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


Joan Jett - Feminist of The Day!

Thanks to the Women & Hollywood blog for featuring the industry screening we held last Thursday during our festival, where we screened The Runaways, and where Joan Jett offered us some A's to our Q's after the movie.

Read the article here!

Congrats to Joan for being picked as the Hollywood Feminist of the Day! As always, you rock!


Student Film Competition - Rescheduled!

Due to nasty weather conditions last Friday, we had to postpone our Student Film Competition. However, the competition has been rescheduled for this coming Friday, March 5th at 7 PM!

The competition will be hosted at The Cantor Film Center, located at 36 East 8th Street. Expect a dazzling showcase of short films from our festival finalists, followed by the presentation of awards in the Film, Music Video, and Screenplay categories. While you're at the screening, you can pick up an entrance ticket to our after party! The after party will be hosted at Rockwell's Express, located at 53 East 8th Street. Which is across the street. Convenient!

We look forward to seeing you at the Student Film Competition and the party!