New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join the 35th Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest) (October 12 – 24, 2023) to co-present Shorts: Women’s Night Out Remix, a surprising and sizzling collection of sapphic short films, all directed by women and nonbinary filmmakers — followed by NewFest’s Women’s Night Out Party!
In Person Screening followed by Q&A and party:
Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: 7:30pm ET
Location: SVA Theater, 333 W 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011
Also streaming virtually: 10/12-10/24
About the Films
A HISTORY OF SITTING IN WAITING ROOMS
Dir. Lorena Russi, USA, 2022, 9 min
A History of Sitting in Waiting Rooms is the coming of age story you never knew you wanted. Meet Lorena: a rambunctious six-year-old with six cavities. One for each of the letters in her name no one can pronounce. Lorena is a butch Latina fighting to find herself in the cacophony of Queens, NY in the 90s. With the help of her imaginary best friend, Boo, a Civil War ghost, Lorena will poorly navigate the drawn-out pains of puberty and the grief of adulthood.
AS YOU ARE
Dir. Daisy Friedman, USA, 2023, 15 min
When an interabled queer couple spends the night together for the first time, they must confront their complex relationships with desire, sexuality, bodily autonomy, and what it means truly to love another person.
Dir. Roku Jingwen Long, USA, 2023, 14 min
Amidst a heart-wrenching night out in NYC, two Asian girls, Lucy and Vanessa, unexpectedly discover love in each other’s arms. Lucy envisions a film that tells their story, and in secret, she resolves to turn that dream into reality.
Dir. Huriyyah Muhammad, USA, 2023, 17 min
Two hard-working moms are struggling to make a better life for themselves and their toddler, but their luck turns around when their baby gives them an unexpected gift.
Dir. Karina Dandashi, USA, 2022, 13 min
Two cousins born in separate countries reunite in Brooklyn when a run-in with an ex turns the night even more chaotic.
Dir. Miranda Haymon, USA, 2023, 13 min
In this surrealist black comedy, a woman’s curiosity in her ex-crush’s new girlfriend complicates after their cosmic meet cute at a Brooklyn rooftop party.
ROMANCE PACKAGE FOR TWO
Dir. Carlen May-Mann, USA, 2022, 14 min
The monotonous life of Cleo and Judy, a queer couple who run a kitschy love motel, is thrown into disarray when Cleo falls for a visiting dominatrix.
This program will be followed by a Q&A.
Thank you to our partner:
NewFest is New York’s largest presenter of LGBTQ+ film & media and the largest convener of queer audiences in the city. Our mission is to give voice and visibility to the wide scope of LGBTQ+ experiences through films and programs that entertain, educate, and empower.
333 W 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011
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.