The Slam Collective supports film-production collaborations between global filmmakers using innovative methods and shared experience.

Be it the $99 Short film program or Anarchy online, the Slamdance Film Festival has for over a dozen year produced short films with its alumni. Slamdance has always been a showcase for original, raw and innovative filmmaking and the year-round organization serving new and emerging artists.

Governed by its maxim 'By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers,' Slam Collective No.1 titled I want to be an American is Slamdance's first collaborative feature. Inspired by the idea that with digital technology, cameras, online distribution, like-minded filmmakers from different cultures across continents can embrace a basic concept and create several films with one unifying theme; the discovery of community.