Welcome to the Film Festival for the 99%
THE 6TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL, MAY 5TH - 25TH, 2017
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of
global labor solidarity in New York City each May.
Submissions are now closed. You can buy tickets and reserve your seats on Eventbrite here! $8-10 tix, $6 tix, and Free shows!
Thank you to the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) for judging our Working Lives Screenplay Contest.
This sixth season of the Workers Unite Film Festival will be the biggest and best yet, with more attendees, more venues, more creative energy and many more submissions (nearly 160 projects on workers, their lives and their efforts to build their unions). With over 40 programs all over NYC and over 80 films and events, #WUFFNYC has grown to be one of the largest worker/labor dedicated cultural events in the country.
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.
The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice.
We are a not-for-profit -501(c)(3) organization
Radical Film Network NYC - A Global Gathering (5/3 to 5-6)
In advance of the Sixth Annual Workers Unite! Film Festival, an international group of activists, artists, makers, distributors, exhibitors and academics will gather in New York City to discuss the future of politically-engaged, aesthetically innovative film culture around the world.
Day 1: Wednesday 3 May
11-11.45am: coffee and networking.
11.40am-12pm: Introduction, Andrew Tilson (Workers Unite! Film Festival) and Steve Presence (Bristol Radical Film Festival/University of the West of England Bristol).
12-1pm: Keynote presentation: ‘Imagining Change: a short history of radical film in the USA’, Chuck Kleinhans (Co-editor, JUMP CUT: A review of contemporary media). Chair: Alexandra Juhasz (CUNY).
2.30-3.45pm: Panel 1, ‘Approaches to Community and Youth Media-Making with Karina Hurtado (Global Action Project, NYC) and Paolo Davanzo (Echo Park Film Centre, LA)’. Chair: Mike Wayne (Brunel University).