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MISSION

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

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Empower Youth

FWB provides youth from underserved communities with the technical training, media literacy skills, and digital tools to interpret their role in their society

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 Provide Funding

FWB provides funding and support to a variety of youth media and independent film projects via various filmmaking grants and film competitions. 

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Connect Cultures

FWB works in classrooms around the world to harness the filmmaking and media production process as a vehicle for cultural exchange. 

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Support Teachers

FWB delivers a variety of professional development and training opportunities to enable educators around the world to integrate digital storytelling into their classrooms. 

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Develop Resources

FWB develops a variety of classroom resources including lesson plans, curriculum guides, visual aids, and conceptual videos designed to promote media education.

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Partner With Schools

FWB partners with a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, schools, community organizations, educational foundations, and development organizations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gideon Frankel

Gideon Frankel

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.

LeMarie Laureano

LeMarie Laureano

Board of Directors

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.

Eileen Newman

Eileen Newman

Board of Directors

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.

Juan Rubio

Juan Rubio

Board of Directors

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

Monique Scott, PhD

Board of Directors

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.

Flonia Telegrafi

Flonia Telegrafi

Board of Directors

Before managing the Tribeca Film Institute's Youth Screening Series & Blueprint Curriculum Initiative, Flonia worked with MNN Youth Channel, Reel Works, & Rikers Island Prison and as an associate producer for WNET Channel 13.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Corey Boling

Corey Boling

Executive Director

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 University of Oxford

Beth Grannis

Beth Grannis

Deputy Director

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

DEPARTMENTS & CONTACTS

Award Program
awards [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Corporate Giving
corporategiving [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Educational Initiatives
education [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Global Fellowship Program
fellowships [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Grant Program
grants [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Human Resources
hr [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Individual Giving
donate [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Industry Relations
industry [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Media Relations
press [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Membership
membership [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Outreach & Marketing
outreach [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

Partnerships
partnerships [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org

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:

DONORS & SUPPORTERS

Donors and supporters have included the following organizations: