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 to watch eight of her best films.
Ravenal Grant: Congratulations to directors Lydia Dean Pilcher and Suzanne Guacci, both recipients of this year’s NYWIFT Ravenal Feature Film Foundation Grant. We are grateful to Cornelia Ravenal, who expanded the grant this year to two prizes, giving even more opportunities to elevate women directors over 40.
Amy Poehler: Actor, writer and comedian Amy Poehler makes her directorial debut with Netflix’s Wine Country, and explains why we need more films about women in their 40’s and 50’s (I agree!).
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