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The first-ever print edition of BRIGHT IDEAS launches later this week in Park City where it will be available exclusively inside official Sundance and Slamdance Film Festival venues. Oh, and at our totally rad launch party @ Downstairs on Main Street this Sunday from 4-7p.
"Zoé Salicrup Junco (left) directs lead actress Dalia Davi (right)"
Hello there. My name is Zoé Salicrup Junco. I’m a film director in-the-making, but more importantly, I’m a woman in-the-making. I have a funny feeling that both the former and especially the latter will be never-ending journeys... Hit me up if that’s not the case.
I’m really inspired these days by filmmaker, entrepreneur, community builder Ava DuVernay - inspired about film and about life. IndieWire named her one of their 40 top Industry Influencers and they definitely got it right when they put her in their shapeshifter category. She IS indeed a shapeshifter. She’s not only transforming herself, but she’s calling into being a highly fluid, passionately creative era in filmmaking. She’s inviting us all to shift our perceptions and change our world.
In a recent Seed&Spark #filmcurious Twitter chat the question was raised how people find out about new films. The idea behind was to identify the main information sources that people trust to make the decision about the next movie to watch.
As part of a really awesome new project that Seed&Spark is launching in January, we're holding a contest!
There are a bunch of amazing films turning 50 in 2014 (amongst them Dr. Strangelove, Fistful of Dollars, and Godzilla vs. Mothra), and we're asking the Seed&Spark community to help us pick one of 16 very worthy movies to commemorate with a newly re-designed poster.