For the 10th year, New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons
International Film Festival to present a screening of select short films showcasing outstanding achievements by women filmmakers from around the world on Oct. 6, and to host a brunch celebrating the work of women filmmakers at the festival on Oct. 7.
The Hamptons International Film Festival takes place October 4-8, 2012.
Women Filmmakers Brunch
Sunday, October 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Women Calling the Shots Screening
Saturday, October 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
UA East Hampton Theater 6, East Hampton, NY
Mission of Mermaids
By Susan Rockefeller, U.S./2012, 15:07 mins
A poetic ode to the seas and a plea for their protection, this short documentary captures the beauty and tranquility of the ocean. The mermaid archetype draws us into the ocean world and awakens us to action.
By Sari Gilman, U.S./2011, 30 mins
The story of five seniors living in a typical Florida retirement home while they grapple with love, loss, and the fear of dying alone. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for short film at Silverdocs Film Festival.
Dying and Dinner Parties
Produced by Shani Hashaviah, U.S./2012, 6:37 mins
Kathleen has been preparing for her own death since ten years ago when she first volunteered for hospice. Even with a terminal illness she continued on with good humor seeing her end as just another thing that happens.
Smart Is What You Get: The Catherine Ferguson Academy
By Jennifer Wollan, U.S./2012, 5:20 mins
An inspiring story of a woman who made a difference and introduced hope to forgotten teen moms in Detroit.
That Which Once Was
By Kimi Takesue, U.S./2011, 19:50 mins
In 2032, an 8 year old Caribbean boy is displaced by global warming has to fend for himself as an environmental refugee. He forms an unexpected friendship with an Inuk ice carver, who helps him confront his past.
While you're at the festival, don't miss other NYWIFT members' films screening there.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Oct. 4, 2012