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NYWIFT Member Screening: There She Is

NYWIFT Member Screening: There She Is

18 Oct 2021 @ 05:00pm

Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Tracey Anarella’s documentary feature, There She Is, which explores the confluence of beauty pageants and feminism in the #MeToo era. It explores the “who” and “why” of women in beauty pageants, emphasizing the #MeToo era. It examines the “good” (developmentally disabled and LGBTQ pageants), “bad” (exploitive pageants), and the really “ugly” (child pageants).

Screen the film over the weekend then join us for a Q&A with director/producer Tracey Anarella moderated by NYWIFT Community Engagement Director Katie Chambers.

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NYWIFT is committed to safer and more equitable working environments for all. We stand by our members and friends in IATSE as they fight for their essential rights as creative workers – for reasonable working hours, fair compensation, adequate rest, meal breaks, and safe sets.

Read our full statement.

The Writers Lab for women screenwriters over 40 expanded to welcome 16 participants this year, who will bring pilot scripts for the first time in addition to feature length screenplays. 

Meet this year’s writers and mentors.

NYWIFT mourns the loss of longtime member and past Board President Linda Kahn, whose decades-long career shaped the trajectory of so many beloved brands and characters in children’s media.

Read more about her legacy.

The 2021 NYWIFT Summit: The Creative Industry Radically Reimagined highlighted best practices of how indies and media companies are restructuring their objectives, staffing, and community response to produce creative projects.

Watch the full Summit online now.

Congratulations to all of the NYWIFT members whose films screened at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival!

Read more about their projects

The NYWIFT Womens Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is nominating two WFPF-preserved films for inclusion on this year’s National Film Registry: Betty Tells Her Story and The Wobblies. Both films explore a diverse range of issues and innovative approaches to filmmaking practiced by women makers.

You can help us by nominating them too!

Learn more and make a nomination today. 

Letter from the Executive Director – May 2021

NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez previews Spring, pays tribute to those in our community who we have lost, and celebrates Ann Roth’s Oscar win with a look back at NYWIFT Archive Project interviews. 

Read more.

Congratulations to 2015 NYWIFT Designing Women Honoree Ann Roth, who won an Oscar for Costume Design for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom!

Learn more about Ann.

Dear Producer has released the results of their first Producers Sustainability Survey. The in-depth report seeks to answer one main question: Is film producing a sustainable career, as it exists today? 

Read the full report.

The Writers Lab US launches in the UK & Ireland, bringing the only virtual script development program for Women Over 40 across the pond. Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films announces their support for the UK & I venture, joining US Lab supporters Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Oprah Winfrey.

Read more.

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 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.

  • "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: There She Is

    05:00pm
  • NYWIFT Spooky Virtual Hangout with Women's Weekend Film Challenge

    06:30pm
  • NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: 'What Breaks The Ice'

    04:00pm

 

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