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九月 14

Orlando BAGWELL, The Ford Foundation & JustFilms

Orlando BAGWELL

USA

正義電影總監

Director of the JustFilms

 

Orlando是福特基金會的JustFilms媒體內容基金負責人,負責基金會在此領域的全球項目。他在2004年加入福特基金會,負責媒體藝術文化小組的媒體節目製作。他曾經擔任超過25年的獨立影像工作者及製作人,獲得無數殊榮,包含四座艾美獎,及無數次提名,三座匹巴迪獎,以及1994年紐約影展大獎。

 

Orlando BAGWELL is Director of the JustFilms media content fund at the Ford Foundation and is responsible for the Foundation’s global program in this field. In 2004, Orlando Bagwell joined the Ford Foundation as the new Media Production Program Officer in the Media, Arts and Culture unit. Orlando has a distinguished career of over 25 years as an independent filmmaker and producer.  His long list of achievements includes 4 Emmy Awards and numerous Emmy nominations, 3 George Peabody Awards, and the 1994 New York Film Festival Grand Prize, among many others.

 

福特基金會

我們相信所有人都應有充分發揮潛力的機會,對社會盡一份心力,並且為切身相關的議題發聲。我們認為要達成這樣的目標,最好的方式就是鼓勵那些最貼近問題核心的人們主動發掘問題所在,提倡非營利組織、政府及商界的合作,確保來自社會不同社群及不同階級男女的參與。我們主要透過資助的方式,建構知識與強化組織及網絡,由於相較於社會需求,我們所擁有的資金有限,因此只專注於核心問題區域及策略方案。身為福特兄弟的贈禮及遺愛,本基金會是獨立、非營利、非政府組織機構,擁有自己的董事會,與福特汽車公司完全分別。

 

正義電影

過去十年來,數位媒體製作如雨後春筍般冒出,讓觀眾有更多影視內容可以選擇。然而,對拍攝有意義且具影響力的社會議題的紀錄片工作者來說,尋找協助及觀眾的來說是個挑戰。正義希望能強化福特基金會對於優質紀錄片的支持,尋找全球需要協助的社會正義議題相關的影片計劃,幫助這些勇敢的紀錄片工作者完成他們重要的作品,擴大獨立紀錄片工作者的社群,讓全球富才華的新秀影像工作者有發聲的機會。

 

We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society.

We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies. Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. The trustees of the foundation set policy and delegate authority to the president and senior staff for the foundation’s grant making and operations. Program officers in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America explore opportunities to pursue the foundation’s goals, formulate strategies and recommend proposals for funding.

 

JustFilms

With the explosion of digital media production over the past decade, there is far more film and video content available from which audiences can choose. But it remains a challenge for most documentary filmmakers to find support – and audiences – for works that address social issues in meaningful and compelling ways. JustFilms seeks to support courageous filmmakers to complete their important works and to help them reach a growing audience of engaged and socially conscious viewers.

 

JustFilms supports works that educate, motivate and create positive change in people’s lives by conveying stories that have the power to transform how we think and act. We seek to:

•Enlarge the conversation on issues of importance by investing in documentary films that capture people’s imaginations and engage them in shaping their futures.

•Expand the community of independent documentary filmmakers and lift the voices of new and innovative filmmakers from around the world.

•Help filmmakers craft important stories, and also develop strategies for finding and building audiences across a variety of platforms.

 

JustFilms will deepen the Ford Foundation’s support for hallmark documentary films. Building on 75 years of support for the visual arts, JustFilms will follow three distinct avenues for finding and supporting film projects that explore important social justice issues around the world.