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NYWIFT Women Who Dared Documentary Series, Week 2: RBG

NYWIFT Women Who Dared Documentary Series, Week 2: RBG

02 Nov 2020 @ 04:00pm

Join us for a screening of RBG followed by a conversation with editor Carla Gutierrez. Moderated by Marcia Rock, Director of News and Documentary, NYU Journalism.

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg’s life and career.

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Thanks to all who attended our NYWIFT 2020 Creative Workforce Summit: Documentary Makers, Industry and Funders in Conversation. 

Read on about the speakers and topics. 

NYWIFT has compiled a list of resources – financial, personal, and professional – for those struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

Check out the NYWIFT Emergency Resource Directory.

Submissions for the NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant are open through November 13. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.

Apply now.

Submissions for the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund are open through February 1st. The WFPF funds preservation of films made by American women everywhere and films made in the US by women from other countries. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded for film preservations biennially. 

Apply now.

The Writers Lab, co-produced by NYWIFT and supported by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Oprah Winfrey, announced the 12 participants for its 6th annual retreat. The 2020 edition will take place virtually in October. 

Learn about the writers and mentors.

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

Review their suggestions. 

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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  • "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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