We are pleased to announce that the 2012 CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars group has been decided. We received many wonderful applications from an expansive range of genres, themes, and geographic locations. Unfortunately we cannot accept all the amazing and talented filmmakers that apply, but we always encourage folks who don’t make it in this year to apply again next year.
Over the next few days, we will be posting pics and short bios of our June 2012 group members. So without further ado (and in no particular order), we introduce the first member of the 2012 CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars:
Cheryl Furjanic is an award-winning filmmaker who has been teaching documentary production at New York University for over a decade. Her short documentary and fiction films, which range in length from 30 seconds to 13 minutes, have screened at 100+ festivals worldwide and on television. Her first feature documentary – Sync or Swim (2008) – received numerous awards, including a Billie Award for Journalism from the Women’s Sports Foundation, and is now available on DVD and iTunes. Cheryl holds a BFA in Film & Television Production from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. When she’s not making films, Cheryl researches audience relationships and fandom in fiction television.