Welcome to the 2014 Sloan Film Summit

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, was proud to co-host the 2014 Sloan Film Summit with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from November 14-16 in downtown Los Angeles.

The Summit celebrates the thriving nationwide Sloan film program, bringing together 150 screenwriters, directors and producers, as well as representatives from leading film schools and film organizations, who work to bridge the gap between science and popular culture.

On Sunday, November 16, the Summit was open to the public for a full day event titled Science and The Art of Storytelling, a celebration of Sloan-winning works including a keynote by Sloan-supported playwright and screenwriter Beau Willimon (House of CardsThe Ides of March), a shorts program, staged readings, and a sneak peek of soon to be released Sloan films.


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