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Massive Dynamic has over 10 years of experience in Design. We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Engaging Experiences for clients all over the World.

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Massive Dynamic has over 10 years of experience in Design. We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Engaging Experiences for clients all over the World.

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Massive Dynamic has over 10 years of experience in Design. We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Engaging Experiences for clients all over the World.

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Massive Dynamic has over 10 years of experience in Design. We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Engaging Experiences for clients all over the World.

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Massive Dynamic has over 10 years of experience in Design. We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Engaging Experiences for clients all over the World.

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Massive Dynamic has over 10 years of experience in Design. We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Engaging Experiences for clients all over the World.

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Massive Dynamic has over 10 years of experience in Design. We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Engaging Experiences for clients all over the World.

UPWIFT presents Conversations & Cocktails

Saturday, October 21, @ 3:00PM

BSP, 323 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401

Featuring special guest & UPWIFT Member, Award-Winning Costume Designer Lisa Padovani!

Please join us for the inaugural event of the series: Conversations & Cocktails, featuring special guest, Costume Designer Lisa Padovani.
Lisa is a five time Primetime Emmy nominee and a two time winner of the Costume Design Guild award. Her long list of credits include Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Gotham, Dirty Dancing and currently Sneaky Pete for Amazon. Lisa will be discussing breaking into the industry, harnessing creativity and inspiration and how she seamlessly creates a world through costumes by balancing the specificity of the characters.

Tickets available here.
UPWIFT presents an encore screening of "The Good Mind"

Sunday, August 13, @ 1:00PM Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Filmmaker Gwendolyn Cates addresses Native American sovereignty and water protection issues in the powerfully moving and informative documentary, “The Good Mind.” The Onondaga Nation (Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy) never accepted U.S. citizenship, has its own passport, and still maintains a traditional government led by clan mothers and chiefs. Motivated by ancient prophecies, the Nation fights for environmental stewardship of ancestral land and waters taken by NY State in violation of a 1794 treaty with George Washington. Tragically, Lake Onondaga, a sacred site for the Haudenosaunee, remains the most polluted lake in the United States, from chemical dumping by GE, Honeywell and other corporations.This award-winning film provides an in-depth look at Native American and water protection issues, which residents of New York State may be surprised to find are closer to home than the Dakota Access Pipeline. Screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Gwendolen Cates. Admission: $10 or $8 for members of Upstate Films or UPWIFT.

UPWIFT and Stockade Works Spring Mixer

Saturday, May 20, @ 4:00PM Mariner’s Harbor, Kingston, NY UPWIFT and Stockade Works partnered with an industry mixer. Over 60 industry women met during this event.            

UPWIFT presents a screening of "The Good Mind"

Event Date: Apr 19, 2017 @ 7:15 pm Event Location: 408 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472 United States This screening highlights a woman filmmaker, Gwendolyn Cates, who is taking on a major issue of our time, Native American sovereignty and water protection.The Onondaga Nation (Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy) never accepted U.S. citizenship, has its own passport, and still maintains a traditional government led by clan mothers and chiefs. Motivated by ancient prophecies, the Nation fights for environmental stewardship of ancestral land and waters taken by NY State in violation of a 1794 treaty with George Washington. In and of itself, “The Good Mind” is an award-winning and moving film, however, its in-depth look at Native American and water protection issues becomes vital viewing for anyone who wishes to understand the recent protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Audience members will have a unique opportunity to learn more about these issues during a Q&A with filmmaker Gwendolen Cates.

Oscars Viewing Party

Event Date: Feb 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm Event Location: 111 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 United States Come and party like a celebrity and mingle with Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network and Upstate Women in Film and Television at our Oscars viewing event! Walk the red carpet and get your picture taken by our “paparazzi”. Tickets include: hot and cold hors D’ oeuvres, non-alcoholic drinks, swag bag, cash bar and Oscars viewing on a movie screen and big screen T.V’s. Tickets are $15 for members of UIFN and UPWIFT and $20 for non-members. Buy your tickets today! Prices will be higher after 2/19 and will only be sold at the door.

UPWIFT Presents the First Filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché

Three Screenings of Different Films by Alice Guy-Blache: Event Date: Nov 30, 2016 @ 7:15 pm Event Location: The Rosendale Theater, 408 Main Street, Rosendale, NY 12472 Event Date: Dec 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm Event Location: The Linda, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206 United States Event Date: Dec 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm Event Location: Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 United States

Festival kick-off at the Rosendale Theater includes a live accompaniment to the films by Marta Waterman. Films presented only in Rosendale:Matrimony’s Speed Limit, Greater Love Hath No Man, La Fée aux Choux Three short, silent films representative of the first director’s work will be presented, together with original compositions by Tamar Muskal: A House Divided, Fool and His Money, Falling Leaves.  Alice Guy-Blaché was the first female film director and the first film studio owner. She made her first film, by her own account, in 1896 at age 23. She went on to write, direct, or produce more than 1,000 films. Alice Guy-Blaché was not only the first female director, but the first director to implement cinematic techniques during the dawn of the art form, such as the use of the close-up and directing actors to play non-theatrically. She had signs in her studio that reminded actors to “Be Natural.” She can be considered the first director (male or female), because she was the first to give direction to actors and to separate her role from the cameraman. Surprisingly, this pioneer of cinema was largely forgotten for decades. A unique part of the presentation will be a Q&A with producer and director Pamela Green, who is currently making a feature full-length documentary film about Alice Guy-Blaché for which she has been conducting extensive research for the past five years with an amazing team of detectives . (The Q&A will be Skyped in live from L.A.) Ms. Green’s efforts have made many new discoveries that change the way early cinema is known. She has secured support for the restoration of films by Alice Guy-Blaché, as well as the creation of an archive. Audience members will have the opportunity to view never-before-seen sneak-peeks from Ms. Green’s documentary.