Tonight, Tuesday 9/22, Yoni Brook & Musa Syeed’s “Bronx Princess“, a Cinereach grant recipient and RFF Alum, Annie P. Waldman’s “So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away” will be airing on POV. Click here for a broadcast schedule.
Cinereach and Arts Engine teamed up to host a film screening and talkback at the Grassroots Media Conference this past Saturday, which was held at NYC’s Hunter College. Former Reach Film Fellow Annie P. Waldman, cinematographer Dan Carbone, as well as Media That Matters filmmaker Ben Herson, sat on a panel emceed by Reva Goldberg to discuss audience building and funding for short films.
Cinereach and Arts Engine will be hosting a screening and discussion at the 2009 Grassroots Media Conference, which will take place this Saturday, May 30th at Hunter College in Manhattan. Former Reach Film Fellow Annie P. Waldman will be screening her short film, AND SO THE WIND WON’T BLOW IT ALL AWAY and discussing Cinereach’s RFF program. Ben Hershon will screen his short film, AFRICAN UNDERGROUND: HIP HOP IN SENEGAL, which was featured in last year’s Media That Matters Film Festival. Both organizations will have staff present to answer questions about their involvement with the films, and how to build an audience for a short film. For more info on this event please click here and for info on our screening please click here.
Congratulations to Annie Waldman, one of last year’s Reach Film Fellows. Her film, “So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away,” has been selected as part of the 2009 Sundance Festival’s Short Film Program. Annie’s doc, follows a group of students who return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to finish high school with their friends despite their parents’ relocation and absence.
New York Magazine said of the film, “Utilizing a lyrical, expressive mise-en-scène, with otherworldly music from Louisville band Rachel’s, Waldman effectively conveys the experience of these kids’ dislocation, even as their lives still seem full of possibility.”
To read more on Sundance’s 2009 Short Film Program, click here.