NYWIFT at 2022 Tribeca Festival

NYWIFT is headed to the 2022 Tribeca Festival! We’re excited to co-present the selected films listed below. 

The festival takes place June 8 – 19, 2022 virtually and live in New York. Tickets and packages can be purchased from the official website.

You can click on each title for the festival schedule and tickets for each film. Projects below are sorted by competition category.


Katrina Babies

Director – Edward Buckles Jr.
Producer – NYWIFT Board Member Audrey Rosenberg, Edward Buckles Jr., Rebecca Teitel
Executive Producers – NYWIFT Member Eileen Tavarez, NYWIFT Member Jess Jacobs, Chike Ozah, Coodie Simmons, Eileen Tavarez, Jess Jacobs, Ian Orefice, Loren Hammonds, Alexa Conway, Mike Beck
Screenwriters – Edward Buckles Jr., Luther Clement Lam, NYWIFT Board Member Audrey Rosenberg
Editor – Fiona Otway, Luther Clement Lam
Supervising Editor – Gabriel Rhodes
Composer – Osei Essed
Cast – Miesha Williams, Cierra Chenier, Arnold Burks, Damaris Calliet, Calvin Baxter, Quintina Thomas Green

Katrina Babies is a first-person account of the short-term and long-term devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, as told by young people who were between the ages of 3 and 19 when the levees broke.

My Name is Andrea

Director/Screenwriter – Pratibha Parmar
Producer – Shaheen Haq
Cinematographer – Kartik Vijay
Composer –Nitin Sawhney
Editor – Anne Fabini, Pratibha Parmar
Executive Producer – Regina K Scully, V, Gloria Steinem, Kimberly Agnew, Jenny Warburg, NYWIFT Member Ruth Ann Harnisch, Abigail E. Disney, S. Mona Sinha, Amy Scholder, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Simon Kilmurry, James Costa, Matthew Perniciaro, Shelly Leslie
Associate Producer – Ken Batchelor, Nicole Melillo
Sound Designer – Udit Duseja
Sound Services – Skywalker Sound, Lora Hirschberg
Editing Consultant – Yael Bitton
Music Clearances – DMI Musci & Media
Cast – Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, Allen Leech, Christine Lahti

A rousing portrait of feminist writer Andrea Dworkin, one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures of the 20th century, who fought passionately for justice and equality for women.

Naked Gardens

Director – Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Producer – Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas, Tabs Breese, Julia Nottingham, Roberto Minervini and Denise Ping Lee
Screenwriter – Ivete Lucas
Cinematographer – Patrick Bresnan
Editor – Ivete Lucas
Executive Producer – Matthew Perniciaro, Jimmy Goodmon, Shelly Leslie, John W Copeland
Associate Producer – Shakira Refos
Co-Producer – Laurence Reymond, Emanuela Righi, Kelsey Oluk
Cast – Jeremy, McKayla, Jamie, Gretchen, Deedee, Serenity, Morley

With a cheekily contemplative tone and an empathetic lens, Naked Gardens takes us inside an isolated nudist community in Florida, where residents find a place to feel accepted, deal with their past traumas and jointly pursue forming a utopia-like society.


Next Exit

Director/Screenwriter – Mali Elfman
Producer – Derek Bishé, Narineh Hacopian, Lindsay Helms, Joel Nevells
Cinematographer – Azuli Anderson
Editor – Brett Bachman
Composer – Ariel Marx
Executive Producer – Lindsay Helms, Joel Nevells
Co-Producer- Lena Mesiano
Cast – Katie Parker, Rahul Kohli, Rose McIver, Karen Gillan, Tongayi Chirisa, Diva Zappa

In a world where ghosts are real and front-page news, a controversial new medical procedure allows people to peacefully kill themselves.


American Pain

DirectorDarren Foster
Screenwriter – Rebecca Banner
Producer – Darren Foster, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, NYWIFT Member Carolyn Hepburn, Diane Becker
Cinematographer –Jeff Hutchens
Editor – Robert Nassau, Brian Anton
Composer – Jeff Morrow
Executive Producer – Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton
Associate Producer – Alejandra Leipen, Katie Le Dain
Co-Producer – Sara Goldblatt, Melanie Miller

A jaw-dropping true crime documentary, American Pain tells the story of twin brothers and bodybuilders Chris and Jeff George, who operated a franchise of pain clinics in Florida where they handed out pain pills like candy. The brothers haul in trash bags full of cash each day as their business grows, to the point that lines of people wrap around the block and busloads of new patients arrive from surrounding states daily.


Body Parts

Director – Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Producer – Helen Hood Scheer
Cinematographer – Frazer Bradshaw, Jason Joseffer
Editor – Liz Kaar, Anne Alvergue
Composer – Nainita Desai
Executive Producer – NWYIFT Member Ruth Ann Harnisch, Abigail Disney, Daniel Chalfen, Adrienne Becker, Roger Clark
Cast –Jane Fonda, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, David Simon

An eye-opening investigation into the making of Hollywood sex scenes, shedding light on the real-life experiences behind classic scenes of cinema and tracing the legacy of exploitation of women in the entertainment industry.


