NYWIFT Member Screening: Comedy Shorts

Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening showcasing several comedy shorts by NYWIFT members: Queens (dir. Nicole Gomez Fisher), Sucked In (dir. Courtney Camerota), Mommy Mafia (created by Laura Sweeney), 116 (dir. Julia Campanelli), and Traffic Opera (dir. Andrew Pochan). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screening will take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

Nicole Gomez Fisher (Director/NYWIFT Member)
Cindy Chu (Writer/Lead Actor/Producer/NYWIFT Member)
20:01 min, 2018

Queens is a comedy series about three best friends struggling to make ends meet while realizing being adults is a lot harder than their immigrant parents led them to believe.

Sucked In
Courtney Camerota (Director/Writer/NYWIFT Member)
Andrea Pappas (Producer/NYWIFT Member)
9 min, 2019


A young woman arrives home late one night to find a dangerous intruder frantically rummaging through her New York City apartment. When her roommate arrives, things take an unexpected turn.

Mommy Mafia
Laura Sweeney (Creator/Producer/Actor/NYWIFT Member)
23:42 min, 2018


Mommy Mafia is a dark comedy about a mischievous mommy support group which stumbles into a hilarious series of misadventures on the mean streets of yuppie Brooklyn, rubbing elbows with the actual mafia, and fighting a turf war with their nemesis Yoga Bitch.

Julia Campanelli (Writer/Director/Producer/Principal Actor/NYWIFT Member)
Lauretta Provost (Cinematographer)
Dina Alexander (Editor/Sound Design/NYWIFT Member)
15 min, 2017

A woman wakes up in a disheveled, upscale hotel room with a younger man in her bed. He doesn’t speak English and refuses to leave. Through a series of hilarious flashbacks, she pieces together what just happened. It’s The Hangover meets Lost in Translation and it only happens in Room 116.

Traffic Opera
Andrew Pochan (Director/Writer)
Tracy Schott (Executive Producer/NYWIFT Member)
Sue Lange (Writer/Producer/NYWIFT Member)
18 min, 2017

Drivers stuck at a traffic light push previously held prejudices aside to overcome a crazy gunman who is forcing everyone to push a stalled tractor trailer out of the intersection, all while staying on key.


Special thanks to Carlina Rivera and the New York City 2nd Council District
for discretionary funding for the NYWIFT Member Screening Series.

And thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Signature Vodka of NYWIFT

Still from “Sucked In” (dir. Courtney Camerota)

January 28 @ 7:00pm
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)

$7 for NYWIFT Members
$9 for Students, Seniors, Members of Women Make Movies, IFP, AAWIC, ImageNation, DCTV, and Center for Communications
$12 for Nonmembers



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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.