Memorial Day 2019 – Upcoming Event, Veteran Short Film and TV Series – Photo, Video & Design Project

In honor of Memorial Day, I would like to thank all those who gave their lives so that we can live in a country where democracy is the shelter of freedom and peace.

Heroic Episodes – Logo for Short Film by Lisa Regina premiering at Broadway Theater.

I am pleased to introduce you to The Shades and Heroic Episodes, two short films made with our veterans, community members, advocates and survivors. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been extremely busy working in lockstep with the Director of this project, Lisa Regina.  I proudly support our veterans!  Thus far, working on this project commissioned by Regina’s non-profit organization, A Write to Heal 501(c)(3) has been an amazing experience where I learned about the personal stories of heroes who served in our armed forces.

From our pre-production meetings and grassroots marketing to location scouting, shot-list development and working to secure quotes from vendors, this was a multifaceted project that pulled from various skillsets.  I handled graphic design on the 16-page theater program which is finally off to print and I’ll be handling multi-cam videography and event photography at the premiere on June 2, 2019 at Broadway Theatre in Pitman, NJ.  Click here to learn more about the event and buy tickets on Eventbrite. 

The Shades & Heroic Episodes – Veterans short film and television series by Lisa Regina.

THANK YOU – College of Communication & Creative Arts Showcase [BTS Photos] – REMINDER: Upcoming NMP Showcase

I’d like to provide a special thank you to everyone who visited my workstation May 4th at the CCCA Awards and Showcase.  The event served as awesome primer for the New Media Practicum showcase that will be taking place at Chamberlain Student Center from 10-1 PM on Tuesday May 7th, 2019.  I encourage you to attend; admission is free and open to the general public.  You will have the opportunity to see the Women in TV and Film new media project and mini-documentary showcasing my activities over the course of the semester. 

Here are a few images shared on social media during the event:

This subject is near and dear to my heart and the project demonstrates micro-level steps we can take as a community to ensure there is more diversity, inclusivity and representation in storytelling.  The feedback was overwhelming positive and the energy was lively during the event. The CCCA Showcase was particularly memorable for me since it was one of the few times during my undergraduate career where I experienced all majors from CCCA (biomedical art, public relations and advertising, journalism, communication studies etc.) under the same roof displaying their body of work.  If you missed it, you missed out – however, I’d love to see you on Tuesday at NMP.

Tomorrow, I will post an article on WomeninTVandFilm.com outlining things that filmmakers, businesses and consumers / viewers can do to support women in this profession. Stay tuned.

Boomerang Social Media Post, Originally Posted on Instagram During CCCA Event

Upcoming Events for Female Filmmakers (Festivals) – NYC

Graphic for Women’s Visionary Film Symposium

Women’s Visionary Film Symposium

Date: Thursday, May 30th – Sunday, June 2nd 2019

Location: CoSM: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors – 46 Deer Hill Rd., Wappinger, NY 12590

CoSM Women’s Visionary Film Symposium includes a four-day program jam-packed with student films, shorts and feature-length films from both new and established female artists making an impact in filmmaking.  The event will feature panels and workshops on crowdfunding, media funding and distribution, cinematography and camera work.

Graphic for WIFF – Women in Film & Entertainment Conference, Breaking Down Barriers

Women’s International Film and Arts Festival

Date: Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th 2019

Location: AMC Empire 25 – 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

WIFF2019 includes 40+ films, a conference, Sunday Awards brunch and more.  This organization is known for its efforts to empower women’s visions and voices in film, television and entertainment. This event will include a Women in Film & Entertainment Conference and panels featuring some of the top women and men in the industry.

Rowan University 2019 New Media Practicum Showcase Featuring Women in TV and Film Project

NMP – Poster, 2019 New Media Practicum Showcase. Designed by Briana M. Andrews.

The 2019 New Media Practicum (NMP) Showcase for Rowan University is taking place on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10AM-1PM at the Chamberlain Student Center.  This event will feature several semester culminating student projects including Women in TV and Film by Briana M. Andrews.

If you prefer to attend on the weekend, a sneak preview of new media showcase will be taking place this Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the CCCA (College of Communications and Creative Arts) Student Awards & Showcase. This event takes place from 11AM-1PM in Pfleeger Hall.

