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"Kiss Grandmama Goodbye" New York Restoration Premiere at BAM

"Kiss Grandmama Goodbye" New York Restoration Premiere at BAM

24 Apr 2024 @ 07:00pm

Debra Robinson’s touching coming of age drama Kiss Grandmama Goodbye (1980) and her beloved documentary about black women in comedy, I Be Done Been Was Is (1984) will screen on April 24th, 2024, at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) with the filmmaker in attendance.

Beautiful new 4K restoration of Kiss Grandmama Goodbye was preserved by the Academy Film Archive and the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television.

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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