New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) (October 4 – 8th, 2018) to co-present the Annual Sunday Brunch and Women Calling the Shots short film showcase – all in celebration of the outstanding achievements by women filmmakers at the festival.
WOMEN FILMMAKERS BRUNCH
DATE: Sunday, October 7th, 2018
WHERE: Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton, NY
TIME: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
RSVP for the Brunch
WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS SHOWCASE
DATE: Sunday, October 7th, 2018
WHERE: UA East Hampton Cinema 6 – UA5
TIME: 3:30 PM
Alexis Vail (Writer/Director)
Gilana Lobel (NYWIFT Member), Olicer Brooks, Naomi Wells (Producers)
15 mins/2018/English (USA)
An encounter with two strangers at a late-night diner prompts a stranded cult member to consider her future.
Cheer Up Baby
Adinah Dancyger (Writer/Director)
Emily McEvoy (Producer)
13 minutes/2017/English (USA)
A non-consensual encounter with a stranger on the subway leaves a young woman grappling with her sense of autonomy.
Death Metal Grandma
Leah Galant (Writer/Director)
Clifford Miu, Elizabeth Pauker, Sean Weiner, Christine Wexler, Linhan Zhang (Producers)
13 minutes/2018/English (USA)
Inge Ginsberg, a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor and celebrated songwriter for Doris Day and Dean Martin, comes out of retirement to pursue a career in heavy-metal music.
Mariama Diallo (Writer/Director)
Valerie Steinberg (Producer)
12 minutes/2018/English (USA)
A black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn finds itself haunted by a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane
Kim A. Snyder (Director/Producer)
Maria Cuomo Cole (Producer)
22 minutes/2018/English (USA/Scotland)
In the wake of the tragic 2012 massacre, a grieving clergyman in Sandy Hook, CT receives a letter of comfort from a fellow priest in Dunblane, Scotland, whose community suffered a similar fate nearly fifteen years prior. Across the Atlantic, the two men form a poignant bond through the shared experience of trauma and healing.
The Little Goddess “Choto Debi”
Gauri Adelkar (Writer/Director/NYWIFT Member)
Siddharth Adelkar (Producer)
15 minutes/2018/Bengali (India)
Twelve-year-old Durga faces a life-changing decision when presented with the opportunity to leave her rural Indian village.
Thin Ice “Glad Ijs”
Joosje Duk (Writer/Director/NYWIFT Member)
Tamar Guttmann, Quintin Baker, Achmed Akkabi (Producers)
10 minutes/2018/Dutch (Netherlands)
The lost-and-found booth attendant of a local ice skating rink grows increasingly nervous upon noticing a man with a suspicious backpack.
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.
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.