Barbara Hammer: Our industry lost a legend this week, pioneering queer experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer. A recent Vanity Fair interview highlighted the inclusive spirit that was a hallmark of her work: “There is room for everyone.”
Self-Advocacy Skills: Five powerhouse women offer advice on how to advocate for yourself – how to speak up about your needs, seek out allies and champion your own work. It’s key to getting ahead.
Rotten Reviewers: Within hours of Captain Marvel’s release a staggering 58,000 online reviews of tanked its rating on Rotten Tomatoes — leaving the film with an abysmal (and inaccurate) score of around 30%. Armchair critics have made similar efforts with ethnically diverse and female-driven films like the Ghostbusters remake, Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Finally, Rotten Tomatoes has taken action – deleting the “want to see” score, disabling comments before a film’s release, and revising the layout; future changes may even include having “verified” reviewers. All this to protect inclusive films from the rage of angry fanboys.
Provincetown Summit: Want to advocate for women in the media and get involved on a grassroots level? The next Women’s Media Summit in Provincetown is March 23rd – attend this weekend to help chart the course of the summit’s future.
NYWIFT Programming Goes Digital: We have launched a new series, NYWIFT Talks – to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19...READ MORE
Ariel Wan, Director of Programming, Marketing and Sales at the Michigan Theater Foundation offers insight into how local art house theaters have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and what they are doing in order to survive.READ MORE
COVID-19 Emergency Resources : We have compiled the NYWIFT Emergency Resource Directory which continues to update daily. Please continue to check back and if you have...READ MORE