TWN Evening Seminars

TWN Evening Seminars

Spring 2024 Evening Seminars
Free and Open to the Public
February-May 2024
TWN presents a free series of in-person and virtual workshops on various production topics aimed particularly at emerging media makers of color, in the spring and fall. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and state legislature, public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Golden Globe Foundation, the Kolibri Foundation, the Peace Development Fund and individual donors. See our showcase of recordings of past seminars at https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611.
 
Thu, Feb 1, 2024, 6:00 PM Sound Recording - Tips and Review
For the emerging filmmaker - what does one need to know about sound recording, what gear does one need, hear from mixers in the field and get some hands on trials. TWN and the Doc Forum at CCNY.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1125919/events
 
Thu, Feb 8, 2024, 6:00 PM - Razing Liberty Square - Film and Talk
Climate change pits public housing tenants against wealthy developers in Miami. See the film and hear from the filmmakers and activists. In person - the great Ann Bennett! TWN and the Doc Forum at CCNY with Indie Popup.
 
 
Thu, Feb 29, 2024, 6:00 PM - Yoruba Richen and the Cost of Inheritance
Film and Talk
A look at the reparations issue - and hear from this amazingly prolific and award winning filmmaker! RSVP to: https://bit.ly/48SgK3C TWN and the Doc Forum at CCNY and cosponsored by Black Public Media.
 
Thu, March 7, 2024, 6:00 PM - Breaking the News - film and talk with codirector Princess Hairston
A group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists create a startup news group, The 19th*, to challenge mainstream media.  See the film and hear from codirector Hairston. TWN and the Doc Forum at CCNY, and cosponsored by the Journalism program and the LGBTQ+Student Center at CCNY. An Indie Lens Pop up event. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/3wpI62s
 
Wed, March 13, 2024, 6:30 PM - Film Labs & Film Grants -  Hear the Funders ONLINE
Hear from a group of funders and film supporters about their opportunities for indie filmmakers. Participating: Jerome Foundation, Firelight Media, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Women in Film & Television. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/49plZYy
 
Thurs, March 14, 2024, 6:30 PM - Ways to Monetize Your Film -  ONLINE
Hear from filmmakers Christopher Everett and Anjanette Levert on making money with your film - as you do all the other things - outreach, distribution, etc.  RSVP to: https://bit.ly/3IePT5O
 
 
Coming up: Budgets, Film screenings and more!
Previous Evening Seminars
Many past evening seminars are posted on our Vimeo Channel https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611
 
FALL 2023
 
Wed, Sept 20th at 6:30 PM ET in person: Funding Your Film: What Makes A Good Pitch Deck?
Hear from filmmaker and expert pitch deck designer, Yasmin Mistry on what constitutes a good deck to go along with your proposal and sample. With the Documentary Forum at CCNY, at Shepard Hall Rm 290 City College of NY at 140th St.& Convent. Refreshments.
 
Tuesday, Sept 26, 2023, 6:30 PM ET Virtual: OUTTA THE MUCK - Film and Talk
Watch this amazing film that explores family, history, and football in a small town in Florida, and hear from the filmmakers, Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak.
 
Thursday, Oct 5, 2023, 6:30 PM ET in person: IN SEARCH OF BENGALI HARLEM - Film and Talk
Vivek Bald shows his latest film that explores the past and present of the little known community of South Asians in Harlem. With the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY, at Shepard Hall Rm 291 City College of NY at 140th St. & Convent. Refreshments.
 
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023, 6:30 PM ET in person: THE ONLY DOCTOR - Film and Talk with Mathew Hashiguchi and Anjanette Levert
THE ONLY DOCTOR tells a contemporary story of rural healthcare in the United States as it centers on Dr. Karen Kinsell, who for nearly 20 years has been the only doctor in a Southwest Georgia county. With the Documentary Forum at CCNY at Shepard Hall Rm 291 at 140th St. & Convent. Refreshments.
 
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 6:30 PM ET in person: The Art of Producing with Stacey L. Holman
Producing vs directing, what do producers do, do you need one, how to find them, and the relationship of directors and producers. How creative is that position - quite a bit, it turns out. Hear from Stacey L. Holman - who both directs and produces- to find out more about this important and yet often vaguely described role in film production. At City College Shepard Hall Rm 290 at 140th St. & Convent. Refreshments.
  
Friday, November 3, 2023, 6 PM ET in person: WE ARE STILL HERE Film and Talk with Eli and Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi
A film that follows youth in Comerio, Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria, as they become organizers and leaders of a just recovery for their town.  At City College Shepard Hall Rm 291 at 140th St. & Convent. Refreshments.
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:30 PM ET in person: THE FIVE DEMANDS -Film and Talk
A film about the 1969 takeover of City College by Black and Latin students that help change the trajectory of higher education - and an event to celebrate the new director of Black Studies at CCNY, Dr. Jervette Ward. At City College Shepard Hall Rm 291 at 140th St. & Convent. Refreshments. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/3QB1QYx
 
Legal Issues & Indie Filmmakers
Tue, Dec 5, 2023, 6:30 PM
Hear from entertainment attorney Christine Fleury about the basic legal need-to-knows for indie filmmakers.
 
 
SPRING 2023
 
Thurs, Feb 2nd, 2023, 6:30 PM EST: AN ACT OF WORSHIP Screening and Talk  
An Act of Worship is a polyphonic portrait of the last 30 years of Muslim life in America, told through the lens of Muslims living in the United States by director/DP Nausheen Dadabhoy. With editor Ben Garchar and activist/subject Nadine Kawas. At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 291. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY.
 
