NYWIFT Podcast: The NYWIFT #WomenCrushWednesdays podcast is back for 2020! Listen, rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor. In the latest episode, Janine McGoldrick gives a rundown of the latest in NYWIFT news and programming and Leah Curney welcomes filmmaker Naomi McDougall Jones back to the podcast to discuss her new book The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood in honor of Women’s History Month.
Queens World: Congratulations to the 12 NYWIFT members with films screening at the Queens World Film Festival!
#NYWIFTHerstory Posts: I hope you’re following us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook – if not, now’s the time! All throughout March in honor of Women’s History Month we are celebrating our organization’s illustrious history through our #NYWIFTHerstory posts. Join us on our stroll down memory lane and celebrate our story.
Two NYWIFT members have joined forces with a team of immigrant women filmmakers to tell the story of WORK, a short film written and directed by Aoife Williamson. WORK, a comedy-drama, follows Lilith, a musician scrambling to create a song in one day to submit for a job that could sky-rocket her music career. It just so happens that this day is a very busy day at her money job... and it just so happens that her “money job” is as a sex worker, named Eve.READ MORE
Hailed by historian Robin Kelley as “one of the most powerful and inspiring documentaries of our era,” NYWIFT member Kavery Kaul’s Long Way from Home is the moving and provocative story of three remarkable girls entering ninth grade at top schools steeped in bias towards race, class, and culture. Though the film was made nearly 15 years ago, the issues still resonate in today’s climate of racial injustice and civil unrest. Kavery sat down to discuss how she put together this incredible portrait and what – if anything – has changed in our culture in the years since.READ MORE
Recap: NYWIFT Talks Black Lives Matter and Just Mercy with Scott Budnick, April Grayson and Donna Hylton
NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia López moderated the July 1, 2020 installment of NYWIFT Talks with the team behind Just Mercy, a powerful and thought-provoking true-story film which follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson, and was available to rent for free across all platforms earlier this Summer in response to the Black Lives Matter movement following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.READ MORE
Filmmaker Sue Williams has a love affair with the city of Hong Kong. So when a friend introduced her to the Cantopop superstar Denise Ho, she knew she had the subject of her next film. But, what happens when current events upend the planned story arch of your film at the end of production?READ MORE