NYC Summer Picnic in the Park

NYC Summer Picnic in the Park

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Great Hill

Central Park

New York, NY 10025

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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You are invited to a private in-person networking mixer in NYC for filmmakers of all marginalized genders.

About this event

Bring your own picnic! Excited to reconnect with old and new friends? Join us for a summer picnic in Central Park for Documentary Filmmakers of all marginalized genders! This will be the perfect opportunity for everyone to connect, cross-pollinate and enjoy the light summer breeze. Come out for some fun in the sun to eat, drink, network, and continue building our independent filmmaker community. This event is co-hosted by Brown Girls Doc Mafia, DOC NYC, Film Fatales, Maysles Documentary Center, Pano Network, and Women Make Movies.

We invite all participants to fill out this Skill Share Form in advance to build deeper connections.

This is a private in-person event. Capacity is extremely limited due to park permit restrictions. Please only RSVP for yourself if you are planning to attend and no plus-ones . Specific directions will be sent to all confirmed guests the day before the event. See you soon!


Who is participating?

This private in-person mixer is for invited guests only.

May I bring a plus-one?

Unfortunately the event space is extremely limited. Please do not bring outside guests.

Is the mixer kid friendly?

Yes, we strive to create a safe safe for parents in all capacities.

When will I receive the location and directions?

You will receive detailed directions and the specific location within Central Park on the day before the event. Thanks!

We are committed to creating a safe space where filmmakers can gather and support one another. If you are feeling any symptoms of illness, or have been in contact with anyone has has, please stay home. Be respectful to other participants. Avoid assuming people’s needs, gender identities, and/or backgrounds. Creating an inclusive space requires acknowledging existing power dynamics. If you are from a dominant or privileged identity please practice making space, through listening, unseating yourself, and passing the mic. If you are from a historically marginalized group, please practice taking up space, sharing your ideas, and raising your voice. Please contact us with any questions. Thanks for joining us!

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Brown Girls Doc Mafia is an initiative advocating for over 5,000 women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world. We fight inequality by building community and sharing resources, nourishing our creative brilliance, demanding access and visibility in creative and professional environments, and by cutting through oppressive industry structures to advocate for 
our members.

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Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before. DOC NYC is at the center of celebrating and supporting this cultural movement. We are the largest doc film festival in the U.S. and our goals are to: support filmmakers, create community, celebrate diversity, cultivate new audiences, and curate both a dynamic film fest and PRO educational programming.

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Film Fatales is a 501(c)3 non profit arts organization and talent discovery platform which supports a membership community of over a thousand feature film and television directors of all marginalized genders. We advocate for hiring equality and inclusive programming practices by working with key decision makers to expand the talent pool and raise the visibility of underrepresented creators. Together we can build a more equitable film industry for us all.

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Maysles Documentary Center is a Harlem-based nonprofit organization committed to community, education, and documentary film. We use filmmaking to amplify and expand under-represented artists and narratives, while empowering young filmmakers in creative self-expression, communicating ideas, and advocating needs.

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Pano (formerly NYC Women Filmmakers) is a non-profit organization that champions inclusion in Film, TV, and Media by connecting underrepresented creators with influential networks, valuable resources, and career-changing opportunities to impact meaningful change in the industry.

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Women Make Movies is a non-profit organization that support women producers and directors from the beginning, planting the seeds for a diverse and inclusive filmmaking landscape. As the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women, we amplify historically ignored voices and challenge the mainstream media.

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Film Fatales organizes panel discussions, educational workshops and networking mixers focused on amplifying marginalized voices in film and television. Capacity is limited. Please contact us if you require an accessible accommodation.