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Mar.10.2017

Jamie Redford, Jill Tidman to receive Snow Angel Award

Idaho Mountain Express
The great 19th-century English novelist and journalist Rudyard Kipling once said, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Kipling understood the power of stories to not only entertain but to inform and inspire. Read More
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Feb.21.2017

‘Brooklyn/Alaska,’ an IndieWire Project of the Month Filmed When the Sun Never Set

Indiewire.com
Congratulations to our Redford Center Honoree and Fiscally Sponsored project "Brooklyn/Alaska" - Indiewire's Project of the Month Read More
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Jan.24.2017

Green Lights: The Redford Center and Sundance’s “The New Climate” Provide Support for Environmentalist Film

MovieMaker
Climate activists, rejoice: new support systems for environmentalist filmmaking are sprouting up, and there’s one name behind the curtain—Redford. The Sundance Kid has long advocated for various social causes, but he and his teams have recently stepped up their efforts on behalf of the planet in particular. Take The Redford Center, a nonprofit company Redford and his children founded in 2005 that produces environmental impact films and engagement campaigns. In 2016, to augment its creative efforts and fiscal sponsorship, the Center launched its very first grant program for innovative environmental films in development, handing out $15,000, mentorship, gear and distribution to grantees. From 282 applications, six winning projects (with 11 filmmakers, from first-timers to veterans) were picked to attend a December summit at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Provo, Utah. Read More
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Jan.11.2017

Stories that move: Changing the world through film

Horizon Travel America
For over a decade The Redford Center has harnessed the power of film to enlighten audiences about some of the most pressing social and environmental concerns of our time. Believing that awareness is the first step towards action, Robert Redford and his son Jamie founded The Redford Center in 2005 as a creative way to drive progress and public engagement on their collaborative environmental action campaigns. Read More
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Dec.14.2016

Sundance Institute and The Redford Center Collaborate

The Honorable Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, will also join the Festival’s Power of Story panel, a collaboration between Sundance Institute and The Redford Center, with former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, producer Heather Rae (Frozen River, RISE), social entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeff Skoll and environmentalist and scientist Dr. David Suzuki. A conversation between these prominent figures, who bring decades of direct experience with climate change and its effects, will be moderated by Democracy Now! journalist and broadcaster Amy Goodman on January 22, 2017, and livestreamed from Park City’s Egyptian Theatre at sundance.org. Read More
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Dec.06.2016

Robert Redford: Solar Power Must Continue to Be Affordable

Time Magazine Ideas
There are not many things the vast majority of Americans agree on. The election certainly reminded us of this fact. In an increasingly divided country, it is becoming harder and harder to find common ground, particularly surrounding the issues of energy development and climate change. One of the few issues with strong bipartisan support is, surprisingly, solar power. A recent poll found nearly nine in 10 Americans support the expansion of solar power. Among all the energy sources, it has the highest favorability rating. That’s for good reason. Robert Redford: Solar Power Must Continue to Be Affordable
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Nov.02.2016

Inaugural Redford Center Awards Grants to Six Indie Documentaries Focused on Environmental Filmmaking

Indiewire.com
The Redford Center has announced its inaugural round of grants for six indie documentaries, all focused on “pushing the boundaries of environmental filmmaking.” In addition, the official Selection Committee has also singled out 7 honorees from a robust bunch of applicants that included 282 applications received from 28 countries worldwide (of particular note: 67% of the Grantees are female filmmakers). Read More
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Jun.23.2016

Redford Center Unveils New Grant Program for Aspiring Environmental Filmmakers

The Hollywood Reporter
The nonprofit, started by Robert and Jamie Redford, seeks to transform complex social and environmental issues into entertaining content. Read More
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Jun.23.2016

Redford Center Establishes Filmmaker Grants

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
The Redford Center, which was founded in 2005 by Jamie and Robert Redford, will be accepting inaugural submissions starting today for a newly established grant program — Redford Center Grants. Read More
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Jun.23.2016

Redford Center offers grants, guidance for environmental movies

San Francisco Chronicle
The Redford Center has announced a program to work with fledgling filmmakers, offering financing and guidance to five teams who have ideas for films with environmental topics. The purpose is to stoke awareness and action, and also to create films that can connect with the masses, said Redford Center chairman Jamie Redford. Read More