1. CYBORG FOUNDATION is the Grand Jury Prize Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.

    Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds.
    Harbisson has been claimed to be the first recognized cyborg in the world, as his passport photo now includes his device. In 2010, Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas created the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization to help humans become cyborgs. The foundation has also experimented with other sensory devices, including an “earborg,” which translates sound into color, and a “speedborg,” which allows people to detect movement through electronic earrings that vibrate.

    Directed & Produced & Edited by: Rafel Duran Torrent
    Image & Sound: Filma-T Produccions (Anna Moradell & Joan Figueras)
    Video Effects: Rafel Duran Torrent, Harald Donner
    Music: Neil Harbisson
    Lighting: X So (Xavi Fusté & Miquel Gasol)
    Cyborg Foundation: Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas
    Sound Postproduction: Jens Erdmann
    Footage provided by: El Xip Multicolor
    Pictures used with permission of Campus Party Mexico and Christopher Jones
    Special thanks to: Roger Soldevila, Palau de la Música Catalana, Mercat de la Boqueria, Arts Santa Mònica, Come&See Catalan Performing Arts Market, Supermercats Caprabo, Gabrielle Wessling

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  2. THE ARTIFICIAL LEAF is a 2nd Place Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.

    Dan Nocera has a simple formula to save the planet: sunlight + water = energy for the world.

    Directed by JARED P. SCOTT
    Produced by KELLY NYKS, JARED P. SCOTT
    Director of photography ROB FEATHERSTONE
    Edited by JARED P. SCOTT
    Graphics by NOAH POOLE
    Music by MALCOLM I. FRANCIS
    Sound recording by N.G. POHOLCHUK
    Additional cinematography by S.J. WALKER
    Title design by MELISSA TIERNEY
    Assistant editing by THERON POWELL, S.J. WALKER
    Additional camera (nyc) by ANDERS BIRCH, JARED P. SCOTT
    Intern JONATHAN HESS
    Production assistants LEIGH LANOCHA, KELLY SMITH

    Very special thanks to DAN NOCERA, DILEK DOGUTAN KIPER, ALLISON KELSEY
    Thanks to EVERYONE AT NOCERA RESEARCH GROUP/LAB, CAROLINE McCALL, JODY MELLO, JENNIFER GALLAGHER, AND MIT

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  3. SLINGSHOT is the 3rd place Winner in the $200,000 GE/FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.

    Best known for his Segway Personal Transporter, inventor Dean Kamen is taking on the world’s great challenges one invention at a time. SlingShot is the story of Kamen, his water purification technology, and his innovative approach to the planet’s safe water crisis.

    Produced and Directed by Paul Lazarus

    # vimeo.com/51890022 Uploaded 111K Plays 67 Comments
  4. BONES DON'T LIE AND DON'T FORGET is the 4th place Winner in the $200,000 GE/FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.

    After 2 decades the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG) remains dedicated to the work of listening to bones that "don't lie and don't forget", telling their stories in tribunal spaces, to their families who have waited decades to lay to rest their loved ones and to a country in which the past is always present. The afterlife of the conflict demands that the living communicate with those who have passed away in order to pursue justice and re-member a complex and fragmented history. FAFG's work demands us to not only revisit history, but to interrogate it, to reopen chapters perhaps deemed closed or "resolved", and to name, one by one, the thousands who were detained and disappeared during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala.

    Director: Kim Munsamy
    Producer: Sebastián Porras Saenz
    Music: Horacio Lua
    Editing: Kim Munsamy
    Videographer: Kim Munsamy & Carla Molina
    Sound Mix: Joel Blues
    Sound assistant: Alejandro Poroj Abac

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  5. MINE KAFON is a 5th place Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.

    A short documentary portrait on a designer who has created a low cost solution to landmine clearance.

    Check out his website:
    massoudhassani.com
    or for other films by us at Ardent Film Trust:
    ardentfilm.org

    DIRECTOR
    Callum Cooper
    DOP
    Michael Latham
    CAMERA
    Michael Latham
    Mahmud Hassani
    Callum Cooper
    SLOW MOTION CAMERA
    Ed Edwards
    EDITOR
    Anna Meller
    COLOR GRADER
    Chris Teeder
    SOUND MIXER AND DESIGNER
    Sandy Milne
    TITLE DESIGNER
    Ray O'Meara
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
    Bobby Kapur
    PRODUCERS
    Alicia Brown
    Michael Latham
    Callum Cooper
    THANKS
    Lucie Kalmar
    Slowmo High Speed
    Optimism Films
    The RNLA explosive ordnance disposal service
    Copyright Ardent Film Trust 2012

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GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition Winners

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These five films are the winners in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. The Grand Jury Prize of $100,000 was announced at a live Awards Ceremony on January 22 during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Congratulations to all our winners…


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These five films are the winners in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. The Grand Jury Prize of $100,000 was announced at a live Awards Ceremony on January 22 during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Congratulations to all our winners and CYBORG FOUNDATION.

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