Member Screening: Scripted Shorts

Join us for this month’s Member Screening showcasing the shorts Raghead (Nora Jacobson, Director), Unheard (Emilie Martel, Director), The Disenchantment of a Young Adult and a Wild Child (Hannah Roze (Co-Director/NYWIFT Member and Caryn Waechter, Co-Director), Anticipation (Heidi C. Bordogna, Director) and The Hanji Box (Nora Jacobson, Director). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.


Nora Jacobson (Director/Producer/Editor/NYWIFT Member)
2018, 12 min, Drama

A blind date, a veiled woman, a firefighter. Will sparks fly? Nick, a firefighter, is surprised when Sarah, his blind date shows up wearing an Islamic veil. An ugly incident early in the day has affected Sarah’s outlook, making her interaction with Nick fraught with uncertainty and tension. This short film was adapted from the play Raghead by Tom Coash, and filmed in one day.

Emilie Martel (Director)
Grace E. Kim (Producer/NYWIFT Member)
Katrina Medoff (Producer/NYWIFT Member)
Katherine Filaseta (1st Assistant Director/NYWIFT Member)
Eden Martinez (1st Assistant Camera/NYWIFT Member)
2018, 5 min, SciFi/Thriller

In a dystopian future where women’s voice boxes are removed to keep them silent, a group of three women plot their escape. Filmed in one weekend for the first annual 72-hour Women’s Weekend film challenge, Unheard is a narrative horror short that uses hyperbole in a dystopian future to explore how women’s voices are silenced.

The Disenchantment
Hannah Roze (Co-Director/Writer/Actress/NYWIFT Member)
Caryn Waechter (Co-Director)
Chloe Jury-Fogel (1st Assistant Director/NYWIFT Member)
Mary Perrino (Colorist/NYWIFT Member)
Lauren Sowa (On-Set Photographer/NYWIFT Member)
2017, 11:59 min, Drama

The Disenchantment is a tale about the dark side of sisterhood, and about growing up… or not. When aspiring photographer, Hazel, runs away from a disastrous Christmas and a mother dying of cancer, her lawyer sister Rachel finds her. Hazel is overjoyed until Rachel’s agenda of dragging her home, away from Prague’s dizzying fairytale-esque nightlife, emerges.

Heidi C. Bordogna (Director/Writer/Producer/Editor/NYWIFT Member)
2017, 6:22 min, Drama
Anticipation focuses on a college student who spends most of his time consuming and being consumed by media, videogames, crappy food, medication and dark content online. The timely content and enigmatic ending leave the viewer wondering if his environment will lead him to do harm to others.

The Hanji Box
Nora Jacobson (Director/Writer/Producer/Editor/NYWIFT Member)
Jane Applegate (Consulting Producer/NYWIFT Member)
2017, 60 min, Drama


How does it feel to be adopted? To adopt a child from a different culture? The Hanji Box is about Hannah, an American mother emerging heartbroken from a divorce, and Rose, her adopted Korean daughter. When the mysterious Hanji Box—Rose’s precious link to Korea—is broken, Hannah travels to New York’s Koreatown to try to mend it. Nuanced performances by Suzanne C. Dudley, Daniel Park and Natalie Kim illuminate issues of longing and belonging, loss, mothering, identity and US-Korean history.

Total running time: approx. 98 min


Special thanks to Carlina Rivera and New York City District 2
for discretionary funding for the NYWIFT Member Screening Series.

And thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Signature Vodka of NYWIFT

Production Still: “The Disenchantment of a Young Adult and a Wild Child”

April 23 @ 7:00pm
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)

$7 for NYWIFT Members
$9 for Students, Seniors, Members of Women Make Movies, IFP, AAWIC, ImageNation, DCTV, and Center for Communications
$12 for Nonmembers


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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.