PARK CITY, Utah — Sundance Institute, in collaboration with the Chickasaw Nation and the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, will hold a Native Filmmaker Summit and Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue event Sept. 6-8.
Film Forward is a touring film program that offers screenings, workshops, and discussions designed to foster dialogue and cross-cultural understanding.
Filmmakers are invited to a one-day summit at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at The Chickasaw Cultural Center. Led by Bird Runningwater, director of the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Programs and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, the summit will include round-table discussions, films and filmmakers’ presentations.
Those interested in attending should RSVP to Owl_Johnson@sundance.org by Aug. 31. For more information, go to sundance.org/pages/native-filmmaker-summit/.
Rachel Perkins and Asif Kapadia will participate in question-and-answer sessions and moderated discussions after their films screen.
Film Forward will also feature two panel discussions: “Perspectives on Indigenous Filmmaking,” moderated by Bird Runningwater with Sterlin Harjo, Rachel Perkins and Jason Asenap as panelists and “Perspectives on Oklahoma Filmmaking,” moderated by representatives from the Oklahoma Film & Music Office.
For a complete schedule of Film Forward screenings and events, go online to sundance.org/filmforward/destination/Oklahoma-2012/.