+ people are a diverse group and an increase in understanding that gender is not only female and male.
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TAICCA Brings Taiwanese Cinema to the American Film Market
The American Film Market (AFM), one of the key events for film acquisition, development, and networking in North America, has moved its 2021 edition entirely online from November 1st to November 5th.
The Taiwan Creative Content Agency will participate in AFM with an online Taiwan Pavilion with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID). The Taiwan Pavilion will feature 57 films from 32 film exhibitors, showcasing the best of Taiwanese cinema to the world.
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