GE, Cinelan’s Focus Forward project partners with Vimeo
GE and Cinelan’s Focus Forward documentary project, which kicks off an 18-month run here at TIFF, has now struck an exclusive partnership with Vimeo to power the multi-platform distribution of the initiative.
Cinelan has also announced a multi-year partnership with IDFA, the world’s largest documentary film festival.
Filmmakers including Joe Berlinger, Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Steve James, Barbara Kopple, Jessica Yu, and Morgan Spurlock are participating in the project, which makes three-minute documentaries about ideas and invention.
Yu said that her film would be about a man nicknamed Mr Toilet, who organizes a sanitation conference in Singapore and tries to convine the developing world that they need proper sanitation systems. Other films will include one about a surgeon creating a new kind of artificial heart.
Most of the filmmakers have been selected for this round, but Cinelan is still taking on board a few more international directors.