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TWN Evening Seminars Calendar

2017 Fall - TWN Evening Seminars

New Cameras, Sound gear, Virtual Reality, Screenings, and more

Starting August 24th!

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.
 
Thursday, August 24th, 2017 6:30 PM - Docufiction Screening and Talk
ONE PEOPLE and WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS
Docufiction screening with filmmakers Al Santana and Simin Farkhondeh with Rico Speight leading a discussion on treading the line of documentary and dramatic work.  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, September 6th, 2017 6:30 PM - Sound Recording Tips; New Gear and more
A quick introduction to best practices, what gear people are using, and low budget options for better production tracks. With equipment from ProSound. . 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, September 13th, 2017 6:30 PM - CHAVELA - A new Documentary about Chavela Vargas
A lyrical film about the legendary siner and queer icon, Chavela Vargas by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi.  Director Daresha Kyi will speak with the film.  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, September 27th, 2017 6:30 PM - Filmmaker Opportunities: Hear from Loira Limbal of Firelight Media and Kay Shaw of the National Black Programming Consortium
Hear from the Vice president of Firelight Media, Loira Limbal about how Firelight works with filmmakers, and about the new opportunities at NBPC from Kay Shaw, Director of Programs and Acquisitions. 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, October 4th, 2017 6:30 PM - Production Planning and Budgeting with Ann Bennett
Ann Bennett, long time producer of films and transmedia projects, shows you how to start that process and offers templates to use. From assessing your project, breaking the film down, to translating each element into a budget line item, this workshop will help you in this important step. 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, October 25th, 2017 6:30 PM - Camera Tech and Talk with Jeff Lee of AbelCine
2K, 4K - how to choose the right camera right now?  What factors do you need to take into account in your decision?  With new gear from AbelCine, a premiere camera house, see and hear from their national training manager, Jeff Lee.  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, November 1st, 2017 6:30 PM - WHOSE STREETS? - Screening with Director Sabbah Folayan
An unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising that began when Michael Brown was killed by police and left in the street for hours.  Directed by Sabbah Folayan and Damon Davis.  Part of the Seventh Art Stand series, cosponsored with the Documentary Forum, Firelight Media, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the CCNY President's Office, and the Center for Worker Education (Interdisciplinary Studies).  At City College, Shepard Hall, Rm 291, 259 Convent Ave at 140th Street. RSVP to eventbrite.com.
 
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 6:30 PM - Call Me Kuchu Screening with Director Malika Zouhali-Worrall
In Uganda, a new bill threatened to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo worked to defeat the bill, while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives -but a brutal murder shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. This film was made by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and Zouhali-Worrall will speak after ths film.  Worrall just won an Emmy for her latest film, Thank you for Playing. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at The City College of New York and Firelight Media.  At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com
 
Thursday, November 9th, 2017 6:30 PM - No Mas Bebes (No More Babies) Film Screening and Talk with Director
The shocking story of Mexican immigrant mothers who were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s, No Más Bebés details a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when those mothers sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. Government. Emmy and Oscar nominated director, Renee Tajima-Pena will speak.  Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at The City College of New York   At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.com
  
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 6:30 PM - Veteran's Day Reframed: Screenings and Panel
Join us for a screening of TWN Board member and activist artist Betty Yu's film THREE TOURS and Tami Gold's film ANOTHER BROTHER, with a panel of peace activist veterans.  Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue.  RSVP to eventbrtie.com
 
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 6:30 PM - VR 101 - An Introduction to Virtual Reality Production
With Jessica Ann Peavy, Shawn Peters, Veda Shastri and moderator Tracy Daniels. Join these immersive filmmakers to find out why VR, how and what is involved in the production of virtual and augmented reality works. 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, November 29th, 2017 6:30 PM - Editing Master Class with Carla Gutierrez
The award winning editor of Chavela, When Two Worlds Collide, La Corona and Reportero will talk about approaches to editing and making choices. Co-sponsored with DocForum@CCNY, City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St.  RSVP to eventbrite.com  
  
Stay Tuned! More to come!
 
Last Spring Seminars
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 with the West Harlem Development Corp. 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 with the West Harlem Development Corp. 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, with the West Harlem Development Corp, at City College, Shepard Hall, 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 with the West Harlem Development Corp. At the City College Center for Performing Arts, 160 Convent Ave at 135th St. RSVP to http://bit.ly/2okAK8k
 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 11 AM: DEPORTED screening and panel
This film by  Rachèle Magloire & Chantal Regnault  follows members of a unique group of men in Haiti: criminal deportees from North America. Since 1996, the United States 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 sentence in America.  How and why is this happening? Speakers include representatives of BAJI, (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) and the director and some of the subjects will speak via skype. Cosponsored with the DominicansLoveHaitians Movement and DCTV. At DCTV, 87 Lafayette. RSVP to eventbrite.
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:30 PM: Fatherhood - a Made in Harlem Film program
Three films examining fatherhood from the point of view of six African American young men - as sons and fathers. Films by Samein Priester, Elijah Gbotoe, Kwanzaa Owes & Musa Ibrahim, and Rahkim Hawkins & Charles Mejias. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Maysles Cinema with the West Harlem Development Corp. At City College, Shepard Hall, Rm 291, 259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:30 PM: ADAMA and #WhatPianoDistrict - a Made in Harlem Film program
One film on gentrification in the Bronx, and another on how false charges of being a "potential" suicide bomber completely turns a young Muslim woman's life into chaos - and how she survived this.   Adama Bah, the subject will speak, along with the director of #WhatPianoDistrict.  Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Maysles Cinema, with the West Harlem Development Corp and Seventh Art Stand. At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 291,259 Convent Ave at 140th St. RSVP to eventbrite.
 
 
More to Come! Stay Tuned for more!
 
 
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 - the 2017 version!
From April 2017,  TWN has been teaching Media Workshops for Seniors in Flushing, at the Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center and the Selfhelp Innovative Center in Mandarin and Spanish.  Last year the students work premiered at the NY International Asian American Film Festival!  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.
 
Grameen VidaSana Latina Women's Production Workshop
This March, TWN taught first time women filmmakers in the Jackson Height community basic production - and they shot their own documentaries about their lives and hopes. Over 20 women filmed! This was made possible with volunteers of the Grameen VidaSana Center and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center.
 
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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