NYWIFT Members at 2023 Tribeca Festival

It’s Official: Tribeca Festival 2023 Dates Have Been Announced


Congratulations to the NYWIFT members included in the 2023 Tribeca Festival line up! We are thrilled to see 16 members of our community with 14 projects featured at the festival this year. 

The festival takes place June 7 – 18, 2023 both virtually and in-person in New York. Tickets and packages can be purchased from the official website.

You can click on each title below for the festival schedule and tickets to the exciting projects featuring work by NYWIFT members.

Projects below are sorted by competition category.  


Spotlight Narrative

Cold Copy

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Shivani Rawat

The kinetic drama Cold Copy follows an ambitious journalism student’s tactics to impress, and get into the good graces of, an esteemed yet cutthroat news reporter — even if it involves manipulating her latest story … and truth itself.


Fresh Kills

Location Manager – NYWIFT Member Dana Morgan

The daughters of the Larusso family struggle to break the unspoken code of the women behind the men in the mob world of Staten Island in the late ’80s and early ’90s.


He Went That Way

Set Photography – NYWIFT Member Jacinta Hayne

A fateful meeting in 1964 along Route 66 pairs a 19-year-old serial killer with a celebrity animal handler shepherding an American TV darling — his chimpanzee, Spanky.


The Listener

Co-Producer – NYWIFT Board Member Joyce Pierpoline

An understated drama about a night in the life of a mental health helpline volunteer, The Listener is a stirring testament to the power of empathy.


The Perfect Find

Additional Makeup Artist – NYWIFT Member Asha Smith

Looking for a fresh start and career comeback, Jenna (Gabrielle Union) returns to the workforce, where she must navigate a challenging workplace, a demanding boss, and a lusty secret romance.


U.S. Narrative Competition

Lost Soulz

Co-Producer – NYWIFT Member Mariella Pérez

Set to a lo-fi, genre-bending soundtrack, Lost Soulz follows a young rapper as he leaves behind his surrogate family and sets out on an expedition across Texas, contemplating new and old friendships.




Cast (Self) – NYWIFT Member Dana Roberson

Rather is a long overdue tribute to an icon of journalism, a late-in-life Twitter superstar, father, husband, and voice of reason, compassion and brilliance—Dan Rather.



Spotlight Documentary

Every Body

Director – NYWIFT Member Julie Cohen

Cinematographer – NYWIFT Member Kate Phelan

Three intersex people challenge a heteronormative system of secrecy and non-consensual surgery. Every Body is Oscar-nominated documentarian Julie Cohen’s impassioned battle cry for the rights and dignity of intersex children and adults in the United States.


Documentary Competition

Breaking the News

          Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Ruth Ann Harnisch

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Lois Vossen

Breaking the News follows the determined efforts of women and nonbinary journalists launching a news “startup” to foreground voices omitted from mainstream news. Filmmakers Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, and Chelsea Hernandez provide a deep look into bias and inclusion in the ever-shifting media landscape.



The Seeding

Casting Director  – NYWIFT Member Bess Fifer

When a hiker gets lost in the desert, a gang of feral children propelled by haunting legacies traps him in a sadistic battle for survival with a frightening endgame.



Deciding Vote

Cinematographer – NYWIFT Member Karen Rodriguez

50 years ago, assemblyman George Michaels cast a single vote on New York’s abortion bill that changed the course of American history but destroyed his political career in the process.


Tribeca TV

The Horror of Dolores Roach

Assistant Costume Designer – NYWIFT Member Nikia Nelson

Based on the hit Spotify podcast series of the same name, The Horror of Dolores Roach is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism and survival of the fittest. 


The Walking Dead: Dead City

Trainee Assistant – NYWIFT Member Hayley Davis

A new series set in The Walking Dead Universe starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead: Dead City follows the popular Maggie and Negan characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.


Now: Original Indie Episodic Series

Taking Root: Southeast Asian Stories of Resettlement in Philadelphia

Post-Production Producer – NYWIFT Member Lizbeth Cardozo 

Taking Root amplifies the stories of Southeast Asians who resettled in Philadelphia after the Wars in Southeast Asia. It highlights the intergenerational impact of structural violence and demonstrates the power of Southeast Asians in resisting and rebuilding in America.