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NYWIFT Member Screening: Ask for Jane

NYWIFT Member Screening: Ask for Jane

19 Nov 2019 @ 07:00pm

Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening Series showcasing Cait Cortelyou’s Ask for Jane. The team will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening. The film is based on the true story of The Jane Collective: a secret organization formed to help other women obtain safe and illegal abortions in 1969 Chicago. Operating like a spy network, complete with blindfolds and code names, the Janes help thousands of women – but they can’t hide from the police forever. The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screening will take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

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Latest news

Congratulations to the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), which received the Outstanding Support of Archives Award from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York on October 21st.

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2018 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film grantee Yellow Rose has been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions! Congratulations to filmmaker Diane Paragas.

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Congratulations to the two NYWIFT member projects that have been shortlisted for the 2019 International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards!

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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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Congratulations to all of the NYWIFT members with films featured at the 2019 YoFiFest film festival in Yonkers, New York! NYWIFT member Patty Schumann is the Co-Founder & Festival Director of YoFiFest. 

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Toss It, a new film by NYWIFT member Michele Remsen, is now available to stream on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vimeo! An “anti-romantic comedy,” Toss It blends screwball comedy with an open-hearted deep-dive into family dysfunction. The film was the recipient of the NYWIFT Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion Grant.

Read more about the film and about Michele. 

In a study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in partnership with National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and Wise Entertainment, research proves that Hollywood has failed the Latinx community when it comes to their portrayal in popular movies.

Read “Latinos in Film: Erasure On Screen & Behind the Camera”

NYWIFT is very pleased to welcome our new Board President Jamie Zelermyer, along with a powerhouse roster of new and returning board members for the 2019-2020 season.

Get to know Jamie.

NYWIFT Executive Director shares her updates after seven months with the organization.

Read her note 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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  • NYWIFT Member Screening: Ask for Jane

  • Adaptations: The Business of Translating Source Material to the Screen - 2019



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