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NYWIFT Celebrates SWAN DAY (Support Women Artists Now)

NYWIFT is celebrating SWAN DAY (Support Women Artists Now) with an afternoon screening of short films by women. This entertaining line up of award winners and festival favorites will be followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmakers. 

SWAN Day is an annual event which takes place on the last Saturday of March (Women's History Month.)  Visit www.womenarts.org/swan for more information.

Sponsored by Joanna Plafsky


Director: Signe Baumane
Screenwriter: Signe Baumane
Acclaimed animator Signe Baumane takes on the topic of teen pregnancy with her signature style and comically frank approach to sexuality.

The Call Center
Writer/Director/Producer: Rumana Huq
"The Office" is outsourced to Mumbai in this short mockumentary about a telecommunications call center in India.

Donut Heaven
Director: Annetta Marion
In this short comedy, a mother and daughter try to resolve their bad habits (and their relationship) with a simple challenge.  For every 10 pounds the Jesus and food-obessesd mother Dolores loses, chain-smoking daughter Phoebe will up smoking for one day a week.  the results are't entirely what they bet on.

Everything Is Ordinary

Director: Noelle Brower
Screenwriter: Noelle Brower
The camera explores the small moments of the lives of family members assembled at the deathbed of their patriarch.

Speed Grieving
Director: Jessica Daniels
Screenwriter: Dasha Snyder, based on an idea by Alysia Reiner
Malia, a driven corporate climber who is trying to balance her hectic work schedule with her father's terminal illness, learns that some things in life can't be done efficiently.


Director: Lauren Rosen
In the brief space of a single piano lesson, we see a young girl, a musical prodigy, struggling to
recover the confidence and artistry she once knew.

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NYWIFT's Women's Film Exhibition Series is supported, in part, with grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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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.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts