The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is a cultural, educational, and professional organization, organized to advance the science and art of cinematography and gather a wide range of cinematographers to discuss techniques and ideas and to advocate for motion pictures as a type of art form.
Asian CineVision (ACV) is a media arts nonprofit devoted to the development, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of Asian and Asian American diasporic experiences through storytelling. Since 1978, ACV has presented the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest-running festival in the U.S. to showcase independent Asian and Asian American cinema.
The Black Film Center & Archive is an archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about Black people. The Archive promotes scholarship on Black film and serves as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public.
International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. Their major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events.
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is a non-profit membership organization for professional women in film, television and digital media. The organization is an educational forum for media professionals, and a network for the exchange of information, and resources
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, preservation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues.