Film at Lincoln Center pronounces solely by way of Filmmaker this yr’s contributors for each the Artists Academy and Critics Academy, which can happen throughout the 61st annual New York Film Festival.
Led by filmmaker Stacey Marbrey, the 2023 Artists Academy will entail a three-day workshop that can function perception from working filmmakers, business professionals and Artist Academy alumni. Specifically, a few of the 2023 Academy mentors are movie govt and former president of IFC Films Arianna Bocco and Emmy Award-winning producer Liz Nord. Per a press launch, this yr’s Artists Academy will embrace “panels, case research, roundtable discussions, and networking alternatives [that] will give attention to the contributors’ profession growth, the collaborative means of filmmaking, and techniques for making a sustainable residing of their subject.” Among this yr’s cohort are 25 New Faces of Film alumni Tij D’oyen and Sushma Khadepaun, who appeared on the record in 2022 and 2021, respectively.
“Since its inception in 2012, the FLC Artists and Critics Academy has amplified greater than 200 underrepresented voices by mentoring rising filmmakers and movie journalists. We are excited to welcome these packages again to Film at Lincoln Center and NYFF,” mentioned Film at Lincoln Center President Lesli Klainberg in an announcement. “This yr’s group of contributors represents a proficient new technology of voices in movie and movie criticism, and we’re proud to assist them on their skilled journeys.”
Led by Film Comment co-editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute, the 2023 Critics Academy boasts a two-day intensive workshop the place steerage will likely be provided by working critics, editors, filmmakers, distributors, and publicists. Filmmaker‘s personal Scott Macaulay and Vadim Rizov will assume mentorship duties alongside Daniel Kasman and Chloe Lizotte from MUBI’s Notebook, in addition to Dessane Lopez Cassell and Marielle Ingram from SEEN journal. On prime of being assigned work that will likely be edited and printed by mentors, contributors can count on to find out about pitching, freelancing, broad editorial practices, masking festivals, interviewing expertise, navigating social media and far more.
“There’s undoubtedly a earlier than and after relating to the Artists Academy,” mentioned former participant Rebeca Huntt in an announcement, whose function debut Beba was launched by NEON in 2022. “To be chosen by such a prestigious and revered establishment as a younger filmmaker gave me a lot confidence, and it was further particular as a result of I’m from NYC. I’m nonetheless buddies with lots of the contributors in my cohort. It was a magical time.”
Find the total record of 2023 Artist Academy and Critics Academy contributors under, together with particular person bios and social media handles.
2023 FLC Artists Academy
(Top row, from left) Ifeyinwa Arinze, Tij D’oyen, Mariales Diaz, Natalie Harris; (Bottom row, from left) Sanford Jenkins, Sushma Khadepaun, Maryam L’ange, and Alisha Tejpal
Ifeyinwa Arinze is a neuroscientist-turned-filmmaker from Nigeria and is presently based mostly in New York City. Her work attracts inspiration from human conduct and prioritizes intimate portrayals of Black girls and women which can be grounded in generosity and care. Ifeyinwa has obtained assist from establishments corresponding to BAFTA, NYFA, Video Consortium, and NYWIFT. Her brief movies have screened at Film at Lincoln Center with the New York African Film Festival, in addition to different movie festivals together with Aspen ShortFest, Palm Springs International ShortFest, BlackStar Film Festival, and the TIDE Film Festival. She is presently a thesis MFA candidate within the graduate movie program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Instagram & X: @ifyarinzee
Tij D’oyen is a NYC-based author/director. He was chosen for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film ’22, and is that this yr’s Slamdance AGBO Fellow chosen by the Russo Brothers (producers of Everything Everywhere All at Once). His brief movie Lollygag obtained the Grand Jury Prize at Champs-Élysées Film Festival, a Grand Jury Honorable Mention at Outfest, and the Midnite Jury award at Nitehawk Shorts Festival. Raised in rural North Carolina, the place he handed his time making films and watching reruns of Desperate Housewives, Tij is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the place he obtained a BFA in drama. With assist from the AGBO award, UNCSA Artpreneur Grant, and the OATM Emerging Artist Film Grant, Tij is in post-production on his subsequent brief movie, Nepotism, Baby! He is concurrently in growth on his first function with 2AM. Instagram: @_tij__
Mariales Diaz is a gender-expansive Dominican author, director, and producer residing in New York. Their storytelling explores experiences that exist on the intersection of survival and love. They most lately produced the documentary brief Still Waters, which premiered at BlackStar Film Festival and gained its
