NYWIFT’s Ekwa Msangi Tells Her Sundance Success Story

For Ekwa Msangi, the journey to Sundance was relatively fast. While her TV and movie-making career was moving along, it was arguably easier to get a footing for some of her East African-inspired TV projects in Kenya and South Africa than in the U.S. But thanks to the generous support of difficult-to-get awards from the Tribeca Film Festival, IFP and others, her career as a filmmaker catapulted into action when Farewell Amor, Ekwa’s feature film directorial debut, screened in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival U.S. dramatic feature competition. Ekwa talked to us about her experience at the fest.


Terry’s Picks: Watch It, True Story, Immigrant Series

Watch It: Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching these 40 movies by women directors – all available for streaming. True Story: Are female-fronted biopics finally on the rise? Immigrant Series: NYWIFT is thrilled to partner with the Queens World Film Festival to present the next installment in this year’s Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories screening series...