Open Edit Lab Times 11/28-12/1

28 11 2011

There will be open edit lab times for you to work on editing your projects this week.  Please be prepared to LOCATE your project on the server. There may not be someone there to help you do this.





FREE! Master Class with Stanley Nelson

18 11 2011

Master Class with Stanley Nelson – December 5th at City College 

Last of the Fall 2011 TWN Evening Workshops – Free 


TWN, in collaboration with City College, will host a talk with the prolific and award winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, producer/director/writer of Freedom Riders which just won 3 Emmy awards this fall. In a program taking place at City College, Stanley will show clips from his works and talk about his filmmaking process, his inspirations, and his path from City College to directing and producing nationally broadcast films.(and winning the MacArthur “genius” award along the way)  FREE but RSVP required as seating is limited.

December 5th, 2011 at 6:30 PM  FREE 

Room 291, Shepard Hall, City College of New York
138th Street and Convent Avenue. (Room 291)
#1 Train to 138th Street, A,B,C,D to 145th Street. 
RSVP required – email 
Picture ID required to enter the building.
FILM EMERGENCE! at Anthology Film Archives 

Join us for the New York premieres of films from the TWN annual filmmaking program and one tribute in memoriam to TWN workshop alum and family member Akoma Miriam Perez. 


Affording Progress: A Community Response to Gentrification by Nuala Cabral, Jaisal Noor and Thanu Yakupitiyage
Clandestined by Claro de los Reyes 

Walking with FUREE by Akoma Miriam Perez 

New York is Killing Me by Regina Eaton, Dalila-Johari Paul and Jaira Placide

December 6th, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street

F train to 2nd Ave, R train to 8th Street

Admission: $6    

Camera contest

9 11 2011

Enter the B&H Fall Colors Photo contest and win an Olympus camera!


Internship @ The American Museum of Natural History/Margaret Mead Film Fest

6 11 2011


Margaret Mead Film Festival / Public Programs Internship at theAmerican Museum of Natural History


The Margaret Mead Film Festival is the longest-running showcase for international

documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work from indigenous

community media to experimental nonfiction. The festival is distinguished by its outstanding

selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues

and perspectives, and by the forums for discussion with filmmakers and speakers.

The Public Programs division of the museum organizes lectures, workshops, fieldtrips and film

screenings related to the museum’s temporary and permanent exhibits. Interns will have the

opportunity to work on projects related to both the Mead Festival and other public programs.

Interns are critical to our operations and we are currently seeking motivated and creative

individuals to work with us. This internship enables interns to learn about film festival

production, documentary analysis, museum operations, and outreach strategies, as well as hands-on

involvement with the Margaret Mead Film Festival. We require our interns to work

at least 2 whole days per week (10:00-5:00 pm, M-F) plus assist with 4 evening or weekend

programs per semester. Although this is an unpaid internship, many of our past interns have

received payment or credit through work-study or academic credit programs offered by their




Intern tasks include, but are not limited to: general office and administrative support;

composing/designing and distributing flyers and posters; overseeing film submissions; compiling

and overseeing various mailings; maintaining databases and website; working on outreach,

education or web projects; and assisting with marketing/publicity.



Current college or graduate students, preferably with arts, social science or media degrees.

Must be reliable, organized and positive. Must have deep knowledge of Excel and Word.

Arts/technology knowledge, and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, a plus.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Please send resume and cover letter as attachments, subject line


The African Diaspora International Film Festival in NYC

4 11 2011

Also check out this amazing film festival in NYC:

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world.


18 Days of Compelling
Provocative Films
NOV. 25 – Dec. 13, 2011

Take advantage of these film fests in NYC!

1 11 2011

This November, local film festivals will explore wildly different worlds – from snow sports to South Asian cinema.

Big Apple Film Festival From November 1-6, the Big Apple Film Festival will feature high quality films from the New York City independent film community. The festival also presents awards for achievement in filmmaking, screenwriting and acting. For a complete schedule, visit

South Asian International Film Festival The South Asian International Film Festival is committed to showcasing dynamic new voices in South Asian cinema. From November 9-15, the festival will present full-length films, shorts and documentaries in a variety of genres. For more information, visit

Snow Film Fest NYC Snow Film Fest NYC’s mission is to celebrate the diversity of the snow lifestyle by bringing varied perspectives of snow to a wide audience. Taking place November 10-12, the festival will showcase a wide range of short and feature films as well as Q&A sessions with notable snow athletes. Visit for more info.

chashama Film Festival The chashama Film Festival features work by international artists addressing social, political and cultural issues. From November 10-13, this non-profit festival will present documentaries, features and shorts, as well as discussions with filmmakers. For more information, visit

African American Women in Cinema Film Festival The African American Women in Cinema Film Festival provides a platform for the vibrant work of minority women filmmakers. From November 17-19, this year’s festival will shine a spotlight on talented women from all over the world. For further details, visit

Also, if you are a female filmmaker, check out the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, a new event that will take place in Brooklyn in March 2012, has opened its call for entries. The festival seeks compelling features, shorts, documentaries, animation and music videos in which a woman filmmaker plays a key role. In order for a film to qualify, a woman must have served as a director, writer, producer, director of photography or lead animator on the film.

Brooklyn Girl Film Festival seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world. Its goal is to strengthen the community of women filmmakers. The festival will showcase films from around the globe.

For more information, visit The regular deadline is December 3, 2011.