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CineYouth Panel: From Shorts to Features with Director Lance Oppenheim

10:00am PT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET

We’re welcoming director Lance Oppenheim to CineYouth 2021! Join us as he discusses his career from award-winning shorts to his first feature documentary, Some Kind of Heaven, which premiered at Sundance 2020. This panel will be moderated by filmmaker Brett Story. Come with questions!
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About Lance Oppenheim

LanceOppenheimer headshotLance Oppenheim is a filmmaker from South Florida. His films have been screened at film festivals across the world including Sundance, Rotterdam, Tribeca, True/False, and featured by the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian. He was a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow, named one of Filmmaker Magazine‘s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2019, and is the youngest active contributor to The New York Times Op-Docs. He was featured on Variety’s “Power of Young Hollywood” list in 2020.

On the internet, his films have appeared on The New York Times (as four Op-Docs), The Atlantic, Vimeo (as six Staff Picks), NoBudge, and Short of the Week. Lance graduated from Harvard University’s Visual and Environmental Studies program in 2019. His first feature, Some Kind of Heaven, was produced by Darren Aronofsky and The New York Times. The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Magnolia Pictures. It received rave reviews upon its release and was named a NYTimes Critics’ Pick.


The Paradise Next Door (2021) – NYTimes Op-Doc
Some Kind of Heaven (2021) – Feature
The Happiest Guy in the World (2018) – NYTimes Op-Doc
No Jail Time: The Movie (2017) – NYTimes Op-Doc
Long Term Parking (2016) – NYTimes Op-Doc


Brett Story headshotBrett Story is an award-winning filmmaker and writer based out of Toronto. Her films have been screened at festivals around the world, including at CPH-DOX, SXSW, Hot Docs, and Sheffield Doc Fest, as well as in theatres and on television. She is the director of the recent films The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) and The Hottest August (2019), and author of the book Prison Land. Brett is an assistant professor of Image Arts at Ryerson University and her work has received support from the Sundance Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation.


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Saturday, May 8, 2021


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