Celebrating the Media Center’s Second Year Anniversary

A series of celebration events with the media and entrepreneur community from New York City
Made in NY Media Center by IFP Second Anniversary

We’ve partnered with the Mayor’s Office over the last two years to bring you programs dedicated to keeping the most creative tech and media talent engaged right here in NYC. To celebrate our second birthday we’re throwing a month long festival dedicated to a series of cutting edge programs that keep you informed of the latest storytelling trends, strengthen your professional skills, and grow your network.

This month we’re hosting an interactive VR experience, a screening and listening party with our artist-in-residence DJ Spooky, high impact leadership classes, a founder’s happy hour, an immersive hackathon with cash prizes and more. Check out all of our upcoming programs below and we look forward to seeing you next month!

The Doghouse
An experience that transcends traditional storytelling boundaries to create a unique hybrid of narrative and virtual reality.

Q&A with the creators moderated by Mike Knowlton
Date: 9/30
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Free Event
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Exhibition 9/30 – 10/2
Dates: 9/30 – 10/2
Time: 5:30PM – 9:00PM
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DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation Album Release Party
Exclusive screening, listening party and cocktail reception

Date: 10/3
Time: 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Price: $20 / Free for members
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A new multimedia installation show very own artists-in-residence Andrea Wolf and CHiKA.

Opening Reception
Date: 10/05/2015
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Free Event
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The IFP Gotham Awards Presents Gothams Classics:
Celebrating 25 Years of Gotham Award Filmmakers

Join us for special screenings celebrating the 25th anniversary of IFP’S Gotham Independent Film Awards, featuring some of the most prolific directors to emerge on the independent scene over the last quarter century. Gothams Classics highlights the careers of outstanding Gotham-awarded filmmakers with double-feature screenings of work, featuring Gothams alums Bennett Miller, Mira Nair, and Debra Granik, live and in-person.

Made in NY Innovation Grant
Startups innovating in the worlds of media, tech, and storytelling can now apply for this grant opportunity. Grant winners will receive $5,000-$10,000 in Equity Free Funding

Deadline to apply: 10/13
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Interactive Workshop: Improv(e) Your Presentation Skills
A crash course in presentation skills, storytelling and improv

Date: 10/14/2015
Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Price: $35 -$28 for members
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Mastering the Transition from Creative to Manager
Discover the mindset needed to radically increase your team’s engagement and productivity.

Date: 10/22/2015
Time: 6:30PM –9:00PM
Price: $60 / $50 for members
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$20 off through 10/16 – Use the Code EarlyBird

Hearst Immersive Hack: Co-Presented by Made in NY Media Center by IFP; Focused on VR, AR, & IoT
With this hackathon, we partnered with Hearst to bring together hundreds of talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs to compete over 36 hours by building amazing applications focused in IoT, VR and AR using APIs, SDKs and other tool

Dates: October 24th-26th
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Media + Tech Happy Hour
Drinks are on us!

Date: 10/29/2015
Time: 6:00PM –8:00PM
Free Event
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We are thrilled to share this series of celebration events with the media and entrepreneur community from New York City. If you’ve been waiting to see what we’re all about — now is the time!