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NYWIFT Talks with New York Film Festival with Eugene Hernandez

NYWIFT Talks with New York Film Festival with Eugene Hernandez

26 May 2020 @ 12:30pm

In this NYWIFT Talk, join New York Film Festival’s Director Eugene Hernandez for a Zoom conversation. We’ll focus on the future of film festivals in New York City including the future of New York Film Festival.

This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Senior Development and Editorial Consultant Maud Kersnowski-Sachs.

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Latest news

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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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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Congratulations to the four NYWIFT members who were selected for to receive grants from The Women’s Fund for Media, Music & Theatre: Grace Kim, Kathleen Wallace, Michéle Stephenson, and Elizabeth Charles.

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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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Congratulations to the 12 NYWIFT members who had films in the 2020 Queens World Film Festival!

Learn more about the projects.

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.

The ruling in the Harvey Weinstein New York trial has proven that women’s voices are not only are being heard but deserve to be recognized for the courage it takes to speak up. The women that testified in the trial not only had the courage to confront their trauma but have the resilience to finally move forward. NYWIFT commends all of those women that came forward regardless of their own personal or professional detriment – as well as all who rallied around them to protect and support.

Read our full statement.

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

  • NYWIFT Talks with New York Film Festival with Eugene Hernandez

  • NYWIFT Talks The Writers Lab with Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon

  • Virtual NYWIFT Member Screening: Unintended

  • NYWIFT Talks with IFP Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp

  • NYWIFT Talks with The Cherry Picks Co-Founder Miranda Bailey



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