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In this discussion, filmmakers from this year's Sundance Film Festival, Producer Kara Durrett (Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul) and Director Chase Joynt (Framing Agnes), share advice on how to prepare for and make the most out of your first major film festival experience. 

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Abiram (Abi) Brizuela is an award-winning composer, conductor, and storyteller whose work straddles theater, film, and themed entertainment. In addition to his work as an artist, Abi serves as Director of Artist Community for the Sundance Institute, overseeing a community of over 22,000 independent storytellers emerging from the Sundance Film Festival as well as the institute's labs, grants, funds, and fellowships. more...
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Kara Durrett is an independent producer, a 2019 Sundance Producer Lab Fellow, and a 2021 nominee for the Independent Spirit Piaget Producers Award. Recently, Durrett produced Adamma Ebo's HONK FOR JESUS, SAVE YOUR SOUL which is premiering at Sundance 2022, as well as Celine Held & Logan George’s VANISHINGS AT CADDO LAKE Produced alongside M Night Shyamalan, currently in Post Production. more...
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Chase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed NO ORDINARY MAN, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton. Since premiering at TIFF in 2020, NO ORDINARY MAN has been hailed by The New Yorker as “a genre unto itself” and Indiewire as “the future of trans cinema.” more...

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