The Sundance Institute announced the ten films selected to participate in the inaugural Film Forward: AdvancingCultural Dialogue initiative.

The slate includes five American and five international films that will be presented in collaboration with public and private partners. These films and their film-makers will kick off the project in New York and Tunisia in December.

The five American films that will tour throughout the US and abroad are: A Small Act by Jennifer Arnold; Cherien Dabis’ Amreeka; Freedom Riders by Stanley Nelson; La Mission by Peter Bratt; and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize winner Winter’s Bone by Debra Granik.

The five international films are: Afghan Star by Havana Marking; Boy by Taika Waititi; Last Train Home by Luxin Fan; Son Of Babylon by Mohamed Al-Daradji; and Udaan directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.

“This exciting and diverse slate of independent films presents the common humanity we share across all boundaries,” the Sundance Institute’s executive director Keri Putnam said. “Film Forward deeply reflects Sundance Institute’s core mission by presenting films to new audiences around the world to inspire cross-cultural dialogue.”