Muse on TV: NYWIFT is thrilled to announce that the Muse Awards will make its broadcast premiere on CUNY TV in celebration of Women’s History Month! The one-hour program will feature highlights from each speech at the 40th anniversary event, as well as exclusive red carpet interviews. The premiere is this Monday 3/9 at 10 PM – see details and the full listing of times here.
Ashley Eakin: We are so proud to present the latest NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant to Ashley Eakin for her narrative short film Single, which tackles the complexities of dating with a disability. Ashley’s amazing short will premiere this month at SXSW!
Maysoon Zayid: Speaking of Loreen Arbus and Muse…check out this wonderful Women’s Media Center podcast interview with Maysoon Zayid, a Palestinian-American feminist, stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and disability-rights activist with cerebral palsy who received our Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award at Muse 2018.
Happy Black History Month! At NYWIFT we are celebrating the Black creators and artists in our membership, while honoring Black culture & cinema throughout history. Today’s spotlight is on our member Brianna Seagraves, an actress, writer, and award-winning producer. Brianna shares her acting inspirations and her directorial debut at the Billie Holiday Theater.READ MORE
"Flower Punk," Alison Klayman’s film recently released on The New Yorker documentary site, delights visually and aesthetically with the bonus of illuminating Japanese cultural traditions regarding the natural world. We recap our conversation with Alison following the NYWIFT screening of the film.READ MORE
Happy Black History Month! At NYWIFT we are celebrating the Black creators and artists in our membership, while honoring Black culture & cinema throughout history. Today’s spotlight is on our member Zainab Ali, an award-winning producer of independent film with a background as a senior recruiter for major corporations who transitioned into filmmaking in her fifties. Zainab shares career highlights and her favorite inspirational figures.READ MORE