Screening Series: NYWIFT is seeking submissions for our fourth annual Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories series, which showcases films about women directors and/or producers that about the New York immigrant experience. The deadline to submit your project is February 16.
The Oscars: 48 women were nominated for Oscars this year, tying with the 2016 awards for the most female nominees. Notable nominees include Greta Gerwig, the fifth woman nominated for Best Director; Dee Rees, the first Black woman nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay; and Rachel Morrison, the first woman ever to be nominated for cinematography. These nominations give us hope.
HP Foundation: We are so grateful to NYWIFT member Ha Phuong and her HP Foundation, which has donated more than $50,000 to three NYWIFT initiatives for young women filmmakers.
#SummerHours Series: The NYWIFT #SummerHours blog series by members Mellini Kantayya and Kathryn O’Kane is back again this year with recommendations for your summer reading...READ MORE
Changing Times: Every day brings another story of sexual harassment (and worse) in Hollywood, from Louis C.K., to Kevin Spacey to Supergirl’s Andrew Kreisberg. Kudos...READ MORE
Starless Moonlight’s Lesson on Making Your Production Shine Brighter: Q & A with Casting Director Angela Mickey
After Moonlight won the Oscar for best picture, casting director and NYWIFT member Angela Mickey had some insights on what independent filmmakers and can learn...READ MORE
Viola Davis: Congratulations to Viola Davis, who became the first black actor to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award this weekend. And with her...READ MORE