Recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Josephine Decker premiered her first two narrative features at the Berlinale Forum 2014 and theatrically in NYC. Her film “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely,” starring Joe Swanberg, Robert Longstreet, Sophie Traub and Kristin Slaysman and inspired by a character from John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, balances horror, beauty, and intimacy as an erotic thriller set in the wilds of Kentucky and was said by The New Yorker to be ushering in a "new grammar" of narrative.
Frances Bodomo is a Ghanaian filmmaker & one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her first short film, Boneshaker (starring Oscar-nominee Quvenzhané Wallis) premiered at Sundance 2013. Her second short, Afronauts, premiered at the 2014 Sundance, Berlinale, and New Directors/New Films Festivals. Frances is currently developing the feature version of Afronauts (supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, IFP, the Alfred P Sloan Foundation, and Spike Lee).
Lily Baldwin is a multi-faceted creative working in New York City and Los Angeles who combines her penchant for film and dance to craft intricate narratives.As a filmmaker, her films are featured on The Criterion Collection on FilmStruck, iTunes, ShortsHD, Filmmaker Magazine, NOWNESS, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week and Fandor. They have also screened internationally at film festivals, art fairs, galleries and museums.
Lauren Wolkstein is a NYC-based filmmaker originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She was named one of the top twenty-five emerging filmmakers through The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project’s inaugural Emerging Visions program at the 2011 New York Film Festival. Filmmaker Magazine listed her as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2013.
Daniel Patrick Carbone's film debut Hide Your Smiling Faces had its world and north-American premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 and was awarded the Best Undistributed Film of the Year by the National Society of Film Critics. Hide Your Smiling Faces was released theatrically and on cable/VOD in Spring 2014 via Tribeca Film. Daniel resides in Brooklyn, NY where he co-owns the collaborative filmmaking group and production company Flies Collective.