Helping Youth Explore Their World
Supporting Filmmakers’ Independent Projects
In addition to making an impact in the classroom, we recognize that participating filmmakers are accomplished visual artists in their own right. In an effort to make the most of participants’ year abroad, FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS provides a framework for filmmakers to produce a series of short documentaries and short narrative films as well as a feature length film based in their new community. We provide the relevant benchmarks, feedback, and post-production support necessary for participants to successfully complete an entire feature length film worthy of the festival circuit.
Creating Videos For Schools & Organizations
FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS is committed to giving back to the communities in which we work. Part of this process includes providing video content for the schools and community organizations across all of our placement sites. From staff and student interviews outlining a school’s mission to fundraising videos used for grant applications, participants provide our host organizations with impactful promotional videos highlighting the wonderful work they’re already doing.
Film Festivals & Distribution
We’re committed to shining a spotlight on people and places often overlooked by mainstream media. FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS showcases student and filmmakers’ films through a variety of community screenings and film festivals both overseas and in New York City. And in an effort to reach the widest audience possible, we also pay the submission fees for participants’ feature films to be submitted to such A-list film festivals as Sundance and Tribeca.