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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.

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

Clip of the Week: "Antagovision"

Clip of the Week, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Friday means Clip of the Week, and we've got a great one for you today. Have you ever watched "Antagovision," MNN's weekly show in which first-time artists in lower Manhattan show their work and get antagonized? You should.

Produced by writer/artist/independent filmmaker Ethan Minsker, "Antagovision" was born out of Minsker's Antagonist Movement, formed in 2000 as a rejection of commercialism and prevailing art-market standards, fostering new artists through exhibition, networking and mentoring opportunities. Since its inception, the movement has worked with close to 4,000 artists from all over the world.

Today's clip features footage from "Caffeinate and Decimate," an art show with a guns and coffee theme. Check it out for interviews with the artists, shots of their work and much more!

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