Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & TV Presents


16th Anniversary

April 5-7, 2018 | WHERE CHANGE BEGINS




7 PM – REAL BOY Award-Winning Doc
A son’s transition. A mom’s transformation.
Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street


3 PM – DOCS IN THE WORKS: Pitch Competition
Watch finalists present to top industry judges.
Tisch Theatre 006, 721 Broadway

Tisch Theatre 006, 721 Broadway


9 AM – Brunch with a Changemaker: NBC’s KAREN HORNE
Senior VP Talent Development & Inclusion
RSVP only at

10 AM – Go Pitch!
Invite-only via application

12 PM – Real Talk: Breaking into the Biz
NBC Execs & Talent on How to get job in entertainment
Tisch Theatre 006, 721 Broadway

2 PM – Women in New Media
Tisch Theatre 006, 721 Broadway

4 PM – MASTERCLASS: The Queer Producers Collective
Tisch Theatre 006, 721 Broadway

6:30 PM – FUSION Competition Screenings & Award Ceremony
Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street

COFFEE WITH: Hillary Cutter Hillary Cutter is founder of NYC based Cutter Productions, producer of national TV commercials, original programming, doc-series, and branded content. In addition she hosts "Cutter Connections," a creative mentorship program that hosts networking events for women in the entertainment industry. For more information about Hillary's production company, visit
Hillary Cutter joins Fusion for an intimate roundtable discussion on learning the business of video and multimedia storytelling with a focus on developing the skills needed by visual communicators to thrive in today’s industry and define your personal brand.
The Fusion Film Festival's year-round "Coffee With" series brings accomplished game-changers from ...
Monkey Business: A Master Class in How to Make and Fund a Hit Doc This full team led by director Ema Ryan Yamazaki and other NYU Tisch alumni raised $350,000 to create the hit doc that collected awards across the country and landed a distribution deal with The Orchard. The Master Class with Director, Producer, Animator, Editor, Archivist, and Fund Raiser will walk us through the whole thrilling process.
Ema Ryan Yamazaki (director, producer, editor)
Jacob Kafka (lead animator)
Emily Harrold (producer)
Janice Rim (background design & storyboards)
Annie Bush (co-producer, Kickstarter campaign manager)
This event was held on December 1st, 2017 at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
It's officially the LAST day to submit! Complete those finishing touches and submit your project! See you at the festival! 💖
There is ONE DAY LEFT to submit YOUR films to the 2018 Fusion Film Festival!! We want to be able to share as much amazing work as we can so submit fast! #fusionfilmfest #womeninfilm
Only TWO days away from the submission deadline! We are so excited to celebrate this year's projects! 🎉💖
Fusion Alumni Network: Q&A w/KIVALINA Director Gina Abatemarco KIVALINA screening & conversation with Director/Fusion Co-Founder Gina Abatemarco on Verite Filmmaking in the Arctic. Moderated by Documentarian and UGFTV Professor David Bagnall.
ATTENTION! There are only 3 days left to submit your work to the 2018 Fusion Film Festival! Make sure you get those submissions in! 🎬📽🎞⭐️ #fusionfilmfestival #womeninfilm
2017-18 LAUNCH EVENT: Q&A with SIGNATURE MOVE's Fawzia Mirza Q&A with star and co-writer of Jennifer Reeder's new film "Signature Move", Fawzia Mirza. Moderated by Fusion Co-Directors Priya Khanolkar and Rachel Lambert.
This event marks the opening of submissions to Fusion Film Festival, NYU's premier student-run film festival promoting the works of women in film, TV, and new media. Visit for more info on how to submit.
FFF2017: Out of This World – Women in VR Female visionaries and VR creators take us on a journey into the new world of virtual reality. With Professor Courtney Harding (NYU Clive Davis) moderating, this panel features:
-Alissa Crevier, Global Head of Brand Partnerships, Littlstar
-Stephanie Llamas, VP of Research and Strategy, SuperData Research
-Adaora Udoji, Professor, NYU Interactive Telecommunications
-Lily Baldwin, Filmmaker and Dancer
-Maya Tippett, Technical Director, Scenic
-Ashley Baccus-Clark, Molecular and Cellular Biologist
COFFEE WITH: Iyabo Boyd Iyabo Boyd is the president of Feedback Loop, a consulting firm exclusively for documentary filmmakers that delivers all you need to get your documentary funded, distributed, and reaching your target audience. Meet this documentary guru and learn insider tips for indie doc producers/directors!
This is Fusion's first "Coffee With" of the season. With this series, we aim to create intimate roundtable discussions between dedicated students and leaders in the industry.
FFF2017: Brunch with an Icon | HBO's Kelly Edwards Fusion's annual Brunch with an Icon featuring HBO'S VP of Development, Kelly Edwards. As the Head of Talent Development for HBO, Edwards oversees all diversity efforts above and below the line for series, films, Cinemax and miniseries. This panel is moderated by Prof. Susan Sandler, Fusion Faculty Advisor, and Vanessa Benton, (UGFTV '15), Showrunner's Assistant for ABC's How to Get Away with Murder. Introduction by Dean Allyson Green, TSOA.
FFF2017: "15 Years of Fusion" Members of Fusion Film Festival's executive board explain why Fusion matters.
"15 Years of Fusion" was the introductory video played before each panel at Fusion Film Festival 2017, and can also be viewed on the NYU Tisch Undergrad Film & TV Vimeo channel:
Director: Leticia Bianco
Director of Photography: Martin Blanco
Editor: Shaye Davis
Sound: Shuhan Lei
PA: Tessa Keough, Yuan Wang, Kaylee Scinto

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