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NYWIFT Talks with VP of Publicity and  Promotion of IFC Films Laura Sok

NYWIFT Talks with VP of Publicity and Promotion of IFC Films Laura Sok

18 Aug 2020 @ 12:30pm

In this week’s NYWIFT Talks, join VP of Publicity and Promotion of IFC Films Laura Sok to discuss publicity in the age of the “new normal” of Virtual Theatrical Releases for IFC Films.

The conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Rachel Watanabe-Batton.

This edition of NYWIFT Talks is free for all to attend.

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In July 2020, NYWIFT presented its first-ever women’s animation workshops, taught by instructors from the prestigious New York Film Academy. Two multi-day workshops, one for teens and one for adults, taught the basics of Maya Autodesk 3D animation software as well as Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation. 

Learn more about this exciting new program. 

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.

Letter from the NYWIFT Executive Director:

Click to see our latest update on COVID-19 resources for the NYWIFT community, including online programming and virtual peer-to-peer networking.

Read the updates.

CUNY TV broadcast an hour-long highlight program of the 40th Anniversary Muse Awards throughout March 2020 in celebration of Women’s History Month. If you missed it, you can now watch it on YouTube!

Watch the best of MUSE 2020 now! 

Congratulations to the 2019 first place winner of the NYWIFT Ravenal Feature Film Grant, LIBERTÉ: A Call to Spy, which was  awarded the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! 

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Watch shorts projects by our talented members in the 3rd Annual NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival, presented in partnership with GoIndieTV!

Tune in.

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the presentation of the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant to Ashley Eakin for her narrative short film Single, which confronts the complexities of being disabled and dating. Single will premiere at SXSW 2020.

Learn more about Single.

NYWIFT mourns the passing of Lucy Jarvis. She was a visionary in our industry and leaves a profound legacy. She was one of the first producers –man or woman – to film at the Kremlin in 1963, she filmed a profile of Fidel Castro in Cuba, a look at the Louvre in the early 1960s, and she produced Barbara Walters’s first ABC shows.

The latest letter from NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez pays tribute to Lucy and shares our exclusive interview with her from NYWIFT’s Video Archive Project. 

Read the letter.

Thanks to all who joined us for the incredible 40th Anniversary Muse Awards!

See some of our favorite moments.

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

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  • NYWIFT Summer Hangout - Speed Networking Beach Party

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  • NYWIFT Member Screening: Summer Shorts Program

    03:00pm

 

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