Cinco de Mayo: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with NYWIFT on Thursday at the next installment of our Immigrant Experiences screening series! We’ll screen three films in Queens about local immigrant artist Marela Zacarías, followed by a Q&A and a reception with Mexican food and margaritas. It’s free!
Women’s Voices: Through Friday, May 6 you can watch the 1984 documentary Women’s Voices: The Gender Gap for FREE in celebration of Kartemquin Films’ 50th anniversary. Preserved by NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund, the doc explores the growing difference in the voting patterns of men and women that could no longer be denied by the mid-1980’s and are just as relevant today.
Spring Drive: Thinking about joining our network of women calling the shots in film, TV and digital media? Apply to NYWIFT by May 15 and save 50% off the initiation fee during our Spring Membership Drive.
NYWIFT member Caitlin Gold is the Co-Founder and Co-Head of Film, a private equity fund dedicated to financing narrative and documentary films directed by women. The fund’s tagline is “Films by women make more money, but Hollywood isn’t making them….” Thanks to Gold and her colleagues, that very well may change! Their most recent feature is the Australian film Shayda, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic Competition and won that category’s Audience Award. Gold spoke to us about Shayda’s path to the screen, funding work by women, and what’s next on her horizon.READ MORE
Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment presents the “Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight” in celebration of diversity in filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival 2023. Featuring a day of education, industry networking and panels, its evening activation will transform into a Neo Soul lounge with the sultry sounds of 3x Grammy Award-nominated R&B/Neo Soul Singer Angie Stone as the headliner.READ MORE
NYWIFT Advisory Board Member Annetta Marion produced Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie that is premiering at Sundance this month. The film incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements to recount Fox’s story of personal and professional triumphs and travails in his own words. Annetta and Kathryn O'Kane spoke about the film that explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.READ MORE
The NYWIFT Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast Team works so hard to bring the most informative, empowering, entertaining, and fun interviews to our listeners. Today we are thrilled to highlight our podcast team co-host and contributor Leah Curney. Leah is a writer, director, producer, and performer. She’s directed several award-winning short films and is an accomplished video producer/director in the corporate space, creating content for a global finance company.READ MORE