The Festival Challenging Industry Norms and It's Best Feature Doc Winner
The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) was founded in 2015 by Academy Award–winning actress Geena Davis. The mission of the festival is to influence mainstream media to increase diversity and the presence of underrepresented groups in their content. We were honored to speak to two filmmakers who presented projects at the 2023 festival.
In this episode, we talk about…
Meghan’s project, Here to Make Friends, and its diverse cast and crew
The difficulties Meghan had in filming her episodic proof in Texas when abortion became illegal
Sierra’s film, Joonam, which won "Best Documentary Feature" at BFF
What it was like to watch footage with actual subtitles, compared to the translation she received during filming
Getting excellent feedback and guidance from a supervising editor
Discovering the storyline in post-production
How the most uncomfortable scenes end up being the most meaningful
Forgetting about the physical filming tools as much as possible
What it was like to feature her film at Sundance 2023
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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.