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As the old saying goes, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” But what if you don’t know the right people? What if your world feels so remote from potential gatekeepers or opportunities that some professional pathways seem completely out of reach, if they’ve even occurred to you at all? This...
Unladylike 2020 is the brainchild of documentary filmmaker Charlotte Mangin. It's an innovative multimedia series about little known but extraordinary women from the turn of the 20th century whose legacies we all benefit from today. Produced with support from the National Endowment for the Arts,...
When Ivan Jaigirdar, Shilpa Mankikar, and Camille Ramani launched 3rd i Films with monthly screenings in San Francisco in 2001, it quickly became apparent they had identified an untapped but incredibly intense appetite for South Asian film. By 2003, 3rd i started the annual San Francisco...
"I'm not goal-oriented as much as I'm constantly aware of what I'm passionate about and I'm constantly updating the list." — Greta Gerwig
"I live by two words: tenacity and gratitude." — Henry Winkler What two words best describe your creative practice? Let us know on the National Endowment for the Arts Facebook page .
"I believe art gives you the chance to do something that makes you connect to someone else. Through art we find out we're not alone." — Diego Luna
“I think that the arts matter because they give human beings the outlet to express themselves freely and follow that compulsion or desire or need to express all their vulnerabilities and feelings and frustrations and struggles through whatever medium they choose.” — Marc Maron On his uber-popular...
"The responsibility of the artist is to make work that's real and that's reflective of something that's true. You have to be true to your own vision of the voice you're trying to find." — Andrew Okpeaha MacLean For #ThrowbackThursday check out our interview with filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (...
"I'm not going to knock on any closed doors. I'm going to make my own door." — Ava DuVernay
"I think film is a vehicle to get us into relationships with each other in terms of understanding each other's communities. I think that's really important in this day and age of more and more isolation." — Ivan Jaigirdar Read our interview with 3rd I Films founder Ivan Jaigirdar here .

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