Wishing you all: a Happy Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment recognizing women’s right to vote.
Congratulations to: NYWIFT member Sandra Shulberg, whose Indie Collect just received a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to catalogue and find archives for orphaned independent films. NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund committee is working with Sandra on the effort.
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks.
NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), which has supported the preservation of nearly 150 American-made films by and about women since 1995, received The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York’s 2019 Outstanding Support of Archives award on October 21st.READ MORE
WFPF Award: Major congratulations to NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), which received the Archivist’s Round Table of Metropolitan New York’s 2019 Outstanding Support of Archives...READ MORE
Marking the 40th anniversary of the IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), Sandra Schulberg, IFP founder and a long-time activist on behalf of filmmakers working outside the Hollywood studios, was awarded the Berlinale Camera for her 40 years of service to the field at the EFM (European Film Market). NYWIFT member Heidi Philipsen sat down with Schulberg to reflect on her legacy of film preservation, and how much work is left to be done.READ MORE
Jessie Maple is the first black woman to join the union of International Photographers of Motion Picture & Television (IATSE) in New York. Her book, How to Become a Union Camerawoman , is an instructional guide illustrating the obstacles that she endured to get into the union. It details the court case she initiated to fight discrimination after she became a member.READ MORE