NYWIFT Members at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival

The New Year is upon us and in the film & TV industry, that means it’s time to head to Park City! The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the comprehensive slate of independent films selected across the feature film categories for the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

The 2024 Festival will take place January 18–28, 2024, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort, along with a selection of films available online across the country January 25–28, 2024.

Single film tickets and ticket packages are on sale now.

Congratulations to the 6 NYWIFT members with 5 projects at the festival!

The NYWIFT member films below are sorted by category. Click the film titles for further details, showtimes, and ticket options.


Girls State

A Still from Girls State by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo courtesy of Apple.)

Teenage girls from wildly different backgrounds across Missouri navigate a week-long immersive experiment in American democracy, build a government from the ground up, and reimagine what it means to govern.

Cinematographer – NYWIFT Member Laela Kilbourn


Look Into My Eyes

A still from Look Into My Eyes by Lana Wilson. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute.)

A group of New York City psychics conduct deeply intimate readings for their clients, revealing a kaleidoscope of loneliness, connection, and healing.

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Ruth Ann Harnisch


Hit Man

A still from Hit Man by Richard Linklater. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute.) (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo courtesy of Netflix.)

A strait-laced professor discovers his hidden talent as a fake hit man. He meets his match in a client who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities. Inspired by an unbelievable true story.

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Shivani Rawat


As We Speak

A still from As We Speak by J.M. Harper. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute.)

Bronx rap artist Kemba explores the growing weaponization of rap lyrics in the United States criminal justice system and abroad — revealing how law enforcement has quietly used artistic creation as evidence in criminal cases for decades.

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Amanda Culkowski



Frida Kahlo appears in FRIDA by Carla Gutiérrez. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Leo Matiz.)

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Told through her own words for the very first time — drawn from her diary, revealing letters, essays, and print interviews — and brought vividly to life by lyrical animation inspired by her unforgettable artwork.

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Julie Cohen
Producer –NYWIFT Member Sara Bernstein

We are also proud to share that NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant recipient Nina is an Athlete by Ravit Markus will make its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, January 22-28.

Slamdance is a community, an experience and a statement. Established by a wild bunch of filmmakers who wanted to showcase the unfiltered voice of independent artists, Slamdance is an ongoing experiment that has proven, year after year, when it comes to recognizing talent and launching careers, the independent and grassroots film communities can do it themselves.

Slamdance 2024 will take place in-person from January 19-25 and virtually from January 22-28.

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Nina is an Athlete

Wheelchair badminton champion, Nina Gorodetsky, finally has a chance to make it to the Paralympics. However, she is negotiating a ticking biological clock both as an athlete and as a woman. What would she be willing to sacrifice to realize her Olympic dream? 

Written, directed, and produced by Ravit Markus.
Co-produced by NYWIFT Member Janine McGoldrick

Nina is an Athlete is the recipient of the 2023 NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant.