NYWIFT at the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival


New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) (October 6 – 10th, 2016) to co-present the panel discussion Women in Film: Lots of Talk. Any Action?, the Annual Brunch and Women Calling the Shots short film showcase – all in celebration of the outstanding achievements by women filmmakers.



Though the subject of gender diversity behind the camera has been increased in industry (and public) conversation over the past several years, have conditions for female filmmakers actually improved? What are the challenges women face in getting projects financed, produced and distributed? How do they combat day-to-day bias with strength and fortitude? How can we transform conversation into action?

We’ve invited a selection of HIFF 2016’s female filmmakers for a practical and intimate conversation with Alexis Alexanian, NYWIFT Board President and President of Production at Locomotive, and Thelma Adams, film journalist, author, and member of the HIFF Advisory Board. Filmmaker panelists include Jessie Auritt (Supergirl), Kat Coiro (Wig Shop), Chris Hegedus (Unlocking the Cage), Kahane Cooperman (Joe’s Violin).

DATE: Sunday, October 9th, 2016
WHERE: Rowdy Hall, 10 Main Street, East Hampton
TIME: 10am

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DATE: Sunday, October 9th, 2016
WHERE: Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton, NY
TIME: 11:30am – 1:30 PM

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The End
Director: Heather Joan Smith
15 mins. (USA) World Premiere
A man and a dog grieve the loss of a loved one.


Joe’s Violin
Director: Kahane Cooperman
24 minutes (USA)
A violin unites a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor and a 12-year-old girl from the Bronx, changing both of their lives in unexpected ways.

Directors: Veena Rao, Emily Sheskin
4 minutes (USA) World Premiere
As genetic surveillance technology advances, it’s the little things we take for granted–such as hair and saliva–that reveal the most.

Visit 57
Director: Kate Phelan
12 minutes (USA) New York Premiere
During her latest trip to the fertility clinic, Kate has a moment of clarity.


Wig Shop
Director: Kat Coiro
15 minutes (USA) World Premiere
At a routine visit to the local wig shop, an Orthodox Jewish woman (Emily Mortimer) uncovers a life-changing secret.


Woman in Deep
Director: Janicza Bravo
15 minutes (USA)
A woman (Alison Pill) calls a suicide prevention hotline on her birthday, only to be put on hold.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016, 3:45PM
UA East Hampton Cinema 6 – UA-5
30 Main Street, East Hampton
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Monday, October 10th, 2016, 3:00PM
UA East Hampton Cinema 6 – UA-4
30 Main Street, East Hampton
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The Hamptons International Film Festival
was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.


October 9 @ 11:30am
11:30 am — 1:30 pm (2h)

East Hampton, NY

Brunch at: Mulford Farm (10 James Lane)

Shorts Showcase at: East Hampton UA4

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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.