GE, Cinelan’s Focus Forward project partners with Vimeo
GE and Cinelanâ€™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 worldâ€™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.