December programs are filling up fast so make sure to RSVP soon.
Bullets, Bios, Resumes, and Interviews
Monday, Dec 2, 6:30 pm, NYWIFT Offices (6 East 39th St)
Learn to write, pitch, and interview for high impact.
TV Pitch Fest
Wednesday, Dec 4, 6 pm, NYWIFT Offices (6 East 39th St)
An amazing opportunity! NYWIFT members have the chance to pitch their ideas to industry insiders—from HBO, Nickelodeon, Tangerine Entertainment, and more—who will provide feedback. Come prepared with your pitches, loglines, and one-sheets/leave-behinds. Registration required; see complete info.
DIY Series: Independent Theatrical Release
Thursday, Dec 5, 6:30 pm
Join NYWIFT for a panel that will discuss alternative distribution avenues for local marketing of screenings and bookings of theaters.
2013 Muse Awards
Thursday, Dec 12, 11:30 am, New York Hilton
Hosted by Wendy Williams and Andy Cohen, NYWIFT’s ever-popular awards show will honor Ellen Barkin, Connie Britton, Robin Wright, Sonia Manzano, Bravo President Frances Berwick, and Nancy Malone.
Welcome to NYWIFT, new member Edna Luise Biesold! Edna is a German-born and New York-based filmmaker who honed her craft at NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a special focus on cinematography. She received the Franz Wieser Grant from ARRI as DP for the fantasy short film The Molok. She co-wrote and co-directed The Color of Time, and is presently developing 3 Monkeys, a screenplay which earned her a Creative Career Design Fellowship from NYU's Production Lab in 2022. Most recently, Sunscreen, her first film in ASL, has won her a Best Narrative Short award at 1904 Deaf Film Festival and the NYWIFT Award for Excellence in Directing at the 2022 SOHO International Film Festival. Edna spoke to us about her favorite collaborators, the challenges of lighting 16-foot tall puppets, and exploring the subtleties of communication throughout her work.READ MORE
Recap: NYWIFT Talks with Julie Taymor and Kimberly Guerrero About “The Glorias” and Getting Out the Vote
NYWIFT blogger Kristin Reiber Harris reflects on our powerful conversation with the team behind The Glorias, including Julie Taymor's creative process, the celebration of Native voices, and how we as women live in constant dialogue with our former selves.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
The voices of Black, Middle Eastern, and Latinx artists have long been marginalized. But at Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab, they take center stage. Actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, and film programmer Lydia Darly discusses why she co-founded the festival (where NYWIFT is proud to present an Outstanding Female Content Creator Award), and what she hopes to see from the 2020 edition which, like so many recent events, is going virtual.READ MORE