Kickstarter’s Invaluable Presence at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

From nine films in the official roster to a lodge that welcomes queer filmmakers and more

When considering the various ways Kickstarter has changed people’s lives, one doesn’t necessarily think of the Sundance Film Festival first. And yet, not only are there nine Kickstarter-funded films in the 2019 Sundance roster (selected from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions), altogether there have been 123 films propelled from the crowdfunding platform to the prestigious festival (itself one of the most notable launchpads in cinema) since 2011. Moreover, the film division of …

United Nations General Assembly’s “Waynak” Screening + makesense Discussions

For Global Goals Week, dialogue around migration and future climate refugees

Be it striving for sustainable urban development or empowering ocean conversationalists, Global Goals Week accompanies the United Nations General Assembly once a year—and aims to accelerate developmental goals across the planet. This year’s roster of events sees three spearheaded by France-based non-profit makesense—and their centerpiece experience is one to seek out. Vincent Hejduk, co-founder of the non-profit and film producer, will screen his short documentary “Waynak” before a conversation with …

Animal Collective + Coral Morphologic: Tangerine Reef

Ahead of their upcoming full-length audio visual album Tangerine Reef, Animal Collective (this time just Avey Tare, Deakin and Geologist) and Coral Morphologic have released this mesmerizing video, “A Short Trip Through Tangerine Reef.” Created for the the 2018 International Year of the Reef, this “visual tone poem” feels alien, otherworldly and experimental, yet entirely serene. Officially released 17 August, the album will also be …