Diversity As An Ethos

What happens when diversity is built
into the ethos and decision-making
behind film production and festival
programming? With Sundance Institute
and BFI alike playing a key role in the
development of indie films, what progress
has been and will be made to diversify
the independent filmmaking scene in the
UK and across the pond? And what are
the challenges faced by filmmakers from
underrepresented groups In tpday's busy
lndle filmmaking scene?

This lively discussion will gather
Sundance Film Festival programmers,
key players at the BFI, Sundance Film
Festival: London directors Sian Heder
(TallUlah) and Roger Ross Williams (Life,
Animated), and producer Effie Brown
(last year's Dear White People) who will
explore the progress made and still to be
made in diversifying the indie filmmaking
scene on camera and behind the scenes.
Presented in association with


Sian Heder
Roger Ross Williams
Effie Brown
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