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IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director, Laura Gabbert

IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director, Laura Gabbert

28 Sep 2020 @ 04:00pm

Join us for a virtual screening of “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles” and a Q&A with Director Laura Gabbert. Moderated by Co-Founder and Head of Programming at In Creative Company Mara Webster.

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Latest news

Congratulations to all the NYWIFT members nominated for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards!

See the full list.

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

Review their suggestions. 

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.

“We’d like to thank The Academy!”

NYWIFT received a significant grant from The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The funding will provide general operating support for the organization and will allow it to further its initiatives in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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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!

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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

upcoming events

  • IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director, Laura Gabbert

  • NYWIFT Talks with HR Expert Joanna Giordano

  • NYWIFT Member Screening: Power to Heal

  • Woodstock Film Festival & NYWIFT Co-Presents: 'I Carry You with Me' at the Drive-In

  • Woodstock Film Festival & NYWIFT Co-Presents: 'The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show' at the Drive-In

  • IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: "A Call to Spy" Virtual Screening + Q&A with Lydia Dean Pilcher & Sarah Megan Thomas

  • NYWIFT Talks with MTV Networks Executive Producer Sheila Nevins



LATEST blogs

NYWIFT Member Spotlight
“Work” Re-Tells the Mythical Story of Lilith with a Modern Feminist Twist

Two NYWIFT members have joined forces with a team of immigrant women filmmakers to tell the story of ​WORK​, a short film written and directed by Aoife Williamson. ​WORK​, a comedy-drama, follows Lilith, a musician scrambling to create a song in one day to submit for a job that could sky-rocket her music career. It just so happens that this day is a very busy day at her money job... and it just so happens that her “money job” is as a sex worker, named Eve.

Best Practice Advice for Targeting Corporate Sponsorship to Help Fund Your Film

Learning the ins and outs of corporate sponsorship for your film projects can seem daunting, but Kim Skildum-Reid lays out all best practice principles to help you create a compelling pitch.

NYWIFT Programs
Kavery Kaul’s Long Way from Home Explores Bias through the Eyes of High School Students

Hailed by historian Robin Kelley as “one of the most powerful and inspiring documentaries of our era,” NYWIFT member Kavery Kaul’s Long Way from Home is the moving and provocative story of three remarkable girls entering ninth grade at top schools steeped in bias towards race, class, and culture. Though the film was made nearly 15 years ago, the issues still resonate in today’s climate of racial injustice and civil unrest. Kavery sat down to discuss how she put together this incredible portrait  and what – if anything – has changed in our culture in the years since.   

NYWIFT Programs
Recap: NYWIFT Talks Black Lives Matter and Just Mercy with Scott Budnick, April Grayson and Donna Hylton

NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia López moderated the July 1, 2020 installment of NYWIFT Talks with the team behind Just Mercy, a powerful and thought-provoking true-story film which follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson, and was available to rent for free across all platforms earlier this Summer in response to the Black Lives Matter movement following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.


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