June News

Exhibitions - Training - Streaming - Grants - Resources



The Films of Camille Billops and James Hatch


Suzanne, Suzanne (1982) 4K Restoration

Older Women and Love (1987) 2K Digitization

Finding Christa (1991) 2K Digitization

The KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks (1994) 2K Digitization

Take Your Bags (1998) 2K Digitization

A String of Pearls (2002) 2K Digitization

"Partners in life, art, and activism, path-forging filmmakers Camille Billops and James Hatch made six non-fiction films together... thematically threaded by deeply personal and honest investigations of love, trauma, Black American culture and its appropriation..."

 Jessica Smith, TIFF


June 17 screening of Shopping Bag Spirits and Freeway Fetishes by Barbara McCullough at the CineMarfa Film Festival. Introduction by Thomas Beard, founder and director of Light Industry in Brooklyn.



Thrilled to welcome Neha Gautam as Third World Newsreel's new Production Workshop Co-Director! With her expertise as an educator, filmmaker, photographer, and community organizer, Neha brings her passion of fostering healthy communities to TWN. Her short films and documentaries have screened at film festivals including the Queens World Film festival, The New York Independent Film festival, New Faces New Voices and Katra Film Festival.

Did you miss any of our evening seminars this semester? Don't worry, 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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William Greaves Research & Development Fund

Deadline: June 6, 2023

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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