Directors – NYWIFT Member Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Producer – Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Alex Takats
Cinematographer – Alex Takats, Miguel Tovar, Gustavo Almeida
Composer – T. Griffin
Editor – JD Marlow, Ashley Moradipour
Executive Producer – Ronan Farrow, NYWIFT Member Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Associate Producer – Emilie Simonini
Add’l Credit 1 – Christina Gonzalez
Add’l Credit 2 – Tali Yankelevich
Add’l Credit 3 – Andalusia K. Soloff, Paula Mónaco Felipe
Cast –Patrícia Campos Mello, Carl Juste, Sáshenka Gutiérrez, Oliver Laughland

With riveting access and kinetic visual flair, Endangered  is a sobering look at the erosion of democracy & freedom of the press in the United States and abroad.

Fashion Reimagined

DirectorBecky Hutner
Screenwriter –Rebecca Banner
Producer – Becky Hutner, Linsday Lowe, Andrea van Beuren
Cinematographer –Daniel Götz
Editor – Sam Rogers, Becky Hutner
Composer – Phil France
Executive Producer – Cindy Meehl, Lisa Marie Russo, Vesna Cudic, Stewart Le Marechal, Vik Bansal
Cast – Amy Powney, Chloe Marks

Fashion designer Amy Powney is at the peak of her career, but she’s troubled by her industry’s environmental impact. Fashion Reimagined follows her transformative global journey to create a collection that’s sustainable on every level.


Land of Gold

Director/Screenwriter – Nardeep Khurmi
Producer – Keertana Sastry, Pallavi Sastry, Simon TaufiQue
Cinematographer – Christopher Low
Editor – Emily Chao
Composer –Simon TaufiQue
Associate Producer – Tara Aquino, Jessie Motts
Co-Producer – NYWIFT Member Rose Harwood, Julie Bersani
Consulting Producer – Meetu Chilana
US Distributor – HBO Max
Cast – Nardeep Khurmi, Caroline Valencia, Pallavi Sastry, Riti Sachdeva, Iqbal Theba, Dhruv Uday Singh, Karen David

When truck driver Kiran hears pounding on a shipping container and finds a young Mexican-American girl inside, his already tumultuous life takes a drastic turn as he seeks to reunite her family.

To the End

Director/Cinematographer  Rachel Lears
Screenwriter – Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick
Producer –  Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Editor/Composer – Robin Blotnick
Executive Producer – Dan Cogan, Liz Garbus, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Rebecca Gang, Gale M Harold III, Martin Marquet
Cast – Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Varshini Prakash, Alexandra Rojas, Rhiana Gunn-Wright

This timely and urgent film follows four women including three young environmental activists and NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as they battle corporate greed and political gridlock in a fight for the future of our planet.

You Can Live Forever

Director/Screenwriter – Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky
Producer – Robert Vroom
Cinematographer – Gayle Ye
Editor – Amélie Labrèche
Composer – CFCF
Production Designer – André Chamberland
Executive Producer – John Christou
Associate Producer – Barbara Rosenstein
Cast – Anwen O’Driscoll, June Laporte, Liane Balaban, Deragh Campbell, Tim Campbell, Antoine Yared, Hasani Freeman

Two teenage girls begin a secret relationship in a strict Jehovah’s Witness community.


Family Dinner

Director/Screenwriter – Peter Hengl
Producer – Lola Basara
Cinematographer – Gabriel Krajanek
Editor – Sebastian Schreiner
Composer – Peter Kutin
Executive Producer – Annick Mahnert, Ant Timpson
Co-Producer – Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz
Cast – Pia Hierzegger, Nina Katlein, Michael Pink, Alexander Sladek

Overweight and insecure, Simi spends Easter weekend with her famous nutritionist aunt. The hope is that it’ll help her get on a healthier track, but as the aunt’s family’s icy dynamics and an increasingly malevolent atmosphere leave Simi feeling uneasy, weight isn’t the only thing she’s about to lose.


A Rising Fury

Director – Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi
Producer – TJ Collins, Jonathan Borge Lie, Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi
Screenwriter –Lesya Kalynska
Cinematographer – Ruslan Batytskyi
Editor – Araby Kelley, Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi
Film Composer – Emiliano Manzzenga

Following the 2013 Maidan Revolution in Kyiv, A Rising Fury takes viewers to the front lines of a growing conflict between Ukraine and Russia to witness firsthand a war that is tearing country and family apart.


Director – Sophie Galibert
Producer – Sophie Galibert, Shincy Lu, Philippe Gompel
Screenwriter – Sophie Galibert, Arthur Cohen
Executive Producer –Sophie Galibert, Matthew Michel, Jacqueline Garcia Ortega
Cinematographer – Damien Steck
Composer – Clémentine Charuel
Editor – Camille Delprat
Associate Producer – Alexander Akoka, Clara Sansarricq, Arthur Cohen
Co-Producer – Cameron Holly Dexter
Colorist – Lionel Kopp
Casting Director – Jasmine Gutierrez
Production Designer –Yuelin Zhao
Costumer Designer – Gigi Harding
Music Supervisor –Roxanne Oldham
Cast – Alex Trewhitt, Joe Sachem, Dan Schultz, Sandy Duarte, Alice Bang, Hannah Alline, Melinda DeKay, Angela Nicholas, Charlie S. Jensen, Darius Levanté

A driftless young woman discovers she’s 11 weeks pregnant and has only 24 hours to make a consequential decision. This charming and meditative film examines how softly life moves, even in our most urgent moments.

June 8 @ 9:20pm — June 19 @ 10:20pm
9:20 pm — 10:20 pm (265h)


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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.