Talk with Yance Ford on the Making of THE COLOR OF CARE
Wed, Nov 9, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT
Free Virtual Evening Seminar
The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the United States, with a pressing focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on the tragic consequences of that inequity. Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yance Ford (TWN Workshop graduate). Yance will be in conversation with filmmaker Anjanette Levert.

  • Watch film from Nov 6-13, 2022
  • Join the virtual talk as Yance tell us about the film and his journey to becoming a filmmaker.

This event is made possible through the Picture Motion Campaign, and is sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
Film Funders Talk with
NYSCA, Jerome Foundation and Wave Farm
Wed, Nov 16, 2022, 6:30 PM EST
Free Virtual Evening Seminar
Hear from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Jerome Foundation and Wave Farm on what they fund, what they are looking for, tips on their applications and more.

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds New York State artists and arts organizations in all genres and formats, and has a budget of $140 million. Hear from Arian Blanco, Program Director, who oversees the Individual Artists program among others. Visit

Jerome Foundation supports "early career" artists and organizations through grants and fellowships - only in NYC and Minnesota. Hear from Eleanor Savage, Program Director. Visit

Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that offers residency programs to artists in the transmission arts genre (radio, audio) and in collaboration with NYSCA, provides grants to NYS individual artists and organizations through a Media Assistance Fund. Hear from Galen Joseph-Hunter, the executive director. Wave Farm is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022. Visit

Sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
In-Person Film & Talk with Juan Carlos Davila
November 17, 2022, 7:30 PM EST
Maysles Documentary Center, Harlem
After experiencing a ten-year economic crisis, and facing the perils of climate change, Puerto Ricans do not trust the State anymore. They take to the streets to demand accountability from the government, and organize autonomous community centers to ensure their survival as People of Puerto Rico.

In this epic documentary, young Puerto Ricans craft their path to liberation, as we see the faces of survival and resistance. The documentary film has an unique point of view from inside Puerto Rican social movements. The director captures a series of major historical events as they unfolded right at the front lines, including: the protests against an US appointed Fiscal Control Board, the aftermath of hurricane María, and the protests of Summer 2019.

Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Juan C. Dávila. Presented by Maysles Cinema and Third World Newsreel.
Please check out our Vimeo Channel for recordings of our previous seminars.
Voices of the Gods
Another Brother
Black Nations/Queer Nations?
In a Perfect World...

Opens: November 15, 2022

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Deadline: November 20, 2022

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Deadline: January 13, 2023

Deadline: January 15, 2023

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