New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) accepts tax-deductible contributions for nonprofit film and video projects produced by NYWIFT members. Projects in NYWIFT’s fiscal sponsorship program must have a creative, an education or a charitable purpose.

Choose from our current projects:

About That Night

About That Night

In this feature drama set on an American college campus, a Freshman Girl wakes up after a drunken campus party and discovers she may have been sexually assaulted. She remembers nothing.
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After the Vote

After the Vote

A feature documentary about women in politics in the post suffrage era.
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AmeRican Poet Tato Laviera

AmeRican Poet Tato Laviera

AmeRican Poet Tato Laviera tells the story of a prolific poet, playwright, and community activist from the Lower East Side.
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Andasibe

Andasibe

Madagascar’s ecosystem is one of the most threatened on the planet.
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An Unknown Country

An Unknown Country

An independent film that tells the story of those who fled Europe escaping the Nazi terror to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador, a small South American country barely known at the time.
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A Vow From the Ruins

A Vow From the Ruins

An intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 85 year-old woman who survived the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
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Bait

Bait

In a prosperous suburb in 1986, New Jersey, an 11-year-old girl discovers her father is a child molester and has been using her as bait. Will she protect him or tell the truth in this heartbreaking true story?
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Bait & Tackle

Bait & Tackle

The story follows Katherine, a widow in the twilight years of her life. Her new eccentric roommate, Wanda, seeks retirement and redemption. Both tales come to a head when her estranged daughter comes calling on her doorstep.
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Beautiful Pasadena

Beautiful Pasadena

Beautiful Pasadena tells the story of a marriage in crisis at the start of the economic collapse in 2008.
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Black Enuf*

Black Enuf*

Black Enuf* is an animated documemoir that takes a playful approach to heavier questions of identity, difference, and self-acceptance.
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Borneo: Fire, Orangutans, and Indigenous Culture

Borneo: Fire, Orangutans, and Indigenous Culture

The largest population of orangutans on the planet in the Sabangau forest on the Indonesian half of Borneo is threatened by fire.
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Bound to Everest

Bound to Everest

A survivor of the deadliest day in Mt. Everest’s lurid history, journalist and adventure-filmmaker Michael Churton returns to the Himalayas to pay respects to the past and rediscover what was lost.
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By A Thread

By A Thread

What the price of silence? That’s the prevailing question in By A Thread, a documentary currently in production about a journalist's search for her late mother's hidden past and the reason for her secrecy.
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By Your Side

By Your Side

By Your Side is a dramatic, coming-of-age short film about an adolescent girl that is an aspiring cam model, in hopes of following her famous mother's footsteps.
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CAP

CAP

CAP is a father-son love story set in Los Angeles and inspired by true events. This two part story explores the devastating effects of gun violence on a family.
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Caroline's Wedding

Caroline's Wedding

Caroline’s Wedding explores the immigrant experience and the struggles of a hard-working Haitian family adjusting to a new life in Brooklyn in the 1990s.
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Cinema Street Short Screenplay Competition and Production

Cinema Street Short Screenplay Competition and Production

Established by Dana Offenbach and Terry Lawler to give women screenwriters of short films an opportunity to have their work produced.
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Civita

Civita

Natalie Reuss will direct, produce and shoot a poetic, observational film about the ancient Italian hill town, Civita di Bagnoregio (Civita).
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Creatively Speaking

Creatively Speaking

Over the course of twenty-one years, Creatively Speaking has become the leading, curated film series offering a diverse forum that highlights independent film by and about women and people of color.
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Dust: The Lingering Legacy of 9/11

Dust: The Lingering Legacy of 9/11

Dust highlights the tragedy of the people who relive 9/11 and deal with its deadly legacy on a daily basis.
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Eric & Laura: A Love Lost in Translation

Eric & Laura: A Love Lost in Translation

In this feature documentary film, producer and director Eric Crabb Moon steps in front of the camera to become to subject alongside his wife Laura.
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The Fairbanks Four

The Fairbanks Four

October 11, 1997 2:50am - Police sirens break through the cold air of Fairbanks, Alaska. A body has been found. Word spreads that a white 15 year old boy has been sexually assaulted and beaten to death.
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Feel Memory

Feel Memory

In Feel Memory, artist Viviane Silvera combines live action with stop-motion made out of thousands of hand-painted stills (approximately 50,000).
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Film Fatales

Film Fatales

Film Fatales is a diverse community of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive environment in which to make their films.
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Frank Bey: When You Ask Me

Frank Bey: When You Ask Me

An aging blues singer returns to the stage 17 years after music broke his heart. Frank Bey’s incredible journey reaches a climactic year as he overcomes the loss of his backing band to record his dream album in Nashville.
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Ghost Light: Reclaiming Theater in the Age of AIDS

Ghost Light: Reclaiming Theater in the Age of AIDS

Ghost Light: Reclaiming Theater in the Age of AIDS, an eight-part television documentary series, examines the impact of the AIDS crisis on the theater industry and community.
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Greenlighters Academy

Greenlighters Academy

The ABFF Greenlighters Academy is an educational incubator program for college students with an interest in pursuing corporate careers in film, television and new media.
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In the Dark

In the Dark

In the Dark follows Nina Kristoff, a prestigious New York Times reporter specializing in sex crimes, back to her native South Africa where she covers the brutal gang rape of an eight-year-old girl.
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In The Moon’s Shadow

In The Moon’s Shadow

On August 21, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse crossed the length of the United States from the Oregon coast to North Carolina.
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In This Together

In This Together

The future is female and the revolution of fempires is evolving greater than we can imagine, but NOT fast enough!
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Is He Nuts

