Three Secrets to Unblocking Your Creativity
January 8, 6:30 pm
Do you have a great story that’s dying to be told but you can’t get the words out? Whether you’re a writer, filmmaker, or actor, we all get stuck sometimes. The more important the story, the harder it can be to tell. Come out and learn three secrets to finding your authentic voice and freeing your creativity.
NYWIFT Night Out
January 12, 6:30 pm
Are you a member of this great organization, or interested in becoming one? Join us for our monthly NYWIFT Night Out, where you can mix, mingle, and get to know our dynamic, talented members and staff in an informal setting.
Top Ten Things to Consider for Successful Creative Collaborations
January 13, 6:30 pm
Collaborating with someone on a project begins with high hopes and good feelings. However, if one doesn’t plan carefully, these collaborations can end in disappointment and bitter disputes. Presenter Thea Kerman will reveal the ten most important things to consider before beginning a creative collaboration for a successful partnership.
Women Who Run the Show in Television
January 19, 6:30 pm
What does it take to run a successful TV show today and stay ahead of the competition? Savvy, enterprising women executive producers from various TV genres will discuss what it takes to get a show made and on the air. Whether you are a novice producer just starting out or a seasoned producer looking to run a show of your own, you will have plenty to take away from this discussion.
NYWIFT Member Screening Series: Dreadlocks Story
January 27, 7 pm
The NYWIFT Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar. Join us for this month’s feature, Dreadlocks Story, directed by NYWIFT member Linda Aïnouche, who will be available for a Q&A immediately following the film.
The Mole Agent: Highlights from the NYWIFT Goes to the Oscars Q&A with Maite Alberdi, Marcela Santibañez, Julie Goldman
The team behind The Mole Agent, Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary, discusses its powerful impact, and how they created a film both so visually stunning and rich with character that The New York Times review believed the film to be partly dramatized. It wasn’t!READ MORE
"Flower Punk," Alison Klayman’s film recently released on The New Yorker documentary site, delights visually and aesthetically with the bonus of illuminating Japanese cultural traditions regarding the natural world. We recap our conversation with Alison following the NYWIFT screening of the film.READ MORE
In early August, NYWIFT made Kris Rey’s new feature I Used to Go Here available for streaming and presented a conversation with the writer/director and lead actress Gillian Jacobs. I Used to Go Here is the story of a young woman in her mid-thirties, Kate Conklin, whose first novel has been released and the consequences of a lack-luster response to the book.READ MORE
Filmmaker Sue Williams has a love affair with the city of Hong Kong. So when a friend introduced her to the Cantopop superstar Denise Ho, she knew she had the subject of her next film. But, what happens when current events upend the planned story arch of your film at the end of production?READ MORE