Former AFI FEST director Jacqueline Lyanga named Film Independent artistic director

Screen | 5/14/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Former AFI FEST director Jacqueline Lyanga has joined Film Independent as artistic director where she will be tasked with revitalising the year-round film, television and new media programme.

Lyanga, who was recently made a knight of the Order of Art And Letters by the French government, will also curate The Portal, a showcase of VR and immersive storytelling produced in partnership with Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television that runs at the school’s Los Angeles campus from September 20-22.

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Lyanga will oversee the expansion of additional programming throughout the year across the Los Angeles, and will play a key role in programming Global Inclusion Summit, an autumn conference focused on issues of diversity and representation around the world.

She began her collaboration with Film Independent last year as LA Film Festival guest director, VR and Immersive Storytelling.

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“I am thrilled to announce Jacqueline Lyanga as our new artistic director,” said Film Independent president Josh Welsh. “We have long admired her work and last year were fortunate to have her curate our exhibition program of AR, VR and new media, The Portal. I’m very happy to have her...
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