Wed, Feb 8th 2023, 6:30 PM EST: Augmented Reality Workshop Part 2 with Betty Yu - ONLINE
Join multi media artist Betty Yu in learning a low budget way to achieve AR production.  Attendance is limited to 15 people, so respond early to get in.  Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
 
Thurs, Feb 9th, 2023, 6:30 PM: Hear from POV: what filmmakers need with Robert Chang
What is this premiere doc series looking for? What makes a compelling proposal?  Hear from the Coordinating Producer, Robert Chang.  At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 290.Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
 
Wed, Feb 15. 2023, 6:30 PM: Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power with Directors Sam Pollard and Geeta Gandbhir
The fight for voting rights and Black power in this small town in Alabama that had been racially terrorized for years. See the film and hear from the award winning directors.At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 291. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  
 
Thurs, Mar 2, 2023, 6:30 PM: Doc Film Production Essentials: the Proposal
Hear from filmmaker/producer Carol Bash, who also works with Black Public Media, a funder of broadcast and web films.  What makes a good proposal package?  At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 290.Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  
 
Thurs, Mar 9, 2023, 6:30 PM: After Sherman: Film and Talk with Director Jon-Sesrie Goff
A talk and screening of Jon-Sesrie Goff's film on history and legacy, tension and racial trauma, centering on coastal South Carolina. At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 291.Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  
 
Tues, Mar 14, 2023, 6:30 PM: NY Film Festivals Post Pandemic
Filmmaker Anjanette Levert speaks with programmers and festival directors about the festival scene now and what that means for filmmakers. At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 290.Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  
 
Thurs, Mar 23, 2023, 6:30 PM: Storming Caesars Palace-Film and Talk with Director Hazel Gurland-Pooler
Women who dared to challenge the Nevada mob to organize for guaranteed incomes.  See the film and hear from the director as part of this Indie Lens Pop up series.  At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 291.Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  
 
Thurs, Mar 30, 2023, 6:30 PM: Free Chol Soo Lee: Film and Talk with Directors and others
The case that triggered a nation wide Asian American movement to fight a wrongful conviction due to stereotyping and racism. See the film, hear from the directors and activists who worked on this case. Part Part of the Indie Lens Pop up series.  At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 291.Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY.  RSVP to: https://bit.ly/3ZtFnhH
 
Wed, April 19, 2023, 6:00 PM: Crossings: Film and Talk with Director and activists
In 2015, a group of 30 international women peace makers, went to both North and South Korea to meet with women on finding common bonds for working for peace on the peninsula - crossing the DMZ - the Demiilitarized Zone which separates the two Koreas. See the film and hear from the director and women who made that journey.  At Shepard Hall, City College 259 Convent Ave. Rm 291.Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/41Ixxmr
 
Wed, Sept 7, 2022, 7 PM EST: DRILLS OF LIBERATION Screening and Talk with Filmmaker Juan C. Dávila Santiago
Drills of Liberation is a documentary about the struggle against the Fiscal Control Board in Puerto Rico, and the movement of self-management initiatives in the aftermath of hurricane María. With Caroline Gil Rodriguez. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/748494248
 
Wed, Sept 14, 2022, 6:30 PM EST: Distribution Advocates
Join us for a talk with Avril Speaks of Distribution Advocates,  a group that works  to help address the lack of knowledge and advocacy around the many structures of distribution. With filmmaker Octavaio Warnock-Graham and distributor Roselly Torres Cosponsored by Distribution Advocates and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/751960731
 
Wed, Sept 21, 2022, 6:30 PM: Film Grants and Labs: Black Public Media, Firelight Media and NY Foundation for the Arts
What's upcoming from these funding and support groups for BIPOC makers.
Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611
 
Wed, September 28, 2022, 6:30 PM: Director Li-Shin Yu on making Plague at the Golden Gate
Hear from the Emmy winning editor of Ric Burns' New York series on her move up to directing - and the challenges and significance of this film about a pandemic that was blamed on Chinese - in 1900. Streaming now on the PBS website. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the Asian American/Asian Research Institute of CUNY. (AAARI) https://vimeo.com/755333808
 
Wed, Oct. 5th, 6:30 PM: Post-Pandemic filmmaking - Finance, Production, Distribution
Indie filmmakers Jude Chehab, Amber Espinoza-Jones, Jamie Goncalves join Anjanette Levert in a round table on the production landscape.  Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/758389360
 
Tues, Oct 18th, 2022, 6:30 PM: Daresha Kyi and the making of the MAMA BEARS Documentary
Having its NYC Premiere at Newfest on Oct 21st, of which TWN is a community sponsor, Daresha will show clips and talk about the challenges of making this film about mothers who had to leave their evangelical churches to support their LGBTQIA+ children, and the growing movement they started. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY - IN PERSON at CCNY!
https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/768080550
 
Wed, Oct 19th, 2022, 6:30 PM: Augmented Reality Virtual "hands-on" workshop
Join multi media artist Betty Yu in learning a low budget way to achieve AR production.  Attendance is limited to 15 people, so respond early to get in.  Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/770986507
 
Wed, Oct 26th, 2022, 6:30 PM: Director Byron Hurt on the making of HAZING
Join us as award winning filmmaker talks about the long personal journey to making this film - and the difficulty of addressing such a topic, as well as the funding effort to get it to the finish line. Streaming now on PBS.org: watch the film, then join the conversation!  Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/774541088
 
Tue, Nov 1, 2022 6:30 PM: Isabel Castro, Director of MIJA on Equity Financing in Film
Isabel Castro is a four-time Emmy-nominated, Mexican-American filmmaker who makes films about immigration, civil rights, and identity. Her feature film documentary MIJA premiered at Sundance 2022, won the Jury Prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, and will stream on Disney+. Castro made the film during the pandemic - as director, writer and cinematographer - and financed the film through grants and equity financing. She will talk about her experience and her advice to filmmakers. CoSponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/775643379
 
Wed, Nov 9th, 2022, 6:30 PM: Director Yance Ford and the COLOR OF CARE
Oscar nominee Yance Ford talks about the making of this film that addresses health disparities, and the effort of working with a producing/broadcasting entity.  See the film with your RSVP then join the talk. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  
RSVP to: https://bit.ly/3sM1CkI
 
