Filmmaker Magazine has named Jason Osder, a former student of the DFP faculty and an assistant professor at The School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, to its annual list of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. This honor comes after the release of Osder’s film Let the Fire Burn. Ten years in the making, the film made its film festival debut in April at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the prize for best editing and a jury special mention for best new documentary director. Independent Lens has picked up the film for broadcast and Zeitgeist Films has acquired the theatrical release rights. The film will open on October 2 at the Film Forum in New York and will make its debut in other major markets shortly after.
In response to our congratulations, Jason posted the following comment on Facebook:
If you would like to learn more about the persistence required in making this film, plan to attend the screening of Let the Fire Burn at the new Full Frame American Tobacco Theater in Durham on September 20th.