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NYWIFT Member Screening: Comedy Shorts

NYWIFT Member Screening: Comedy Shorts

28 Jan 2020 @ 07:00pm

Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening showcasing several comedy shorts by NYWIFT members: Queens (dir. Nicole Gomez Fisher), Sucked In (dir. Courtney Camerota), Mommy Mafia (created by Laura Sweeney), 116 (dir. Julia Campanelli), and Traffic Opera (dir. Andrew Pochan). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screening will take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

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Latest news

Three NYWIFT members have been nominated for the 92nd Academy Awards in three different categories.

Please join us in congratulating the nominees.

Women made “unprecedented gains” as protagonists in the top-grossing films of 2019, according to the latest installment of It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World, an annual report out of San Diego State University and The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, led by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, which found that women achieved “recent historic highs” as lead characters in last year’s biggest hits.

Read the good news.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present the film Home Movie (1973) by Jan Oxenberg, preserved by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Saturday, January 11th and Thursday, January 16th.

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New York State has passed a TV diversity tax credit bill to boost the hiring of female and minority writers and directors.

See the details.

A report from the Directors Guild of America showed that half of the TV episodes that aired in the 2018-2019 television season were directed by women and/or people of color.

Letter from the Executive Director

NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez shares holiday greetings, previews Muse and looks back at the strides we’ve made in 2019. 

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Congratulations to the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), which received the Outstanding Support of Archives Award from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York on October 21st.

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2018 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film grantee Yellow Rose has been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions! Congratulations to filmmaker Diane Paragas.

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NYWIFT is proud to partner with Women in Film LA and the Actors Fund to help expand WIF LA’s Sexual Harassment Help Line hours and support services to accommodate members of the NYC community.

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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 Screening: Comedy Shorts

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