Wed, Nov 16, 2022 6:30 PM, Film Funders Talk with New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation and Wave Farm
Featuring Arian Blanco of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) which funds NYS artists and arts organizations  in all genres and formats, Galen Joseph-Hunter of Wave Farm, a non-profit arts organization that offers residency programs in the transmission arts genre (radio, audio) and in collaboration with NYSCA, provides grants to artists and organizations through a Media Assistance Fund, and Eleanor Savage of the Jerome Foundation which supports "early career" artists and organizations through grants and fellowships in NYC and Minnesota.  CoSponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611/video/779236111
 
Thu, Feb 3, 2022, 7 PM EST: PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! Screening with Iris Morales
Third World Newsreel is pleased to join forces with Mijente to present a virtual screening and talk with Iris Morales. The documentary shares the story of the formation of the Young Lords, a leftist group of Puerto Rican youth activists from the United States. Talk with Iris Morales. Join us as we learn together about the Puerto Rican and Latino communities who were fighting for economic and social justice in the 1960s and 70s. RSVP: http://bit.ly/palantesiemprepalante
 
Wed, February 9, 2022, 7:30 PM EST: Talk with Ashley O'Shay about UNAPOLOGETIC
Join us for an hour conversation, including Q&A, with Ashley O'Shay, director of the recently released documentary… UNAPOLOGETIC. After two Black Chicagoans are killed, millennial organizers challenge an administration complicit in state violence against its residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, Unapologetic is a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Watch the film before the conversation for free on PBS until 2/25/22.: https://www.pbs.org/video/unapologetic-yd0qyz/
RSVP: https://bit.ly/3Gh66nL  Cosponsored by the Spelman College Documentary Film Program and Third World Newsreel.
 
Thurs, Feb 17, 2022 6:30 PM EST: RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE with filmmakers Konrad Aderer and Joua Lee Grande
This feature doc examines the little known history of Japanese Americans who resisted their illegal internment during World War II where 120,000 were taken from their homes. The film will stream from Feb 16-18th and on Thursday, Konrad will talk about the film and its legacy.  Feb 19th is the Day of Remembrance for the internment.  Joua Lee Grande will show her film on Asian American action and solidarity, Youa Vang Lee Mourns George Floyd  
and will talk about her activism and media. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/35Jwqu5
 
Thurs Feb 24, 2022 6:30 PM EST: Stanley Nelson and the Film ATTICA
TWN and the Documentary Forum at CCNY present a virtual talk with Stanley Nelson about his Oscar nominated film. The Attica prison uprising in 1971 resulted in the deaths of 43 prisoners and guards by NY state troopers. 2021 was the 50th anniversary of this deadly repression, and its legacy remains in the work of activists working for change to the incarceration system and beyond. Stanley Nelson examines the uprising, with rare interviews with survivors from both sides of the prison walls. Watch the film now, freely on Showtime and then hear from the film director, Stanley Nelson, in conversation with filmmaker Felicia Bradford Harden. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3otZRqT
 
Wed, Mar 2nd. 2002 5 PM EST: MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY - Screening and Talk with the Producer - New Date!
Watch this important film about this activist lawyer who fought for racial and gender equity and influenced RBG and others! Hear from producer Talleah Bridges McMahon in this short but fascinating talk.  A presentation of Spelman College Documentary Filmmaking and Third World Newsreel. RSVP to https://bit.ly/3JAwefB
 
Wed, Mar 2, 2022 6:30 PM EST: Fair Use Encore with Fernando Ramirez
Entertainment attorney Fernando Ramirez tells us the basics of Fair Use - can you use that footage freely? How do you know? Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3ujcb0O
 
Wed, Mar 9, 2022 6:30 PM EST: Inside "The Inside World" - storytelling and NFTs
NFTs? Hear from the creators of "The Inside World" a sci-fi mystery thriller NFT game set in Las Vegas- that showcased at Sundance 2022.
Featuring Prof. Annie Howell and Kevin McCoy with guests.  A Doc Forum at CCNY and TWN presentation.  RSVP to: https://bit.ly/3GVPTEO
 
Tues, April 5,2022 6:30 PM ET: The Neutral Ground: screening and talk with producer Darcy McKinnon + Impact producer Courtney Staton
A talk about the making of this film, which examines the dangerous controversy over removing Confederate memorials in New Orleans.  Presented by Spelman Colllege Documentary Program and Third World Newsreel. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/374xzxe
 
The TWN Evening Seminars and the TWN Production Workshops are made possible in part by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature, Public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Peace Development Fund, and individual donors.  Special additional support from NEA CARES,  Humanities NY CARES and SHARP programs and the NY Community Trust CARES program.
 
  
FALL 2021
Wed, Sept 8 at 7:30 PM: Film Talk: TEACH OUR CHILDREN and Christine Choy Talks - in person!
As part of a 3 week long event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Attica Rebellion, TWN streamed its film on the rebellion and director Choy (who codirected with Susan Robeson) spoke about the making of the film.  The film and video of Choy was presented to a live audience at Maysles Cinema, their first in person event since the pandemic. CoPresented by Third World Newsreel, Maysles Documentary Center, in collaboration with Attica is All of Us. the Freedom Archives, and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/604988863
 
Thursday, Sept 30th at 6:30 PM: Ayoka Chenzira: Filmmaking and More on Zoom
Ann Bennett talks with the pioneering filmmaker Chenzira who has made documentaries, dramas, animation and scienc fiction - and is now also directing on television dramas like Queen Sugar.  Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/628203945
 
Tuesday, Oct 12th at 6:30 PM: Editing the Documentary with Carla Gutierrez on Zoom
The ACE nominated editor of Oscar nominated and Emmy winning RBG, Reportero and many other films, talks about editing, how she approaches a film, discussions with the director and more. Presented by Third World Newsreelhurs and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/640999375
 
Monday, Oct 18th at 4:30 PM: 25th Anniversary of Palante, Siempre Palante by Iris Morales about the Young Lords on Zoom
Film screening and talk with the director. In collaboration with the Hunter College El Centro for Puerto Rican Studies. https://hunter.cuny.edu/event/25th-anniversary-of-palante-siempre-palante-the-young-lords/
 
Thursday, Oct 21 at 12:30 PM  Stanley Nelson talks about the making of ATTICA on Zoom
Prolific filmmaker Nelson has just released a new documentary on the anniversary of this rebellion and speaks about the making of the film and its meaning. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel with the City College of NY. The Black Studies Program and the Colin Powell Center. https://bit.ly/3iVyJOz
 
Tuesday, Oct 26th at 6:30 PM: AND SO I STAYED LIFE film and directors' talk on Zoom
This award winning film on survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars.  Directors Natalie Pattillo and Daniel A Nelson speak about the making of the film.  Cosponsored by Spelman Documentary Film Program and Third World Newsreel. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611
 
Wednesday, Oct 27th at 6:30 PM: Archival Research for Film with Ann Bennett on Zoom
What you need to know when you start looking for footage and stills for your film. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://bit.ly/3uVwT4W
 
Thursday, Nov 4th at 6:30 PM: Indie Filmmakers and the Media and Entertainment Office - with Anne del Castillo on Zoom
Hear from our Commissioner of MOME - where there are a lot of opportunities for filmmakers, that could be helpful to you. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611
 
Tuesday, Nov 9th, 2021 at 6:30 PM: Duty Free - Film Screening and Talk with Director and Mom
A 75-year-old immigrant mother gets fired without cause from her job as a hotel housekeeper, so her son takes her on a bucket-list journey. https://vimeo.com/showcase/5068611
 
Tuesday, Nov 16th at 6:30 PM: Fair Use - What Indie Filmmakers Need to Know - on Zoom
Entertainment attorney Fernando Ramirez tells us the basics of Fair Use - can you use that footage freely? How do you know? Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fair-use-for-indie-filmmakers-with-fernando-ramirez-tickets-191986164787?aff=website
 
Monday, Nov 22nd at 6:30: Chinatown Files with director Amy Chen on Zoom
Twenty years ago this documentary was released - and still resonates today.  Chinese Americans were targetted as potential dangers, harrassed sometimes to death - for being Chinese in the 1950s. Chen uncovered much that had been hidden from the public - and delved into the impact on the community and beyond. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinatown-files-screening-and-talk-tickets-194499622607?aff=website
 
 
Spring 2021
Thurs, Feb 4th at 6:30 PM: Film Talk: THE APOLLO DOCUMENTARY and talk
Watch the Emmy winning doc THE APOLLO by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, followed by a talk with Producer Lisa Cortés, Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes with filmmaker Anjanette Levert.  CoPresented by Spelman College, the Atlanta Documentary Society, the AUC Camera Collective, and Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/541178856
 
Thursday, Feb 11th at 6:30 PM: Pandemic Pivot: Creatives, Filmmakers, Festivals - what are they doing?
Join us for a talk with Calixto Chinchilla of the NY Latino Film Festival, Barbara Vasconez of NY Women in Film and Television, Anjanette Levert, filmmaker/professor, and flmmakers Amitabh Joshi and Erik Spinks on how they have adapted to these new conditions, their recommendations to othres and how they see 2021 shaping up. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/514543857
 
Tuesday, Feb 16th at 6 PM: Jerome Foundation and NYC Filmmakers: new grant offerings
Join Lann Briel, program officer at the Jerome Foundation and indigenous activist, to hear about new opportunities from the Jerome Foundation specifically for NYC filmmakers.  Presented by Third World Newsreelhurs and the Documentary Forum at CCNY and  the Jerome Foundation. Watch the zoom on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/513424418
 
Thursday, Feb 18th: A LITANY FOR SURVIVAL: THE LIFE AND WORK OF AUDRE LORDE with filmmakers
On Audre Lorde's birthday, the 90 minute version of this historic film will be presented by Third World Newsreel with ZAMI NOBLA: National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging, as part of the Women Sweet on Women: Black Lesbian Film Festival, folllowed by a talk with filmmakers Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson. https://youtu.be/UYO2XHLK6FE
 
Thursday, Feb 25th at 6:30 PM: STATELESS and filmmaker Michèle Stephenson
Stephenson explores the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in a film that premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.  Feb 27th is the anniversary of the Dominican Republic's controversial "independence" from Haiti. Presented by Spelman College Documentary Filmmaking with Third World Newsreel, the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Atlanta Documentary Society and DominicansLoveHaitians. https://vimeo.com/523442702
 
Thursday, Mar 4th at 6 PM: Are you Ready for Distribution? Short Films and Public Broadcast
Join film producer Cass Gardiner (Jewel's Hunt) and film programmer Emily Abi-Kheirs (WMM and previously World Channel) for an insider’s perspective on how to prepare to distribute your short film or broadcast your independent film. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://bit.ly/3dyjHfI
 
Tuesday, Mar 9th at 6:30 PM: THE WOMAN'S FILM with filmmakers Louise Alaimo and Judith Smith
In 1971, the Women's Caucus of San Francisco Newsreel made this groundbreaking film about the start of the second feminist wave- with women across class and race speaking out. Louise Alaimo and Judith Smith were key members of that group, and will speak with the film, kindly preserved by NY Women in Film and Television's Women's Film Preservation Fund. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY   https://vimeo.com/523567327
 
Tuesday, Mar 16th at 6 PM: Through the Night and Director Loira Limbal
A cinema verite film following 3 mothers whose lives intersect at a 24 hour daycare center.  Both a film and a campaign to strengthen our movements and society by centering mothers and all those who do the work of mothering, and to bring together support for caregivers to feel held, heard, and seen as people, rather than only valued for their labor.  Director Loira Limbal and two of the subjects will speak. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY https://vimeo.com/538360743
 
Monday, March 29th at 6:30 PM: MLK/FBI and filmmaker Sam Pollard
Prolific filmmaker and editor Sam Pollard's new film was shortlisted for the Oscar in the documentary feature category. But he also released Black Art: In the Absence of Light, just this February on HBO. Watch the film and hear from this truly master filmmaker in conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Ayoka Chenzira. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Spelman College Documentary Film. https://vimeo.com/537976111
 
