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The NYWIFT WFPF presents Trailblazers of Early Cinema 

The NYWIFT WFPF presents Trailblazers of Early Cinema 

01 Feb 2021 @ 04:00pm

Join The Women’s Film Preservation Fund as they present a screening and Q&A of Trailblazers of Early Cinema: A silent film program of pioneer filmmakers. Moderated by WFPF Founder Barbara Moss with guest panelists Kim Tomadjoglou and Buckey Grimm. Films available Jan 28th-Feb 1st, with Q&A on Feb 1st at 4pm ET.

The filmmakers in this silent program represent some of the first women to make films in the early days of cinema (1910s-1920s). They wore multiple hats on their productions – from writer, director and producer to sometimes actor. Many of these filmmakers’ works have been forgotten. It is Women’s Film Preservation Fund’s mission to preserve these engaging, cinematic treasures and share them with a new audience.

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Latest news

NYWIFT has partnered with Women in Film LA and Women in Film & Television Atlanta on the Hire Her Back Fund, which provides micro-grants to women in our industry impacted professionally and financially by COVID-19.

Grants are distributed by The Actors Fund.

Learn more and apply now.

NYWIFT is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant, Sarah Knight and Signe Baumane, as well as our scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to the winners!

NYWIFT member and past Muse Award honoree Julie Dash’s Illusions has been named to the National Film Registry!

The groundbreaking short film was preserved with support from the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund.

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We recently wrapped our Women Who Dared Documentary Series, six films presented in partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA) October 23 – November 30 celebrating women throughout history who advanced positive social change.

Click to learn more and watch the talkbacks.

Watch NYWIFT Ravenal Feature Film Grant recipient Yellow Rose, now playing in select theaters!

Plus, you can stream the soundtrack.

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Thanks to all who attended our NYWIFT 2020 Creative Workforce Summit: Documentary Makers, Industry and Funders in Conversation. 

Read on about the speakers and topics. 

NYWIFT has compiled a list of resources – financial, personal, and professional – for those struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

Check out the NYWIFT Emergency Resource Directory.

Submissions for the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund are open through February 1st. The WFPF funds preservation of films made by American women everywhere and films made in the US by women from other countries. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded for film preservations biennially. 

Apply now.

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Presents Proposed Health and Safety Guidelines for Production During COVID-19

Review their suggestions. 

On one of our recent NYWIFT Talks, we invited several award-winning documentary filmmakers and activists to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and their life’s work as changemakers on the front lines of social and racial justice movements.

Watch the full conversation now.

  • "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

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