INDUSTRY: Behind the Scenes at the Global Lens 2013 MoMA Premiere

(L-R) Eric Schnedecker (Head of Sales-Acquisitions, Urban Distribution International), Rebeca Conget (Vice President Acquisitions and Distribution, Film Movement), Global Lens 2013 director Sebastián Silva, filmmaker Julia Solomonoff and Santhosh Daniel (Director of Programs) enjoy the party.

And this year was especially epic: A celebration of ten years of Global Lens films and the amazing partnerships we’ve formed over the years.

Jytte Jensen and MoMA, our founding partners, were the most gracious hosts ever.

The China Institute threw a wonderful reception to honor Zhang Yuan and our opening film BEIJING FLICKERS (and Zhang Yuan and Li Xinyun stole the show with their presence).

We couldn’t have asked Suman Ghosh and Sebastian Silva for better introductions to their films.

Rob Avila came through in wonderful fashion with director interviews (read our latest with Zhang Yuan here), and a whole host of friends, filmmakers, and film lovers came out to join in all the fun!

As February rolls around, we’re already full-speed ahead into our North American tour: from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to a local theater in Juneau, Alaska. (Check out our calendar for more info!) Craving more instant updates? Head over to our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!

And now, the round-up of snapshots from the milestone event!

Santhosh Daniel (Director of Programs) meets Global Lens 2013 director Zhang Yuan and BEIJING FLICKERS actress Li Xinyun for the first time.

(L-R) Shenzhan Liao (Director of Education & Dean of Confucius Institute, The China Institute), Kevin Lawrence (Associate Director, Teach China, The China Institute), and translator Vincent (Tzu-Wen) Cheng great guests at The China Institute.

Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art, introduces Global Lens 2013.

Emma Rae Lierley, Communications Manager (left) and Clay Farland, MoMA Department of Film (right), catch up after the screening of BEIJING FLICKERS.

Evan Knopf, Administrative Manager (left) and Kevin Lawrence, Associate Director, Teach China, The China Institute (right) talk about their mutual taste in music.

Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three...Getting ready to screen BEIJING FLICKERS with a screening test in the Titus Theater inside MoMA.

Writer Rob Avila (left) and Global Lens 2013 director Suman Ghosh (right) sit down before the screening of SHYAMAL UNCLE TURNS OFF THE LIGHTS to discuss the inspiration behind the film.

Global Lens 2013 director Suman Ghosh (left) and Susan Weeks Coulter, Founder and Board Chair of The Global Film Initiative (right), happy to meet in person at last.

Global Lens 2004 director Renato Falcao, Global Lens 2013 director Zhang Yuan (right) and translator Vincent (Tzu-Wen) Cheng (center) discuss global filmmaking over a glass of wine at The China Institute.

Emma Rae Lierley, Communications Manager (left), designer extraordinaré Gary Ponzo (center) and writer Rob Avila (right) pause their conversation for the camera.

Susan Weeks Coulter, Founder and Board Chair of The Global Film Initiative (left), Global Lens 2013 director Sebastián Silva (center), and Santhosh Daniel, Director of Programs (right)

(L-R) Matt Poland (CEO, Hartford Public Library), Jeremy Quist (Global Lens Series Manager), Santhosh Daniel (Director of Programs), Jerome Myers (Public Services Director, Hartford Public Library)

(L-R) Global Lens 2004 director Renato , Matthew Tollin (Boardmember, The Global Film Initiative), La Frances Hui (Assistant Director, Cultural Programs & Film Curator, Asia Society), Santhosh Daniel (Director of Programs), Susan Weeks Coulter (Founder and Board Chair, The Global Film Initiative), Global Lens 2013 director Zhang Yuan, BEIJING FLICKERS actress Li Xinyun, translator Vincent (Tzu-Wen) Cheng, Kevin Lawrence ( Associate Director, Teach China, The China Institute)

The cast of "The Office"--the GFI office!

 

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