Members in the News

Below are just a few of the most recent accomplishments of our talented members! If you want to join this dynamic community, we hope you will consider applying for NYWIFT membership.

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I AM ARBESU, a documentary from NYWIFT member Christiane Arbesu, was recently screened at the Latino Film Market in August. The film is a woman’s profound and personal journey to discover the family and country she never knew. Watch the trailer.


 

NYWIFT member Tammy Reese recently interviewed Founder of The Raindance Film Festival Elliot Grove for the online publication Vocal Media. The interview touches on subjects including the future of the film industry, Groves’s history as a producer, screenwrite,r and more. Read more.


 

The Importance of Experience, Sentiment & Emotion in Advertising: How do you make advertising that moves people? This webinar shows how experience, sentiment and emotion interact to make persuasive advertising. But understanding how people think and feel is key to all communications. Former NYWIFT Board member and long-time Power Player Breakfast Committee member Barbara (Bobbi) Alpert is a panelist. Bobbi’s company, Chilmark Digital, partnered in a study in which their interactive video platform, [ReSync], provided in-depth analysis of how people felt about an ad they viewed and what motivated those feelings. It produced a road map for communications that connect with audiences. [ReSync] has been widely used to test movie trailers, television shows and other creative content for years. And content is Queen, whatever the format. So tune in! The event will be held Wed, Aug 19 at 11:00am EDT. One hour. Learn more and register.


 

NYWIFT member Eve Austin (actor & producer) has worked on several projects that have been accepted to festivals and screened in the past few months:

Joe, a short film featuring Austin, screened at The Artists & Beers Screening Series at The Queens Brewery in February. The film is aromantic comedy about finding yourself, your soulmate, and some coffee. The film was written & directed by Shara Ashley Zeiger and produced by Amanda Burton, both NYWIFT members.

Confidant and Wink, two films that Austin appeared in, screened at the Venus International Film Festival in May. Confidant was directed by NYWIFT member Debra Markowitz.

LEGIT, a short film produced by Austin, was an official selection of the New York Lift Off Festival in August. LEGIT is the serio-comic story of one woman’s struggle to be the top executive of the oldest profession and legalizing it.  There is resistance to her plan from every end, from politicians to warring madams.


 

Uma Maheshwara Ugra Rupasya (Uma Mahesh’s Fierce Form), a film produced by NYWIFT member Vijaya Praveena Paruchuri, is now streaming on Netflix. Defeated and humiliated in a fight while trying to defuse a conflict among his fellow villagers, a photographer vows revenge on his attacker. The film was produced by Paruchuri’s Indian production company Mahayana Motion Pictures and was made in collaboration with Arka Media Works, the producers of the biggest film in India. Watch the film.


 

The Improv House, a virtual & live improv show featuring NYWIFT member Whitney Uland, is now available to stream. The Improv House is a comedy show that you’ve never seen before, and one that you may never see again! Each episode is completely made-up on the spot and broadcast live. Each show is based on an audience suggestion from the comment feed. Learn more.


 

Can You Hear Us Now?, a feature documentary produced by NYWIFT member Susan Peters, will screen as part of The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival Drive-In Summer Series. Small-town activism. Nail-biting elections. A last-minute power grab. In Wisconsin, where extreme partisanship has become the norm, voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers. Through the stories of a working-class mother of five, a laid-off environmental educator, a retired school teacher and a tireless voting rights activist, Can You Hear Us Now? unravels the ways that years of one-party rule have reshaped democracy in a state formerly known for its progressive history. The film will screen Aug 5. Learn more and purchase tickets.


 

 
Legit, a short film produced by N YWIFT member Eve Austin, is an official selection of the New York Lift Off Festival. Legit is the serio-comic story of one woman’s struggle to be the top executive of the oldest profession and legalizing it.  There is resistance to her plan from every end,  from politicians to warring madams. The film will be available to stream until Aug 2. Learn more and watch.

