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Made in NY Media Center Announces Fellowships and Entrepreneur Innovation Grant Winners

Made in NY Media Center Announces Fellowships and Entrepreneur Innovation Grant Winners

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The Made in NY Media Center has just announced the beneficiaries of its first-ever Made in NY Fellowship and Entrepreneur Innovation Grants. The program is funded by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and is set up to support projects across different disciplines that show innovation and creativity in the worlds of media and technology.

Grant recipients were given funding for their projects, while fellowship recipients will participate in 12 months of incubator membership at the Made in NY Media Center, along with mentorship, classes and networking through IFP. The beneficiaries are listed below.:

Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grants:

Cannabis Wire (Alyson Martin, Nushin Rashidian)
Cannabis Wire provides comprehensive and non-partisan reporting on legislation and policies on the issue of marijuana across the country. The platform serves as an unbiased source of information, statistics and reporting for the media, researchers, academia and others.
“Corrupting the Earth” (Jessica Van Garsse, Amy Benziger and Gissou Nia)
A groundbreaking documentary project about political powerplay and the innocent people caught in the crossfire. 
Emerging Market Views (Dawn Kissi)
Emerging Market Views is a video-driven editorial and opinion platform delivering reportage on the world’s emerging and frontier markets with a target audience/demographic of the global financial services community. 
Evolving Technologies Corporation (Loren Abdulezer)
Real-time editing software for virtual reality content.
“How To Make It In:______” (Co-Lab Productions Inc., Marcus Lehmann, Justine Simonson)
A film series exploring the personal stories and professional struggles of Millennial and Gen-X small business owners in New York and around the world.
Ink Stories (1979 Revolution, Vassiliki Khonsari, Navid Khonsari)
1979 Revolution is an episodic action/adventure game designed to engage players with an immersive “on the ground” experience of the Iranian Revolution
Little Starship Productions (Krishna Ramnath, Jennifer Dumlao) 
Animated Pre-school learning apps that help children develop fundamental cognitive skills during early childhood. 
“the bomb” (Smriti Keshari, Eric Schlosser)
Immersive film and music installation experience on the current reality and threat of nuclear weapons. 
Wayscape (Patrick Mooney, Alan Holt)
Platform for participatory storytelling and networked collaboration among the global gaming community.
Made in NY Fellowships:

“Church of Darkness” (Dean Colin Marcial)
Online series/feature film hybrid covering strange myths and unsolved mysteries from small-town communities of the American Midwest. 
Codex Press (Tim Farnan)
Platform assisting journalists and filmmakers with content creation through a combination of tools for writing, video, audio, fullscreen images and animations.
“Corrupting the Earth” (Jessica Van Garsse, Amy Benziger, Gissou Nia)
A groundbreaking documentary project about political powerplay, and the innocent people caught in the crossfire. 
“The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks” (Dempsey Rice, Daughter One Productions)
Animated documentary featuring the prodigious work and words of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, M.D. 
Empathetic Media (Dan Archer)
Technology for the real-world projection of 3D models using a smartphone camera and AR headset.
Gamechaser (Michael Piggott, Gabriel Velez)
Platform facilitating real-time connections between gamers from around the world. 
Kitsplit (Lisbeth Kaufman, Ken Amarit, Kristina Budelis)
The on-demand rental marketplace for top-quality cameras and related gear like drones and virtual reality headsets. 
“Le Temps Perdu” (Zohar Kfir)
Experimental, virtual-reality film that leverages a found-film footage archive for the creation of a new, inventive work.
limeSHIFT (Elizabeth Thys, Yazmany Arboleda) 
We combine art, community building, and business strategy to transform work spaces, activate employees, manage change, develop brands, and engage customers.
“Papa” (Yves Wilson)
Short-form documentary series that shares five unique stories to reveal truths about black fatherhood in 2016 America.
“When We Walk” (Jason DaSilva) 
Participatory documentary about the state of inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities in today’s world.

READ MORE: Attention, Filmmakers: Apply to the Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grant

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