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Fusion Film Festival Highlights Women

Fusion Film Festival Highlights Women

By Brooke LaMantia, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

NYU's Fusion Film Festival celebrated women in film and TV through showcasing their work and hosting panels that offered young female filmmakers advice on advancing their careers.

Hollywood’s Newest Wildfire: #MeToo

Hollywood’s Newest Wildfire: #MeToo

By Brooke LaMantia, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The #MeToo movement has been a highlight of this past season’s award shows and discussions ever since Harvey Weinstein was exposed by The New York Times last October.

At Fusion Film Fest, HBO Encourages Confidence, Passion and Having a Voice

At Fusion Film Fest, HBO Encourages Confidence, Passion and Having a Voice

By Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, NYU

As one of Fusion Film Fest's guests of honor, HBO's Head of Talent Development Kelly Edwards discussed overcoming shyness and her love for Black Ops 3 over brunch.

Fusion Fest Holds Directing Masterclass with Alum Melina Matsoukas

Fusion Fest Holds Directing Masterclass with Alum Melina Matsoukas

By Kyna McClenaghan, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, NYU

At a masterclass hosted as a part of the annual NYU Fusion Film Festival, director and NYU alum Melina Matsoukas discussed directing and social justice.

Will and Jada Smith Foundation Writes Tisch $30k Check to Fund Film

Will and Jada Smith Foundation Writes Tisch $30k Check to Fund Film

By Camille Larkins, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Jada and Will Smith gave NYU Tisch grant money to support young writers and the female filmmakers who win the Fusion Film Festival.

“Queens of Comedy” Panel at Fusion Empowers and Enlightens

“Queens of Comedy” Panel at Fusion Empowers and Enlightens

By Colin Burke, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Fusion Film Festival hosted "Queens of Comedy Writing" panel discussion with writers from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" and "Odd Mom Out".

‘Wiener-Dog’ Kicks Off Fusion Film Festival

‘Wiener-Dog’ Kicks Off Fusion Film Festival

By Daria Butler, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The 2016 Fusion Film Festival opened with a screening of NYU alum Todd Solondz's new film "Wiener-Dog" followed by a Q&A with the director and producer Christine Vachon, Fusion's Woman of the Year.

‘Suffragette’ screening, panel discuss sexism at Cantor Film Center

‘Suffragette’ screening, panel discuss sexism at Cantor Film Center

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The Fusion Film Festival at NYU launched their celebration of women in film with a screening of the film "Suffragette" and a panel discussion with leading feminists of the modern day.

Tisch alum believes in ‘Unicorns,’ fighting gender bias in film

Tisch alum believes in ‘Unicorns,’ fighting gender bias in film

By Jordan Reynolds, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Leah Meyerhoff, Tisch alumna and founder of the Film Fatales, premiered her film, "I Believe in Unicorns" at NYU's Film Fusion Festival in support of female presence in film.

Fusion Film Festival honors women in film

Fusion Film Festival honors women in film

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts

The board of the Fusion Film Festival — launched 11 years ago — received a record-breaking 445 submissions this year. firmly establishing the festival as the premier student-run film event at NYU. The scale and magnitude are unparalleled by organizations across various media and disciplines. Next m...