HUDSY's mission is to strengthen, engage, and connect with the community through the power of film and storytelling with the goal of highlighting and elevating the incredibly diverse voices and spirit of the Hudson Valley in order to create positive social change and foster mutual understanding and respect. HUDSY achieves this by telling the stories of, preserving, and archiving the culture of the Hudson Valley online and in person.
Online we aggregate HUDSY Originals and works from other creatives in the region on the free streaming service HUDSY TV. In-person we host a robust schedule of community screenings and events. Additionally, we train the next generation of community storytellers through their apprentice program.
Community-Inspired TV from the Hudson Valley
You already shop local and eat local, and now you can WATCH local!
HUDSY celebrates the uniqueness, diversity, and rich history of the Hudson Valley by creating our own HUDSY Originals and sharing them, and films and videos created by other local creatives, on HUDSY TV, the region’s largest film and video archive and the first localized streaming platform that is an accessible place for our community to watch local films and digitally connect to get to know each other better.
HUDSY’s events bring people together in-person to celebrate film, music, dance, community, connection, and each other. Two of our most popular event series are:
BEYOND THE SCREEN EVENTS
The Beyond the Screen are in-person events that are part film screening, part live performance, and part party. There is an emcee for the evening, a DJ and dance party, film screenings, live music and dance performances, food and drink, networking, and more.
The Mashup are in-person events for creatives in the Hudson Valley to network and connect. There’s so many amazing creative people in the region so we created an event that would bring those folks together.
training the next generation
HUDSY's community programs aim to bolster and grow the incredible artistic talent in the region.
HUDSY's paid Apprentice Program trains the next generation of local storytellers through our paid 6-month program, providing emerging filmmakers the opportunity to learn and gain experience in all aspects of filmmaking through workshops and hands-on learning.
Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Indigenous people of what is now known as New York State's Hudson River Valley were The Lenape (also known as The Delaware or Munsee) living in the lower valley, and The Mohicans (or Mahicans) inhabiting the northern valley. With immense humility and gratitude, we acknowledge that we are residing, filming, learning, and gathering in-community on the ancestral homelands of both nations. Forced off their land in the late 18th century, The Lenape now have communities in Kansas and Oklahoma, and The Mohican mainly in Wisconsin.
HUDSY honors and respects this land's Indigenous ancestors' past and descendants' present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.