Audience Award for Best Documentary Short. It later performed festivals together with Indie Memphis, Doc NYC, Hot Docs, and SFFILM and has been acquired by POV. Diaz has labored on the manufacturing and post-archival groups at firms corresponding to Pilgrim Media Group, Religion of Sports, HBO Max, and Proximity Media. They are a graduate of the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory, a 2020 Sundance Ignite Fellow, a 2019 Creative Culture Fellow, and a 2019 NeXt Doc Fellow. Diaz is presently affiliate producing the documentary function What the Pier Gave Us and directing an animated brief movie. Instagram: @notmariales
Natalie Jasmine Harris is a Black queer filmmaker based mostly in NYC. She is captivated with coming-of-age tales that reimagine liberation for marginalized communities. Pure, Natalie’s NYU thesis movie, obtained the DGA Student Film Award and was acquired by HBO Max. She is presently in growth on a feature-length model of Pure, which she hopes to turn into her debut function. The mission was an SFFILM Rainin Grantee and was additionally chosen for The Gotham Project Market, Outfest’s Screenwriting Lab, and Film Independent Fast Track. Natalie is an Outfest x Traverse32 Documentary Fellow and was a Creative Culture Fellow at The Jacob Burns Film Center. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, NBC, and extra. She is presently in post-production on a brand new brief narrative movie, Grace, that reimagines queer Black girlhood within the Nineteen Fifties and was shot on 16mm movie by DP Tehillah de Castro. Instagram: @nataliejasmineharris
Sanford Jenkins is an artist and filmmaker. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned a B.A. at Morehouse College and an MFA at USC Cinema. His brief movies have performed worldwide festivals together with BlackStar, Camerimage, and Palm Springs and have been supported by BAMPFA and Vimeo. In 2017, his brief movie A Craftsman obtained the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement and
was distributed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams’ breakthrough Topic collection, One Story Up. Joy and Pain, his debut narrative function, is being developed with assist from Film Independent, The Gotham, SFFILM, and Woodstock.
Sushma Khadepaun is an Indian-born author and director based mostly in New York. Sushma’s tales typically meet on the intersection of immigration and feminism, exploring concepts of dwelling and id. Her work has been featured on NPR, BOMB Magazine, Focus Features Digital, and Canal Plus, amongst others. Sushma was listed as certainly one of Filmmaker Magazine‘s 25 New Faces of Independent Film (2021), is a recipient of SFFilm’s Westridge Grant and has been a fellow at Film Independent’s Fast Track, Gotham Week, and Torino Next Lab. She is presently creating her first function, Anita, based mostly on her brief movie with the identical title. The brief premiered on the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and went on to win a number of awards throughout its competition run. Sushma is an alumna of the MFA movie program at Columbia University. Instagram: @sush.anon
Maryam L’Ange is a Tehran-born, New York-based filmmaker raised in Europe and the United States. A former authorized and ladies’s research scholar, she began out as a DJ and music producer skilled within the classical theater. She’s directed narrative-based music movies and branded content material, and created and developed an authentic collection at HBO, however her true ardour lies in impartial and world cinema. Her newest Persian brief movie Rāz, which explores intergenerational trauma and the after-effects of immigration throughout the Iranian diaspora, is presently making the competition circuit and obtained pre- and post-production assist from The Future of Film Is Female. Like her hero, Douglas Sirk, she’s serious about themes of disintegration, however from new views, instructed by a vital, at occasions haunting, feminist lens—that attracts upon seduction as an influence, not an issue. She has written a slate of function movies and is prepping her function directorial debut.
Alisha Tejpal is an Indian filmmaker, author, and producer presently residing between Los Angeles and Mumbai. Alisha’s work varies in type from experimental, essayistic, and docu/fiction hybrids however their commonality lies in its investigation of the invisible. Her work has screened at quite a few festivals together with San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sundance, Rotterdam, and Camden International Film Festival amongst others. Her first brief movie, LATA, gained a number of awards, was programmed by Arte for public broadcasting, and is presently out there on MUBI and the Criterion Channel. She is a Sundance Institute and Women in Film Fellow, a 2021 North Star Fellow on the Points North Institute and was lately awarded a residency on the MacDowell Colony. She is presently creating two feature-length initiatives: Untitled Objects (artistic documentary) and For the Eyes are Blind to the Stairwells (narrative fiction). She holds an MFA in movie from the California Institute of the Arts.
