August News

Exhibitions - Training - Streaming - Grants - Resources


Streaming July 31-August 2

Talk August 2

Free Virtual Event

As progressive media collectives are now rebounding, hear from the founders and members of Black Planet Productions and producers of the acclaimed public access program NOT CHANNEL ZERO. What can be learned from their efforts and the cultural excitement of their work? With members of the Shadow Work Media collective, we look back at the past and into the future.

Before the talk, we will stream six NOT CHANNEL ZERO videos from Monday, July 31-Aug 2nd. With your RSVP, you will receive a link to the August 2nd Zoom talk and the three-day film showcase. Part of the Organizing and Filmmaking Series.

RSVP for Free Virtual Talk and Streaming

August 17 and 24

Barbican, London

The first-ever worldwide theatrical retrospective of the complete films of Camille Billops and James Hatch centers Black cultural life and storytelling on screen with six autobiographical works that innovate documentary form and artfully weave together personal histories and social issues.


Tuesday, August 8, 7 PM

Suns Cinema

Washington, DC

One of the first documentary works by Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva, CHIRCALES is the product of two of the most prominent and rebellious voices of the New Latin American Cinema. An essential and highly influential classic for years to come, restored by the Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst (Berlin).



Did you miss any of our evening seminars this semester? Can't wait until the Fall to attend more evening seminars? Check out our Vimeo and YouTube channels for talks with leaders and makers in the media industry.

Free Seminars for Filmmakers on YouTube and Vimeo


Grants, Deadlines and More

New York Media Arts Map List of Funding Opportunities

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Sundance Inclusion Resource Map

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Field Briefing presented by the National Endowment for the Arts

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Vision Maker Media Funding

Deadline: Various

AfroPoP Submissions

Deadline: Open

World Channel Submissions

Deadline: Open

Loisaida Inc. Artistic Residency

Deadline: Open

Ford Foundation Just Films

Deadline: Open

Brown Girls Doc Mafia

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FWD-Doc: Documentary Filmmakers With Disabilities

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NYWIFT Events and Seminars

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Women Make Movies Webinar Series

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DCTV Workshops

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UnionDocs Workshops & Seminars 

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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Classes

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The Gotham Classes

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Center for Communication Classes

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Cinema Tropical's Weekly Newsletter

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Latino Voices Newsletter (short films)

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The Standby Program's Preservation and Post-Production Services

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TWN Stock Footage

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More Resources for Filmmakers

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About Third World Newsreel (TWN)

TWN welcomes our new Social Media Marketing Intern Shamadi Ojeda! She will be creating and posting content for TWN throughout the course of her internship. Shamadi is currently a student at Baruch College pursuing her bachelors degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Journalism. She plans on having a successful career in public relations marketing where she believes her skills and knowledge of trends can boost a company’s or an organization’s reputation. You can find her at

Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, preservation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues.

Third World Newsreel gratefully acknowledges the recent New York State Council on the Arts Capital grant that will support TWN's technology infrastructure for its media preservation initiatives! We thank Governor Hochul and the NYS legislature, NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus and NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls, the Council staff, and panel for the grant that will help TWN continue its media arts work into the future.

TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Color Congress, MOSAIC, the National Film Preservation Foundation, New York Humanities, Ford Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), and the Peace Development Fund, as well as individual donors.

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