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TWN Evening Seminars Calendar

2017 Spring - TWN Evening Seminars

Grants, Screenings, Master Classes & More!

Talks with Cinematographers, NYSCA, Sam Pollard, Made in Harlem, Korean films and directors, and more!

The TWN Evening Seminars
 
Besides its intensive TWN Production Workshop, TWN also sponsors a walk-in series of workshops on various production topics each spring and fall.
 
All seminars are free, unless otherwise noted, and are presented at various locations.
 
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 6:30 PM - Cinematography and More: A Talk with Working Women DPs  
Hear from Nadia Hallgren (Motherland, Trapped, War Don Don) and Naiti Gamez (Captivated, Newtown) about about how they started shooting and advice for emerging cinematographers and directors who shoot. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at The City College of New York and the National Black Programming Consortium. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to workshop@twn.org
 
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 6:30 PM - NYSCA Individual Artist Grant Seminar with Arian Blanco
NYSCA gives grants to New York State individual artists in electronic media--video, sound art, installations, and new technologies--and film production, with up to $25,000 in support. Ask your questions about the application, samples, and the process and get answers from the Program Director of the Individual Artists program, Arian Blanco. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at The City College of New York and the National Black Programming Consortium.  At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com
 
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 6:30 PM - Sound Questions - How to Get Better Audio on your Film  
Your film could look great, but if the sound isn't, then you have an expensive problem to attempt to fix. Get it right from the beginning! A quick introduction to best practices, what gear people are using, and low budget options for better production tracks. With equipment from Professional Sound Services. @ Third World Newsreel, 545 Eighth Avenue, Suite 550, New York, NY RSVP: workshop@twn.org
 
Wednesday, March 7th, 2017 6:30 PM - Master Class - Editing, Directing and more with Sam Pollard
Emmy winning and Oscar nominated Director, Producer and Editor, Sam has made impactful documentaries and dramas for decades, while also mentoring emerging makers, and being a full time professor at NYU.  He will show clips from some of his work and talk about how he approaches cutting a scene; how he talks to directors as an editor - and how he talks to editors as a director.  Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at The City College of New York. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com
 
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 6:30 PM - A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde Screening and Panel
As part of the Made in Harlem screenings, Women's History Month and Black History, and in celebration of TWN's 50th Anniversary, a presentation of the TWN documentary that follows the life of this Black, feminist, lesbian, poet, mother and activist, whose work and life continues to inspire millions.  Directors Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson and poet and scholar Melinda Goodman will speak.  Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Maysles Cinema. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com
 
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 6:30 PM - Made in Harlem: The Struggle for Home- Screenings and Talk
As part of the Made in Harlem screenings, a presentation of films for, by and about Harlem, and including Harlem-made films, filmmakers, speakers and subjects. This night:  Rezoning Harlem: The Battle Over Harlem’s Future by Natasha Florentino & Tamara Gubernat, #WHATPIANODISTRICT by Annmarie Soba, Uptown Underdog by Nuhi de Stani, and a talk with Nuhi de Stani and Michael Henry Adams to follow screening. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Maysles Cinema. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to http://bit.ly/2m5uO1q
 
Saturday, April 1- Tuesday, April 4th: PINKS Documentaries NYC - 4 events, 4 days
For the first time in New York, a presentation of documentary films from Korea addressing issues rarely seen by American audiences. Films on LGBTQ and Workers' struggles, a feminist fashion designer and the tragedy of state violence against citizens over gentrification, these films represent the range of struggles that Koreans have been facing.  The directors of the films will speak as well.  RSVP to eventbrite.com. For full schedule, visit http://bit.ly/2mroWmJ
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6:30 PM : Alive and Kicking - a Made in Harlem Film program
Two shorts and a feature celebrating Harlem culture:Sweet Harlem, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alive and Kicking on swing dancing and its roots in Harlem.  With speakers. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Maysles Cinema. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to http://bit.ly/2ngXgiF
 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:30 PM : Made in Harlem: Mr. Untouchable
Mr. Untouchable follows the story of the legendary Leroy “Nicky” Barnes, who "ruled" Harlem for the first half of the 1970s, as the leader of a criminal empire. Followed by a Q&A with a former Barnes associate, "Jazz" Hayden. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Maysles Cinema, at City College, Shepard Harll, Rm 290, 259 Convent Ave. At 140th St. RSVP to http://bit.ly/2oY8yMY
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:30 PM : Podcasting 101 with the experts
How and why to podcast? What subjects lend themselves to podcasts? Hear from experts on the topic, Neil Drumming of This American Life, Kerrie Hillman of Storycorps, Brittany Luse of "For Colored Nerds" and Mark Pagán, Community Radio Specialist at BRIC Arts and Media. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the National Black Programming Consortium. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290, 259 Convent Ave. At 140th St. RSVP to http://bit.ly/2ocyLpn
 
