Why Submit to the Fusion Film Festival?

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By Siena Richardson

Submitting to the Fusion Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity for young women to have their creative voices heard. From professional exposure to incredible prizes, there are so many ways to win just by submitting your work! Here are the top three simple reasons we at Fusion want to see your submissions by JANUARY 15th!


1. Raise your creative voice in this male-dominated industry.

Women’s stories are essential to our culture. We need to hear them told. Women are seriously underrepresented behind the camera in film, television, and new media. We at Fusion intend to change the rules about whose voices are heard in the industry. We are fostering an environment where women are encouraged to succeed and have their work exposed to a network of potential future collaborators. Share your work with us!

2. Win some serious prizes.

Last year’s winners were awarded various prizes, from Canon cameras to FinalDraft and Adobe Creative Cloud software to workshop and production grants. Any college student or recent graduate would be lucky to win these valuable prizes to use on their future projects! This year’s prizes promise to be just as impressive.

3. Everyone who submits wins in some way!

Each submission is viewed by industry professionals as well as faculty judges. Submitting to Fusion gives your work exposure, regardless of whether your submission is chosen as a finalist.

Every year, agents and managers contact our faculty advisor Susan Sandler asking to see the work of Fusion finalists, in addition to the winners! Submitting gets you that much closer to professional representation.

Finalists in our Docs-in-the-Works category get the opportunity to pitch their ideas directly to top executives in the documentary world. They prepare for this experience though an expert workshop to help them perfect their pitch and their trailer before the pitch competition. This year, the workshop will be taught by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Professor Sam Pollard, who has served as executive producer and editor of numerous documentary films and series, and who worked in collaboration with Henry Hampton’s Blackside productions and with filmmaker Spike Lee.


Submit your work to the 2016 Fusion Film Festival by January 15th, 2016 by visiting www.fusionfilmfestival.com!

Click the following link to go directly to the Submission Formhttps://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/16ti-Q6SM6yjsDV5HmD1wEpNeGJxyov6SGOKJWMaummU/viewform?c=0&w=1