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NYC Anarchist Film Festival 2015
Deadline April 5, 2015
The New York Anarchist Film Festival, now in its 9th year, is looking for films that celebrate the spirit of resistance against the domineering forces of the state and capitalist economic system and all forms of social repression.
The NYC Anarchist Film Festival started in 2007 in honor of Brad Will - a beloved comrade and anarchist media activist who was assassinated by a Mexican paramilitary sniper. Brad was filming an uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2006, when he was fatally shot. Brad's footage from Oaxaca showed a popular resistance to State terrorism. We screened it as an example of a courageous uprising.
Since then, we have shown examples from around the world of people fighting for a better world, for human rights and dignity, and ecological sanity. We show everything from historical revolutionary ideas to examples of current direct actions, and contemporary struggles for self-governance, direct democracy, and resistance to all forms of subjugation, exploitation and tyranny. We also show the many ways in which in which people live and create autonomously outside the capitalist model.
The NYC Anarchist Film Festival is an interactive community forum where we invite discussion, and strive to realize the potential of resistance movements despite the limitations of the corporate police/surveillance/terror State. Your passion, discussion and creativity welcomed!
Criteria for video submission: Please submit your original video work for a one time screening. We prefer short videos (10 min or less) but will consider videos of any length especially if we can screen it in part if we don't have time to screen the entire film. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend film festival and present their videos.
Do not miss this unique and exciting opportunity to be part of an enlightening, lively, radical and creative social experience.
Please send your video links to: NYCAFF@gmail.com
Please send hard copy DVD's to: Film Fest - P.O Box 832, NY NY 10029
Drop box info will soon be available. Thank you for your patience.
ALSO: Video tech support, web help, and volunteers NEEDED & APPRECIATED!
The 2010 NYC Anarchist Film Festival was held in honor of the life and work of Brad Will, a beloved friend and comrade, murdered by a government sniper in Oaxaca, Mexico on October 27, 2006, as he was filming. In past years, talented and courageous independent and anarchist filmmakers from around the world have traveled to NYC to screen their brilliant films. The NYC AFF is a community forum to share and experience and discuss politically controversial, artistic, creative and socially diverse media. The 2010 film festival was held on Friday April 16th, in the basement of Judson Church (55 Washington Square South) from 5pm to 12 midnight. Program: 5pm - Experimental Videos - Video art engaging the idea of self, creativity and our relationship with the state 6pm - We are Everywhere - Anarchist Projects, Actions and Narratives from around the world. Videos from Mexico, Palestine, Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia 7pm - Squat Me - films about reclaiming private and public space for the common good. Followed by discussion 8pm - Enviromental Justice - Films dealing with enviromental justice issues from Nigeria to Copenhagen to United States. 9pm - The Police State - Films about suppression of resistance movements in United States and elsewhere. Democracy 101 a film about the police tactics during the G20 protests in Pittsburgh last september. 10pm - Insurrection Now - From New York To Greece - Fuck the Police - Includes presentation about current occupy everything projects in california and Immersive Film about the Anarchist Rebellion in Greece 11pm - Surprise Real Time interactive audio perfomance by members of VOID collective from Athens and other guests. Statement from International Anarchist Media Collective (I AM) regarding the Police Raid on 13 Thames art and organizing space Regardless of these attacks, the film festival will happen as planned on Friday April 16, 2010 at Judson Memorial Church. The voice of decentralized creative communities will not be silenced by police repression. They cannot stop us with illegal raids and targeted harassment, because we are everywhere. Video of Police Raid on 13 Thames St art spacer for 4th NYC Anarchist Film Festival in Honor of Brad Will to everyone who has submitted films for this years festival.