Monday, April 24, 2017 6 PM: #Rucker50 - a Made in Harlem Film program
A film celebrating the recent 50th Anniversary of the Rucker League, which changed basketball, and impacted African American empowerment, Hip-Hop music and culture. With the directors and NBA All Star legend Kenny Anderson speaking. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Maysles Cinema. At the City College Center for Performing Arts, 160 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to http://bit.ly/2okAK8k
 
More to Come!
 
What Fall 2016 looked like:
 
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, 6:30 PM - Screening and Talk - We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo
Latin boogaloo is the NYC bilingual mix of R&B, Afro-Cuban rhythms and the expression of 1960s Latino soul. Starring legends Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, this film explores the history of this Latin music.  Director Mathew Ramirez Warren will speak.  Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
    
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 6:30 PM-Basic Legal "Need to Know" Primer for Indie Filmmakers
Entertainment lawyer Fernando Ramirez, who has represented films like Nas: Time is Illmatic, Brothers Hypnotic, and Reportero, will go over the basics of what all filmmakers need -from releases to rights, deal memos for participants, co-makers etc. and naturally, fair use - and when does a filmmaker need to have a lawyer on board?  Bring your questions! Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, 6:30 PM - Film Fundraising Tips
Join filmmakers with experience in fundraising as they talk about the basics of foundation and grant funding - what constitutes a good package to present, how one goes about researching, samples and more.  Speakers include: Yvonne Welbon, the award-winning independent filmmaker, producer, educator, entrepreneur, and Creative Producer at Chicken & Egg Pictures and Chi-Hui Yang of JustFilms, Ford Foundation. Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY and the National Black Programming Consortium, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
Thursday, October 13th, 2016, 6:30 PM  Film Outreach and Marketing 101
Join Michelle Materre and Dolly Turner to find out what filmmakers need to know about getting their films out there.  Michelle, long time distributor, producer, and writer and professor, is the producer of the Creatively Speaking Film Series, radio show, and most recently, the coproducer of Black Women in Medicine.  Dolly Turner, founder of the Turner Group, is a marketing and creative executive, who has managed and launched multi million dollar entertainment and media brands. Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY and the National Black Programming Consortium, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
  
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, 6:30 PM - Screening and Talk: AFTER SPRING
With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. AFTER SPRING follows two refugee families and aid workers at the largest refugee camp for Syrians, Zaatari.  Directors Stephanie Ching and Ellen Martinez will speak with this Tribeca premiered film. Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
  
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, 6:30 PM - Screening and Talk: Bronx Obama
BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the “look of a lifetime” and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion. Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, 6:30 PM - Screening and Talk: WILHEMINA'S WAR
The story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival from HIV and AIDS in South Carolina.  Filmmaker June Cross shot over the course of five years, making a the film that bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity. Co-sponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY and the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, CUNY School of Medicine. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
  
