CFC Collaborator Ra’anan Alexandrowicz receives Development Grant from the Sundance Institute

The Sundance Institute has awarded Ra’anan Alexandrowicz a development grant for Art of Nonfiction for his work, Regarding Ourselves and the Pain of Others. Ra’anan has been collaborating with the CFC for the past one year.

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Ra’anan Alexandrowicz is the writer and director of award-winning films such as The Law in These Parts (Sundance 2012 Grand Jury Award International Documentary, Peabody Award 2013), the fiction feature James’ Journey to Jerusalem (Cannes 2003 – Director’s Fortnight, Toronto Film Festival 2003), the documentary The Inner Tour (New Directors New Films 2001, Sundance Film Festival 2002), and the documentary Martin (Berlin Film Festival 2000 – Forum for Young Cinema, Purchased for the MoMA permanent film collection). Ra’anan’s critically-acclaimed works have been theatrically-released to international audiences and broadcast worldwide. As an editing advisor Ra’anan served as a consultant on groundbreaking films including Risk(2017), Newtown (2016), A Flickering Truth (2015) Citizenfour (2014), and Trouble the Water (2008).

For more information please visit: Sundance Institute 

Cultivating Curiosity Award 2017

RE17-logo-old-stylecroppedApplications are now open for the Reimagine Education-Center for Curiosity Cultivating Curiosity Award 2017. The award will be given at the Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia in December 2017 to the most innovative pedagogical approaches to encourage curiosity among learners; research projects on curiosity or tools or apps designed to encourage and/or assess curiosity.

Curiosity is at the heart of learning; it is the impulse by which learners are encouraged to seek out both new questions and new answers. It is the catalyst by which learners acquire and use the soft skills necessary to become thinkers, problem-solvers, and creators. It is the driver for motivation, creativity, tolerance, and resilience.

Projects are invited from educational institutions, individual scholars and practitioners, as well as Ed Tech companies in any area of curiosity, such as:

  • Research that advances the basic understanding of curiosity — its genesis, manifestations, measurements and applicability;
  • Pedagogical approaches for encouraging or measuring curiosity;
  • Innovative methods by which curiosity is harnessed to improve one or more learning outcomes;
  • Fostering curiosity in the curriculum or institutional framework;
  • Online tools or apps to measure or encourage curiosity.

To apply and for more information:

Reimagine Education Curiosity Award