Fall Schedule 2016


Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 6:30PM
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 be in attendance for Q&A. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP at eventbrite.com. TWN Co-sponsors 
   

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 6:30PM
Basic Legal Need to Knows for Indie Filmmakers
with Fernando Ramirez

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! Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP to eventbrite.com. Co-sponsored with TWN
 

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 6:30PM
Fundraising Now with
Chicken and Egg Pictures’ Creative Producer Yvonne Welborn
and JustFilms, Creativity and Free Expression’s
Program Officer 
Chi-hui Yang 

Where is the money and how are people finding it?  Hear from funders and filmmakers on how to raise funds for your doc. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP at eventbrite.com. Co-sponsored with TWN and NBPC

 
  
Thursday, October 13th, 2016 6:30PM 
Online Audience Engagement
with Michelle Materre of Creatively Speaking
and Dolly Turner of The Turner Group

With so many filmmakers out there, how do you keep from having your film from being a drop in an ocean? This evening will have you thinking about creating and engaging your audience, so that people eagerly await to see the final product. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP to eventbrite.com. Co-sponsored with TWN and NBPC
 
  

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 6:30PM
The Art of Cinematography – Hear from DPs
Cinematographers will talk about how they work, how they started, and what favorite tech items are on their lists.  Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP to tba. Co-sponsored with TWN

  

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 6:30PM
Screening and Talk: AFTER SPRING Documentary
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 about their film that sold-out it’s screenings at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP at eventbrite.com. Co-sponsored with TWN

 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:30PM
Screening and Talk: Bronx Obama
with Director Ryan Murdock

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. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP at eventbrite.com. Co-sponsored with TWN
 

POSTPONED TO SPRING SEMESTER, DATE TBA


Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 6:30 PM
Screening and Talk: Hooligan Sparrow
with Director Nanfu Wang

Filmmaker Wang follows activist Ye Haiyan
(Hooligan Sparrow) to Southern China to protest a sexual abuse case Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment, and imprisonment. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP to eventbrite.com. Co-sponsored with TWN.
 

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 you have in the closet. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP to eventbrite.com. TWN co-sponsors
 

POSTPONED TO SPRING SEMESTER, DATE TBA

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:30 PM
Alumni Film Night Meet/Greet/Screen
Short: Lilly’s Secret by Emanuele Michetti
Feature: Thy Father’s Chair by Alex Lora and Antonio Tibaldi
City College’s Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP to eventbrite.com

 
 
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 6:30 PM
Music and Sound Design for Documentaries
Hear from T.Griffin and Bill Toles. 
T. Griffin is a songwriter, composer and producer who has composed music for  features and live multidisciplinary projects. CCNY MFA Film Graduate, Bill Toles is a musician, composer and sound editor who most recently scored Crystal Emery’s Black Women in Medicine.  They will speak about how to approach music and sound design for your film. Shepard Hall Room 290, 259 Convent Ave. RSVP to eventbrite.com. Co-sponsored with TWN