Fusion Festival at NYU Kicks off This Week

by Melissa Silverstein on February 23, 2010

in Events

NYU’s  7th annual student run Fusion Film Festival is happening this week in NYC.  They have some great screenings and panels.   If you are in the NYC area you should attend.

From their materials:

The Fusion Film Festival was founded seven years ago at New York University with the mission of encouraging, inspiring, and providing opportunity for women filmmakers in the NYU community. Since its first year, Fusion has taken a stance on promoting female leadership in filmmaking, and continues its efforts in attracting support within and outside the walls of NYU.

They kick it off Thursday evening at 6:30pm with a screening of The Runaways followed by a q&a with director Floria Sigismondi.

Here are some of the panels on Saturday that look great are:

Women Writing Women

Room 006, 721 Broadway

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for a discussion with working screenwriters to discuss the special challenges women face in creating rich and complex roles for women.

Double Threats

Room 006, 721 Broadway

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Writer-Director. Actor-Director. Actor-Producer. Some do it all. Join us for a conversation on how the dual on-set role has evolved to its present state.

And they support future filmmakers.  One of the big pieces of the festival is the film and documentary pitch competition, where “NYU students have the opportunity to explore their creativity and gain recognition for their work.”

More details here

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