The 8th Annual Workers Unite Film Festival runs May 10th-23rd 2019 in NYC!
#WUFF8 Continues In Manhattan & Brooklyn!
SATURday May 18th
The Green Book (Concert Staged Reading) - A play that sheds light on a time in America when Jim Crow and ‘separate but equal’ was the law of the land. Travel and accommodations for African Americans was complex and full of uncertainties. (Tix)
SUNDAY MAY 19TH
5th Annual Activist Filmmakers Bootcamp - Third World Newsreel, Seed and Spark, John Trigonis (formerly of IndieGoGo), and six WUFF filmmakers discuss distribution, crowdfunding, and production. Go from complete inexperience and fear of filming to making your first short documentary or narrative film. (Tix)
MONDAY MAY 20TH
Phansi: Down with Labour Brokers - A South African story of casual (i.e. temp, contingent/precarious) workers, failed by an outdated industrial union movement. Solidarity is found through the work of an advice office. (Tix)
TUESDAY MAY 21ST
Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights - The story of the successful 16-year fight to organize a union at the world's largest pork slaughterhouse, operated by Smithfield Foods in Tar Heel, NC. This victory is contextualized within a backdrop of fervent anti-unionism in the South and focuses on the interconnections between the labor and the civil rights movements. Trailer / Tix
WEDNESDAY MAY 22ND
Music & Film Night in Greenpoint - The conclusion of #WUFF8 is celebrated at Park Church Co-op with cool short films and top area bands Color Collage, Saint Mela, and Say She She! (Tix)
THURSDAY MAY 23RD
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
The 8th season of the Workers Unite Film Festival is poised to be the biggest and best yet, with more attendees, more venues, more creative energy and many more submissions. With over 30 programs throughout NYC and over 60 films and events, #WUFF has grown to be one of the largest worker/labor dedicated cultural events in the country.
WUFF is honored to receive the following 2019 Grants:
- Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) Grant from the Manhattan Borough President’s Office
- Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Creative Engagement Award
- Harry Kelber Fellowship Award from the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State
Thank you to the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) for judging our Working Lives Screenplay Contest.