NYLFF presents films made by, with or about Latinos from the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Tickets are officially on sale!  

NYLFF is back in theaters and hosting the festival at Regal Union Square with an incredible lineup. Single tickets, VIP tickets, and all access passes are now on sale. Visit nylatinofilmfestival.com for the lineup and tickets.

Third World Newsreel is proud fiscal sponsor of the New York Latino Film Festival.
Distribution Advocates: Your Film and Distribution
Wed, Sep 14, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT
Join us for a talk with Avril Speaks of Distribution Advocates, a group that works to help address the lack of knowledge and advocacy around the many structures of distribution. The issues and problems have increased during the pandemic and Avrill will go over the problems in the current approaches to distribution, festivals and theatrical exhibition, and the corporate consolidation in the field. She will be in conversation with filmmakers and distributors during this seminar.

This program is a presentation of Distribution Advocates, Third World Newsreel and The Documentary Forum CCNY. Free and open to the public.

Film Grants and Labs: Firelight Media
and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Wed, Sep 21, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT, Virtual Seminar
You are making and two organizations that support BIPOC filmmakers will be coming to talk about what they do and how you might be able to benefit.

Firelight Media is a nonprofit supporting non fiction filmmakers of color, with a variety of possibilities - from labs to fellowships to grants and more. Founded by the team behind acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson's Firelight films, Firelight has helped to nurture numerous award winning BIPOC filmmakers.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports filmmakers with grants and resources, including a special fund for women in film, music and theater, with a November 1st deadline.

With Monika Navarro, Firelight Media's Senior Director of Artist Programs, and Anna Wong, a Program Officer with NYFA Grants, who is coordinating the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre. A presentation of Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. Free and open to the public.
Talk with Li-Shin Yu, Director of
Wed, Sep 28, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT, Virtual Seminar
More than 100 years before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world and set off a wave of fear and anti-Asian sentiment, an outbreak of bubonic plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown unleashed a similar furor. It was the first time in history that civilization’s most feared disease—the infamous Black Death—made it to North America.

Scapegoated as the source of the disease early on, the Chinese community fought back against unjust, discriminatory treatment. The gripping story of the desperate race against time to save San Francisco and the nation from the deadly disease, PLAGUE AT THE GOLDEN GATE is based in part on David K. Randall’s critically acclaimed book, Black Death at the Golden Gate.

Watch the film now on the PBS website, and join Producer/Director Li-Shin Yu online as she talks about the making of this film, its significance now, and her own path from editing to leading a film.

A presentation of Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and cosponsored by AAARI, the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY.
Seyi Adebanjo at Gotham Week Expo
Sat, Sep 17, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT
In-person at Brooklyn Navy Yard
WATER RITUAL #1 at Rockaways Film Festival
Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 9:30 PM EDT
In-person at Averne Cinema
September 23, 7 PM PST
In-person Screening
Please check out our Vimeo Channel for recordings of our previous seminars.
"Mississippi Triangle is a 1983 documentary about the Black, white, and Chinese communities in the Mississippi Delta region... It is one of a plethora of works in film and art that show, contrary to popular perception, that the South has never had just two racial groups."
Imani Perry, The Atlantic
The Work of
Gurinder Chadha
The Work of Camille Billops
Black and Blue
The People United
Voices of the Gods
Another Brother
Black Nations/Queer Nations?
In a Perfect World...

The Long Rescue: Applications close September 12
The Apology: Applications close September 19
Letter to My Child from Rape: Applications close September 24

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