2018 Fusion Film Festival Schedule
16th Anniversary | April 5-7, 2018
News & Updates
FFF18: Women in New Media Highlighting the work of innovative artists who share their stories through podcasts, virtual reality, YouTube, and other new media platforms.
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I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Cobra Kai screening at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight on behalf of Fusion Film Festival! In case you didn’t know, I, Symphony Blue am one of the the Co-Heads of Marketing for Fusion. This opportunity was extended out to Fusion by our sponsors, The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. Their production company Overbrook is one of the producers of Cobra Kai and it will be available on YouTube Red on May 2nd. I had an amazing time tonight and was able to meet other likeminded people in the entertainment ...
FFF18: Real Talk These successful women shared their insight on breaking into the industry, finding opportunities, and navigating your career. Moderated by Fusion Film Festival honoree Karen Horne of NBC.
Featuring Radha Blank, Audrey Esparza, Yvette Miley, Amber Payne, and Foluke Tuakli.
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FFF18: Brunch with Karen Horne of NBC Fusion was incredibly honored to have NBC Universal’s Senior VP of Programming Talent Development & Inclusion, Karen Horne, for our Brunch with a Changemaker. In her role, Karen oversees all of NBC Universal’s incredible TALENT INFUSION PROGRAMS.
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FFF18: Docs In The Works Finalists presented their works-in-progress to top industry judges for feedback and the chance to win an amazing prize that will help them finish their documentary!
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FFF18: Artists & Activists Influential filmmakers who use their art to inspire social and political change.
Featuring Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell, Madeleine Sackler, Nancy Schwartzman, Nneka Onuorah, Erin Lee Carr, and moderated by Raeshem Nijhon.
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Wanna know what has all these people waiting outside in the cold? Come to Fusion’s Competition Screenings & Awards Ceremony, our FINAL event!
“Don’t wait for permission.” - Mary Angélica Molina
“YouTube and new media are no longer a jumpstart to tv or to film they can be the destination” -Sara Dietschy during Women in New Media
“Be your biggest champion. Don’t wait for someone to endorse your work.” - Radha Blank
Seats are filling up fast for Real Talk: Breaking into the Biz! Join us for a discussion with groundbreaking women from NBC, Netflix, and Teen Vogue! #fusion2018
FFF18 Opening Night: Real Boy A son's transition. A mom's transformation. REAL BOY, the award-winning documentary from Shaleece Haas.
Featuring a Q&A with Haas and Kyle Ranson-Walsh, moderated by Fusion alum Ryan Carrión.
Fusion Film Festival added 7 new photos — at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center at NYU.
“The more successful we are, the harder it is for hurdles to stop us.”
NBC’s Karen Horne shares her experience, insight, and passion for promoting diversity in entertainment at our Brunch with a Changemaker.
“Art is immortal. Long after we’re gone, art is going to stand.” - Brittany “B.Monét” Fennell
"I want to tell her story, one that was informed by love, and not by hate and bigotry." - Jot Sahi on her extremely personal project RAHI #DocsInTheWorks #fusion2018
Timeline Photos The wait is over! Fusion Film Festival begins TONIGHT! #fusion2018
Beverly Chase is currently a Supervising Producer for the documentary series VICE on HBO. Before joining VICE in 2015, she was an Editor/Producer at NBC where she worked on various shows, including Dateline, Rock Center with Brian Williams, Nightly News, Today, Saturday Night Live and the Olympics. Apart from NBC and VICE, she has also collaborated on a variety of independent film projects and documentaries. Her work has garnered two Primetime Emmy nominations, a Columbia DuPont Journalism Award, five National Emmys, three Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award. Beverly is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Broadcasting and Film.
Shannon Gibson is an Executive Producer at Refinery29 where she has developed and oversees the short film program, The ShatterBox Anthology. At Refinery29 Shannon has overseen a series of high profile shorts for Planned Parenthood while focusing on long form documentary content and some of the scripted work. She moved to New York shortly after spending time in Africa as a volunteer, teaching women small business management skills. At a previous role with Morgan Spurlock’s production company, Shannon produced three seasons of CNN's INSIDE MAN, Showtime's 7 DEADLY SINS, A DAY IN THE LIFE (HULU), MANSOME (the web series) and ...
