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Member Screening: Scripted Shorts - June 25th 2019

Member Screening: Scripted Shorts - June 25th 2019

25 Jun 2019 @ 07:00pm

Join us for this month’s Member Screening showcasing the shorts The Admired (Jacqueline Murphy, Director), Butterflies (Cady McClain, Director), Season of Passage (Catherine Cobb Ryan, Director), Lucy in the Sky (Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Director), and My Sun Sets to Rise Again (Dana Offenbach, Director). 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. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

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Park Slope Moms is a dark-comedy set in an affluent, progressive neighborhood in Brooklyn. The project, written, created by, starring, directed by AND produced by NYWIFT members, is fiscally sponsored by NYWIFT and currently raising money for production and post-production of its proof of concept.

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NYWIFT member and 2017 Muse Honoree Julie Dash has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her documentary film Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl, about the life and works of Vertamae Smart Grosvenor.

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NYWIFT is pleased to announce the presentation of two grants funded by the Alan M. & Mildred S. Ravenal Foundation. The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant supports the production of a dramatic feature film from a female second-time feature film director over 40 years of age. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production, or post-production.

This year’s first-place $7,500 grant has been awarded to Lydia Dean Pilcher’s Liberté  A Call to Spy, and the econd-place prize of $2,500 has also been awarded for the first time this year to Suzanne Guacci for T11 Incomplete.

Read more about the winning projects.

A recent study shows that 64% of TV writers with diverse background have encountered discrimination while at work.

Read the statistics.

NYWIFT member Jill Salvino’s documentary Between the Shades explores the shades of being gay by exploring what connects us all: love. Recently featured in The New York Times, the film is now available on iTunes and for educational release.

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New NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez began on January 1st, 2019.

Read her greeting to the NYWIFT community.

  • "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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  • Member Screening: Scripted Shorts - June 25th 2019

    07:00pm
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