BGN #157 I Sundance Warmup With Crystal Kayiza

Jan 16, 2019, 06:13 PM

Crystal Kayiza was raised in Oklahoma and is now a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. Her work focuses on pursuing more nuanced storytelling about the African diaspora. She is the recipient of a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellowship and a 2017 Jacob Burns Film Center Woman Filmmaker Fellowship. She received a Heartland Emmy Award in 2012 for her film All That Remains, which profiles Boley, Oklahoma, one of the nation's last all-Black towns.

Hosted and Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Music by: Sammus

More info on the Ignite Program:

In partnership with Adobe, the yearlong Sundance Ignite Fellowship is open to 18-to-24-year-old emerging documentary and narrative filmmakers.

It kicks off with a free trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where fellows are paired with a Sundance alum mentor and attend special Ignite events.

For the rest of the year, fellows work with their mentors, attend select Sundance Institute programs, enjoy eligibility for internships, and receive additional creative and professional development opportunities as they develop their craft.

They also receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (including Premiere Pro, their editing software and After Effects, their visual effects tool) – so, the filmmakers of tomorrow are using the tools of tomorrow (Adobe)!