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Submit Your Short Film to the Alwan 3rd i Awards by Monday, December 1st

Community Media, Events, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Here's a great opportunity to participate in a film competition that raises awareness of an important subject.

Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY have posted an open call for submissions for the 2nd Annual Alwan 3rd i Awards. Enter a short film or video art (20 minutes or less) that increases "awareness of the creative vitality and sociopolitical realities of the Middle East, North Africa and South and Central Asia as well as their global diasporas."

Awards range from $500 to $1,000, and will be presented and accompanied by screenings of the winning works on Thursday, December 11th.

Go for it! And check out MNN's running list of grants and awards programs to keep tabs on opportunities all year long.

This Week on MNN: The Story of a Failed Artist, Told With Music

Programming Highlights, This Week on MNN By Lee Walker Helland

This Week on MNN, treat your eyes, ears and mind to a unique "music-story" written and performed by world-class musicians and artists in NYC.

“The Facts”
Tuesday, November 25, 11:30 pm
"Charlie's Fantasy Part 5": The fifth in a series of music-stories about a failed artist, this segment explores the central figure's marriages and careers.
More info:
"The Facts" on Facebook

Want your show featured in "This Week on MNN"? Just submit an upcoming episode by filling out this form. Shows submitted by noon on Sunday will be included in the next day's roundup. It's an easy, effective and fun way to tell people when and why to watch!

Next Up for the Film Club at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse: "Every Mother's Son"

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

On Friday, December 5th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club presents Every Mother's Son, a film profiling three mothers united in their mission to seek justice after their sons become victims of police brutality.

Join us for discussion and a screening of this award-winning documentary on Friday, December 5th at 6:30 pm at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse. Please RSVP here.

MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club
Friday, December 5th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
175 East 104th Street