Why a print magazine, now?
e intend for BRIGHT IDEAS to be the best designed, sharpest, smartest, and frankly, coolest film magazine in circulation. Appearing only twice a year—in January and June—exclusively at top-tier American and European film festivals, BRIGHT IDEAS is about the future of film—the artists and innovators—presented in the highest style and filled with original interviews, profiles, and photographs.

But we're not in the business of promoting anything. Every story must, ideally, be an end in and of itself—one that may provide an experience that whets the reader's appetite—but which also satisfies her on its own merit.

We don't care about news; we create synthesis. Ideally every story takes the subject it interfaces with and invents a successive work—maybe even one of art. After reading BRIGHT IDEAS, you should want to make a movie, not just watch one.

Who we are
Emily Best

James Kaelan

Creative Director
Blessing Yen

LA Staff Photographer
Evan Lane

Contributing Editors
Laura Goode
Rebecca Ruiz
Christopher Robinson
David Corbett
Valentina I. Valentini
Aaron Hillis
Ben Umstead
Where to find us

Bright Ideas is a semi-annual print publication available only at a select group of top tier American film festivals. The Winter/Spring issue premietes each year jointly at the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals, and is subsequently available at the True/False, SXSW, San Francisco International, and Tribeca film festivals. The Summer/Fall issue premieres at the Seattle International Film Festival before traveling to the New York, Toronto International, Hamptons, and AFI film festivals.