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NYWIFT Talks with Mucho Mucho Amor Co-Directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch

NYWIFT Talks with Mucho Mucho Amor Co-Directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch

13 Jul 2020 @ 12:30pm

Welcome to NYWIFT Talks, a new weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more. 

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On one of our recent NYWIFT Talks, we invited several award-winning documentary filmmakers and activists to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and their life’s work as changemakers on the front lines of social and racial justice movements.

Watch the full conversation now.

NYWIFT has partnered with Academy Award-winning studio NEON to present Shirley, a new film in which a famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

The proceeds from each ticket purchased at our dedicated URL will help support us.

Rent the film now!

Letter from the NYWIFT Executive Director:

Click to see our latest update on COVID-19 resources for the NYWIFT community, including online programming and virtual peer-to-peer networking.

Read the updates.

CUNY TV broadcast an hour-long highlight program of the 40th Anniversary Muse Awards throughout March 2020 in celebration of Women’s History Month. If you missed it, you can now watch it on YouTube!

Watch the best of MUSE 2020 now! 

Congratulations to the 2019 first place winner of the NYWIFT Ravenal Feature Film Grant, LIBERTÉ: A Call to Spy, which was  awarded the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! 

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Watch shorts projects by our talented members in the 3rd Annual NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival, presented in partnership with GoIndieTV!

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New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the presentation of the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant to Ashley Eakin for her narrative short film Single, which confronts the complexities of being disabled and dating. Single will premiere at SXSW 2020.

Learn more about Single.

NYWIFT mourns the passing of Lucy Jarvis. She was a visionary in our industry and leaves a profound legacy. She was one of the first producers –man or woman – to film at the Kremlin in 1963, she filmed a profile of Fidel Castro in Cuba, a look at the Louvre in the early 1960s, and she produced Barbara Walters’s first ABC shows.

The latest letter from NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez pays tribute to Lucy and shares our exclusive interview with her from NYWIFT’s Video Archive Project. 

Read the letter.

Thanks to all who joined us for the incredible 40th Anniversary Muse Awards!

See some of our favorite moments.

NYWIFT is proud to partner with Women in Film LA and the Actors Fund to help expand WIF LA’s Sexual Harassment Help Line hours and support services to accommodate members of the NYC community.

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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

  • NYWIFT Talks with Mucho Mucho Amor Co-Directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch

    12:30pm
  • NYWIFT Talks The Old Guard with Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Editor Terilyn Shropshire

    01:00pm
  • New York Film Academy Teen 3D Animation Class

    10:00am
  • New York Film Academy Adult 3D Animation Class

    04:00pm

 

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