Making a film is a herculean endeavor. There are many creative challenges—honing your vision, finding resources, bringing out the best in your team, staying the course. Filmshop is a community that makes the process much less solitary. When you go through similar challenges with fellow filmmakers, it makes the impossible that much less daunting. When you can ask a diverse community of working cinematographers, editors, writers, and directors to pitch in to your project, somehow financial, creative, and emotional challenges dissolve.

We make films happen.

Founded in 2009, Filmshop is a nonprofit collective of independent filmmakers committed to developing new work through peer support and collaboration. Chapters in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and New Orleans meet weekly to workshop projects, offer constructive critique, and incubate new ideas.


For general inquiries, please email contact@thefilmshop.org.

For press inquiries, please email press@thefilmshop.org.

Filmshop STAFF

Albert Beniada | Executive Director

Nina Gielen | Director of Operations 

Zack Timm | Social Media Manager & Event Producer 

Hillary Nussbaum | Public Relations Manager

Faye Yuan | Newsletter Editor

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Theresa Loong | Chairperson

Ben Donnellon | Vice Chair

Christopher Dawes | Treasurer

Albert Beniada

Graham Meriwether


 We host screenings to celebrate our members' work. Learn more here.

We host screenings to celebrate our members' work. Learn more here.

  Interested in becoming a member? Click here to learn more.

Interested in becoming a member? Click here to learn more.

 We're a diverse bunch. Learn more about our members here. 

We're a diverse bunch. Learn more about our members here.