Film2Future will celebrate its 2020 class of emerging filmmakers and with an upcoming virtual gala in November. Rachel Miller, the founder of the diversity-focused professional filmmaking program, said that as odd as times may be, the celebration of this year’s group of young creators couldn’t come at a better time.
“I couldn’t think of a more important time, truly as far as I’ve been alive, where our students’ voices need to be told and their stores need to be told by themselves for themselves,” Miller told Deadline.
The nonprofit, which seeks to provide young filmmakers from underserved communities with the resources to jump-start their film careers, will continue to highlight students’ accomplishments and connect them with industry figures at its November 19 gala. However, the process of getting to this point was far from normal this year, Miller said.