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Sundance Institute's initiatives work to help more women become filmmakers, directors

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Sundance Institute's initiatives work to help more women become filmmakers, directors

By Megan Hulse, Deseret News | Posted - Mar. 2, 2017 at 12:04 p.m.



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Jennifer Phang graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California, with a degree in media studies, but found that her true passion was in filmmaking. Following that love, she applied to the American Film Institute and was accepted into the master's of fine arts directing program there.

Phang’s time at the AFI helped her produce some of her first recognized works, including her feature film "Advantageous" that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, but she said that getting to be a TV and film director was harder than it appears. Phang said that many of these obstacles stemmed from the systemic ideas she's seen surrounding women in the film industry.

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