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Opening Night! Special Advanced Screening Celebrating Woman of the Year Christine Vachon
With Christine Vachon and Todd Solondz in person
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Thursday, March 3rd 7pm | Cantor Film Center, 36 E 8th Street
In the opening night event, the Fusion Film Festival offers a surprise screening of a Christine Vachon film, a producer whose fearless body of work has changed the landscape of indie filmmaking.
Friday, March 4th 3pm | Tisch Theater 006, 721 Broadway
Docs in the Works Pitch Competition
Grab a hot seat in the room as finalists present work in progress to top industry judges and listen in on the exec’s feedback and selection of winner!
Judges Include: HBO’s Jackie Glover, VICE’s Gianna Toboni, Impact Partners Film’s Jenny Raskin, IFP’s Milton Tabbot, POV’s Chris White, and Chicken & Egg’s Wendy Ettinger.
Friday, March 4th 7pm | Tisch Theater 006, 721 Broadway
Female visionaries and game creators take us on a journey into the new world of gaming
Featuring Maria Saint Martin (Head of WIGI NYC), Susanna Pollack (President of Games for Change), Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris (Assistant Arts Professor, NYU Game Center), Catt Small (Co-Founder of Code Liberation), Angela Lee (Game designer, animator, NYU MFA candidate) and Clara Fernandez Vara (NYU Game Center Faculty) moderating.
***This event will be followed by a reception with a video arcade of games you can experience all created by women!
Saturday, March 5th 9:30am | Limited Seating, RSVP Only
NYU students must apply for a seat this event and receive accepted notification to attend.
Join us for breakfast and a thrilling conversation with producing icon and our Woman of the Year Christine Vachon and TIME Magazine film critic Stephanie Zacharek. With almost 100 producing credits to date, Christine is a powerhouse producer who leads the way for filmmakers.
Saturday, March 5th 12pm | Tisch Theater 006, 721 Broadway
Innovators pushing the limits of their medium share their work and personal stories. Featuring Keren Cytter (exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago), Rebecca Lieberman (Monuments to Hart Island), Lana Lin (exhibition at The MOMA), Jennifer Reeves (Color Neutral), Jenner Perlin (NYC Based Experimental Filmmaker) and Lynne Sachs (Alternative Filmmaker and NYU Professor) moderating.
Saturday, March 5th 1:30pm | Tisch Theater 006, 721 Broadway
Some of the most daring women in indie producing talk frankly about what it takes to get their ideas to the big screen. Featuring Anne Carey (Archer Gray), Lydia Dean Pilcher (Cinemosaic), Sarah Walker (Tribeca), Gabrielle Nadig (Buffalo Picture House), Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity), Taylor Shung (Independent Producer), Lindsey Taylor Wood (LTW Communications) and Joe Pichirallo (Tisch Undergraduate Film & TV Chair) moderating.
Saturday, March 5th 3pm | Tisch Theater 006, 721 Broadway
Filmmakers working across borders and cultures share their bold stories. Featuring Charlotte Mangin (America By the Numbers, PBS), Christine Choy (Who Killed Vincent Chin?), Heather White (Who Pays the Price, the Human Cost of Electronics), Zipora Trope (Tell Me That You Love Me), Christina Kallas (42 Seconds of Happiness) and Sue Williams (Founder of Ambrica Productions) moderating.
Saturday, March 5th 4:30pm | Tisch Theater 006, 721 Broadway
Top comedy creators share their insider experiences. Featuring Grace Edwards (Inside Amy Schumer), Delaney Yeager (The Daily Show), Emily Altman (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Azie Mira Dungey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Glenn Boozan (Above Average) and Ophira Eisenberg (comedian, NPR’s Moth Host) moderating.
Saturday, March 5th 6:30pm| Cantor Film Center, 36 E 8th Street
Join us for a stunning showcase screening of the finalists in the Fusion Film Festival 2016 Competition as we reveal the next generation of storytelling greats with award presentation and reception to follow.