Cheers to #VCmember @erinleecarr for this week’s #femalefilmmakerfriday! Erin has directed spectacular films for @hbo , like “Mommy Dead and Dearest” and “Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop.” She also directed a powerful episode on @netflix’s “Dirty Money,” from Jigsaw Productions. Erin’s currently working on an upcoming doc on the sex abuse scandal in USA Women's Gymnastics. . She would also like to remind everyone that donuts are important documentary fuel! 🍩🍩 Check out more of her amazing work at the link in our bio! . . . . #femalefilmmaker #documentary #documentaryphotography #netflixdocumentary #hbodocumentaryfilms #cinematography #redepic
“The Feminist in Cellblock Y” presents a different image of incarceration: an environment where anti-patriarchy conversations are had, and welcomed. @Brittany__Washington spoke with filmmaker @contessagayles on the making of the film and her journey into visual storytelling and documentary filmmaking. Read the full interview at the link in our bio. . . . . #feminist #feminism #prison #feministeducation #metoo #timesup #bellhooks #feministliterature #feministlit #toxicmasculinity #documentary #documentaryfilmmaking #femalefilmmaker
The Video Consortium is thrilled to be partnering with #DXIFF2018 for the fourth edition of @doubleexposurefestival — Oct 10-14 in Washington D.C. The festival will showcase some of the best films inspired by the investigative instinct. Check out the link in our bio for info on getting your early bird pass today.🔝 . . . . #DXIFF2018 #DXfest #InvestigativeJournalism #filmmaker #earlybird #creativeeconomy #films #filmfestival #investigative #washingtondc #acreativedc #documentaryfilm #documentary, #journalism, #bythings #igdc
Take a journey through the rainbow with this lovely short that we screened at our June gathering in New York. “Colors” is a celebration of the colors that comprise our everyday life and comes from @atinaka and @danielmercadante aka @themercadantes. Check out the full film at the link in our bio. 🌈🌈 • • • #colors #rainbow #video #shortfilms #colorful #splashofcolor #documentary
Imagine being allergic to the entire spectrum of light. That’s daily life for @johnkapellas, who enjoyed the bright sky of his home in western United States until one day when he started to burn, blister, and break out in rashes whenever he was exposed to light. Director @jasonhanasik’s film tells Kapella’s story of spending 10 years living in complete darkness and looking back on his life with fondness and to the future with hope. This beautiful, character-driven short screened at our June gathering in San Francisco. Check@out the full film at the @guardian at the link in our bio.
Rape jokes are never funny, but we still, as a society, make fun of one type. Even in the #MeToo era, punch lines about sexual assaults in prison often remain socially acceptable. To Rodney Roussell, however, they’re a painful reminder of the nine years he spent behind bars, where he was raped and sold into sexual slavery. This chilling look back at a horrific time in prison comes from the #nytopinion team and #VCmemebrs @japhetweeks, @leahvarjacques and @jkessel (+ @adamellick). Click the link in our bio for the full video.
A senseless hate crime took the life of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian immigrant in Kansas, in 2017. “Do We Belong” is the story of what happens after the news cameras leave. The film follows Kuchibhotla’s wife Sunayana Dumala and her fight to grapple with the question of whether America is truly her home. This heartbreaking short comes from #VCmember @sofjk and was screened at out New York Gathering in June. See the full film at the link in our bio.
Here are some snaps from our last summer gathering in New York. We screened rough cuts from four documentary features this month to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the @brooklynfilmmakerscollective, featuring filmmakers from both groups. A shout out to @lea_k @johnhubbell @transstoryfilm. And a huge thank you to @brooklynbrewery for providing the beer and to @wiseman_pov and @landonvansoest for hosting the night. Thanks to all for a truly stellar evening. We’re taking a break in August, but can’t wait to relaunch with you all for a beautiful September gathering in the Fall.🍁🍁☀️☀️ 📸 by @emilycgeraghty
Congrats to all our members who were nominated this year for their outstanding work! @navigatingnikki, @carlospbeltran, @thisismariana, @joshabla, @wiseman_pov, @bottid, @whammy45, @axelgerdau, @joeposner, Ann Derry, Andrew Blackwell, @soojeong1, @jonwoods, @lizbaylen, @nancygauss, @bcsolomon, @atoral, @francescatrianni, @shoottheplan, @oliviamerrion, @aubrey.adenbuie, @emilyhargerphoto, @vlapinski, AND MORE. // @retroreport, @newyorkermag, @vicenews, @nytimes, @hbo, @time, @findinghome, @facebookwatch, @nbc, @cnn, @washingtonpost, ETC ETC ❤️❤️!!
Today’s #VCspotlight is member @qledbetter. He recently directed, shot, and edited a short doc for HuffPost on the effects of ageism. His large scope of work covers social injustice, politics, and he also directs narrative shorts. Quincy also just recently won a ASME Ellie Award in 2018 for a piece with Time Magazine about the opioid crisis. Check out more from Quincy at the link in our bio!
Shot on location in the beautiful Cap Haitien, Haiti 🇭🇹, “Slow Machete” tells a story of the country in breathtakingly moving portraits. We screened this hypnotizing #VCselect from @adammcdaid and @curry_crayola at our May gatherings in New York City and Paris. Check out the full film at the link in our bio!
“The Feminist in Cellblock Y” comes from @contessagayles and follows Richard Edmond Vargas of @initiatejustice, a convicted felon who’s built a feminist movement from behind bars at an all-male prison in Soledad, California. We screened a preview of this Contessa’s feature at our New York gathering in May. Check out the full film at @cnn at the link in our bio!
Check out this Q&A with our founder and executive director @skydylanrobbins on Sourcefabric, Europe’s largest developer of open source tools for news media! She spoke with them in recognition of #worldyouthskillsday on the origins of the Video Consortium and making it as a young media entrepreneur. Check out the story at the link in our bio!
A big congrats to two of our filmmakers, @jessybeshirfilms and @hannahjayanti, for being named 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts fellows in Video/Film! NYFA awarded a total of $623,000 to 89 artists throughout New York State. We screened their work at a recent New York gathering hosted by @Kitsplit, our favorite camera rental company. #newyorkfoundationforthearts #filmmaker #femalefilmmaker. Find out more at the link in our bio!
It’s #femalefilmmakerfriday and we choose @sriyanka, a Brooklyn based journalist/video producer covering race, inequality, youth issues, and the criminal justice system. She’s a video producer on @bricartsmedia’s #bheard strand of programming. Her investigative film, “The Sweatshop Of Wall Street,” exposes the world of direct sales in New York City. The piece was a finalist in the Outstanding Story category by a South Asian Journalist in the North America category at the South Asian Journalists Association Awards. In 2018, Sriyanka and her team won at the @nyemmyawards In the Education/Schools: Program/Special Category for their town hall on school segregation in New York City. Check out more of her work at the link in our bio!
Three siblings with different gender identities and sexual orientations bring us into their world during São Paulo's LGBT Pride Month. This sensitive film examines their relationship with each other and how they overcome the rampant homophobia and transphobia that exist in Brazil. “3 Siblings” comes from filmmaker Sheena Rossiter and @DonaAnaFilms. We screened it recently as a #VCselect at our June gathering in New York. Catch the full film at @outfest in LA on July 17th. Link in the bio for details.