Monday, April 5th at 6:30 PM: Documentary Film Masterclass with Sam Pollard
Director/producer/editor for over 30 years, Sam talks with Anjanette Levert, new director of the Spelman College Documentary Filmmaking Program, about his work and what has been key to his working in film and creating impactful media, from Eyes on the Prize to editing with Spike Lee to MLK/FBI and much more.  Cosponsored with Spelman Documentary Film.  https://vimeo.com/538349936
 
Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 PM: Virtual Masterclass with Cinematographer and Director Zac Manuel
Hear from the DP of Garret Bradley's  “Alone, The Earth is Humming, America and Time." Time has been nominated for an Oscar in the doc category.  How does Zac approach shooting and directing? Cosponsored with Spelman College Documentary Film Program.  https://vimeo.com/541178856
 
 
FALL 2020
Thurs, Sept 3 at 6 PM: Film Talk: Grace Lee and the making of AND SHE COULD BE NEXT
Join Producer/Director Grace Lee talk about the making of this 2 part series that just aired on POV this summer, as well as her work on the Asian American series that aired on PBS this May. AND SHE COULD BE NEXT is about women of color organizing for the 2018 midterm elections - with so much resonance for right now. Lee, a TWN Workshop grad talks about the challenges of making this series, (co-produced and directed with Marjan Safinia, produced by Jyoti Sarda and Executive Produced by Ava DuVernay.) Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/455667051
 
Friday, Sept 18th at 6 PM: All the Ladies Say 2020-- Celebrating the Bgirl in Hip hop Culture
Join us for a talk with the filmmaking team Ana "Rokafella" Garcia and editor Melissa Ulto of All the Ladies Say, and two of the Bgirl dancers Aiko and Lady Champ featured in this ground breaking film, the challenges now and the plan for a part 2. Streaming to Facebook and Youtube. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY with Full Circle Prdns and media partner Family Pictures USA.  https://vimeo.com/462828635
 
Tuesday, Sept 22nd at 6 PM: Film Fundraising Durng Pandemic Times with Yvonne Welbon
Join filmmaker Yvonne Welbon,  founder & CEO of Sisters in Cinema and senior creative consultant at Chicken and Egg Pictures on tips for this time period - and always useful "must do's" for successful proposals and creating fundraising strategies. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Sisters in Cinema. https://vimeo.com/462828164
  
Tuesday, Sept 29th at 6 PM: Behind the Camera with DP Nausheen Dadabhoy
Hear from a pioneering female cinematographer - how she manages to lens dramas and docs and tips for the emerging DP and director/shooters. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  https://vimeo.com/464815682
 
Thursday, Oct 8th at 6 PM: Carrie Hawks on Animation and the film black enuf*
The fascinating animated film black enuf* will screen and director/animator Carrie Hawks will talk about the making of such films, from prepro to post and do an exercise with participants to help in thinking about animating a project. Hawks will also share other styles of animation work. Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/466872892
 
Monday, Oct 26th at 6 PM: Family & History Through Queer Eyes with Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight For Fairness
A day long stream of this short doc, followed by a talk by the filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris with LGBTQ+ artists on their stories and images that have helped to write and rewrite history. Join photographer Lola Flash, performer Justin Clapp, filmmakers Arthur Dong and Jennie Livingston and theater artist Christina Quintana (CQ)   https://vimeo.com/474519062
 
Thursday, Oct 29th at 6 PM: FINDING CHRISTA film and talk
Watch the intense documentary by the late Camille Billops and James V. Hatch on the reunion of Camille and her daughter, decades after she had given her up for adoption.  The film will stream for 24 hours, followed by a talk with Michelle Materre, Michele Prettyman and Paula Heredia on the film and the filmmakers.  Presented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  https://vimeo.com/474416042
 
Thursday, Nov 19th at 7 PM: Making the Impossible Possible Film Premiere and Talk
A virtual documentary film premiere and talk with veteran activists who were part of the national movement to change higher education and create Ethnic Studies Departments in the late 1960s. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel with APREE, the Alliance for Puerto Rican Education and Empowerment and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://bit.ly/2IlCnSE
  
Spring 2020
Thurs, Jan 30th, 2020 6:20 PM - Film Grants from the New York State Council on the Arts
Annually, the New York State Council on the Arts accepts proposals for film, video, web and interactive media art projects from individual artists who live in NYS, who apply through a fiscal sponsor.  The deadline is in March, so you have to get  a proposal and sponsor in February.  What's eligible,  how do you apply - hear from Arian Blanco, Program Director to find out more! At the City College of NY, Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave at 140th St  Copresented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.   
 
Thurs, Feb 6th, 2020 6:20 PM - Support for Documentary Filmmakers: Hear from Impact Partners
Hear from Kelsey Koenig,  the Senior Director of Development at Impact Partners about what resources they offer filmmakers,her insight on the doc field today,  and in particular Impact Partners' Documentary Producers Fellowship program.  The deadline is soon, but if you attend and sign in, you will get an extension on the application submission! At the City College of NY, Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave at 140th St  Copresented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
 
Thurs, Feb 13th, 2020 6:30 PM - Sound Recording for the Indie Filmmaker
Our annual review of gear, best practices and updates.  Bring your questions and if you have specific ones about your gear, bring those too. Hear from At the City College of NY, Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave at 140th St  Copresented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
 
Thurs, Feb 20th, 2020 6:00 PM - Made in Harlem: I Remember Harlem by Bill Miles with speakers panel
Directed and produced by the legendary filmmaker William Miles, I Remember Harlem lovingly renders the diverse, 350-year history of Harlem as both a living, breathing neighborhood and as the cultural hub of African-American life. With Boukardy Sawadogo, Sam Pollard, Ann Bennett, Laurie Woodard and Vanessa Valdes. At Aaron Davis Hall, City College, 129 Convent Avenue Co-presented by Maysles Documentary Center, The Documentary Forum at CCNY, City College Center For The Arts, and Third World Newsreel  
 
