Harlem Film and Media Trust



A Special Event

Saturday November 8th    2014


ICA/Harlem Film and Media Trust's 

Inaugural Awards Ceremony

The festivities will be held at the Dwyer Cultural Center

6pm – 9pm

Felipe Luciano is our Master of Ceremonies



This reception will bring together Harlem film, television and new media professionals as well as celebrity guests and supporters, to honor two of our community’s outstanding innovators and pioneers, Filmmakers Pearl Bowser and Stanley Nelson.  Our performance space will be dedicated to and named the Ossie Davis and Rudy Dee Performance Space. In this newly named performance space segments will be shown of LIFE’S ESSENTIALS with Ruby Dee. It's a documentary celebrating 90 years of love, art, and activism, directed by Muta Ali Muhammad, their grandson.




Ticket price to this Inaugural Event is $25 plus $1.87 for handling.

Space is limited please order your tickets immediately.

Click on the link below to purchase tickets.



For this inaugural event checks or money orders must be received  by October 30, 2014. See below for details


Watch an illuminating story on how we contributed to the diversity of the film and media industry, as well as our vision for the future.



Our Mission:


Harlem Film and Media Trust is a not for profit program of The International Communications Association. Our mission is to continue our founders’ legacy of providing training, employment and business opportunities in media related fields to undeserved young people. Our advocacy is to develop a network of community media resources, which include financial, equipment and personnel. HFMT's goal is also to promote Harlem as one of New York’s leading centers for film, video and new media productions.



From our base at the Dwyer Cultural Center (www.dwyercc.org), a steering committee of leading artists as well as award-winning film, video and new media professionals will provide: 

  • Multi-Media training workshops for young people 
  • An introduction to STEM as it relates to the media industry 
  • Provide new media tools to stimulate economic growth in the community 
  • Interactive Seminars and discussions using documentaries, short  films and videos, which focus on social issues that effect the Harlem Community 
  • Partnership opportunities with unions, production companies and independent producers to increase job prospects and business relationships. 
  • Advocacy for Harlem Businesses to benefit from contracts and grants through interactions with city, state and federal agencies.  



E Pluribus Unum, “Out of many, one.”


The Harlem Film and Media Trust has adopted our country's motto and needs your continuing support to implement all of our programs. Please help us to keep our mission and its enduring legacy moving forward. All proceeds will go towards the Trust's various programs and operational activities.





A suggested donation is $50.00.

We are able to accept donations up to $10,000 dollars on this site.



Make a donation by clicking below




For larger donations please contact us. 





 If you wish to send a check or money order, please make you check payable to:


International Communications Association

On the memo line put:

Harlem Film and Media Trust




Harlem Film and Media Trust
at Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027


The International Communications Association is tax exempt, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.


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List Trust committee members

Committee Members: Neema Barnett, Cliff Frazier, Vicky Gholson, Rod Ivey, Rafee Kamaal, Felipe J. Luciano, Ademola Olugebefola, Annette Powlis, Michael Unthank, Roni Wheeler, Minerva Diaz.