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  1. Mine Kafon | Callum Cooper

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    MINE KAFON is a 5th place Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/winners. A short documentary portrait on a designer…

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    • Heart Stop Beating | Jeremiah Zagar

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      Heart Stop Beating is the story of Billy Cohn & Bud Frazier, two visionary doctors from the Texas Heart Institute, who in March of 2011 successfully replaced a dying man's heart with a 'continuous…

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      • CYBORG FOUNDATION | Rafel Duran Torrent

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        CYBORG FOUNDATION is the Grand Jury Prize Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/winners. Neil Harbisson was born with…

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        • The Sky is NOT the Limit | Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern

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          Meet Peter Diamandis - the visionary man behind the X Prize Foundation which provides financial awards to spur the next generation of big thinkers and enable inventors to solve the world's biggest…

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          • New Gift | Supriyo Sen

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            In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction caused by chemical farming, industrial agriculture and genetic engineering, the film explores the core philosophy of “Navdanya”…

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            • The Artificial Leaf | Jared P. Scott & Kelly Nyks

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              THE ARTIFICIAL LEAF is a 2nd Place Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/winners. Dan Nocera has a simple formula…

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              • Fire With Fire | Ross Kauffman

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                Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another… inside the body of an six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations. Join the conversation and tweet #FireWithFire…

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                • The Honor Code | Katy Chevigny

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                  If we change the way we think about honor, could we make the world a better place? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah proves we can in The Honor Code. Join the conversation and tweet #HONORCODE to…

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                  • Solar Roadways | Michéle Ohayon

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                    What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. Join…

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                    • Hilary's Straws | Phil Cox

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                      One day, quadriplegic Hilary Lister and her friends smashed up and cannibalised a wheel chair, some metal pipes and a few electric circuit boards. The result was a unique technical invention that…

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                      • Good Bread | Eddie Schmidt

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                        Bread can be considered many things: warm; delicious; sustaining. It’s also slang for money. This literal slice of life, which follows the typical day of an ex-gang member on his first job in…

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                        • Emergency | Kief Davidson

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                          In an area better known for apocaliptic sandstorms, punishing heat, and seemingly endless war, Sudan’s state-of-the-art Salam Center offers highly specialized health care free of charge to people…

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                          Short Films, Big Ideas

                          GE and cinelan have partnered to create a new series of short nonfiction films, and a public competition, focused on the incredible human power of ideas and invention. Cinelan is working with Oscar- and award-winning documentary filmmakers, to produce 30 three-minute films that will be featured at prestigious film festivals globally, followed by day-and-date distribution online, and via cable TV channels around the world, and additional platforms to millions of viewers. The GE FOCUS FORWARD competition is a companion to the film series and was open to anyone submitting


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                          Short Films, Big Ideas

                          GE and cinelan have partnered to create a new series of short nonfiction films, and a public competition, focused on the incredible human power of ideas and invention. Cinelan is working with Oscar- and award-winning documentary filmmakers, to produce 30 three-minute films that will be featured at prestigious film festivals globally, followed by day-and-date distribution online, and via cable TV channels around the world, and additional platforms to millions of viewers. The GE FOCUS FORWARD competition is a companion to the film series and was open to anyone submitting professional-quality, three-minute end-to-end stories about people or organizations whose innovative efforts have had a significant positive impact on humanity. The GE FOCUS FORWARD films and competition finalists tell the stories of visionaries such as scientists, engineers, economists, mathematicians, physicists, financiers, and in some cases everyday folks who have facilitated human progress or reshaped our world by their efforts and inventions. For more information, visit focusforwardfilms.com.

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