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Fusion Film Festival 2021 Awards Ceremony We are excited to honor the finalists and winners of Fusion 2021 with an awards ceremony Livestream!
We will award NYU graduate and undergraduate filmmakers with over $20,000 in prizes for excellence in screenwriting, documentary, animation, and more! We also want to give a special thank you to our sponsors: Avid, Canon, Final Draft, and Adobe.
Our Virtual program including details on the finalist films and screenplays can be found here: https://fusion21.carrd.co/
The Fusion Film Festival is New York University’s premiere festival dedicated to celebrating women in film, television, and new media from student to icon. Founded in 2003 at ...
2021 Fusion Film Festival Submissions Don't Wait! Upload your works of art for the 2021 Fusion Film Festival Today! The deadline for submitting is February 19, 2021. The festival will take place online in early April 2021.
Fusion is NYU’s premiere student-run film festival that celebrates women and non-binary creators in film, TV, and new media.
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2020 Fusion Awards Showcase Fusion is NYU’s premiere student-run film festival that celebrates women and non-binary creators in film, TV, and new media. Last spring, we, unfortunately, had to cancel our festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But today we are excited to honor the finalists and winners of Fusion 2020 with an awards ceremony Livestream!
We will award NYU graduate and undergraduate filmmakers with over $20,000 in prizes for excellence in screenwriting, documentary, animation, and more! Presenters include industry professionals such as Avid CEO Jeff Rosica and award-winning producer/writer, and Tisch alum, Elizabeth Cuthrell of Evenstar Films. Special presentations of our Canon Filmmaker ...
FFF2018: Awards Ceremony Fusion awards the following festival winners in their respective category:
Mizuki Toriya - Animation
Mia Cioffi Henry - Music Video
Natalia Ferrara - Rising Star
Isabel Mitchell - Web Series
Shalemar Coloma - Undergraduate Film
Na'ama Keha - Graduate Film
Carolina Diz - Sight and Sound
Grace (Ge) Gao - Undergraduate Feature Screenplay
Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell - Graduate Feature Screenplay
Celeste Amidon - Undergraduate Half-Hour Pilot
Jyotsna Hariharan - Graduate Half-Hour Pilot
Anastasia Sanger - Undergraduate Hour Pilot
Dagny Atencio Looper - Graduate Hour Pilot
FFF2018: REAL TALK – Breaking into the Biz The successful women you’ll hear from on this panel will give you their insight on how to break into the industry, the various opportunities available to you, and how to navigate your career. Moderated by Fusion Film Festival honoree Karen Horne, NBC’s Senior Vice President of Programming Development and Inclusion, the panel will feature women from behind the scenes, in front of the camera, and in media who are at varying stages of their careers.
Panelists include Radha Blank (Writer, Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It”), Audrey Esparza (Actress on NBC’s drama “Blindspot” and an NYU alumna), Yvette Miley (Senior Vice ...
FFF2018: Opening Night – Q&A w/REAL BOY Director & Co-Producer Ryan Carrión moderates a Q&A following the screening of REAL BOY with director Shaleece Haas and co-producer Kyle Ranson-Walsh. REAL BOY is the award-winning documentary that tells an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation from dismay to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their own communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.
FFF2018: Brunch with a Changemaker – NBC's Karen Horne Fusion Film Festival's annual Brunch with a Changemaker featuring Karen Horne, Senior Vice President of Programming Talent Development & Inclusion at NBC Entertainment & Universal Television. Moderated by Prof. Susan Sandler and Cidney Hue.
FFF2016: TAKE MY WIFE – A Master Class in Comedy Development Fusion hosts an exclusive NYU-only Master Class on Comedy Development featuring the creative team behind the Seeso original series, “TAKE MY WIFE.”
The show’s Head Writer/Co-Executive producer Shauna McGarry (Tisch and Fusion Alum) will take us through the steps of creating and producing the comedy series that INDIEWIRE calls "a quirky show about comedians that earns its laughs organically."
Fusion Film Festival 2018 Sizzle Reel Fusion Film Festival celebrated its 16th annual festival April 5th-7th, 2018 at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
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 www.cutterproductions.com.
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.
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.
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 fusionfilmfestival.com 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: https://vimeo.com/206456396
Director: Leticia Bianco
Director of Photography: Martin Blanco
Editor: Shaye Davis
Sound: Shuhan Lei
PA: Tessa Keough, Yuan Wang, Kaylee Scinto
FFF2016: "Change The Rules" NYU students react to statistics regarding women in the film and television industries.
Produced with generous support from Tisch Profunds: The Office of the Dean and the Tisch Undergraduate Student Council.
FFF2016: Queens of Comedy Writing Top comedy writers share their insider experiences.
Moderated by:
- Ophira Eisenberg, comedian and NPR's Moth host
- Azie Mira Dungey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Glenn Boozan, Above Average
- Robin Thede, The Nightly Show
- Julie Rottenberg, Odd Mom Out
Fusion Presents: A Portrait of Leah Meyerhoff Leah Meyerhoff's debut feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS premiered in competition at SXSW 2014 and continues to travel the film festival circuit. Her previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards, and aired on IFC, PBS, LOGO and MTV. She has been shortlisted for the Student Academy Awards and Gotham Awards and received high profile grants from IFP, the Tribeca Film Institute and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Leah was one of eight filmmakers chosen to participate in IFP's Emerging Narrative Labs and Narrative Finishing Labs and one of ten filmmakers chosen to participate ...