Distribution Request Form (PDF format)
For almost 50 years Third World Newsreel (TWN) has been
a media distributor of social issue films and videos made by and about people of color.
TWN's collection includes over 700 works by more
than 300 established and emerging film and media artists including Camille Billops, Julie Dash, Barbara McCullough,
Manthia Diawara, Christine Choy, Kim Dong-won, Roddy Bogawa, Randy Redroad,
Alex Rivera, Yvonne Welbon, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Thomas Allen Harris, Yoruba Richen, Dawn Porter and Seyi Adebanjo.
Educators, librarians, students, curators, organizers, writers, festival programmers,
social and health service providers, television programmers,
and media artists are core users of TWN programs
many of which have been screened at major film festivals and aired on PBS.
TWN remains committed to expanding its collection
with works that are representative of Third World cultures and issues.
Media makers are invited to submit their works and a distribution
application for TWN consideration. TWN distribution offers the potential
of exposing your work to educational institutions, libraries,
and exhibitors around the world by actively marketing the sale and rental
of our collection globally. Distribution of your work is contingent on TWN review and acceptance.
Types of works considered:
Works representative of Third World cultures and issues
Social issue films and videos made by or about people of color
TWN will not distribute works that promote any racism, sexism, or hate toward any person or group of people.
TWN does not distribute works that are instructional or how to media.
Generally, TWN will not distribute works that are filmed stage or dance performances.
You initiate the distribution process by completing and submitting a
Distribution Request Form. In addition to the form, submit a brief biography of the director(s) and copies of any reviews of the work.
Following review of the Distribution Request form, TWN may request a copy of the work for review.
For more information contact:
Roselly A. Torres Rojas
Distribution & Marketing Director