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NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'Breaking the News' at Tribeca Festival

NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'Breaking the News' at Tribeca Festival

09 Jun 2023 @ 06:30pm

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 9th and 11th as we proudly co-host screenings and a panel conversation of Breaking the News. Breaking the News follows the determined efforts of women and LGBTQ+ journalists launching a news “startup” to foreground voices omitted from mainstream news. Filmmakers Hernandez, Courtney, and Hairston provide a deep look into bias and inclusion in the ever-shifting media landscape.

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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…

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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.

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Congratulations to the 24 NYWIFT members who had 21 projects at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival!

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NYWIFT was proud to present 10 scholarships and 14 festival awards throughout 2022. 

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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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Exciting news! Three films preserved with support from the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund have been added to the National Film Registry.

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Congratulations to the NYWIFT Members who won at the Children & Family Emmy Awards!

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Congratulations to the NYWIFT Members who won at the 2022 IDA Documentary Awards!

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NYWIFT is proud to announce our new Board of Directors President, Leslie Fields-Cruz, as well as new and returning board members joining us following the 2022 board elections.

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Congratulations to the 20 NYWIFT members with 23 projects at the 2022 DOC NYC Festival! We are so proud. 

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NYWIFT is proud to publish The Producer’s Palate! Support our community and purchase your cookbook today.

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Congratulations to the NYWIFT members nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2022!

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In December 2021, NYWIFT honored Alexis Fish, Christy Haubegger, Sandra Oh, Jason Da Silva, Darnell Martin, and Patina Miller at the Muse Awards!

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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

  • NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'Breaking the News' at Tribeca Festival

  • NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'Every Body' at Tribeca Festival

  • NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'Cold Copy' at Tribeca Festival

  • NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'Marinette' at Tribeca Festival

  • NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'The Gullspang Miracle' at Tribeca Festival

  • NYWIFT Co-Hosts 'The Listener' at Tribeca Festival

  • 2023 NYWIFT Creative Workforce STEM Summit: Day 1 at The Paley Center for Media

  • NYWIFT Annual Member Meeting + Meet the Board Candidates at Great Point Studios



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