About us

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. Since 2002, our monthly series have taken place in such venues as Two Boots Pioneer Theater, Tribeca Cinemas, Anthology Film Archives, Galapagos Arts Center, and Millennium Film Workshop, amongst other spaces. We are now hosted by Alwan for the Arts. We often co-present South Asian and Arab screenings, discussions, and workshops with other NYC film festivals and cultural venues. From the beginning we’ve enjoyed a loose, supportive connection to a network of chapters nationally, but make all our programming decisions independently. Our focus tends to be on independent, and politically and aesthetically challenging works that inspire audiences and filmmakers alike to challenge our practice. Dabei muss neben dem wesentlichen und allgemeinen auch das einzelne und besondere www.schreib-essay.com/seminararbeit/ erfasst werden. We also co-produce the semi-annual with Alwan for the Arts.

The Collective

Shilpa Mankikar

Ali Mir

Naeem Mohaiemen

Prerana Reddy

Pia Sawhney

Saadia Toor


Jawad Metni of Pinhole Picture LLC

Mike Murphy of deSIGN EVOLution

Brian Drolet of Deep Dish TV



3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part by the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by NYSCA, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by NYC DCA, both administered by the. hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the for acting as our fiscal sponsor.