An interview with host Blair McClendon on WKCR 89.9 FM New York City about the organizing behind Occupy the Film Festival is now available on our Press page.
Hear what directors and experts had to say about their films at Occupy the Film Festival! Please visit our new Filmmaker Q+A page.
We have added links on our site to the short films and one feature that are available for viewing online! From playful instructional videos to probing news analyses to sweeping feature docs, from New York City to Honolulu, from Greece to Spain, see the variety of films we featured at Occupy the Film Festival by clicking on their titles on the FILMS page. Be sure to scroll all the way down for the shorts lineup.
Check back here next week for filmmaker question-and-answer sessions with Directors Sara Blom, Dennis Trainor Jr., Victoria Hayes and Karen Bruce at occupythefilmfestival.com.
Occupy the Film Festival participated in MAG-Net’s September Digital Dialogue national call, “Occupy the Theaters: Celebrating Media and Films as Catalysts for Social Change,” with organizers from Participant Media, Global Action Project, Line Break Media and Streaming for Change Festival moderated by Betty Yu of the Center for Media Justice. To listen to this lively discussion about the importance of media to organizing, advocacy and social change in light of the Occupy movement, please visit the MAG-Net site.
Check out this awesome short film about Occupy the Film Festival by Amanda Hass of Paper Tiger Television. Thanks to Amanda for capturing the festivities! Filmmaker Q+A sessions will be posted soon.
Part II of Dr. Torchin’s review of Occupy the Film Festival is now available in Souciant magazine: http://souciant.com/2012/09/occupy-the-film-festival-part-ii/
This and other press coverage will be posted on our new “Press” page above.
Great festival coverage by reporter Michelle Chen in The Progressive:
Thanks again to the filmmakers, photographers, designers, projectionists and independent journalists who participated in the festival; to Anthology Film Archives for hosting us; to our sponsors who generously promoted the festival (Cinema Libre Studios, Haymarket Books, Queers for Economic Justice, People’s Production House, Global Action Project, Paper Tiger TV, Deep Dish TV and Media Action Grassroots Network); and to everyone who came out to Occupy the Film Festival!
Stay tuned for photos, videos and more coverage of Occupy the Film Festival!
It was a great weekend at Occupy the Film Festival! We’re occupying the streets now for S17, so will be back in the next few days with a full report on the festival.
Don’t miss Day 2 of Occupy the Film Festival!
On Sunday, September 16, at 7:30 pm, our program takes a broader view of the economic system and the underlying issues that gave rise to the Occupy Wall Street movement. We are extremely proud to host the New York City premiere of We’re Not Broke, a brilliant film that tells us exactly how corporations have hidden a trillion dollars overseas while their politicians claim, “We’re broke” and slash public budgets.
The feature will be followed by an exclusive question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and experts from the film and will be preceded by Occupy Economics, a short film about the University of Massachusetts economists who drafted a pledge in support of OWS, and Default: The Student Loan Documentary, a must-see film for anyone struggling with this and other forms of vicious and paralyzing debt.
After your S16 activities, come to Anthology Film Archives, at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown NYC. See Occupy photography by award-winning artists, fabulous posters from the Occuprint collective, occupied newspapers from all over the country and information from our eight stellar media and economic justice partners. Tickets are on sale online here with just a click until Sunday morning at 7:30 am.