The new NYC media arts hub celebrated its first year with a large and diverse community of creators

Last week, up-and-coming and established figures in mixed-media genres came together to celebrate their New York community. Part-pitch panel, part-marketplace, and part-party, the event showcased a long list of achievements already checked off by a year-old media arts center.

On Oct. 29, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP marked its first anniversary with a pitching session, a packed incubator marketplace, and finally a more casual dance and cocktail party. The new organization represents a collaboration between the Independent Filmmaker Project and We Are Made In New York, a popular economic development initiative designed to support NYC’s digital, film, theater, and broadcasting sectors. Serving both the public and its own private members, the Center aims to celebrate diverse New York talent but also cultivate it beyond the metropolis; as the group’s website explains,

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