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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Golden Globe Foundation present

Making Waves

A man pointing at the sky and holding a baby.
April 14, 2023 -
March 16, 2024


Centering BIPOC filmmakers and their work through conversation and screenings.

Working within an industry that has historically misrepresented, miscast and stereotyped non-white people and their experiences, filmmakers of color have not only had to carve out space to work within these systems but actively fight against the harmful images that had come before them. Practices developed in response to, critical of, or in opposition to the wide gaps in opportunity for creative voices outside the margins. When BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) filmmakers get to tell their own stories, the work speaks for itself; original, groundbreaking, personal, influential, and the list goes on.

Making Waves features contemporary BIPOC filmmakers whose works awed audiences when they premiered and continue to cause a ripple today. From first features to award-winning short films to films that inspired the makers, this series will provide context and conversation with artists from traditionally underrepresented communities to highlight their craft as they work to expand the vision of what’s possible.

The filmmakers featured in this series span different backgrounds, styles, approaches and times in the industry. Together, the work being featured has created emergent conversations around race and ethnicity, about personal stories, and is a celebration of the artists and their vision.

Funding for this program provided by the Golden Globe Foundation.

Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location
A boy surrounded by reflections of light.

The Vacation / A Ciambra

March 16, 2024 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater

Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
Brazilian Film Collective logo

Spotlight on: The Brazilian Filmmakers Collective

March 1, 2024 - March 2, 2024 Billy Wilder Theater
A person dancing on a hill that overlooks a city.

I’m No Longer Here

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Actors Brie Larson and LaKeith Stanfield sitting side by side with serious expressions.

Short Term 12

Sunday, November 12, 2023 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Four women walking down a hotel hallway.

Reservation Dogs

Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Chol Soo Lee

Free Chol Soo Lee

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Two people riding a motorcycle.

When You Left Me on That Boulevard / Cleaners

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
A woman using sign language.

Crocodile Conspiracy / Compensation

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
A man pointing to the sky and holding a baby.

If I Go Will They Miss Me / Killer of Sheep

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater