October 1, 2022

From Short to TV | Beyond Resilience x Femme Frontera

Join Firelight Media and Femme Frontera, with support from Field of Vision, for a panel discussion featuring past Femme Frontera Showcase filmmakers and Firelight Media-supported filmmakers who will discuss their journeys from making short films to making content for distributors such as Netflix, Amazon, PBS, AppleTV, and Amazon Studios.


Featuring Chloë Walters-Wallace, Director of Regional Initiatives for Firelight Media; Cristina Ibarra, FRONTLINE/Firelight Fellow and Documentary Lab alum; Iliana Sosa, Documentary Lab alum; Aitch Alberto, writer, director, and filmmaker; Vicky Ponce, Frontera Lab Facilitator; and Maru Buendia-Senties, filmmaker and VFX/post supervisor.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 3:00pm
Philanthropy Theatre
125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

Femme Frontera is a Latinx-led film organization made up of and founded by women and non-binary filmmakers from the U.S.- Mexico border regions of El Paso, Texas; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México. Our mission is to amplify films made by women and non-binary filmmakers from border regions around the world and to world and to celebrate these unique voices through showcasing work, funding projects, and providing film education.

Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven documentary unit that commissions, creates and supports original short-form and feature-length nonfiction films and episodic series about developing and ongoing stories around the globe. Its mission is to support work that uses innovative and artistic ways to explore contemporary global issues through a cinematic lens, and to push the boundaries of nonfiction storytelling.

January 25, 2024

The Optics of Islam | Beyond Resilience

A conversation with filmmakers and scholars about Muslim and MENASA representation.

December 7, 2023

The Documentary System is Broken. Now What? | Beyond Resilience

How can we band together to (re)build a system that will ensure independent filmmakers can thrive?

November 1, 2023

Palestinian Voices | Beyond Resilience

Beyond Resilience, with support from Field of Vision, is proud to be a community partner for the Arab Film & Media Institute's 'Palestinian Voices' program.

November 15, 2023

Navigating the Ethical and Business Landscape of Artificial Intelligence | Beyond Resilience

A conversation about the evolution of artificial intelligence and its impact on documentary filmmaking, presented with DOC NYC PRO.

September 21, 2023

Let's Talk Money | Beyond Resilience

Join Firelight Media for a conversation about creating work, profiting from that work, and creating a sustainable career in nonfiction film.

August 6, 2023

Disability Justice: Spotlight on unseen | Beyond Resilience

Firelight Media co-presents a panel on disability justice at BlackStar Film Festival 2023, featuring Documentary Lab Fellow Set Hernandez Rongkilyo.

June 29, 2023

QTBIPOC Representation in Documentary | Beyond Resilience

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Pride Month conversation about queer, trans, and BIPOC representation in documentary.

May 25, 2023

AAPI Cultural Icons | Beyond Resilience

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience event celebrating AAPI cultural icons as seen through the lens of AAPI filmmakers.


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