Tag: filmmakers



Event | Fair Use for Documentary Filmmakers

Documentarian David Van Taylor will present on the topic on Thursday, March 21 at NYFA’s  office in Brooklyn. Fair use is a provision of the Copyright Act that allows certain uses of copyrighted works, such as making and distributing copies of protected material, without permission. Though it’s a very old concept, and was written into…

Event | eBay My Film: How We Raised Over $100,000 on eBay

Thursday, January 17 Event Presented by Roy Wol and Flavio Alves at NYFA in Brooklyn. These days, crowdfunding sites are saturated with people asking for the same thing: money. Join the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) on Thursday, January 17 to learn the nuts and bolts of how independent filmmakers Roy Wol and Flavio…

Business of Art | Music Licensing for Documentary Films

Create the perfect atmosphere with music. Music can have an enormous influence on the mood and impact of your film, but you need to remember that virtually every piece of included music, no matter how long it is played, will need to be licensed and paid for. During a workshop that took place at The…

Event | Music Licensing for Documentary Films

Presented by Emmy and Peabody Award-Winning Filmmaker Peter Miller on Thursday, November 8. The right music can be a central part of documentary storytelling, and it’s essential to know how to get permission to include other people’s songs and recordings in your film. Join the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) on Thursday, November…

Business of Art | Film Festival Strategies and Why You Need One

Harness the momentum of film festivals with these best practices. Before creating a film festival submission strategy, check out these tips and tricks from Kathy Brew, guest curator of MoMA’s Doc Fortnight. Brew distilled her wide-ranging experience for an audience of filmmakers at NYFA in the fall of 2018; we’ve summarized her advice below. First…