First Generation, made possible in part by Lumina Foundation and Goal 2025, is gaining momentum as an official selection at film festivals around the country including Heartland, Idyllwild, the San Diego Black Film Festival and the 2011 Inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival. See the response of attendees at Napa Valley.
- Heartland Film Festival, Official Selection, Crystal Heart Award Nominee;
- Napa Valley Film Festival, Special Jury Award for Social Impact;
- Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Best Documentary & Best Soundtrack;
- San Diego Black Film Festival, Official Selection (Jan 26th-28th 2012).
Awards include the following:
First Generation is a feature documentary that chronicles the lives of four high-achieving, low-income high school students as they strive to be first in their families to go to college.
Interview with the filmmakers
For more information visit http://www.firstgenerationfilm.com.