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, 6:30 PM - Archiving and Preserving your Films for the Indie Filmmaker
Members of the XFR Collective, which does low cost transfers for filmmakers and community groups, will demonstrate and show easy DIY actions for filmmakers to take in planning for the long term storage of your raw footage, masters and all those old miniDV tapes sitting in the closet. Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 6:30 PM - #FilmAFeatureIn8Days: A Microbudgeting Workshop
Award winning filmmaker Nicole Franklin offers the essentials of making an affordable feature film heading into distribution, using her first feature narrative as a case study. The workshop will cover planning, financing and investors, production issues, marketing and more.  Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY, and the Black Television and Film Collective.  At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 6:30 PM -  Music and Sound Design for Documentaries
Hear from T.Griffin and Bill Toles and Angelica Negrón on music and sound design.  T. Griffin is a songwriter, composer and producer who has composed music for features and live multidisciplinary projects, and scored Life, Animated, which premiered at Sundance 2016. Bill Toles is a musician, composer and sound editor who most recently scored C. Emery’s Black Women in Medicine. Angelica Negrón has composed for film and orchestra including Memories of a Penitent Heart by Cecilia Aldarondo. How to approach music and sound design for your film?  Co-sponsored with Documentary Forum at CCNY, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 6:30 PM -  DEPORTED - Screening, Panel and Directors' Talk
Since 1996, the U.S.has implemented a policy of repatriation of all foreign residents who have been convicted of crimes. Every two weeks, about 50 Haitian nationals are deported from the United States; 40 percent are convicted legal residents who completed their jail sentences. This film by Rachèle Magloire & Chantal Regnault follows a group of deportees in Haiti as they try to cope with this incredible situation.  Representatives of BAJI, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, will speak, as will the directors.  Co-sponsored with the DominicansLoveHaitians Movement and the Documentary Forum at CCNY, at City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
 
Past workshop speakers have included:  Byron Hurt, Laurens Grant, Larry Banks, Jason DaSilva, Cliff Charles, Shawn Batey, Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, Mike Chin, Deann Borshay Liem, Stanley Nelson, ne9, Eric Parker, Sam Pollard, Bobby Shepard, and more!
 
TWN Workshops are made possible in part by support from: the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, with public funds from the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Peace Development Fund, and other foundations and individual donors.

 

 

Seniors, Youth and Community Media Workshops

Seniors Workshops in Flushing and Girls and Women of Immigrant Backgrounds Production Workshops

SU-CASA SENIOR MEDIA WORKSHOP - now, the 2017 version coming up!
From February 18, 2016,  TWN began a Media Workshop for Seniors in Flushing, at the Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center.  Last year the students work premiered at the NY International Asian American Film Festival!  Now we will be doing workshops at both Latimer Gardens and at the Latimer Innovative Center in Flushing.  Free to any senior citizen! Senior Media Workshops are made possible by support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, with public funds from the City Council, with special thanks to Councilman Peter Koo.
 
NYWIFT Girls and Women of Immigrant Backgrounds PRODUCTION WORKSHOP - 2017 version!
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, TWN has partnered with New York Women in Film and Television to present the Girls and Women of Immigrant Backgrounds Production Workshop. Some 20 girls and women, from all nations, ages and experiences gather to gain an introduction to production, and quickly create several videos. Women participate in the editing, and the results are premiered in at a NYWIFT screening. The 2015 production, The Multiplicity of Us, is available for free viewing and community screenings on Vimeo and Youtube. These workshops are made possible through support from City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of New York City.
 
ASIAN GIRLS EMPOWERMENT THROUGH MEDIA WORKSHOP (AGEM)
The AGEM workshop, a media literacy and activist media production workshop for young Asian women from 13-17 years of age was presented from July to September 12th, 2009. The AGEM participants produced two group documentaries - one on teen smoking and another on media stereotypes,  while several individual "diary" documentaries were also completed.  In a summer that combined team building exercises, media literacy, production skills, field trips, studio production, visiting professionals and more, 12 young women are now definitely, emerging social issue media makers.  Their completed projects screened at Anthology Film Archives, and one of them, I'M NOT EVEN THAT was presented at several Asian American film festivals. The workshop was free, and was made possible with support from the Asian Women Giving Circle, the City College of New York, the Ford Foundation, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NYSCA, NEA, North Star and the Funding Exchange.  
 
CAMERA TO CLASSROOM MEDIA WORKSHOP
The TWN Camera to Classroom Media Workshop was a media literacy and production workshop in which TWN partnered with NYC public high school CITY AS SCHOOL during the spring/summer of 2010.  Youth made documentaries ranging from being a teen-aged father to skateboarding.  This program was free and supported in part by the Tribeca Film Institute, the City College of New York, the Ford Foundation, NYSCA and NEA.
 

 

 


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