FILMMAKER SUPPORT

 

Our professional development activities include public and cohort-based programs, including film presentations with community dialogues, mentoring, masterclasses, and consulting. Our focus is on serving underrepresented communities.

Current Activities

For Love and Legacy in Tribeca’s Juneteenth program

Re-Take Oakland filmmaker A.K. Sandhu is screening For Love and Legacy this weekend as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s Juneteenth program. The film tells the personal stories of sculptor Dana King and activist Fredrika Newton who come together to build a new monument that honors the Black Panther Party’s vital place in American history. For […]

Past Programs

Re-Take Oakland was a two-year public education and filmmaker mentoring program (2019-2021). Documentary filmmakers of color created short personal films featuring stories of individuals, families, and communities in Oakland. They presented these films in collaboration with community partners in post-film dialogues.
Throughout the program, we offered master classes, film screenings with private filmmaker talks, and mentoring with award-winning documentary filmmakers. Modest stipends were available to filmmakers for production costs.
We focused on emerging filmmakers of color living in the San Francisco Bay Area, with priority given to Oaklanders identifying as Asian American (including South, East, and Southeast Asian), mixed race, and LGBTQ+ people of color.
(more about Re-Take Oakland)

 

 

Filmmaker Updates

For Love and Legacy in Tribeca’s Juneteenth program

Re-Take Oakland filmmaker A.K. Sandhu is screening For Love and Legacy this weekend as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s Juneteenth program. The film tells the personal stories of sculptor Dana King and activist Fredrika Newton who come together to build a new monument that honors the Black Panther Party’s vital place in American history. For […]

San Francisco premiere of A.K. Sandhu’s film “For Love and Legacy”

Re-Take Oakland alumni A.K. Sandhu’s short film “For Love and Legacy” will be having its San Francisco premiere on Friday, April 22nd at 6:00pm at The Roxie Theater as part of the SF International Film Festival. More info and tickets.

Jennifer Huang Feature Film Pitch Wins Storyboard Collective Pitch Competition

Alumni Jennifer Huang wins €5000 from Storyboard Collective as a part of their pitch competition at the Movies that Matter festival in the Hague with her feature-length documentary The Long Rescue. Congratulations to Jennifer!