Field of Vision is a new, filmmaker-driven documentary unit that will commission and create forty to fifty original episodic and individual short-form nonfiction films each year, pairing filmmakers with developing and ongoing stories around the globe.
Field of Vision is co-created by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, filmmaker AJ Schnack, and curator and producer Charlotte Cook, and was developed in collaboration with The Intercept and First Look Media.
Check Out The Intercept’s Interview With the Filmmakers – here
Field of Vision will launch at the 53rd Annual New York Film Festival on September 27, 2015 with Poitras’ Asylum, an episodic, short-form series tracking WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he publishes diplomatic cables and seeks asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. Asylum will be joined at NYFF by a selection of original work commissioned by Field of Vision on a range of subjects.
Subsequent to its festival premiere, the online launch of Field of Vision season one will take place on September 29, 2015 with one film per week to be published on The Intercept through November. A second season will debut in early 2016. The first two seasons of Field of Vision will feature new works by Kirsten Johnson, Heloisa Passos, Iva Radivojevic, Michael Moore, Shola Lynch, Yung Chang, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, Beau Willimon, Dustin Guy Defa, Jarred Alterman, Jill Magid, Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, and others to be announced in coming months.
Field of Vision will commission a broad range of original nonfiction work: episodic series, thematic approaches to a single topic by multiple filmmakers, deep-dive investigations, fast-responding filmmaker assignments and collaborations with artists from different fields. Field of Vision will also team filmmakers with reporters at The Intercept to combine the power of visual and written reporting.