 


 

Am I Buggin?, a short film directed by NYWIFT member Cathleen Campbell is an official selection of the Latino Film Market Festival. The film is based on Selina Hernandez’s angry, funny and heartfelt poem about the East Harlem neighborhood she loves—and fears she’s losing— due to gentrification. Am I Buggin? is available to stream until Aug 2. Learn more and purchase tickets


Motherhood, a short film by NYWIFT member Casey Killoran is screening virtually at the 29th Woods Hole Film Festival. Motherhood shows a raw and honest view of regret in motherhood. It is a day in the life of the young mother, Cat. Cat adores her husband, Phillip. But holds a grudge against Tommy, their unruly 5 year-old, for being the cause of Phillip’s declining love and attention. One day she finds herself empowered to end that misery with one single act. Motherhood is a look at a controversial topic that probably is more common amongst moms than we are willing to admit.The festival will stream July 25-Aug 1. Learn more and purchase tickets.


 

There All Along, a film edited by NYWIFT member Veronique N. Doumbe, is an official selection of the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival.  The festival will run Sept 9-15.


Villa Diodati, a Chamber-Opera/Film with music by NYWIFT member Mira J Spektor, is now streaming on PBS All Arts Selects. Past and present collide in “Villa Diodati,” the off-Broadway musical theater show that imagines the fateful vacation that Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their friends enjoyed in the summer of 1816. The stormy weather kept the friends inside telling ghost stories, and it provided the inspiration for “Frankenstein.” In the play, a modern couple finds their lives overlapping with the literary greats. Watch now.


Toss It, a film by NYWIFT member Michele Remsen, has been awarded the ReFrame Stamp. Toss It is a recipient of the NYWIFT Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion Grant. In partnership with IMDbPro, the ReFrame Stamp aims to celebrate studios, networks, & creatives that have demonstrated measurable progress towards gender parity when developing, producing, financing, and marketing their product. Learn more about the ReFrame Stamp and see if your film is eligible.


First Online with Fran, a podcast by NYWIFT member Frances McGarry, has posted a new episode. Put on your Super Hero Cape when you listen to Valerie David’s podcast: The Pink Hulk, a One-Woman Warrior’s survival story from cancer. But her show is NOT just about cancer; it is about conquering our fears, our anxieties, our despair during the pandemic and removing our metaphorical masks to voice the racial injustices of Black Lives Matter. Listen now.


 

Squeaky, a new performance featuring NYWIFT member Brooke Hoover, will stream virtually as part of the Hollywood Fringe. It is fall 2014, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme has crashed the announced wedding of Charles Manson and his millennial bride. Through recollection and observation, Squeaky opines about the current state of affairs and the unavailable men in her life: Manson, Ford, and Daddy. Squeaky is written and directed by Brad Forenza and will be available to stream via Zoom on July 5 at 9pm EST. Learn more and register.


 

Get Vocal, a new documentary from NYWIFT member Kristina Teschner, is available to stream on YouTube. The documentary embeds the viewer with activists during a day of demonstrations in Albany, NY, as they fight to prevent Governor Cuomo and the State Senate from rolling back recently won and implemented bail reform. Watch the trailer. Teschner previously attended a bipartisan session with NYWIFT and She Should Run, which led to her creating video content for Tiffany Caban’s high-profile campaign for Queens District Attorney. Watch the film.


 

Zoo (Volkerschau), a short film from NYWIFT member & WIFV-DC Board Member Monda Raquel Webb, is available to watch on Vimeo. Zoo (Volkerschau) is about a day in the life of an African girl on display for the first time in an Human Zoo in Brussels, Belgium at the World’s Fair in 1958. Watch the film.


 

EVERY MOTHER’S SON, a film from NYWIFT member Tami Gold, is streaming at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The film profiles three women from very different walks of life who find themselves united to seek justice after their sons are unjustly killed by police. Their stories are tragic, but their courage is transformative. The film will be screened on TODAY June 25 with a panel discussion looking at the history of policing in America and structural racism to follow. This screening and panel is co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter. Learn more and register.


 

The Housesitters, a new short film directed by NYWIFT member Whitney St. Ours, is available to stream on the platform Alter. On their last day as hired house-sitters a young couple is visited unexpectedly by a stranger who exposes the lies between them. Watch the film.


 

Anim8Nature: Life Cycles, a short film from NYWIFT member Kristin Reiber Harris, is now available to stream on HERFLIX. The 9-minute documentary is a compilation of a series of animated life cycles Kristin developed with Seed Fund support from WIFV-DC. The film explores the life cycles of acorns, Monarch butterflies, jellyfish, lichens, fungus, 17-year cicada and dandelions. Watch the film.


 

The Homemade Sketch Show, a new digital sketch comedy series by NYWIFT member Shara Ashley Zeiger, is available to stream on YouTube. The series is an international collaboration featuring a new host and musical guest each week. New episodes will be posted every Friday at 6pm. Watch now.


