May 19 Screening in Immigrant Experiences Series to Feature Stories from Eastern European Immigrants
New York Women in Film & Television Announces:
WOMEN DIRECTORS: SHARING IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCES THROUGH FILM
Free May 19 Screening in Season Two of Series by Women Filmmakers to Feature Stories from Eastern European Immigrants
NEW YORK, NY (April 28, 2016) – Produced by New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Directors: Sharing Immigrant Experiences through Film is a screening series created to highlight and promote immigrant stories within New York City by women filmmakers. This five-month long series, designed to showcase a themed exhibition of short and feature-length films, will have its fourth screening on Thursday, May 19 from 7 – 8:30 PM at Finback Brewery (7801 77th Avenue) in Ridgewood, Queens.
NYWIFT has selected two films for its May 19 program: English, written, directed, produced by and starring Amanda Quaid; and Zaritsas, written, directed and co-produced by Elena Beloff.
The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The host venue, Finback Brewery, will provide a complimentary selection of their finest beers. All are invited to a post-screening reception of Eastern European cuisine. The program is free.
Funded by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley as part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of the New York City Council, the Immigrant Experiences series will produce one more screening in June 2016.
A free day-long documentary production workshop for immigrant and first generation women will take place on Saturday, May 7th at the Maspeth Town Hall.
Immigrant Experiences: Stories from Eastern European Immigrants – May 19 Program:
English (Written, Directed, Produced by and Starring Amanda Quaid)
Zaritsas (Written, Directed and Co-Produced by Elena Beloff)
About New York Women in Film & Television:
New York Women in Film & Television supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality.
The preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,000 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 40 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 10,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry.
NYWIFT is a nonprofit, 501c3 public charity, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. It is governed by an 18-member board of directors. The board is elected by the membership.
More information can be found online at: www.NYWIFT.org
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: May. 24, 2016