2010 Fusion Film Festival Schedule

Wednesday, February 24th

Breaking In: Tisch Alumnae Night

Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center

50 West 4th Street

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Reservation Only

Join Fusion for an intimate panel featuring female NYU alumnae at various stages of their careers as they discuss life as a woman working in the industry.


Emily Abt '97, Director / Producer / Writer - IMDB Profile

Aine Carey '91, Director - IMDB Profile

Susan Seidelman '76, Director - IMDB Profile

Andrea Wachner '00, Producer / Writer - IMDB Profile

Moderated by Wendy Bednarz '99

Co-sponsored by the NYU Women's Initiative and Tisch East Alumni Council.

Thursday, February 25th

Docs in the Works

Dean's Conference Room, 721 Broadway

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Doc Pitch finalists will pitch their work-in-progress documentaries to a panel of industry judges from news and cable networks, as well a live audience.

Special Industry Screening: The Runaways

Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street

6:30 pm


Join us for a special screening of this 2010 Sundance selection starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. The film marks the directorial debut of music video director Floria Sigismondi.

Co-sponsored by The Director's Series.

Friday, February 26th - *Due to winter weather conditions, the Student Film Competition was cancelled on February 26th, and was rescheduled and took place on Friday March 5th. The Green Panel has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 13th in honor of Earth Day. Click Here for more information.

Student Film Competition - Rescheduled, and was held on March 5th, 2010

Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street

7:00 pm

A dazzling showcase of short films from our undergrad and grad festival finalists. All directed or shot by women. Followed by the presentation of awards in the Film, Music Video, and Screenplay categories.

Co-Sponsored by the Director’s Series.

Saturday, February 27th

A Workshop with Eliza Paley, Sound Editor

Room 108, 721 Broadway

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A workshop with the sound editor who worked on Adventureland, Casino, and Velvet Goldmine. The event will be followed by a small reception.

A Conversation with Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler)

By Invitation Only

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

An intimate master class on the art of cinematography. The event will be followed by a small reception.

Women Writing Women

Room 006, 721 Broadway

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a discussion with working screenwriters to discuss the special challenges women face in creating rich and complex roles for women.


Tamara Jenkins - IMDB Profile

Jenny Lumet - IMDB Profile

Minji Kang - IMDB Profile

Leah Meyeroff - IMDB Profile

Emma McLaughlin - IMDB Profile

Nicola Kraus - IMDB Profile

Double Threats

Room 006, 721 Broadway

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Writer-Director. Actor-Director. Actor-Producer. Some do it all. Join us for a conversation on how the dual on-set role has evolved to its present state.


Jennifer Grausman - IMDB Profile

Lena Dunham - IMDB Profile

Paola Mendoza - IMDB Profile

Alana Kearns-Green - IMDB Profile

Closing Reception

Lower Level Lobby, 721 Broadway

7:00 pm