NYWIFT Members at 2024 Spring Edition Big Apple Film Festival



Congratulations to the NYWIFT members included in the 2024 Spring Edition Big Apple Film Festival line up! We are thrilled to see 5 members of our community with projects featured at the festival this year. 

The festival takes place May 20-23, 2024 in-person at Look Dine-In Cinemas, located at 657 West 57th Street (bet. 11th and 12th Avenue), and Agents and Managers Conferences taking place virtually.

Tickets 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.

Documentary Feature


Shake These Bones

Producer – NYWIFT Member Amy Sewell

Shake These Bones contemplates the central question, “Is dance essential?” While facing immense obstacles trying to launch, the Gibney dance artists, and Gina Gibney herself, confront inner demons, look deep within themselves, and “shake their bones” in an effort to uphold their passionate devotion to their art, all while dealing with the staggering expectation to give back to society, and the field, as Gibney’s treasured collection of social justice warriors.


Three (Extra) Ordinary Women

Editor – NYWIFT Member Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez

The feature documentary Three (Extra)Ordinary Women tells the personal stories of three women of color who have collectively overcome poverty, abuse, systemic racism, and political occupation through practicing forgiveness, helping others and immersing themselves in nature. As they brave their biggest physical obstacle yet – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – trekking up Africa’s tallest peak through arctic temperatures and some of the highest altitude on the planet, they discover they still have emotional hurdles to climb.


Narrative Feature



Cast Member – NYWIFT Member Charlie Gillette

A young man who loses his job is trapped in a small town that has fallen victim to economic ruin. He resorts to extreme measures to escape and hopefully start a new life.


Narrative Short

Baby Cries

Writer/Director – NYWIFT Member Liza Renzulli

When immature 30-something Ana is forced to make a grown-up choice about freezing genetic material, she can’t handle the decision…or whether or not to include her live-in boyfriend Sam in her plans.


Sally, Get the Potatoes

Writer/Director/Producer – NYWIFT Member Danicah Waldo

A little girl’s innocence is shattered when she takes an unexpected ride in her wealthy family’s rolling laundry cart and learns their dark secrets.