Thurs, Feb 27th, 2020 6:30 PM - Filmmakers and Field of Vision
Hear from Saeedah Cook, Shorts Coordinator at Field of Vision, a documentary producing group that commissions original short-form docs.
At the City College of NY, Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave at 140th St  Copresented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
 
Thurs, March 5th, 2020 6:30 PM - The Cave - with speakers
Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) has a new riveting film about women doctors on the front lines in the Syrian war. Pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, in the subterranean tunnels built under the city as bombing of civilians continues. At the City College of NY, Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave at 140th St  Copresented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
 
Thurs, March 12th, 2020 6:30 PM - The Art of Pitching - with Cass Gardiner of the Tribeca Film Institute - VIRTUAL
Cass, an Anishinaabe Algonquin artist, filmmaker, and curator from the Kebaowek First Nation, will talk about how to talk about your film - for funders, investors, potential crew and more.  Copresented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  https://vimeo.com/397322052  
 
Thurs, March 19th, 2020 6:30 PM - Warrior Women - with the directors - VIRTUAL
The story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one former AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education.Both are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for Indigenous cultural values.  Copresented by Cine Respalda, Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY online.
 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:30 PM - After Maria: The Two Shores - with film director Sonia Fritz - VIRTUAL EVENT
After Maria: The Two Shores examines Puerto Rico 8 months after the earthquake, and will be followed by a talk with the filmmaker Sonia Fritz, and members of SiemPResente, a collective that has been working to help organizations in PR post Maria and post the earthquakes. What can and should be done to support the people there?  Sponsored by Prdream.com, Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/404370484
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7 PM - Production Planning and Budgets with Ann Bennett - VIRTUAL EVENT
Longtime producer Ann Bennett will walk you through the steps of getting to a realistic cost of your project, offering templates and resources to help you. From assessing your project, breaking the film down, to translating each element into a budget line item, this seminar will help you in this important requirement. Copresented by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. https://vimeo.com/406096027
 
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST, A Talk with Allison Jackson, Feature Film Sound Mixer - VIRTUAL EVENT
For those interested in the tech side of film production. Allison Jackson, a feature sound mixer, whose credits include Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Photograph, the NBC series The Village and more, will talk about her work, how she became a mixer, what the requirements of a mixer are on the set, how she approaches a production, and the kind of gear and setup she uses. https://vimeo.com/411270176
 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:30 PM EST, Filmmakers of Color: Distribution and Exhibition Now - VIRTUAL EVENT
Distribution and exhibition have changed, so what does this mean for filmmakers of color? Join us for this essential conversation about how to move on during the COVID crisis and afterwards.  With Jessica Green, curator, Carlos A. Gutiérrez of Cinema Tropical, and DeShuna Spencer of kweli TV, with moderator Anjanette Levert.  https://vimeo.com/416179991
 
Fall 2019
Wed, Sept 11th, 2019 6:30 PM - MAYNARD documentary and DP Henry Adebonojo
The life of Maynard Jackson Jr - the first Black Mayor of a major southern city, Atlanta, the "Obama before Obama".  With cinematographer Henry Adebonojo speaking! Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, at the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 291.  https://vimeo.com/374043378
 
Wed, Sept 18th, 2019 6:30 PM - OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE and director Deborah Riley Draper
Next to Jesse Owens, there were17 other Black athletes at the 1936 Olympics, confronting Jim Crow and Hitler. This is their story. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the Black Studies Program at CCNY, at the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 291. https://vimeo.com/366299857
 
Wed, Sept 25th, 2019 6:30 PM - PLANNING FOR POST - Before you pick up a camera with Steph Ching and Cecilia Chien
Hear from an editor and a DIT about what you need to think through about your editing and release formats - before you start shooting. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Black Public Media and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora at the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 290. https://vimeo.com/368826281
 
Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019 6:30 PM - DECADE OF FIRE with directors speaking
The story behind the burning of the Bronx during the 1970s as nearly a quarter million people lost their homes, and the community's struggle to resist and rebuild. Directors Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran will speak. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Black Public Media and the Black Studies Program at CCNY.  At the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 291. https://vimeo.com/369578238
 
Wed, Oct 16th, 2019 6:30 PM - The Legendary JESSIE MAPLE and TWICE AS NICE
A feature film about women basketball players competing to go pro - plus a talk by the legendary Black director and camerawoman, Jessie Maple. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Black Public Media, the Black Studies Program at CCNY and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora. At the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 291. https://vimeo.com/369577471
 
Thurs, Oct 24th, 2019 6:30 PM - VISION PORTRAITS with Rodney Evans
Extensive eyesight loss and the possibility of total blindness - what would this mean to a filmmaker? A personal film by Rodney Evans, who will speak afterwards. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Black Public Media at the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 291.  https://vimeo.com/397256525  
 
Wed, Oct 30th, 2019 6:30 PM - ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FOR FILMMAKERS with Amilca Palmer and Pam Sporn
Tips on archive researching and rights clearing for filmmakers with archival producer Amilca Palmer and filmmaker Pam Sporn who worked on her DETROIT 48202 documentary. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY at the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 290. https://vimeo.com/374044853
 
Thurs, Nov 7th 2019 6:30 PM - EDITING MASTER CLASS with Lewis Erskine
Sharing editing expertise and more, Lewis Erskine's talk is a must for both emerging and vet filmmakers. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Black Public Media at the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 291. https://vimeo.com/381344591
 
November 15-17th: DOUBLE LENS: HARLEM DOCFEST
Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Maysles Documentary Center, NY Latino Film Festival, ImageNation and Harlem Stage - a weekend of films!  See the lineup at https://bit.ly/2D2fRbg
 
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 6:30 PM - ORI film screening and talk
This recently restored feature documentary by Raquel Gerber follows activist historian Beatriz Nascimento as she explores Brazil's Black history and culture and people's resistance to oppression.   Followed by a talk by her daughter, Bethania Gomes with Laila Garroni. On Brazil's Black Consciousness day. https://vimeo.com/379360475
  
