NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Found’

Join us for a screening of Found  screening from November 5th through 9th, followed by a conversation with director and writer Amanda Lipitz and producer Anita Gou.

In Amanda Lipitz’s documentary feature Found, three adopted American teenage girls discover that they are blood-related cousins.

Their online meeting inspires the young women to confront complicated and emotional questions, and embark on a once in a lifetime journey to China together in search of answers, connections, and their lost history.






Screening Dates: Film available from Friday, November 5th through Monday, November 9th.

Q&A: Tuesday, November 9th at 4:00pm ET. A conversation with director and writer Amanda Lipitz and producer Anita Gou

How to See the Film: Film is available on Netflix

Cost: Free



Amanda Lipitz is an award-winning producer, writer and director. Her directorial debut and first feature-length documentary, Step, premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking. Additionally, Step was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary, the African American Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary, the Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the AFI Docs Festival. Lipitz’s second documentary, Found, which she directed and produced with Impact Partners and Kindred Spirit Productions, is set to be released on Netflix in fall of 2021. Amanda co-created and directed Motherhacker, a scripted podcast with Gimlet Media and Spotify starring Carrie Coon, and which has recently dropped its second season. Her Broadway producing credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde the Musical, The Performers, A View From the Bridge (Tony Award®, Best Revival), and The Humans (Tony Award®, Best Play). Off-Broadway, Amanda developed and produced Brooklynite at The Vineyard Theatre. On television, Amanda served as executive producer and creator of MTV’s groundbreaking series Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. Lipitz graduated with a BFA in theater from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Amanda lives in New York City with her husband, two daughters, and son.

Kindred Spirit, founded by producer Anita Gou, curates high-quality content in film, television, and emerging media that showcases underrepresented voices and pushes the boundaries. Aimed at a global audience, Kindred Spirit is behind The Farewell starring Awkwafina which grossed over $23 million worldwide, received two Golden Globe® nominations including Best Foreign-Language Film and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature. Gou also produced Alma Har’el’s critically acclaimed Honey Boy for Amazon Studios, Nikole Beckwith’s Together Together for Bleecker Street, and partnered with Oscilloscope Laboratories on the North American release of We Are Little Zombies. Kindred Spirit is currently in post-production on Agnieszka Smoczynska’s English-language debut The Silent Twins starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance for Focus Features. Gou’s past works include: Assassination Nation which NEON released (Sundance 2018), Terminal 3 (Tribeca 2018), Netflix’s To the Bone (Sundance 2017), and The Assassin (Cannes 2015).

November 9 @ 4:00pm
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm (1h)

Free Virtual Q and A



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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.