2020 NYWIFT Muse Awards

Join us for the 41st Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards!


Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2020
Time: 1PM EST Celebratory Program
            2:30 PM Virtual Networking
Location: Presented Virtually  
Cost: Pay-what-you-can

For the last 40 years, New York Women in Film & Television has celebrated remarkable and accomplished women of vision and achievement at our annual gala holiday luncheon. It is NYWIFT’s flagship fundraising event — a highlight of the New York City holiday season in the entertainment industry — and is attended by an enthusiastic audience of leading executives from every major studio, broadcast and cable network, and film production facility.

This year we will gather together virtually as a community to celebrate Art and Advocacy. Join us to watch the celebration online and stay for virtual video networking after the program.

We are thrilled to announce our 2020 honorees:

Actor, The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Made in NY Award


Rachel Brosnahan
Actor and Producer


Rashida Jones
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director


Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey


Alana Mayo
President of Orion Pictures


Gina Prince-Bythewood
Director, Writer, Producer, The Nancy Malone Directing Award


Ali Stroker
Actor, The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award


Gather together:

In these unprecedented times, we at NYWIFT recognize the many challenges faced by our community. The Muse Awards was created to inspire and acknowledge all of the extraordinary women in our industry.

This year we invite you to pay-what-you-can so that everyone can have the opportunity to gather together at the virtual 41st Annual Muse Awards. Let’s lift each other up and celebrate the incredible achievements of women in entertainment and media.

Please, invite your friends and colleagues to join us at the 2020 Muse Awards.

We stand stronger together.

December 17 @ 1:00pm
1:00 pm — 3:00 pm (2h)

Celebratory program will be presented virtually.

Video networking to follow.



Join the conversation on social media:
#nywift | @nywift

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.