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.
Cynthia’s Picks: All In, WFPF Submissions, Production Resumes
All In: If you haven’t seen All In: The Fight for Democracy yet on Amazon, do it – it’s a must-see, especially now. Filmmakers Liz...READ MORE
Cynthia’s Picks: Digital Programming, The Writers Lab, Open the Door, Member Survey
Digital Programming: Thank you to the thousands of you who have been tuning in to our NYWIFT Talks and other virtual programs throughout these last...READ MORE
Cynthia’s Picks: Member Screening, State of the Industry, Emergency Resources
Member Screening: We hope you’ll join us for the first virtual edition of the NYWIFT Member Screening Series this coming weekend when we show Michele...READ MORE
Cynthia’s Picks: NYWIFT Programming Goes Digital, Emergency Funds, Facebook Group
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
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