The line-up is as follows:

Briana M. Andrews – Women in TV and Film [BibbyFame Digital, LLC]

Karlo G. Bulaong – Life of Kai

Steven Cimprien – The Nameless [Phantom Psyche Productions]

Nicole Cummings – What Do They Call Me? [Smile Sweet Productions]

Seth Ezbicki – The Optic Topic

Benjamin Mergen – Cooking with Benny [Benny XD]

Jared Schrock – Sour Fizz

[BTS] Daughters of Solanas Film Screening at MoMI

Celebratory Crowd Photo from Women’s Weekend Film Challenge (New York) Official Screenings at the Museum of Moving Image. Photos by Terrence Hamilton, April 18, 2019.

In April 2019, I had the pleasure of being selected to participate in the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge in New York. My crew, Team Banks created Daughters of Solanas which was screened at the Museum of Moving Image. I detailed my personal experience from that night here, but wanted to share some of the incredible images captured at the event from Photographer, Terrence Hamilton@theimagetaker

Upcoming Events for Women in Film (Festivals) – NY & PA

Be sure to check out these upcoming events in the New York City and Philadelphia area.  Established and aspiring female filmmakers alike can benefit from these opportunities to network, learn, engage and support fellow women in television and film.       

#WeWatch by Harlem Film House

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 6:30 PM

Location: National Black Theater Inc. – 2031 5th Avenue – Floor 3R, New York, NY 10035

The Harlem Film House Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization holding an event where donations are used to help fund and provide resources for independent filmmakers.  This organization is known for operating year-round workshops and offering consulting to filmmakers and content creators in underserved communities.

Sisters in Film & Television [SIFT]

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 5:00 PM

Location: HipCinema Labs @ Mt. Airy Nexus – 520 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Check out this collaborative fundraiser to spark investment in local Black Women in film.  This event supports the works of 3 female filmmakers in Philadelphia, PA. The goal of Sisters in Film & Television [SIFT] is to “amplify the work of and create opportunities for Black Women content creators.”

Upcoming Events for Women in Film (Festivals) – NYC

Events for Women in Film NYC

I’d like to pass along information on a few upcoming events in the New York City area.  Established and aspiring female filmmakers alike can benefit from these events.  Check these events out for opportunities to network, learn and support fellow women in TV and film. 

Women’s Film Festival
Thursday – Saturday, April 4-6th 2019 (FREE)
St. Francis College – Brooklyn, NY

Banner for St. Francis College Women’s Festival in Brooklyn, NY

This program has shown continuous commitment to emerging and established women in film.  Their stated goal is to “create a bridge between female college filmmakers and professional female filmmakers which will encourage collaboration, cooperation and coordination.”

2019 Bowery Film Festival – The Female Gaze
Friday, April 12th 2019 – 7-9pm
DC-TV 87 Lafayette Street – New York, NY

This program will highlight works by female filmmakers, including short-films, experimental works and web-series.

New York City Based Female Filmmakers, Upcoming Events – Women’s History Month

There are several upcoming events in the New York City area that should be on the radar for all established and aspiring female filmmakers.  These events offer an excellent opportunity to network, learn and support fellow women in TV and film.  From festivals and conferences, to funding panels, round-tables and screenings – these are events you don’t want to miss!

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at MOMA PS2, the inaugural Black Women Film Conference co-organized by The New Negress Film Society will take place. This is a treat, particularly for Black / African-American female filmmakers because this community-building event will feature an exchange of filmmaking strategies and offer a space for our voices and experiences.

Next up, on Thursday March 21, 2019, the NYC Women Filmmakers (NYCWF) will hold a Creative Financing Panel at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  This is another opportunity for knowledge exchange, collaboration, resource sharing and support for female filmmakers.  This event is particularly useful for budgeting and learning strategies to fund your next project.

On Saturday March 23, 2019, the Girl Power Film + Media Summit curated by Imagine This Productions offers a day of discussions, panels, film screenings, workshops, and a dinner party.  This event celebrates Women’s History Month, and also serves as an inspirational launchpad for the future of women in the film and television industries.