SPRING 2019
Thurs, January 31st, 2019 6:30 PM - Sound Review: Recorders and more
A hands-on look at some of the lower budgeted recorders now available to emerging filmmakers/recordists, and "best practices" in location field doc sound work. Free but Very Limited enrollment - 20 only! Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, at the City College of NY, 259 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall Room 391. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2FFusMz
 
Thurs, February 7th, 2019 6:30 PM - DRESSED LIKE KINGS - Film screening and talk with Producer/Director Stacey L Holman
Join Producer/Director Stacey L. Holman for a talk-back and screening of her award-winning short documentary film, which follows a group of fashionable Zulu men who compete in oswenka, competitions in South African hostels. Stacey has collaborated on films with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Stanley Nelson and Carol Bash and will discuss these collaborations, the role of a producer and much more at the City College of New York, Shepard Hall Rm 290. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel with the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  https://vimeo.com/354074465
 
Thurs, February 14th, 2019 6:15 PM - BETWEEN LIGHTING AND LENSES with DP Henry Adebonojo
A hands-on workshop with acclaimed cinematographer Henry Adebonojo, who has been working in media for two decades, on award winning documentaries, commercials, and music videos, from the Emmy nominated HBO documentary HALF PAST AUTUMN – THE LIFE AND WORKS OF GORDON PARKS, to Raul Peck’s Oscar nominated I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, to MAYNARD directed by Sam Pollard.  Adebonojo will talk and demonstrate concepts and approaches to lighting and lens choices in narrative and documentary filmmaking, with camera and lights. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. Shepard Hall, Room 391. 259 Convent Ave. Limited enrollment. https://vimeo.com/348183636
 
Thurs, February 21st, 2019 6:30 PM - SPEED SISTERS - Screening and talk with Director/DP Amber Fares
Join Director/DP Amber Fares and see her documentary about the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East- how she got it made, how she manages to direct and shoot - and more. Sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. Shepard Hall, Room 291. 259 Convent Ave.  https://vimeo.com/331804978
 
Thurs, February 28th, 2019 6:30 PM - HARLEM SCHOOL 1970 (2018) Screening and talk /Made in Harlem, Class of 68
A "direct cinema" look at the life of students and educators in 1970 in a Harlem elementary school, Community School 30 at the time, located at 129th and Park avenue. Shot in 16mm, the film was restored in 2017. Q&A with Phil Gries, and educators and students from the film. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Third World Newsreel and Maysles Cinema, with support from the West Harlem Development Corporation.Shepard Hall, Room 291. 259 Convent Ave. Limited enrollment. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2DIcKXm
 
Thurs, March 7th, 2019 6:30 PM - Impact Producing with Ann Bennett
You are spending all your energy, money and time on making your film - and you still have to plan for the distribution/outreach/community
engagement - ie impact producing. Hear from producer Ann Bennett on what  you need to know and budget for. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Shepard Hall, Room 290. 259 Convent Ave.  https://vimeo.com/381546961
 
Wed, March 13th, 2019 6:30 PM - Film Festivals in NY you should know – and Tips on Festival Strategy
Hear from the staff of several NYC festivals that should be on your radar – the Asian American International Film Festival, NewFest, New York Latino Film Festival and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Shepard Hall, Room 290. 259 Convent Ave. https://vimeo.com/346711670
 
Thurs, March 21st, 2019 6:30 PM - Armed With Faith - Film Screening with Director/DP Asad Faruqi
Armed With Faith follows the men of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit (KPK BDU) to the front lines of the war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan. Directed and produced by Geeta Gandbhir and Asasd Faruqi, we  will be joined by Asad after the film screening. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Shepard Hall, Room 290. 259 Convent Ave. https://vimeo.com/374043886
 
Thurs, March 28th, 2019 6:30 PM - Made in Harlem: Films of Madeline Anderson
Pioneering filmmaker Madeline Anderson is often credited as the first Black woman to produce & direct a televised documentary, the first to produce & direct a syndicated TV show, the first Black employee at WNET, and one of the first Black women to join the film editor's union.  Join us for three of her highly acclaimed films and talk.  Part of the Made in Harlem: Class of '68 series. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY,Third World Newsreel and Maysles Cinema, with support from the West Harlem Development Corporation. At Shepard Hall Rm 290 at CCNY, 259 Convent Ave RSVP to https://bit.ly/2T5qfoj
 
Thurs, April 4th, 2019 6:30 PM - Nicole Tsien of POV and Carmen L Vicencio of America Reframed
Nicole is CoProducer at POV (Point of View) series and Carmen is the Supervising Producer of the America Reframed series- both lead showcases for independent non fiction films. Hear from them on what they are looking for and how your film could be considered.   Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Shepard Hall, Room 290. 259 Convent Ave. https://vimeo.com/366299250
 
Thurs, April 11th, 2019 6:30 PM - Master Class with Jean Tsien
A long time editor, Jean has worked on an incredible number of award winning films, from Scottsboro: An American Tragedy to Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing, Please Remember Me and Plastic China - and she still makes time to mentor filmmakers and be active in Asian American media organiziing.  Hear from her on filmmaking, working with an editor and more.  Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Shepard Hall, Room 290. 259 Convent Ave. https://vimeo.com/381344355
  
Thurs, April 18th, 2019 6:30 PM - Made in Harlem: Columbia Revolt
One of Newsreel's earliest films, this is an amazing document of the take over of Columbia University in April 1968, spurred by the school's attempt to "gentrify" parts of Harlem for a gym and its collaboration with the Dept of Defense while its students (and many others) were protesting the Vietnam War. With Newsreel filmmaker Shawn Walker and others, Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel, the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Maysles Cinema. At CCNY, Shepard Hall 259 Convent Ave.  https://vimeo.com/354283714
 
Thurs, May 2nd, 2019 6:30 PM - Made in Harlem: Making the Boys
Crayton Robey's Making the Boys explores the enduring legacy of the Boys in the Band, the first-ever gay play (1968) and subsequent Hollywood movie (1970) to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Film screening with speakers. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel, the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Maysles Cinema. At CCNY, Shepard Hall 259 Convent Ave.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2IKKZB1
 
 
FALL 2018
Thurs, September 13th, 2018 6:30 PM - Sound Recording Workshop
For beginners and those needing a refresher in audio for film and video.  What are people using, best practices, why do things work the way they do.TWN, 545 8th Ave, Ste 550 RSVP to workshop@twn.org.
 
