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.
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
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
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
NYWIFT Update: In case you missed it – here is how NYWIFT is operating during our current health crisis. Emergency Resources: We are compiling a...READ MORE