Fusion in Tisch Alumni Magazine!

There is no better way to culminate the 2010 Fusion Film Festival than with our final round of press!

Fusion was recently featured in the Spring 2010 issue of the Tisch Alumni Magazine as part of a feature about Women in Film at NYU. The article featured Festival Co-Directors, Elizabeth Bohinc and Kate Zabinsky, as well as Susan Seidelman and Andrea Wachner, who are NYU alumnae who served on panels at the 2010 festival.

Fusion was also featured in the New York Post's April 14th, 2010 article on the same subject. The Women in Film article served as the cover for the special section on education in the NYP.

Congratulations on a great 2010 festival, and thanks to all those who were part of the Fusion Film Festival Team! We look forward to seeing you in 2011!


Fusion Panelists Doing Well in Hollywood!

Congratulations are in order for Lena Dunham and Paola Mendoza, who both served on our 2010 Fusion Film Festival Double Threats Panel!

Lena's film Tiny Furniture was recently picked up by IFC!

And the film Entre Nos, which Paola co-wrote, co-directed, and acted in is premiering in New York City on May 14th!

We were so lucky to have both Lena and Paola at our Festival this year! Keep your eye on these great filmmakers!


Fusion 2010 Image Galleries

Hey everyone! Check out the new image galleries on our website from the 2010 Fusion Film Festival!


Fusion Film Festival and our friend Emily Abt featured in NYU Alumni Connect

Fusion was recently recognized in NYU Alumni Connect (the NYU Alumni Office's monthly publication) as part of an article about programming catered to female alumni and student in the university. They highlighted our "Breaking In: Tisch Alumnae Night" event that was held on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010, and they even quoted Fusion friend and panelist, Emily Abt.

To read the article, click HERE!


Lena Dunham Wins Big at SXSW!

Lena Dunham was on our Double Threats Panel at Fusion 2010! And she rocked the SXSW awards this year!

Read about it HERE

...Oh Kathryn...

Thank you, Kathryn Bigelow, for inspiring all filmmakers in our world!

Here are some quotes from Bigs to keep you inspired:

"I'd love to just think of myself as a filmmaker. I long for the day when a modifier can be a moot point."

"I think the secret to directing is collaborating and I had truly an extraordinary group of collaborators in my crew."

And one more quote from the 2010 Best Director presenter herself, Babs Streisand, back in 1993:

"Tonight the Academy honors women and the movies. But I look forward
to the time when tributes like this will no longer be necessary,
because women...will be honored without regard to gender but simply
for the excellence of their work."


Fusion 2010 Winners

Best Film

Seasons of Love Directed by Grettel Batoon

Best Undergraduate Director
Grettel Batoon for Seasons of Love

Best Graduate Director

Marie Dvorakova for Steenbeck Story

Best Graduate Cinematography
Harrow Island
Cinematography by Kristina Nikolova
Directed by Anja Marquardt

Best Undergraduate Cinematography
Too Sunny for Santa
Cinematography by Matthew Troy
Directed by Erica Tachoir

Best Sight & Sound Film
Hear Me Fall
Directed by Chloe Domont

Best Short Screenplay
Written by Brooke Greeling

Best Feature Screenplay
Mimi and Me
Written by Elizabeth Kerin

Best Music Video
America, Let's Go by Christopher Gordon and Dan Lubell
Directed by Karen Odyniec