Sundance Fest: Congratulations to all the NYWIFT members with films screening at Sundance! The festival opens on Thursday and runs through February 3rd.
It’s time: Variety noted the uptick in feminist stories featured in Oscar contenders this year. Of course, this female focus didn’t extend to the directing nominations – women were shut out of the directing nominations, as well as cinematography, editing, composing and visual effects noms – and female representation was lacking among other awards races as well.
Fair Credits: NYWIFT is proud to endorse the new guidelines published by the Documentary Producers Alliance, aimed at establishing best practices for U.S.-based filmmakers and funding organizations in their designation of producer credits.
Director Disconnect: While the call for diversity in Hollywood is getting more bandwidth than ever, the movement toward inclusion is still not reaching the director’s...READ MORE
Marking the 40th anniversary of the IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), Sandra Schulberg, IFP founder and a long-time activist on behalf of filmmakers working outside the Hollywood studios, was awarded the Berlinale Camera for her 40 years of service to the field at the EFM (European Film Market). NYWIFT member Heidi Philipsen sat down with Schulberg to reflect on her legacy of film preservation, and how much work is left to be done.READ MORE
Female Grips: The New York Times pays tribute to the few women who work as grips – one of the most grueling and important tasks...READ MORE