Is He Nuts

A documentary telling Dennis Schleicher's story, sharing his journey as his book, “Is He Nuts? Why a gay man would become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints"
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Just Ad Man

Just Ad Man

We've all heard about sexism in Hollywood, but sometimes it's hard to see. In the documentary “Just Ad Man” the point is brought to life through talented but struggling director, Jody Lauren Miller.
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Kingfish

Kingfish

Kingfish is a feature film that fans of The Goonies and Stand By Me will love. The story takes us to Montauk, NY, where a small fishing community is being overrun by real estate developers and wealthy vacationers.
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Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0

Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0

New York Women in Film and Television is proud to serve as fiscal agent for the Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 Initiative by The Loreen Arbus Foundation and EIN SOF Communications.
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LOVE Gilda

LOVE Gilda

In her own words, comedian Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career.
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Marooned in the Caribbean

Marooned in the Caribbean

Nobody escapes from blood and thunder in Colombia, and definitely not in the archipelago of San Andres. The Raizal people are excruciatingly persecuted by their government.
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MIA: Stories of the Vietnam War Bracelet 

MIA: Stories of the Vietnam War Bracelet 

The film tells the story of Vietnam through the perspective of the soldiers who went missing, their families who suffered and the people who wore their bracelets.
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Miracle

Miracle

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary lives of the Sisters of Rosary Hill who care for their "guests" who come for their last waltz, with remarkable impact.
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Moshulu Parkway

Moshulu Parkway

This short (15 minute) film comedy set in 1941 The Bronx, New York is a window into the world of a loving Jewish family during World War II.
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My Dinner with Schwartzey

My Dinner with Schwartzey

A 16-year old with dreams of rock stardom, has become the “special friend” of Schwartzey, a powerful music producer with a penchant for teenage girls who promises to make her dreams come true.
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My Wild Heart

My Wild Heart

Produced and directed by Erin Harper and Lily Vakili, My Wild Heart: The Art of Nader Gholi Vakili details the life of Nader Vakili, an Iranian-American plant pathologist with a gift for wood sculptures.
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New York WILD Film Festival

New York WILD Film Festival

The New York WILD Film Festival showcases a spectrum of topics, from exploration and adventure to wildlife and the environment, bringing all things WILD to one of the most urban cities in the world.
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On the Road with David Amram

On the Road with David Amram

Taking the viewer from composer, David Amram’s classical roots through his friendship with Jack Kerouac and the Beats, and continue to the present day.
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Park Slope Moms

Park Slope Moms

Park Slope Moms is a dark comedy series created and produced by NYWIFT member, Alexandra Foucard and directed by NYWIFT member and Primetime Emmy winner Annetta Marion.
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Pitch to Screen

Pitch to Screen

The project designed to help storytellers get their projects from script to screen, helping in three ways: producing shorts workshops and a festival to connect filmmakers in industry experts and opportunities.
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Poetry Unites America

Poetry Unites America

The POETRY UNITES series reveals how much Americans have in common when they open up through their love of poetry.
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Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert is a story about a racist long-distance trucker who picks up a young African American hitchhiker.
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QUEENS

QUEENS

Our award winning series, QUEENS pays homage to the working-class people and neighborhoods of that borough and New York City.
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Raising Zuly

Raising Zuly

A little girl defying many stereotypes. A mother intent on raising an independent child. Follow the journey of renowned French tap dancer Roxane Butterfly and her daughter Zuly who has Down syndrome.
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The Rehearsal Club

The Rehearsal Club

The 1937 hit film Stage Door was based on The Rehearsal Club, a residence for young struggling actresses in NYC. See the stories of the club's residents and the times in which they lived.
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The Scream

The Scream

An eerie scream from a woman being attacked penetrates the meat packing district while busy New Yorker's question their consciences about taking action.
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Stickman

Stickman

A deeply moving documentary about homeless man Roosevelt Wilkerson, whose passion for carving walking sticks connects him to a world beyond the streets and launches him on an incredible journey.
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[STOL*PERN]=to TRIP

[STOL*PERN]=to TRIP

While I was in Berlin, I was handed a flyer for a "Stolpersteinverlegung". A Stolperstein is an art piece, a single memorial for an individual victim of the Nazis.
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Super Fire Woman and Her Sparks

Super Fire Woman and Her Sparks

Super Fire Woman And Her Sparks is a talk show hosted by Super Fire Woman that celebrates people with unique challenges to show case their talent.
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Tonight and Every Night

Tonight and Every Night

This story offers a window into how society relates to our elders, especially those with cognitive impairment.
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Veral

Veral

A High Plains, neo-gothic story of a city-slicker reporter hunting out a scoop in a brutal, gruesome, rural landscape.
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Visible Poetry Project: The Weeds in this Garden

Visible Poetry Project: The Weeds in this Garden

The Visible Poetry Project strives to make poetry accessible, exploring how we can recreate and experience poems through the medium of film.
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What Were You Wearing

What Were You Wearing

This is about victim blaming from the point of view of real sexual assault survivors.
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Women and Hollywood

Women and Hollywood

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry. The site was founded in 2007 by Melissa Silverstein.
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Women of the Mountain

Women of the Mountain

Rebecca Byerly tells a powerful story about three seemingly ordinary – yet truly extraordinary – women who run the world's longest, most mountainous ultra-marathons.
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94 to 104.9

94 to 104.9

This documentary explores the stories of five women in the winter of their lives. Their age being on the tenth decade, ranging between 94 and 104.9 (3 months short of 105, her 11th decade).
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