The resulting short films include documentaries and works of fiction, focusing on such powerful topics as deportation, climate change, and racial injustice. The Transnational Filmmaking Project is a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel (ISMA) in Cotonou, Benin and the Artists Institute in Jacmel, Haiti.

Due to Covid-19, winter and spring 2021 study abroad and study away programs have been suspended across the SUNY system. The travel portion of the Transnational Filmmaking Project is suspended for summer 2021.