Shoga Films’ “Queer Harlem Renaissance: A Prospectus” Documentary

Drawing attention to several influential queer figures of the Harlem Renaissance—including Bessie Smith, James Baldwin, Countee Cullen and Ma Rainey—non-profit production company Shoga Films’ short documentary, Queer Harlem Renaissance: A Prospectus, highlights the importance of the Black LGBTQ+ community at the time. The explosive artistic, cultural and intellectual movement led to the emergence of numerous Black voices that would define the early 20th century. While …

Programming Highlights for We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Tribeca Enterprises + YouTube's historic cinematic event of free feature films, shorts, animated movies and VR

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of a settling into a talk at Sundance or strolling the Croisette to a screening at Cannes, We Are One: A Global Film Festival presents 10 days of free programming curated by the likes of those marquee events, as well as the Venice, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals, and even the beloved Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Altogether, 21 of …

Director Stefan Hunt’s Emotional Dance Short, “They Saw The Sun First”

With voice-over guidance from NYC's elderly, a poignant film about life, death, and the dances we do in-between

“I started working on this project when I noticed a lack of eldership in my life,” director Stefan Hunt says about the creation of his dance-documentary hybrid short, They Saw The Sun First. The eight-minute film—directed by Hunt, produced by Jess Lowe Chaverri, shot by Cole Graham and choreographed by Vanessa Varghese—pairs dances with recorded conversations of NYC’s elderly, an unexpectedly synchronous combination. He continues, …