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TWN Evening Seminars Calendar

2019 FALL - TWN Evening Seminars - Done for now, stay tuned for 2020!

Films, Archives, Post Production, Double Lens: Harlem DocFest, and more

September through November 2019

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. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs with the City Council, the Peace Development Fund and individual donors.
 
All seminars are free, unless otherwise noted, and are presented at various locations.
 
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.
 
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. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2PrHTpV
 
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. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2MBZUPJ
 
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. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2ZnNVLO
 
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.RSVP to https://bit.ly/2NAhjrV
 
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.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2NFjnyJ
 
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. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2LjGFHA
 
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.RSVP to https://bit.ly/2LgfgXk
 
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.
 
 
MORE TO COME IN THE SPRING!
  
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Past workshops
 
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.  RSVP to:https://bit.ly/2FCGzJV
 
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. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2CkpelU
 
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.  RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2DqZiac
 
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. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2BCZ52h
 
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. RSVP to:  https://bit.ly/2IArjQV
 
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. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2VncP8P
 
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 Vicencia 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. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2XBM3eK
 
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. RSVP to:  https://bit.ly/2TwYUzB
  
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.
 
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. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2C5xYzt
 
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.  RSVP to: https://bit.ly/2N1mfGo
 
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. RSVP to https://bit.ly/2LxhBLj
 
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. RSVP to  https://bit.ly/2NSTaya
 
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.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2NyKRn1
 
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.  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2OFcY7S
 
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
  
Past workshop speakers have included:  Yance Ford, Daresha Kyi,  Byron Hurt, Laurens Grant, Larry Banks, Jason DaSilva, Cliff Charles, Shawn Batey, Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, Mike Chin, Deann Borshay Liem, Stanley Nelson, One9, 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 Immigrant Activist Women Media Production Workshops

SU-CASA SENIOR MEDIA WORKSHOP
Since 2016,  TWN has been teaching Media Workshops for Seniors in Flushing, at the Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center and at the Selfhelp Innovative Center in Mandarin and Spanish.  In 2016 and 2019 the students work premiered at the NY International Asian American Film Festival at Flushing Town Hall!  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. See the 2019 videos at https://vimeo.com/343536771.
 
Immigrant Activist Women Media Production workshop
From 2015-2018, TWN partnered with New York Women in Film and Television to present the Girls and Women of Immigrant Backgrounds Production Workshop. 20 girls and women, from all nations, ages and experiences gathered to gain an introduction to production, and quickly created several videos. The 2015 production, The Multiplicity of Us, is available for free viewing and community screenings on Vimeo and Youtube, https://vimeo.com/136776919. These workshops were made possible through support from the City Council and the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of New York City.
In 2018 and 2019, TWN partnered with the Emerald Isle Immigration Center and the Museum of the Moving Image to present media workshops for activist immigrant women. The 2019 group will premiere their films January 2020 at MOMI.
 
Third World Newsreel has run Media Production Workshops for community groups, immigrant women, Asian girls, and led youth media workshops since 2009, often in collaboration with community groups and alternative high schools.
 
2018 - Korean Oral History Project in Woodside
 
2017: Grameen VidaSana Latina Women's Production Workshop in Jackson Heights
 
2015-2018 - Immigrant Women and Girls Media Production Workshop in Queens with New York Women in Film and Television
 
2010 - Camera to Classroom Youth Media Workshop with City As School High School
 
2009 - Asian Girls Empowerment Through Media Workshop (AGEM)
 
Supporters of these workshops included: the Asian Women Giving Circle, the City College of New York, the Ford Foundation, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NYSCA, NEA, North Star, the Funding Exchange and the Tribeca Film Institute and the Peace Development Fund.
 

 

 


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