From graduate director Na’ama Keha, SHELTER takes place in the winter of 1991 in Israel. Under threat of a chemical attack, two children leave their underground bomb shelter in hopes of finding joy in the wild.
SHELTER, along with other notable films from both the graduate and undergraduate programs, will be featured at the Fusion Competition Screenings & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 7th at 6:30pm in the Cantor Film Center!
Erin Lee Carr is a New York based director, producer and writer. She was recently named one of Forbes magazine’s "30 under 30" most influential people in Media. She is the director of "Mommy Dead and Dearest" (HBO, 2017), "Thought Crimes: The Case of The Cannibal Cop" (HBO, 2015) and "Drug Short" (Dirty Money on Netflix, 2018). Currently, Erin is finishing a project for HBO on the Michelle Carter criminal case as well as in production on a sex abuse scandal in USA Women's Gymnastics.
Be sure to meet her at the Artists and Activists panel on Friday at 7pm ...
SHIVA BABY, from director Emma Seligman, explores what happens when a college student runs into her sugar daddy while at a Jewish funeral service with her parents.
Don't miss the chance to see SHIVA BABY and other amazing films at the Fusion Competition Screenings & Awards Ceremony, April 7th at 6:30pm in Cantor Film Center! #fusion2018
Chanelle Aponte Pearson is a Bronx-bred, Brooklyn-based visual artist, filmmaker, and faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Film. In 2015, Chanelle was awarded the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream” grant for the narrative series 195 LEWIS, her directorial debut. In December 2016, 195 LEWIS screened to a sold out audience as part of the renowned BAMcinématek program and went on to have its world premiere at the 2017 International Film Festival at Rotterdam. For nearly a decade, Chanelle was chief operating officer and senior producer at MVMT Films, the production company ...
CROSS MY HEART, directed by Sontenish Myers, is the story of an American girl who visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves.
Come see CROSS MY HEART compete as a finalist at the Fusion Competition Screenings & Awards Ceremony, April 7th at 6:30pm in Cantor Film Center! #fusion2018
REAL BOY trailer Fusion Film Festival begins in ONE WEEK! We're kicking it off with our Opening Night screening of REAL BOY, an award-winning documentary about a family in transition. Join us April 5th at 7pm in Cantor Film Center! #fusion2018
**Now available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Microsoft platforms** REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old…
Meet Raeshem Nijhon, an award-winning producer for film and television. As Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Fictionless, she manages strategic partnerships and oversees development and production across platforms. She’s held multiple creative leadership positions including Executive Producer of MTV World where she led series such as Rebel Music, about art for change in conflict zones.
Don't miss the chance to learn from Raeshem at Artists and Activists, April 6th at 7pm! #fusion2018
Timeline Photos With the festival less than two weeks away, we're so excited to share our incredible lineup! #nyu #womeninfilm
Rachel Morrison: Oscars-Bound for Mudbound » Fusion Film Festival "Only through representation and increased visibility will aspiring female filmmakers feel hopeful about succeeding in their future careers."
With the Oscars just one day away, we want to highlight the groundbreaking achievement of Rachel Morrison (TSOA '00), the first woman to be nominated for Best Cinematography.
For the first time in the Oscars’ 90 years, a female cinematographer’s work behind the camera is in the spotlight. In an awards season focused on equality and fair treatment in the entertainment industry, Rachel Morrison’s Oscar nomination for her work on director Dee Rees’s Mudbound stands ...
New York University "The dams are breaking open. The moment of change is here."
Our very own Susan Sandler discusses the amazing accomplishments of the women behind the film Mudbound and how Fusion plays a role in changing the rules of the industry.
Rachel Morrison (TSOA '00) is the first woman nominated for an Academy Award in cinematography and Dee Rees (TSOA '07) is the first African American woman nominated for writing an adapted screenplay. To gear up for the Oscars on Sunday, we talked with Susan Sandler, professor and faculty advisor for Tisch's Fusion Film Festival, about the Hollywood achievements of women ...