The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has a film program that supports film schools and organizations to commission, develop, produce, and distribute films that feature science and technology. The triennial Sloan Summit brings together every grantee from the past three years.
The 2017 Summit was hosted in Los Angeles by Film Independent, and focused on women in science. The weekend featured a number of Sloan-supported projects include BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY, a documentary produced by American Masters about the technological innovator and Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (SAMSON AND DELILAH). A panel following a screening of the film on October 27 featuring Dianne Kruger, set to play Hedy Lamarr in a miniseries in development, is available to stream below. Three additional videos include a keynote by producer Lydia Dean Pilcher (QUEEN OF KATWE), case studies of two Sloan-supported features, and VR producers Chris Milk and Alex McDowell.
Another Summit highlight was updates on over 100 films that have received Sloan grants. Read Science & Film’s report.