The Road to Abundance: From Sundance and Outfest to the Oscars
The Outfest Outpost at 2023 Sundance Film Festival • 36m
In today’s entertainment industry landscape, more queer, trans and nonbinary artists find themselves in the awards conversation, on the prestige festival circuit, and inking major deals…and yet, we still observe many LGBTQIA+ artists and stories facing closed doors, unfulfilled projects, and no seats at the table.
In a panel featuring artists currently on the Oscars shortlist, or premiering major works at Sundance, we’ll discuss how they've managed to forge creative resilience and artistic innovation while defining their own path of abundance. From discovering unique definitions of success, responding to challenges on the journey, and maintaining personal wellness in an often inconsistent industry environment, we're celebrating storytellers cultivating a landscape where a truly abundant, intersectional wealth of LGBTQIA+ stories reach their full potential.
Dania Bdeir (Oscar shortlisted WARSHA, winner of Sundance & Outfest Grand Jury Prizes for Best International Short Film)
Jen Rainin (Oscar shortlisted/Outfest ‘22 selection short doc HOLDING MOSES)
Chester Algernal Gordon (producer, THE INSPECTION)
Saim Sadiq (JOYLAND)
Zackary Drucker (THE STROLL)