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Focus Forward Partners with Tribeca, LA Film Fest and Other Fests; Opens Filmmaker Challenge Submissions

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 23, 2012 at 12:27PM

Focus Forward is a global documentary initiative that looks at the human power of ideas and innovation through three-minute films that can educate and inspire. GE and CINELAN's Focus Forward is now accepting submissions for their $200,000 Filmmaker Challenge, in celebration of nine Focus Forward documentary shorts playing at Tribeca on April 25.
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Focus Forward

Focus Forward is a global documentary initiative that looks at the human power of ideas and innovation through three-minute films that can educate and inspire. GE and CINELAN's Focus Forward is now accepting submissions for their $200,000 Filmmaker Challenge, in celebration of nine Focus Forward documentary shorts playing at Tribeca on April 25 (public screening at Tribeca Cinemas 2at 3pm) and online here. Among the films playing Tribeca are works from directors Katy Chevigny, Steven Cantor, Michele, Ohayon and Nelson George.

In addition to its new partnership with Tribeca,  Focus Forward has also partners with the BAFICI Talent Campus in Buenos Aires, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival.

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This article is related to: Tribeca Film Festival, News, Festivals, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.