2023 FLC Critics Academy
(Top row, from left) Sanoja Bhaumik, Isabel Custodio, Annie Geng, Jawni Han; (Bottom row, from left) Sona Karapoghosyan, Katie Kirkland, Jasmine Liu, and Matene Toure
Sanoja Bhaumik is a author and editor based mostly in New York. She is serious about movie and documentary from South Asia and Latin America, and he or she explores how political actions, state funding apparatuses, and discourses of growth form movie manufacturing. She presently serves because the managing editor of Phenomenal World, a publication on political financial system. She obtained a B.A. in political science from Yale College in 2019 and accomplished a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2020. Instagram & X: @sanojabh
Isabel Custodio is the author, editor, and narrator behind the YouTube channel Be Kind Rewind, which makes use of the careers of actresses as a lens by which viewers can discover the historical past of American cinema. Her work has landed her a Shorty Award Nomination for Best Education Channel and, in 2018, her essay on A Star Is Born appeared on BFI’s record of the Best Video Essays. Prior to engaged on her channel full time, she labored on the artistic staff at The Museum of Modern Art, creating initiatives for the museum’s YouTube channel and on-line publishing platform, Magazine.
Annie Geng lives in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in Gawker, The New Republic, and Screen Slate. Annie attended school in Chicago, the place she studied philosophy and found the genius of Nicholas Ray. Before starting her grasp’s diploma in cinema research this fall, Annie was a kindergarten instructor.
She considers Olivier Assayas, Leos Carax, and Albert Serra amongst her most beloved filmmakers proper now, though she will by no means actually determine. What is not going to change, nonetheless, is her love of Monica Vitti in L’eclisse.
Jawni Han (she/her) is a queer Korean author and filmmaker based mostly in Brooklyn. Her movie criticism has appeared in MUBI Notebook, The Brooklyn Rail, and Screen Slate. She obtained a B.A. in philosophy from Brooklyn College, the place she additionally taught screenwriting. She participated in No Evil Eye’s inaugural Film Futura ’21, and is a screenwriting fellow for the 2023 Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.
Instagram & X: @kimchimarx
Sona Karapoghosyan is a movie critic and curator based mostly in Yerevan, Armenia. In 2017 she joined Golden Apricot International Film Festival as a program curator, and co-founded the business platform of the competition, GAIFF Pro. In current years she managed and curated a number of movie screenings and film-related initiatives in Armenia. A member of The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), she consistently contributes to a number of native and worldwide movie retailers.
Katie Kirkland is a author based mostly in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Another Gaze and BOMB Magazine and is forthcoming at The New York Review of Books. She’s presently finishing her PhD in movie research and comparative literature at Yale University, the place she researches reenactment and experimental documentary; different pursuits embrace feminist movie and media histories, archival movies, and up to date worldwide cinema.
Jasmine Liu is a critic and journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area now based mostly in Brooklyn. She is presently a reporter-researcher at The New Republic, and he or she evaluations artwork exhibitions, books, and movie. Her essays tackle themes of dissociative id, narrative model, abstraction, political illustration, and radical considering; they’ve appeared within the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Nation, Asymptote, Hyperallergic, Art in America, Reverse Shot, and extra. She is an alumna of the 2022 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute and the 2023 Reverse Shot Emerging Critics Workshop. She graduated from Stanford University in 2021 with levels in arithmetic and anthropology with honors, and presently research literature part-time at Hunter College.
Matene Toure is a contract author and critic from the Bronx. Her work covers politics, movie, and tradition from a working-class lens. She is especially serious about utilizing her writing to mainstream abolitionist ideologies, together with dedicating her time to investigating how visible applied sciences are used to surveil Black and brown communities. Her movie writing focuses on spotlighting anticolonial cinema, agitprop, Black indie, documentary, and avant-garde filmmaking to discover how filmmakers are creating their very own filmic languages outdoors mainstream cinema. She is finishing an M.A. in vital journalism and inventive publishing at The New School for Social Research. Her writing could be present in Screen Slate, The Brooklyn Rail, Strange Matters, Prism Reports, Truthout, and gal-dem.