NYWIFT Blog

Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Ching Juhl

Welcome, new NYWIFT member Ching Juhl! Ching is a Chinese American filmmaker, video journalist, and music educator who has directed, filmed, edited, and produced three feature films, promotional videos, and hundreds of shorts. Her feature documentary My Yang Gang Diary, which she shot entirely on an iPhone 11, won Best Feature Film Award at Toronto Documentary Film Festival in 2021. Ching spoke to us about the benefits of shooting on iPhone, the intersection of music and filmmaking, and the friends who brought her to NYWIFT.

READ MORE

Recap of Denise Ho: Becoming the Song Virtual Event with Sue Williams

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

Chavela Director Catherine Gund Shares Lessons on Feminism, Women Filmmakers and Music

We sat down with director Catherine Gund to discuss her personal connection with the artist, how Chavela is still relevant today, and of course, the music. 

READ MORE

She Said She Said: Director Lauren Anders Brown and Composer Daisy Coole

NYWIFT member and director Lauren Anders Brown met composer Daisy Coole at a networking event for Women in Film & TV UK, our sister chapter across the pond and are now collaborating on a short documentary together. They discuss early career beginnings, working for "free" and more.

READ MORE

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: IT’S HAMMER’S TIME, SOME TRUTHS & THAT SCARE.

Photo | Mary Rozzi Bonnie Hammer turned 65 and so should every other women in Hollywood! Samantha Bee’s new late night show Full Frontal will certainly be ballsy. Here’s the real reason women don’t direct action movies. (VIDEO) “Ass plus chair” and other tips from screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna. NBC correspondent Nancy Snyderman (finally) explains her actions...

READ MORE