2023 S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day Screening and Reception

Celebrate NYC’s 15th annual International SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day on Saturday, March 25th.

Join FF2 MediaNYWIFTSAG-AFTRASVA Theatre, and WAMC for SWAN DAY, an international initiative designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Featuring an intro to SWAN Day, short films showcase and Q&A by women filmmakers, followed by reception.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 2-5pm ET

Location: SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd Street

Price: Free

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**Masks are encouraged, but not required.**

If you can’t make it in person, join us via livestream


Event Details

2:00 PM – Greetings from NYC Co-Sponsors (NYWIFT, FF2 Media, SAG-AFTRA & WAMC)

2:10 PM – Q&A: Intro to SWAN Day (Past/Present/Future)

  • Speakers include Jan Lisa Huttner (FF2 Media) and Avis Boone (WAM Coalition)
  • Moderated by Katusha Jin (Art Avenue Productions)

2:30 PM – Three Featured Shorts by Women Filmmakers

  • MIDAS’ SON, Directed by Annetta Marion/Screenplay by Tina Lee & Ela Thier
  • 6:18 TO OMAHA, Directed by Dana Offenbach/Screenplay by Leah Curney
  • A MAN OF HIS TIME, Directed by Estelle Parsons/Screenplay by Kate Taney Billingsley

4:00 PM – Meet the Filmmakers!

  • Speakers include Annetta Marion, Estelle Parson, & Dana Offenbach (via Zoom)
  • Moderated by Terry Lawler of TLC Consulting (NYWIFT Executive Director 1997–2018)

4:30 PM – Reception


About the Films


Midas’ Son

Inspired by the classic myth of King Midas, MIDAS’ SON tells the story of Billy, a young man adrift in his life. As he prepares for his wedding, Billy returns to his childhood home to find out why his parents have not yet responded to the invitation to his wedding. The homecoming brings up old and unhealed resentments. During the trip home, Billy takes baby steps towards repairing broken relationships and, eventually, redemption. (RT: 17 min)


6:18 to Omaha

It’s 1959, at a whistle-stop diner somewhere near Omaha. Ed Merriweather, a traveling salesman with a big heart and an empty wallet, just wants a cup of joe. But after a surprising encounter with two women – a mercurial housewife and a studious teenage waitress – Ed leaves with a new perspective. (RT: 15 min)


A Man of His Time

Two descendants of the infamous 1857 Dred Scott Decision meet in a cafe off the New Jersey turnpike. Jim Taney, a descendant of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney who penned the opinion, offers an apology from his family to the family of Walter Scott, a descendant of the formerly enslaved Dred Scott. Through a vulnerable conversation about racism in America, Jim awakens to his own ignorance and discovers why an apology alone just won’t cut it. (RT: 32 min)

International Support Women Artists Now Day was co-founded in 2007 by Martha Richards, the Executive Director of WomenArts, and Jan Lisa Huttner, the Editor-in-Chief of FF2Media.com and founder of WITASWAN (Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now). 

March 25 @ 2:00pm
2:00 pm — 5:00 pm (3h)

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
(Between 8th & 9th Aves)

Free Admission



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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.