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NYWIFT Member Exclusive Tour of Planet X Studio

NYWIFT Member Exclusive Tour of Planet X Studio

31 Jul 2024 @ 06:00pm

NYWIFT invites our members for a networking mixer & an exclusive private tour of Planet X Studios in Brooklyn! An opportunity to check out the creative technologies in this innovative facility, including the LED Volume used for Unreal Engine-based virtual production, as well as a cutting edge markerless motion capture stage.

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Latest news

In her latest letter, NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez discusses the state of the arts funding in the U.S., our FinanceHER event, and so much more. 

Read the letter now! 

As we look ahead to our 2024 NYWIFT festival award presentations, please join us in celebrating our 2023 honorees!

Read all about our festival award winners…

New York Women in Film & Television mourns the loss of our beloved co-founder Lenore DeKoven. Lenore’s work as a director, producer, and tireless advocate for women in media touched so many of our lives.

Read more about her legacy.

Thank you for joining us at the 44th annual NYWIFT Muse Awards!

Read more about the inspirational event…

Missed the broadcast of the 43rd Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards on NYC Life? 

Watch it online now!

Congratulations to the NYWIFT Members featured at the Spring 2024 edition of the Big Apple Film Festival!

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Congratulations to the NYWIFT Members with films at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival!

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NYWIFT is proud to share that six of our members were nominated for the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards!

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The NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation is proud to announce the recipients of its latest round of preservation grants!

Learn more about the 10 selected projects…

NYWIFT Board Member Joyce Pierpoline has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of BAFTA North America. Congratulations, Joyce, on this incredible honor!

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NYWIFT was proud to support seven emerging film production professionals with scholarships in 2023!

Meet the latest cohort of scholarship recipients…

NYWIFT mourns the loss of longtime member and former Board Member Muriel “Mike” Peters. 

Read more about her legacy as a producer and trailblazer… 

The Writers Lab, New Works Lab, NYWIFT Night Out with Fusion Film Festival, DOC NYC 2023 Gala, and more…

Read the latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez!

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film & Television
is thrilled to be part of the 3rd Annual Sag Harbor Cinema Festival of Preservation!

Learn more about this exciting November 18th event.

Congratulations to all the NYWIFT members with projects at DOC NYC 2023!

See the full roster here.

Congratulations to the NYWIFT members with projects at the 2023 UrbanWorld Film Festival!

See the lineup. 

Please read NYWIFT’s statement on the current violence in the Middle East. 

More info here. 

NYWIFT is proud to announce the new and returning Board Members for the 2023-2024 season!

Get to know this dynamic group of leaders.

Our latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez details highlights from the NYWIFT Creative Workforce STEM Summit, strike updates, the new NYWIFT Masterclass Series, and more!

Catch up with the latest!

Congratulations to the six NYWIFT Members nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards this year!

See the full list.

The 2023 Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant was awarded to filmmaker Ravit Markus for Nina.

Learn more about this powerful documentary feature. 

Congratulations to the selected participants for The Writers Lab 2023!

Check out this year’s exciting cohort of mentors and participants

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) stands in solidarity with our members and colleagues in SAG-AFTRA as they seek equitable compensation and a sustainable livelihood.

Read our full statement and see how you can help

Congratulations to new Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Pat Swinney Kaufman!

Learn more about her work in our industry. 

NYWIFT mourns the loss of acclaimed documentarian Ellen Hovde, who recently passed away at the age of 97. Ellen was one of the very first members of NYWIFT when it was founded in 1977. 

Learn more about her legacy

Congratulations the 15 NYWIFT members who had projects at the 2023 Tribeca Festival!

Learn more about them!

NYWIFT announced a new training and mentorship program to support women filmmakers in partnership with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan at our Cannes 2023 panel.

Learn more! 

NYWIFT at Cannes, partnership with the Royal Film Commission-Jordan, members at Tribeca, standing in solidarity with the WGA, Muse 2023, programming updates, and more…

Read the latest letter from our CEO Cynthia Lopez!

NYWIFT stands in solidarity with our members and friends in the Writers Guild of America as they as they seek a sustainable livelihood and just compensation for their work.

Read our full statement

Congratulations to NYWIFT member Ellie Foumbi on her 2023 Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as the other seven members who contributed to nominated projects!

See the full list

In her latest Letter from Our CEO, Cynthia Lopez reflects on the powerful film She Said and the true story of journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

Prepare to be inspired!

Congratulations to the 24 NYWIFT members who had 21 projects at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival!

Learn more about these exciting new films

Read the latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez, on gearing up for Muse, celebrating Black History Month, remembering Barbara Walters, and more.

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Visit our NYWIFT Boutique to shop for Muse Awards mugs and apparel!

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  • "As always and even more so today, women in our business are taking up the mantle of courage and truth-telling and consciousness, and they move and inspire me. We are awake now in a way we have never been before."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

  • "My faith is renewed by the way I experience this vanguard moving through the world with such grace at such a complex time. Speaking truth to power and creating a legacy for the women and the men who follow."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

upcoming events

  • NYWIFT Member Exclusive Tour of Planet X Studio

  • NYWIFT Co-Presents Films at the 47th Annual Asian American International Film Festival



LATEST blogs

Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Claire Read

Claire Read is a New York-based documentary filmmaker and producer known for her work on HBO series like Telemarketers and The Vow, as well as independent documentaries covering diverse subjects. Her journey into documentary filmmaking began with a high school project on a controversial NYC community center, now culminating in Penn F—ing Station, a documentary exploring the city's debate over its redevelopment. She crafts stories that blend emotional depth with intellectual engagement, focusing on authentic narratives and human connections. Continue reading to discover Claire's experience in filmmaking and learn more about her upcoming projects.

Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Tara Morrison

Welcome to NYWIFT Tara Morrison! Tara "Penk" Morrison is a visionary from Brooklyn now based in Jamaica, Queens, NY. She's a determined self-starter with a unique creative style, inspiring others with her confidence and passion for storytelling. Tara found her niche in film and TV behind the scenes, launching Sweet Penk Films in 2020 to produce her own projects and support fellow creatives. From writing screenplays on her stoop to directing her debut project, Faith Tribulation, Tara's journey reflects her resourcefulness and community spirit. With multiple screenplays and a docuseries treatment in the works, she advocates for finishing what you start and believing in yourself.

Streaming Highlights
Apple TV The Lady in the Lake Premiere Screening at the Paley Center for Media

June 10th, 2024 was a night to remember. Apple TV + hosted an exclusive screening and conversation for their new television seven-episode series, The Lady in the Lake, at the esteemed Paley Center for Media. This television series features the exceptional talent of Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman, who also produces the series, the gifted actress and Emmy nominee Moses Ingram, and the versatile creator, executive producer, director, and writer Alma Har’el. NYWIFT Member Penni Malloy-Harper attended an exclusive screening and Q&A and shares her insights.

Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Veronica Moya

Welcome to NYWIFT, Veronica Moya! Driven by a belief in every child's innate wisdom and spiritual connection, Veronica founded a platform dedicated to nurturing these qualities. Her mission is to empower children to embrace their truths confidently, equipping them with the tools to navigate life's adventures while staying true to their inner spirit. Through her work, Veronica instills a sense of self-awareness and inner security, guiding children to realize their role as creators of their own happiness and fulfillment in the world.


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