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Program 20: Fourth Annual Activist Filmmaker Bootcamp - Make Your Film and Change the World!

  • DC 1707 Homecare Employers Auditorium 420 West 45th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

Do you have an important story to tell to the world about economic justice, workers' rights or their fight to organize? Have the equipment and the passion but just not sure where to start? For the fourth year, Workers Unite Film Festival is providing a space for emerging filmmakers to learn information on everything from finding your story to financing, distribution, and networking with progressive groups for material and outreach. We are thrilled to have back John Trigonis from Indiegogo to explain the nuances of setting up your crowdfunding site so you have money to make your film. Christina Raia from Seed and Spark, the other cool crowd-funding and brand building filmmakers website, has also agreed to join us for an hour of fundraising and social media tips and tools. Invaluable to the new filmmaker. Andrew Tilson, Executive Director of The Workers Unite Film Festival, will act as host for the event.

We are also thrilled to have the participation of several established documentary filmmakers who will screen clips from their most recent projects and answer your questions, give their advice and listen to your ideas about how to proceed and get your film finished and screened.

Director, Victorious De Costa (a longtime WUFF favorite) sharing his new documentary about the seminal musician, "Digging For Weldon Irvine," Kathleen Foster, Director of the powerful, 'Profiled," about the deadly nature of racial profiling by police.  Plus Muta Ali, Writer-Director of "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee" will speak about his latest project "Storm Over Brooklyn" @stormoverbrooklyn, about Yusef Hawkins and Crown Heights, coming in 2019.  Also joining us will be Melissa Cox, part of the The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) team. COPINH is an Indigenous Lenca organization made up of 200 Lenca communities in the western Honduran states of Intibuca, Lempira, La Paz, and Santa Barbara. Their new film, ’Berta didn't Die, She Multiplied!’, is about the globally recognized and honored climate change organizer, Berta Caceres, who was assasinated in Honduras just over two years ago. Each new activist filmmaker will have the chance to closely interact with these doc filmmakers who've been through the process and found success, as well as ask many questions from all our guests.

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Dinner and refreshments will be served and are included in the fee.