Film Independent Unveils Dates For 2022 Sloan Film Summit, Sets ‘After Yang’ For Distribution Grant

film independent announced today that the seventh triennial Sloan Film Summit Will take place from April 8-10 at the National Museum of Japanese American in Los Angeles.

Returning from the pause imposed by the pandemic, the 2022 summit will celebrate the nationwide Sloan Film event, which will feature more than 150 writers, directors and producers, as well as working scientists and representatives from major film schools and organizations, who work to bridge the gap. Science, technology and popular culture.

The summit will begin with an inaugural reception on the 8th at 5:30 pm, followed by a screening of Cogonada’s A24 film. after yango, which was presented at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival by Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to receive a $50,000 distribution grant. The screening will be followed by a conversation moderated by producer Jennifer8. Together with the film’s creative team, including Lee Cogonada, and respected scientists such as Presidential Award recipient Maja Matrik, explore the topical issues raised by the film concerning the relationship between humans. The brain and artificial intelligence technology.

The event will continue on the 9th with a full day of private panels, workshops and networking sessions with industry professionals for all Sloan-backed filmmakers and organizations. Noted female actors and scientists, including flight systems engineer Tracy Drain, will participate in a panel on Women in Science and On Film, moderated by writer-EP Wendy Calhoun. Case studies on past Sloan-supported films will also be presented, along with student Academy Award winner Rommel Villa (sweet potatoes) and Jason Baig (brush away) to tell audience members about their journey from film inception to development, including collaborating with science advisors, through their release. The day will conclude with a visit to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

The final day of the summit will feature a public screening of Sloan-winning short films, staged screenplay readings and a keynote speech by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Andrea Gage. The day will end with the screening of the documentary how to survive the pandemicAs well as conversations with science experts on virology, epidemiology and public health, including the film’s director David France, producer Mira Chang and Dr. Anne Rimoin of UCLA and Dr. Jeffrey Klausner of USC.

“After postponing the event twice due to COVID-19, we are delighted to partner with Film Independent to host this popular summit celebrating the Sloan Foundation’s pioneering film event, resulting in more than 750 science fiction events. -themed film projects are some of the most innovative. and exciting filmmakers in the US and internationally,” Alfred P. Doran Weber, vice president and program director of the Sloan Foundation. “Sloan’s network of a dozen film schools, six screenplay development partners, and three film festivals has created a unique development pipeline to support original work intertwined with science and technology themes and characters. The program has produced more than 30 full feature films. and has produced a new generation of filmmakers, including three winners, one finalist, and a semifinalist for the Student Academy Awards since the last Sloan Film Summit in 2017.

“Showing that science can entertain as well as enlighten, the Foundation continues to work about scientists who are women, as well as black, Indigenous and people of color, less like Alice through new screenplays. Ball, Lewis Latimer, Benjamin Bunneker, Louis Miramontes, and many other hidden figures, about the lives and achievements of figures of importance,” Weber continued. “We look forward to showcasing more great stories about such scientists at this year’s summit.”

Film Independent President Josh Welsh said, “Film Independent is thrilled to be working with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on this remarkable gathering of filmmakers, film organizations and the scientific community.” “The last few years have only illustrated the importance of the power of science and technology and the arts to shine a light on these issues and bring them into the mainstream. The Sloan Foundation’s commitment to supporting visual storytellers whose work covers the disciplines of science and technology deeply connected with, is now more necessary than ever.”

The Sloan Film Summit, initiated in 1999, as part of its broader effort at public understanding of science and technology, was hosted by Alfred P. Sloan is part of the Foundation’s film program. This year’s event will highlight the ways in which the arts and sciences can support each other and work towards a common mission; Acknowledging the program’s massive success, supporting young filmmakers while bringing together a new group of artists and scientists.

Film is behind the Independent Spirit Awards and seeks to strengthen up-and-coming filmmakers from diverse backgrounds through additional Filmmaker Labs (in Directing, Documentary, Episode and Production); Its fast-track finance markets and financial sponsorships, and additional grants and awards, which provide more than a million dollars annually to visual storytellers.