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September 20, 2023, 6:30 PM

What Makes a Good Pitch Deck with Yasmin Mistry

In-person at The Documentary Forum in Harlem

A media pitch deck is a series of slides/images that present your film idea, your production team, and your plans. These days, it can be an important part of your film proposal, along with your sample.

Yasmin Mistry, filmmaker, animator, programmer, advocate - and pitch deck specialist - will talk about what makes a good deck, and will select a few of the submitted pitch decks to critique and suggest revisions. With your RSVP, you will receive a submission link for your deck - a few will be reviewed in person at the talk. But whether you have a deck or not - or haven't even thought about making one - come and find out.

Join us in person on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Shepard Hall, 140th St and Convent Avenue, Room 290, City College of New York. Take #1 to 137th street or ABCD to 145th Street. Light Refreshments served.

Shepard Hall is wheelchair accessible with 2 elevators. For other accessibility needs and questions email workshop@twn.org.

RSVP for Free Talk


September 15-24, 2023

New York Latino Film Festival

NYLFF brings films made by, with or about Latinos from the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Tickets and passes are officially on sale! Check out the lineup below and visit NYLatinoFilmFestival.com for tickets.

Third World Newsreel is proud fiscal sponsor of the New York Latino Film Festival.

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August 31, 2023, 5 PM EST

Hip-Hop's 50th

Tribute to Biz Markie

H2O Film Festival's 20th Anniversary

New York, NY



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 Public Media Fund

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Black Public Media Open Call

Deadline: September 23, 2023

MAAF for Artists

Deadline: January 15, 2024

World Channel Submissions

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 continues to help grow our emerging and veteran BIPOC filmmaker community. If you attended any of our programs, watched our films, or believe in supporting BIPOC media makers, please consider making a donation to Third World Newsreel now. Donate directly via our webpage, twn.org

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), New York Community Trust, and the Peace Development Fund, as well as individual donors.

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