Women on the Front Lines: Changing the Game @ Sundance

AMC Networks, in partnership with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women in Film LA, and ReFrame present:

Women on the Front Lines: Changing the Game

Sundance Institute reports that 46% of directors competing in this year’s festival are women, up 6% from 2019. While there’s still further to go, these statistics show that progress is possible when concerted efforts are made to address systemic biases.

AMC Networks will bring together leading women from the front lines in entertainment to discuss gender parity, inclusion and the way forward.

Moderated by Arianna Bocco (EVP of Acquisitions and Production, IFC Films)

Featured Panelists:

Haifaa al-Mansour 

Jackie Cruz

Hanelle Culpepper

Monica Levinson

Ekwa Msangi 

*more to be announced

And featuring an introduction by leaders of the two largest professional associations for women in the entertainment:

Cynthia Lopez, Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television

Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Women in Film, Los Angeles


Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020

Time: 1 – 2 PM

Location: SundanceTV|HQ
268 Main Street
Park City, UT 82930


Will you attend Sundance 2020? Email Community Engagement Director Katie Chambers at kchambers@nywift.org to receive an invitation to this exclusive event.


Thank you to our partners at:

January 24 @ 1:00pm
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm (1h)



Email us to receive an invitation

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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.