Wed, September 26th,  2018 6:30 PM - Women of Color in the Film Industry: Union Film Trades
Join Shawn Batey (Props), Michelle Marion (Camera), Allison Jackson (Sound), and Iris Ng (Electric) on how they got into their fields, their unions and how you can too – and why you should. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, the CCNY MFA Film Alliance and the Black Documentary Collective. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. https://vimeo.com/331834251
 
Wed, October 3rd, 2018  5:30 PM  QUEST – Film screening With Producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon and Director Jonathan Olshefski
This award winning POV film follows the Raineys in North Philadelphia as they nurture both a family and a community of hip hop artists in the face of the strife surrounding them.  QUEST is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.  Cosponsored with the Newnark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Black Public Media, the CCNY MFA Film Alliance and the Black Documentary Collective. 219 West 40th St., 3rd Floor.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2QXlH3p
 
Wed, October 10th, 2018 6:30 PM – Editing Master Class with Bryan Chang of Meerkat Media
A documentary director, DP and editor, Bryan’s films have been featured by The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME Magazine, and MoMA, screened at Sundance and distributed theatrically.  Hear his tips on approaching an edit, shooting with editing in mind and how his cooperative production company works.  Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY,  At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St.  https://vimeo.com/318004663
 
Mon.  October 15th, 2018 at 6:00 PM – Tribute to Camille Billops and James V. Hatch – Films & Talk
Honoring this iconoclastic filmmaking couple’s art and activism. Join TWN, Michelle Materre, Prof Valerie Smith and George C. Wolfe; see Take Your Bags and Finding Christa.  Cosponsored with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Black Public Media, and the Media and Communication Arts Dept of City College. At the NYPL, 111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street. https://vimeo.com/296743726
 
Wed, October 17th, 2018 at 6:30 PM – Women and Girls: 1971 and 2018
A program of shorts on women and girls, featuring : "1st Little Ladies" (2018, A. Joffee) on the thoughts and hopes of young girls on the eve of
the 2016  election and Hilary Clinton's run for president;  "Family in  Exile" (2018, F. Matousse), a documentary about the conflicts within the
filmmaker's Moroccan family, touching on gender tensions, religious  beliefs, and parent/child relationships, and "Janie's Janie" (1971,
Newsreel) a rarely seen documentary about a white working class mother who  frees herself from an abusive marriage to become an activist/organizer in a  film that explores gender, class and race. Cosponsored by the Documentary Forum at CCNY.  At City College, Shepard Hall Rm 290/291. https://vimeo.com/318115452
 
Wed, October 24th, 2018 6:30 PM – Resistance at Tule Lake with Director Konrad Aderer
This feature doc on the long-suppressed story of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II –  who were imprisoned and resisted their treatment. A story of racism, fear and struggle, with resonance for these times. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and the CCNY MFA Film Alliance. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. https://vimeo.com/318009176
 
Wed, November 7th, 2018 6:30 PM – Master Class with Documentary Director Dawn Porter
The award winning documentary director of Gideon's Army, Spies of Mississippi and Trapped,  Dawn will talk about how she gets her subjects and how she gets her films made, and her advice to emerging media makers.Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and the CCNY MFA Film Alliance. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2P4Vdf6
 
Wed, November 14th, 2018 6:30 PM – Crowdfunding for Film Production with Seed&Spark
Hear from Christina Raia, and learn tips on crowdfunding and what Seed & Spark, a crowdfunding, distribution and streaming site just for indy filmmakers might be able to help you to achieve.Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and the CCNY MFA Film Alliance. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St.  https://vimeo.com/361514593
 
Sat, November 17th, 2018 6:30 PM – Soseongri - Documentary and panel about the anti-THAAD struggle in rural South Korea
Soseongri, a film by Park Bae-Il, follows a community of senior citizens whose way of life is threatened when the decision is made to place the US THAAD anti-missile system in their village. See the film and hear a panel on the continuing US militarization of Korea - in the midst of the efforts for peace.  The director and villagers will speak after the film via skype. Cosponsored with Nodutdol, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Code Pink, Granny Peace Brigage, Peace Action NY, and Veterans for Peace NY chapter. At Nodutdol, c/o Asian American Writers Workshop, 112 West 27th St.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2RpasQX
 
Tues, November 27th, 2018 6:30 PM – Call Her Ganda with Director PJ Raval and more
Call Her Ganda follows the tragic murder of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman by a U.S. marine, the community organizing and effort that brought her murderer to justice - and the role that the long US-Philippine relationship played in this. Cosponsored with Nodutdol, Bayan USA, Gabriela-USA, Asian American Writers Workshop, Asian American Arts Alliance and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. At the Asian American Writers Workshop, 112 West 27th St.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2CHSGEi
 
Wed, Nov 28th, 2018 6:30 PM – Nailed It: Vietnamese and the Nail Industry – with Director Adele Pham
A fortuitous encounter between 20 Vietnamese refugee women and The Birds actress Tippi Hedren in 1975 sparked the Asian nail salon industry in the U.S.  Born of war and tragedy, a sometimes hilarious saga of survival and more. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the the CCNY MFA Film Alliance.  At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2NCIIXx
 
Wed Dec 5th, 2018 6:30 PM – Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart With Director Tracy H. Strain
The first in-depth presentation of Hansberry’s complex life and work, from her ground breaking Raisin in the Sun, the first play by a Black woman on Broadway to her political activism and concealed lesbianism.  Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Black Public Media & the CCNY MFA Film Alliance and the Black Documentary Collective,  At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP : https://bit.ly/2NwEK2A
  
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