 

Shanti Khana, a documentary from NYWIFT member Lauren Anders Brown, will stream as part of Global Health Film Classics. Food. Sleep. Shelter. Recovery. All seem equally important, and for a Rohingya woman with a family, all are out of her control and it’s overwhelming. Shanti Khana follows a day in the life of one woman, Minara, as she navigates the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in search for some normalcy and peace. The film will stream June 20, World Refugee Day. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Anders Brown, moderated by Laura Cook. Learn more and register.


 

First Online with Fran, a podcast from NYWIFT member Fran McGarry, has a new episode available to stream. So, what’s a young Muslim woman born in Saudi Arabia, raised as a US citizen in Mississippi, only to defy all the odds by moving to NYC to become a one-woman sensation in her highly- acclaimed show Dirty Paki Lingerie? Listen in to her airing an authentic assessment of how women, women of color, Muslim women break all the boundaries of what it means to be an American today. This episode features Aizzah Fatima. Learn more and listen.


 

Dust Nuggets, a feature film produced by NYWIFT member Sue Lange, is now available to stream through Prime Video. KK Colson is the manager for the Dust Nuggets band. She’s in a coma from a drug overdose and dreaming about how she took her band to the top. Now she must decide whether she wants to wake up and live or just stay dead. Watch the film.


 

A Social Cure, a documentary from NYWIFT member Meissa Hampton, is an official selection of the Vienna Independent Film Festival and is available to rent through Prime Video. The film is about overcoming the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS with the help of our social networks. Watch the film.


A Case of Blue, a film co-produced by NWIFT member Suzanne Ordas Curry, and executive-produced by Scott Rosenfelt (Producer of Home Alone) will be screening at the Lighthouse International Film Festival on Long Beach Island, NJ. The film is a love story between Richard (Stephen Schnetzer, Emmy-nominated daytime actor), Amelia (Annapurna Shriram) and Ellie (Tracy Shayne). Scott Rosenfelt will also be accepting an award for his lifetime of work in film. NYWIFT member Isabella Olaguera was 1st AD on the movie. Over 50% of the crew was female. The film will be shown in a drive-in format on June 17. The LIFF is one of the only in-person festivals that has been conducted during the pandemic. Learn more and purchase tickets.


 

The first episode ofUnfiltered Reality Hosted by Chango, a new podcast produced by NYWIFT member Alixx Schottland, will stream Friday, June 12 at 4pm EST. Schottland will be interviewing Chango, a former inmate incarcerated at Dannemora in the late 1990s. Chango and Schottland have adapted his story into a feature film about the NYC crack wars, hip hop culture of the 1990s, police corruption, and the countless murders revolving around drug trade. The interview will be available to stream live through UrbanWorld and Instagram. Learn more.


 

Gabrielle, a short film from NYWIFT member Nicola Rose, is an official selection of the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. When 13-year-old Gabrielle signs up for ballet, she encounters bullying from her teacher — and true friendship where she least expects it. It is a story about overcoming bullying, body image, friendship and knowing your worth. The film will screen as part of he Under a Girl’s Eye shorts block on  June 12. Purchase tickets.


 

The digital premiere for Queens, a new series from NYWIFT member Cindy Chu (creator & star), has been announced. The series is a brash comedy that follows the friendship of three Asian American Queens natives as they struggle to accept adulting isn’t what their immigrant parents taught them it’d be. The digital premiere will be held June 11, 8pm EST. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the cast. Purchase tickets.


 

Dust Nuggets, a feature film produced by NYWIFT member Sue Lange, is now available to stream through Prime Video. KK Colson is the manager for the Dust Nuggets band. She’s in a coma from a drug overdose and dreaming about how she took her band to the top. Now she must decide whether she wants to wake up and live or just stay dead. Watch the film.


 

A Social Cure, a documentary from NYWIFT member Meissa Hampton, is an official selection of the Vienna Independent Film Festival and is available to rent through Prime Video. The film is about overcoming the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS with the help of our social networks. Watch the film.


 

The digital premiere for Queens, a new series from NYWIFT member Cindy Chu (creator & star), has been announced. The series is a brash comedy that follows the friendship of three Asian American Queens natives as they struggle to accept adulting isn’t what their immigrant parents taught them it’d be. The digital premiere will be held June 11, 8pm EST. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the cast. Purchase tickets.


 

Gabrielle, a short film from NYWIFT member Nicola Rose, is an official selection of the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. When 13-year-old Gabrielle signs up for ballet, she encounters bullying from her teacher — and true friendship where she least expects it. It is a story about overcoming bullying, body image, friendship and knowing your worth. The film will screen as part of he Under a Girl’s Eye shorts block on June 9 and June 12. Purchase tickets.


 

NYWIFT Member Eve Austin will appear in two films screening at the Venus Italian International Film Festival. Confidant, directed by NYWIFT member Debra Markowitz, will screen June 6 in the 12pm block. Wink will screen June  7 in the 6pm block. The entire festival will be streamed digitally. Learn more and purchase tickets.


 

 

Rosie, a new film produced by NYWIFT member Nicole Palermo, is now available to stream on Vimeo. The film tells the true story of a woman who desperately seeks an end to her suffering, but finds a friend in an unexpected stranger. Watch the film.


Because I Could, a new film from NYWIFT member Niki J. Borger, is now streaming on Vimeo. Set twenty years in the future, four adults confess their day-to-day climate sins and why they didn’t do things any better. Watch the film.


The Riant Theatre is having a Virtual Online Play Reading Party on Zoom of Family Inheritance by Anthony Fusco on Sunday, May 31st at 6:45pm EST (U.S. and Canada). To join the Zoom Event RSVP at JocundaFilmFestival@gmail.com. As a family tries to bond with their only son, he discovers an inheritance that was passed on to him at birth. Featuring member Marsha-Ann Hay at Patricia Warren. There will be a  talkback afterwards with the playwright and cast after the reading. Learn more


 

A short monologue from NYWIFT member Okema T. Moore has been chosen by the Billie Holiday Theatre to be read as a part of their 50in50 Series. The short scene, which was selected as part of the theatre’s special edition series about Love In the Time of Corona, will be read by one of their chosen cast of Broadway and Film Star actors. The monologue, titled Say Something, was inspired by the loss of Brooklyn’s own amazing activist, restaurateur, founder of the Nigerian Film Festival, and Moore’s uncle Jonathan Adewumito COVID-19. NYWIFT member Marsha-Ann Hay has a piece featured as well. The reading will be streamed via Facebook Live on May 28 at 8pm EST. Learn more.


 

CourtBuddy has published a blog post written by NYWIFT member Diane Bradshaw. How Will The Coronavirus Change The Way Lawyers Serve And Charge Clients? The post touches on issues like expansion of services,  turning crisis into an opportunity, and taking more time for pro bono cases. Diane Bradshaw is an attorney with Bradshaw Law Group P.C., a boutique firm in New York City handling general law with concentrations in entertainment law, intellectual property, and litigation. Read more.


 

NYWIFT member Piera Van de Wiel has released a new single, Used, to raise awareness around her fundraising initiative that has been endorsed by the United Nations Trust Fund to end violence against women. Van de Wiel’s aim is to raise $300,000 for women and girls who are victims of violence and abuse. During this time of Covid-19, domestic abuse cases have increased exponentially. Listen to the single on Spotify and donate.


 

 

 MARÍA, a short film written and directed by NYWIFT member Zoé Salicrup Junco, will screen at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival as part of their virtual film festival LALIFF Connect 2020. Set against the devastation of a recent hurricane, a young woman’s mental health is pushed to the edge when she returns home to care for her suicidal father. Following the aftermath of Hurricane María, this short film shines a light on the mental health deterioration underserved communities, like Puerto Rico, endure after natural disasters. The screening, followed by a Q&A with the director, will be held on May 24 at 5pm PST/8 pm EST. Register in advance to watch the film. 


NYWIFT member Frances McGarry has launched First Online With Fran’s “There’s No Place Like Art” Podcast. Feeling trapped during the COVID-19 self-quarantine? Here’s a pair of Italian Sisters, Delphine and Carmela, cooking up concoctions that will soothe your soul. Listen to their hilarious spin of how the arts (and food) can cure what ails ya! Listen now.

 

 


 

NYWIFT member Pat Ceasar is an Executive Producer & Lead Actor, in Alone Apart. It was shot on location in Scotland, Atlanta, GA & Montclair, NJ. The NJ location crew, Pat Ceasar was the Asso. Director, Director of Photography, Set Designer & Hair-Make up & Props. Alone Apart has been accepted in 3 film festivals. It is an Arek Zasowski Film in association with Maegan Coker and Pat Ceasar. The film is ashort comedy about where you are during the quarantine.  


 

 
 

NYWIFT member Pat Ceasar is the Executive Producer, Set Designer, Associate Editor & Lead Actress in  CLEAN SHEETS which won Best Comedy Short at the Golden State Film Festival in March 2020. It is a comedy about a women’s obsession with doing laundry and this has her family very concerned. It has also screened at New Film Makers Film festival, NYC.


 

Inside Out, a new podcast from NYWIFT member Yhá Mourhia Wright is now available for listening. The podcast shines a light on the journey behind entrepreneurs, entertainers, and thought-leaders who are ready to keep it real about the ups and downs of their path. Inside Out is available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, and more. Learn more and listen.


 

NYWIFT Member Sue Lange has taken advantage of downtime and created a web series of humorous Zoom interviews. It’s called Skip Intro and consists of interviews between words trying to sign up for unemployment benefits because they’ve been removed from the dictionary and their case worker down at the Agency. Words include: “retiring,” “Hodad,” etc. Watch now.


 

Casting Through COVID-19, a new episode of Stage Screen and In Between with HELEN, is now available to stream on YouTube. NYWIFT member Helen Proimos discusses the challenges of casting during a pandemic with casting director, producer and NYWIFT member Donna McKenna. Watch the discussion. Stage Screen and In Between In airs in Manhattan on Fridays at 4pm on MNN (Fios – Ch. 34, RCN – Ch.83, Spectrum – Ch. 56 & 1996) or through livestream at MNN.org.


NYWIFT member Janet Paxton Gardner is pleased to announce that public television stations across the United States will broadcast her award-winning documentary, Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries, over the next two years, beginning in May. The film reveals the continuing influence of Quakers on American social movements over the centuries. Visit the film’s site to find your local listing. The film will air in New York on May 26 at 11pm on NYC-TV (WNYE).


 

NYWIFT member Lisa Brigantino has released a new single entitled I Can’t Stay Anymore.  Lisa wrote, performed and recorded the song for the short film Dollhouseproduced by Broad Brothers Productions and also music supervised the film via her company Hidden Pond Productions.  The story follows a 1950s housewife living a scripted daily routine until she starts to see beyond the shadows on her cave walls.  The final version of the song was recorded, mixed and mastered by Brigantino’s husband, Thomas Millioto.  Filmmaker Kaelen Selbach-Broad says, “Lisa was able to capture my original intention and add to it in a way I didn’t even know I wanted, in an accommodating way.”  The song is available at all digital outlets and at Lisa Brigantino’s site.


Return to Calais, written by NYWIFT member Edith Goldenhar, is available to stream through the Black Maria Film Festival. In a time when everyone across the globe told to stay safe by “sheltering in place,” what about people fleeing conflict and danger, those without shelter or a place to call home? The story starts in May 1940 when Paulette Szafran became a teenage refugee, fleeing the Nazi invasion of Brussels. In 2018, her daughter Edith retraces that perilous journey to Calais to honor Madame Ducatel, the stranger who harbored Paulette during the bombings. Watch the film.


 

Epiphanywritten, directed and produced by women, is now available to stream. A self-proclaimed celebration of Greek culture, Epiphany takes a deep-dive look at one family’s journey from its heartbreaking flight from war-torn Cyprus to the struggles of two grown brothers trying to make a living in the dying sea sponge industry. Told through the perspective of Luka, a young woman trying to find her way in a world and with people she doesn’t always understand, Epiphany is a character-driven story of a fractured family and how they lean on their Greek heritage to find their way back to one another. Watch the film on Prime Video, iTunes,Google Play, or YouTube.


 

Feed the Freelancers, an initiative backed by F.E.E.L. (Film & Entertainment Emergency Logistics), is currently looking for both volunteers and people who need aid. The initiative’s team, led by NYWIFT member Isabella Olaguera, aims to use film industry labor and resources to distribute groceries to freelancers of all industries. Volunteer to deliver groceries or signup if you are in need of food.


 

Single, a short film by Ashley Eakin, is available to stream on Mailchimp’s platform through the end of April. A girl with one arm is setup on a blind date with a guy with one hand… and she is pissed! Watch the film. The film is a Special Jury Recognition Winner at SXSW 2020, and is a recipient of the NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant! The rest of this year’s SXSW shorts are available to stream.


 

NYWIFT member Brigette ReDavid has launched a crowdfunding campaign for her new film, Princess Dahlia. The film is a modern-day fairy tale that explores the relationship between what people think they want and what they really need.  Oh, and like any good fairy tale, it’s a lot of fun. Donate.


 

Down to Eartha, a one-woman show about Eartha Kitt, directed and produced by NYWIFT member Marishka Phillips, cancelled its March 15 show. All tickets will be honored for the next show on April 19. Learn more or contact (917) 524-8001 for ticket information. Marishka Phillips’ acting webinars are also available to stream on YouTube.


 

 

NYWIFT member Patricia Shih‘s multiple national award-winning documentary Undocumented  has now gone into the educational market, screening for English as Next Language students in various high schools. The film follows the remarkable story of Dr. Harold Fernandez, immigrant from Colombia, who is now one of the top cardiac surgeons in New York. Learn more. The film has been subtitled into Spanish and will soon be in Chinese.  By offering the film to schools she hopes to reach crucial young viewers, especially new immigrants to make an impact by inspiring them to have hope and courage to reach for their dreams. Typical reactions in many screening in schools so far has been cheers, tears, laughter and standing ovations. To purchase for educational use contact Patricia at patshih9@gmail.com


 

A Second Embrace  , a new film from NYWIFT member Nairoby Otero, is an official selection of Astoria Film Festival! The festival will take place at Zukor Theater in the Kaufman Arts District. A Second Embrace will screen May 16 at 4:15pm. Learn more and purchase tickets.


 

 

The Media Film Festival is postponed until further notice. Royal Flush, a short film by NYWIFT member Brigette ReDavid, is an official selection at the Media Film Festival. One moment in one hour of one day changes Mark’s luck. Learn more and contact info@mediaartscouncil.org for any questions or concerns.


 

 

The public scripted reading of Special, a film by NYWIFT member Ann P Meredith (Writer, Producer, Director), has been postponed until further notice. Best friends since high school, the women knew they shared a bond that went deeper than most. Now an opportunity has presented itself for them to reclaim their stolen innocence through finding their voice and speaking the Truth. Contact jrr@theatrewomen.org for questions about the event.


 

The Grove Film Festival has been postponed until June 2020. The Cattle Farmer, a film featuring NYWIFT member Brooke Raymond, is an official selection of the festival. The film follows a foster boy who gets adopted into a family only to find out his life has been planned from the start. The Cattle Farmer will also screen at the Anthology Film Archives on June 10. Learn more


 

The Garden State Film Festival will now take place digitally. The festival will be live streamed Mar 26-29

The Comedown, a new film from NYWIFT member Kelly Thorne (Co-writer, Producer, Actor) will screen as part of the festival on March 28 at 11:45am. The film has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Suzanne DiDonna), Best Actor (Kevin Kane), Best Actress (Kelly Thorne). Purchase tickets.

The Della Morte Sisters, produced by and starring NYWIFT member Judith Anna Di Donato, will screen as part of the festival. A recent death in the family brings three sisters together where they discover a shared dark past that changes everything they thought they knew about each other and their family. The film also features the stellar editing of NYWIFT member Meagan Costello. The screening takes place on Saturday, March 28 Purchase tickets.


 

 

The Gathering: Lifting the Sisterhood, an event by NYWIFT member Andrea Sadler, will now take place virtually. Experience sacred sisterhood as you take off the mask and reveal your authentic self in this month’s circle gathering. Imagine a world where instead of competing, women celebrated each other as their allies. Instead of shrinking in fear of other women feeling less than, women celebrated themselves for their accomplishments. Instead of judging the feminine as weak, women celebrated the divine feminine. Instead of isolating and doing it all alone, women celebrated the power of sisterhood. At this month’s circle gathering, attendees will feel a sense of belonging as they lift each other up to rise into individual and collective greatness. The event will take place online on Mar 24 2-4pm. Learn more and register. Enter code take-5-off for a discount.

 


 

 

The New York Times wrote a piece about NYWIFT member Zaida Soler-Williams opening a Karaoke Club in her home. After a Google algorithm mishap, Soler-Williams’ began receiving phone calls about Karaoke reservations. Her and her husband turned the miscommunication into a fun opportunity! Read more.

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