Andrea James

Minneapolis City Council VP Andrea Jenkins Just Gave a Moving Speech to Mourn George Floyd.

Minneapolis City Council VP Andrea Jenkins, the first out transgender African American woman elected to U.S. public office, gave a powerful speech contextualizing the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Update: after this post, Andrea appeared on MSNBC:…

Nate Hood’s Quarantine Qapsule #22 Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps: But What About the Children [2020] ★★★½ Tribeca 2020

by Nate Hood Unseen Films Monday, April 27, 2020 Combined, these shorts create an empathetic experience that leaves us eager for more. Hopefully James and Schofield will continue to make more of these vignettes available. http://www.unseenfilms.net/2020/04/nate-hoods-quarantine-qapsule-22.html

Tribeca 2020 to Offer Select Online Programming, but Still Hopes for a Live Festival

Kate Erbland Apr 3, 2020 11:00 am PILOT SEASON Tribeca continued its tradition of opening submissions to independently produced TV pilots in 2020. ​The following group of filmmakers participating in the virtual N.O.W. Creators Market were to debut their pilots…

What Tribeca Film Festival’s Online Shift Means for Filmmakers

What Tribeca Film Festival’s Online Shift Means for Filmmakers

By Andy Hirschfeld • 04/07/20 2:31pm For filmmakers like writer and director Dimitris Tsilifonis, whose VR film A Safe Guide to Dying is set to premiere at Tribeca the Oculus release will help stand out for the general public. “This is a tremendous opportunity amidst…

Transphobia Project uses data visualisation to zoom in on outlets that spread biased transgender content

Transphobia Project uses data visualisation to zoom in on outlets that spread biased transgender content

Posted: 17 March 2020 By: Daniel Green Transgender rights activist Andrea James is building an interactive data visualisation platform mapping people and media outlets that publish biased content about gender identity and expression. The Transphobia Project will examine articles covering this topic across all English language…

“Minari,” “Boys State” Win Top Jury Honors At Sundance Fest

SUNDAY, FEB. 2, 2020 The Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producers Award for Documentary Features went to Diane Becker and Melanie Miller of Fishbowl Films, for Whirlybird. Read the rest –https://www.shootonline.com/news/minari-boys-state-win-top-jury-honors-sundance-fest

‘Minari’ wins top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, as women sweep directing prizes

By MARK OLSEN, JEN YAMATO FEB. 1, 2020 6:05 PM This year’s 28 prizes were awarded to 25 films from filmmakers representing a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds. Twelve (48%) of the winning films were directed by at least one woman, ten…

Sundance Winners: ‘Minari’ and ‘Boys State’ Take Top Honors

PETER DEBRUGE  Also previously announced, the Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Awards went to Diane Becker and Melanie Miller (producers of “Whirlybird”). Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award for Documentary Features: Diane Becker & Melanie Miller of Fishbowl Films, “Whirlybird” Read the rest…

Two graduate alumni screen their documentaries at Sundance Film Festival

JANUARY 28, 2020 Mira Zimet  Matt Yoka was at a professional camera store when he heard the news that his documentary, Whirlybird had also been accepted. “I remember the sales guys couldn’t be bothered with my questions — and then I got a call…

‘Whirlybird’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

3:15 PM PST 1/26/2020 by Daniel Fienberg Whirlybird is informative and thrilling. It’s also profound and sad. And maybe it’s got threads of inspiration and uplift as well. That’s a wide range of responses, and it’s as much as you could have hoped…

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