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FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) is an educational nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. Through various grants, educational resources, and international fellowships, FWB provides youth from underserved communities with the technical training, media literacy skills, and digital tools to leverage the creative process as a means for interpreting their role in their society.A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 46-5335859
WHAT WE DO
FWB provides funding and support to a variety of youth media and independent film projects via various filmmaking grants and film competitions.
FWB develops a variety of classroom resources including lesson plans, curriculum guides, visual aids, and conceptual videos designed to promote media education.
Partner With Schools
FWB partners with a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, schools, community organizations, educational foundations, and development organizations.
FWB provides youth from underserved communities with the technical training, media literacy skills, and digital tools to interpret their role in their society
FWB delivers a variety of professional development and training opportunities to enable educators around the world to integrate digital storytelling into their classrooms.
FWB works in classrooms around the world to harness the filmmaking and media production process as a vehicle for cultural exchange.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
After working for NBC News, Gideon transitioned into the field of arts education, working with such institutions as the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and the Tribeca Film Institute before assuming a leadership position within the NYC DOE.
As a strong advocate for minority and economically disadvantaged youth, LeMarie works closely with the Los Padres Foundation and serves as the co-director of the Young Women's Leadership Network's Bronx site.
Having worked extensively with Urban Arts Partnership in NYC public schools, Caitlin led the Tribeca Film Institute's flagship education program Tribeca Teaches which operates in over 30 NYC DOE schools across all five boroughs.
Former Executive Director of Film/Video Arts and the National Board of Review, Eileen served as Managing Director at the Tribeca Film Institute for 5 years before heading up the Center for Bronx NonProfits.
Having served as Associate Director of the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids, Juan now designs, develops, and manages system-wide media and technology education programs at the Seattle Public Library.
Monique Scott, PhD
An adjunct professor at Columbia University, a research associate at Yale's Peabody Museum, and a former leader at the American Museum of Natural History, Dr. Scott now serves as the Director of Museum Studies at Bryn Mawr College.
Before managing the Tribeca Film Institute's Youth Screening Series & Blueprint Curriculum Initiative, Flonia worked as an associate producer for WNET Channel 13 and Cablevision and conducted workshops at the MNN Youth Channel, Reel Works, & Rikers Island Prison.
Having worked with such organizations as the Tribeca Film Institute, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Educational Video Center in New York City, Corey leads the FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS team. | MSc Oxford University
Honing her skills within such production companies as Scott Rudin Productions and Charlotte Street Films, Beth oversees all aspects of FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS' operations and programming. | BFA Academy of Art University
PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS
FWB partners with a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, public schools, private schools, grassroots community organizations, educational foundations, and development organizations. Partners vary from year to year. Partnerships and collaborations have included the following institutions: