Four NYWIFT Members Receive 2020 Women’s Fund Grants

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is a groundbreaking initiative by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of female and female-identifying artists in film, television, and theatre and now music. On March 12, 2020, 94 women-led or focused projects were selected to receive funds totaling $2 million. This is the second round of a three-year, $5.5 million program. In all, 1357 applications were submitted for consideration in the second round.

Four NYWIFT member projects were selected!

The films below are sorted by category. Congratulations to all the recipients! 

Fiction Short

The Weeds in This Garden
by NYWIFT Member Grace Kim

Combining live-action, poetry and animation, this film is a protest against false narratives of womanhood and femininity.

Fiction Web Series

The Evagelists
by NYWIFT Member Kathleen Wallace

Sister Mary Beyoncé and her fellow Evagelists (evangelists for feminism) tackle systemic taboos, biases, and inequalities.

Documentary Feature


Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
by NYWIFT Member Michéle Stephenson

Going to Mars pushes the boundaries of biographical documentary to reveal the enduring influence of poet Nikki Giovanni.

Documentary Web Series

Before We Wrap
By NYWIFT Member Elizabeth Charles

Late night talk show hosted by a black woman, featuring cultural conversations and musical guests.


Congratulations again to all of these amazing filmmakers! 

See the full list of projects.