MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX’s work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also sending traditional categories of form and consent.
Founded in 1987 by author Sarah Schulman and filmmaker Jim Hubbard, MIX NYC produces New York’s longest-running lesbian & gay film festival. In addition, MIX also hosts free local community screenings, regular monthly screenings and national touring programs throughout the year. To reach out to audiences beyond downtown Manhattan, MIX takes programs to venues in other boroughs and has worked in collaboration with community-based media programs such as Paper Tiger TV, Lesbian Herstory Archives, and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.
Besides our internationally-renowned queer experimental film festival, MIX NYC is proud to fund A Different Take, a video production workshop for LGBTQ youth, which teaches young people ages 14-24 all aspects of digital video production including scriptwriting, directing, shooting, sound track design & editing. Visit the A Different Take website here.
Our other major project is the ACT UP Oral History Project. The purpose of this project is to present comprehensive, complex, human, collective, and individual pictures of the people who have made up ACT UP/New York. These interviews reveal what has motivated them to action and how they have organized complex endeavors. We hope that this information will de-mystify the process of making social change, remind us that change can be made, and help us understand how to do it. Visit ACT UP here.