We were thrilled to host the March gathering of The Video Consortium, a creative community of the world’s leading video journalists and nonfiction filmmakers that promotes and fosters socially-conscious, thought-provoking storytelling for a new era of media!

We co-hosted this event at the historic DCTV in downtown Manhattan (thanks to DCTV for hosting!). The night began with mingling, drinks, and pizza, followed by screenings of a few curated nonfiction shorts and a casual Q&A by the filmmakers and finally, drinks at a nearby bar.

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Take a look at the nights line up:

Ghost Bikes from director Ethan Brooks tells the story of the over 150 white-painted bicycles chained up throughout New York City. Each bike represents a cyclist killed in traffic – each is placed at the scene of the crash.

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Director Jessica Beshir shared her film HAIRAT, the story of one man’s nightly ritual bring solace to the lovelorn of Harar.

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The team at Scatter gave us a taste of their VE experience Blackout–when the power goes out on a  NYC subway car, you suddenly find yourself able to hear your fellow riders thoughts.

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Director Lance Oppenheim shared his short, The Happiest Guy in the World. The short film tells the story of “Super” Mario Salcedo, a man who lives entirely on cruise ships.

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Check out more the highlights from the March gathering on our Instagram story, or click through a few of our favorite shots of the night below (photos courtesy of KitSplitter Oresti Tsonopoulos)!