Yellow Rose: Congratulations to filmmaker Diane Paragas and her 2018 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant winning film Yellow Rose, which will open the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May. Combining drama, music and timely issues, Yellow Rose tells the story of a headstrong Filipino girl from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music star while facing the threat of deportation.
Political Inspiration: A new study posits that watching political dramas with a female lead could increase political engagement and boost viewers’ outlooks on women in politics. Representation matters!
Nancy Schwartzman: In a recent interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Nancy Schwartzman, director of the powerful and disturbing documentary Roll Red Roll about a high school gang rape, discusses how she crafted her film to specifically engage male audience members with the subject of sexual violence.
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
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
Spring Drive: Now through May 13th is our Spring Membership Drive! Become a NYWIFT member and save 50% off the initiation fee. If you’re not...READ MORE
Agnes Varda: I was so saddened to hear about the passing of legendary filmmaker, documentarian and cinephile Agnes Varda. Indiewire offers up a list of where...READ MORE