July News

Exhibitions - Training - Streaming - Grants - Resources


"The filmmakers develop a distinctive, stylistically original, and practically effective framework of both image and staging in order to unleash pent-up words and emotions."

The New Yorker

July 15-16, 2023

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Jul 16

Introduced by Ayanna Dozier

July 28-29, 2023

Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

Jul 28

Followed by a discussion with Prof. Lakshmi Padmanabhan. Tickets include a post-screening reception and a complimentary glass of wine

Jul 29, 3 PM

Followed by a discussion with Prof. Natalie Bullock-Brown, documentary filmmaker, and founding member of the Documentary Accountability Working Group

Jul 29, 6 PM

Followed by a discussion with Naeema Torres, Interim Executive Director, Mezcla Media Collective


As progressive media collectives are now rebounding, hear from the founders and members of Black Planet Production 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 Erica Kermani of Shadow Work Media collection, we look back at the past and into the future.

Before the talk, we will stream six of the 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 Event and Exhibition

"You Are Here" is an immersive 16-screen experience that takes on hundreds of movies about the city made over the past century—including Newsreel films! The "You Are Here" gallery alongside a few others will be part of the exhibit This Is New York at the Museum of the City of New York, don't miss out on it! Find tickets and more information here:

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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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AXS Film Fund

Deadline: July 31, 2023

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)

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, and the Peace Development Fund, as well as individual donors.

The TWN Workshop will receive support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in 2022-2023.

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