10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2017: Peter Nicks


Peter Nicks is on our 10 filmmaker to watch list in 2017 for his film, The Force, a cinema vérité look into the Oakland Police Department from 2014-2016. Nicks had hoped to capture the department emerging out from federal oversight, only to document another scandal. The film is part of a thematic trilogy about institutions and communities in Oakland, California.

10 Filmmakers to Watch: Fawzia Mirza


Fawzia Mirza makes our 10 Filmmakers to Watch list for 2017 with her film Signature Move, a feature that she co-wrote, produced, and stars in, which premiered at SXSW. The film tells the story of a Muslim lesbian in a new relationship, her Lucha-style wrestling, and the pressures of her conservative live-in mother. It is a romantic comedy.

VR at Tribeca Film Festival


Film Critic Maddy Kadish details new advances in virtual reality storytelling through her highlights of the Immerse section at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.