Google Presents: Gender and Racial Gaps in Film and Tech

Google Presents: Gender and Racial Gaps in Film and Tech


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Greta Gerwig, left, Rebecca Miller and Bill Hader filming Maggie’s Plan. Photo credit: The Guardian

Join us for the 33rd Miami International Film Festival as we launch our new partnership with Google: The Google Seminar Series on Gender & Racial Gaps in Film & Tech. This exciting new initiative will take place from March 5 – 8, within the overall Festival program. Attendees can look forward to:

Kick off with a Keynote Welcome Address by Julie Ann Crommett, Google CS Education in

Media Program Manager, outlining Google’s pioneering efforts to build gender/racial diversity in media and tech. Featured panelists will join Ms. Crommett for a discussion focused on one of the most prominent technical film roles lacking in gender/racial diversity – the director of photography (DP). 

Panel discussion featuring directors Rebecca Miller (Maggie’s Plan), Dawn Porter (Trapped) and Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler), who will lead an eye-opening discussion on how the atmosphere in pre-production, on a set, or in the editing and sound mixing suites change with a woman in the director’s chair.

Panelists address the obstacles that women and people of color face from institutions. The participants offer their views on large-scale changes already taking place and propose potential solutions for the work that still urgently needs to be done. 

Florida Premiere of Cameraperson, the acclaimed feature memoir by Kirsten Johnson, an esteemed 2016 Festival special guest, whose extensive cinematography career includes working for documentarians such Michael Moore and Laura Poitras. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Johnson, moderated by Director of Photography Cybel Martin.


or $30 for all 4 programs



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