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Hellenic Film Society x NYWIFT Co-Present ‘Listen (Akouse Me)’ and ‘Broadway’

Hellenic Film Society x NYWIFT Co-Present ‘Listen (Akouse Me)’ and ‘Broadway’

06 Oct 2023 @ 07:00pm

Join Hellenic Film Society & NYWIFT on Friday, October 6th as we proudly co-host a screening of Listen (Akouse Me) and Broadway. Screenings start at 7pm ET at Village East Cinema.

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Our latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez details highlights from the NYWIFT Creative Workforce STEM Summit, strike updates, the new NYWIFT Masterclass Series, and more!

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Congratulations to the six NYWIFT Members nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards this year!

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The 2023 Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant was awarded to filmmaker Ravit Markus for Nina.

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New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) stands in solidarity with our members and colleagues in SAG-AFTRA as they seek equitable compensation and a sustainable livelihood.

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Congratulations to new Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Pat Swinney Kaufman!

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NYWIFT mourns the loss of acclaimed documentarian Ellen Hovde, who recently passed away at the age of 97. Ellen was one of the very first members of NYWIFT when it was founded in 1977. 

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Congratulations the 15 NYWIFT members who had projects at the 2023 Tribeca Festival!

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NYWIFT announced a new training and mentorship program to support women filmmakers in partnership with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan at our Cannes 2023 panel.

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NYWIFT at Cannes, partnership with the Royal Film Commission-Jordan, members at Tribeca, standing in solidarity with the WGA, Muse 2023, programming updates, and more…

Read the latest letter from our CEO Cynthia Lopez!

NYWIFT stands in solidarity with our members and friends in the Writers Guild of America as they as they seek a sustainable livelihood and just compensation for their work.

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Congratulations to NYWIFT member Ellie Foumbi on her 2023 Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as the other seven members who contributed to nominated projects!

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In her latest Letter from Our CEO, Cynthia Lopez reflects on the powerful film She Said and the true story of journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

Prepare to be inspired!

Congratulations to the 24 NYWIFT members who had 21 projects at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival!

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Read the latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez, on gearing up for Muse, celebrating Black History Month, remembering Barbara Walters, and more.

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Visit our NYWIFT Boutique to shop for Muse Awards mugs and apparel!

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  • "As always and even more so today, women in our business are taking up the mantle of courage and truth-telling and consciousness, and they move and inspire me. We are awake now in a way we have never been before."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

  • "My faith is renewed by the way I experience this vanguard moving through the world with such grace at such a complex time. Speaking truth to power and creating a legacy for the women and the men who follow."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

upcoming events

  • Hellenic Film Society x NYWIFT Co-Present ‘Listen (Akouse Me)’ and ‘Broadway’

  • NYWIFT 2023 Hamptons Brunch & 19th Annual Short Film Showcase

  • NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with WIFV DC

  • NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: 'My Love Affair With Marriage'

  • NYWIFT Masterclass Series: Writing for Television

  • The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV – Fall 2023

  • NYWIFT Night Out Networking Mixer with NYU Fusion Film Festival Alumni



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Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Toni Short

Please join us in welcoming Toni Short to NYWIFT! Toni Short is an Aussie on a mission to tell the textured stories of women from around the world and heal the world through the arts. Following a personal breakthrough, Toni paved her own path towards artistic creation and invites others to walk beside her. This led her to found The Camp, an immersive space for children to learn about creative self-expression. Her project Sister Spirit Stories is a platform to highlight the stories of inspiring women. We Go High Productions produces both Sister Spirit Stories and Toni’s short film Meeting Mr. Oscar, which she wrote, produced, directed, and acted in. Toni told us about her personal healing journey, her most meaningful projects so far, and what’s coming up on the horizon.

Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Jasmine Yeshan Zhang

Welcome to NYWIFT, Jasmine Yeshan Zhang! Jasmine Yeshan Zhang was born and raised in Xinjiang, China and is now based in Brooklyn. She graduated from the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media department at School of Visual Arts in 2021. During her studies at SVA, she expanded her interests on making documentary films. She has been working as an Assistant Editor for documentaries since graduation and is currently working on an archival-heavy doc-series. She is always looking for more opportunities for documentary/film editing. Jasmine spoke to us about how her upbringing influenced her interest in other cultures, her transition from still photography to video, and what she hopes to achieve next.  

Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Jade Dressler

Welcome to NYWIFT, Jade Dressler! Jade has imagined, designed and created for mass and niche pop-culture and luxury lifestyle clients for over 30 years. From nature-inspired body jewelry on major couture runways to award-winning landscape art spanning acres in Brazil, she is known for producing touchpoints of meaning that connect and energize all our lives. The Jade Dressler Agency is NYC-based with global partners. The agency is known for lifting the dreams of personalities, brands and businesses clients with creative services that deliver compelling design, messaging, events, and experiences that thrill. Jade spoke to us about daring to be a disruptor, amazing moments with Karl Lagerfield, and her brand new screenplay!

Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Candece Tarpley

Welcome to NYWIFT, Candece Tarpley! Candece Tarpley, of Sissipahaw/Tuscarora/Tsalagi descent, is a World Champion Powwow dancer, an actress and a poet-storyteller-playwright who has been writing since childhood. Holding her heritage close, she's been a featured performer nationwide, weaving her crafts with the patrons of the Public Library of Boulder Colorado; Middlebury College in Vermont; Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts; the Pequot Museum in Connecticut; the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as other creative venues. Candece spoke to us about how her Indigenous heritage influences her work, the response to her television series, and her next major projects.  


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