Be Yourself: Costume designer Jenny Beavan talks about her recent Oscar win for Mad Max: Fury Road – and the “drama” sparked by her decision not to glam it up for the awards ceremony.
Women in Motion: Kering and the Cannes Film Festival have announced the second edition of the “Women in Motion” program, which highlights women’s contribution to the film industry and encourages more diversity. The program will present daily “Women in Motion” Talks at the festival – with luminaries from outside the film industry to enrich the conversation – and the “Women in Motion: awards celebrating and encouraging talented women in cinema.
Making Music: Did you know the Academy’s music branch is 92% male? Laura Karpman, co-founder of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, discusses the need for change. NYWIFT members can search the NYWIFT member directory to find a composer for their next project.
Longtime NYWIFT member Maria Soccor recently attended the 2023 Cannes Festival ,where we spotted her with our CEO Cynthia López at NYWIFT’s panel event “Women Storytellers from the Arab World - Supporting, Training and Showcasing Emerging Filmmakers” in partnership with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan and WIFT GCC. Maria spoke to Tammy Reese about her 2023 Cannes Film Festival experience.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Judith Davis shares her experiences from her second ever trip to the Cannes Film Festival - which included a stop by the WIFTI party with The Hollywood Reporter presented at the Campari Lounge!READ MORE
NYWIFT Member Panayiota Pagoulatos shares memories from her trip to Cannes 2022 - her first time back on a plane since 2019! She met with WIFTI leaders from all over the world and shared this sage advice: "If you find yourself at an international market or film festival—whether it’s the first or the fiftieth time—look for your people. Whether a business partnership comes out of it or not, staying connected, sharing your experiences, and hopefully learning a thing or two, that’s the pulse that will help keep you going in this tough-as-nails industry."READ MORE