Cyrille Phipps

Cyrille Phipps

Cyrille Phipps
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 BFA  - in Film Drama - Syracuse University

 MA   - in Media Studies - The New School University


Cyrille Phipps, has been a media educator and video documentary maker for almost twenty years. She received a B.F.A. in Film Drama from Syracuse University and M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University. She was a Video Producer for, where she was responsible for developing a comprehensive vision for video usage throughout the entire site. Before joining, she was a Coordinator/Instructor for the Education and Outreach department at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the largest public access facility in the country. She returned to Manhattan Neighborhood Network to serve as the Director of Production Services. Then served as the Interim Executive Director and soon after was promoted to Managing Director of Access Services. Recently, she was the Senior Editor of Post Production at TV Land Online, where she oversees all post-production for web-broadcast. She has taught undergrad and grad classes at CUNY's City College, The School for Visual Arts and the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. In addition to working as an Adjunct at John Jay College this Spring, she is also an Adjunct Professor at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey.
Working in film and video, she has collaborated on various documentaries that have aired on PBS, TNT and the BBC. She was the co-founder of Black Planet Productions, which produced the award winning grassroots series Not Channel Zero- the revolution, televised. As a member of this collective, she co-produced a number of critically acclaimed documentaries including, “Black Womyn, Sexual Politics and the Revolution.” She also produced and directed a number of documentaries and community-oriented programs dealing with issues such as AIDS, homophobia, sexism and racism. As a producer, videographer and editor, she has received several awards such as The BRIO Award from the Bronx Council of the Arts, an Honorable Mention at the National Black Programming Consortium's Annual International Video and Film Award for “Respect is Due”.  She's also received Third Place in Non- Fiction at the SONY Visions of U.S. video competition for “Black Womyn, Sexual Politics and the Revolution.” She was the recipient of a Fellowship Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Much of her work has been featured in national and international festivals from New York to Hong Kong. Currently, she is serving as the Producer/Director for "Seen, But Not Heard: AIDS and the Untold War Against Black Women", a documentary addressing AIDS among women of color.

Cyrille Phipps
Producer/Director of Seen, But Not Heard
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