Visit the Sundance Film Festival and expand your filmmaking skills with this series featuring the most compelling and timely talks and panels from recent Festivals.

The year 1992 was a watershed one for LGBTQ+ film, giving birth to the term “New Queer Cinema” and introducing a revolutionary generation of films and filmmakers with energetic irreverence and disruptive aesthetics. At the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, writer, editor and professor B. Ruby Rich convened and moderated a panel called "Barbed-Wire Kisses: Contemporary Lesbian and Gay Cinema" with preeminent artists to discuss their work and the historic moment of its emergence. In this video from the 2021 Festival, Rich and other LGBTQ+ titans gather 30 years later to look back and imagine forward in this contemporary edition of “Barbed Wire Kisses.”

Silas Howard started in filmmaking with his first feature, BY HOOK OR BY CROOK (2002 Sundance Film Festival), made with Harry Dodge. His credits include POSE, DICKINSON, TRANSPARENT, THIS IS US, HIGH MAINTENANCE, EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE OKAY, and his most recent feature, A KID LIKE JAKE (2018 Sundance Film Festival). more...
Director / Writer / Actor / Producer
Cheryl Dunye is a world-renowned African American director, writer, actress, and producer. She first emerged as part of the “Queer New Wave” of young filmmakers in the early 1990s. She is best known for her work on THE WATERMELON WOMAN, STRANGER INSIDE, and LOVECRAFT COUNTRY. more...
Los Angeles, CA, USA
ANDREW AHN is a queer Korean American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. Ahn's latest feature FIRE ISLAND (Searchlight Pictures) starring Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, and Margaret Cho is currently streaming on Hulu and Disney+ internationally. The film won the Ensemble Tribute at the 2023 Gotham Awards and was nominated for a PGA, ACE Eddie, and Independent Spirit Award. more...

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