Seven Women: This Wednesday and Thursday September 26th and 27th, Quad Cinema is having a special screening of Seven Women, Seven Sins, the groundbreaking project by seven legendary female indie film directors whichreceived support from the NYWIFT’s Women Film Preservation Fund. Directors Maxi Cohen and Bette Gordon will do a Q&A after the Wednesday screening.
Late Legend: We mourn the passing of award-winning documentary filmmaker Perry Miller Adato, who passed away last week at the age of 97. Miller’s work often focused on artists and she known for her vivid storytelling, which pioneered the use of onscreen and offscreen voices, photographs and scenes from plays — techniques which are now considered the standard in documentaries.
M.I.A.Screening: Join NYWIFT and Cinereach on Monday, October 1stat IFC Center for a special screening of the Sundance award-winning documentary Matangi / Maya / M.I.A– about the groundbreaking hip hop artist – followed by a Q&A with producer Lori Cheatle and editor Marina Katz moderated by #NYWIFT board member Tracy Daniels.
On November 12, 2018, just one week after a record 117 women won their races for seats in Congress, seven NYWIFT members came together with She Should Run, a non-partisan nonprofit with a mission to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States, hosted by HBO. NYWIFT member Kristina Teschner, who participated in the program, recently signed on as the Co-Director of Creative Strategy & New Media at the Cabán for Queens campaign, and shares more about the natural evolution between filmmaking and political campaigning.READ MORE
Black Agents: Of the hundreds of talent agents working at the major Hollywood agencies, only a few dozen are black. The New York Times ran...READ MORE
Thelma Schoonmaker: Congratulations to 1995 NYWIFT Muse honoree Thelma Schoonmaker, who was honored this weekend with a BAFTA fellowship for her incredible 50-year editing career....READ MORE
It may seem Black Girl Magic in film is everywhere these days. But NYWIFT Board Member Leslie Fields-Cruz will share a secret with you: That “magic” isn’t really magic at all. It’s the result of more than a century of hard work, perseverance, and phenomenal endurance by black women media makers who’ve paved the way for a future that demands inclusivity, parity, and equal representation.READ MORE