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Thu, Nov 17


Millennium Film Workshop

Film Diary NYC 2.0: I'M THIS, I'M THAT

Festival selections of experimental non-fiction films that capture the personal history and daily experiences of the filmmaker and the world they encounter. A showcase highlighting the most heartfelt but most overlooked cinema: diary films, home movies, and personal documentary.

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Film Diary NYC 2.0:  I'M THIS, I'M THAT
Film Diary NYC 2.0:  I'M THIS, I'M THAT

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA


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THURS 11/17


167 Wilson Ave Brooklyn, NY



TRT: 83 min

grain painting #01

Dir. Shaan Ken Rao 2022

USA 3 min

The film comes from a place of longing. Despite the source, the place of longing itself has nothing to do with anything other than my state of mind. Rather than collaging images or painting iterations of a glorified past, I compose this abstract place of longing, through crops and layered stacks of old 35mm film scans.


Dir. Sonnie Wooden 2019

USA 14 min

Godspeed is a film dedicated to my native city of Chicago and my entire family that is either biological or found. It is the story of young kid who always wanted to escape the city that has plagued him with a grand desire to escape. It is the liminal space between who I am, who I was, and who I want to be. Godspeed is about the the divide between the black and white Chicago residents and the feelings of loss, grief, and alienation that come with it.


Dir. Iván Esteban Reina Ortiz

Colombia 15 min

By looking into my nonbinary trans identity, I review my personal and film archives in order to understand the path that has led me to where I am. As a queer artist and through voice, body and image experimentations, I wonder about my films and my life: what is my place in this world?

what i need

Dir. Jake Durham 2022

USA 4 min

Skateboarding, friends, moments in New York

Magnetic resonance indistinguishable fiction journey

Dir. Chanmin Kim 2020

South Korea 11 min

During MRI scanning, I would fall into a profound deception, and in this unpredictable space, all alone and completely disconnected from the outside world, I would travel the universe and ponder about incidents that I would never be able to experience.


Dir. Stephanie Leibowitz 2022

USA 3 min

"When Bruce Springsteen became my savior." In a period of distress, the subject takes to making video diaries at random to express her current thoughts. All actions are unscripted and personal. Part of a series of diaries over a ten year period.

If It's Nice Play it Twice

Dir. Nolen Phya 2022

USA / Jamaica 35 min

A short diary film of my trip to Jamaica during the summer of 2022.


  • Full Festival Pass

    Festival pass: $35 ($190 value) Pass includes: ⁃ Admission for one person to all 18 Film Diary NYC screenings at Millennium Film Workshop (11/13 - 11/18) ⁃ Admission for one person to Closing Night at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema (11/19) ⁃ Admission for one person to Film Diary NYC 2.0 closing reception at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema (post-screening 11/19) ⁃ 3 entries for raffle drawing with prizes from our sponsor, PhotoDom (drawing will take place 11/19 at closing reception)

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    Valid for a single program.

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