NYWIFT Members in the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Congratulations to the following NYWIFT members included in the 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival!

The festival takes place Wednesday, April 24 – Sunday, May 5 in New York City. Tickets are available online, and you can click through below for ticketing information for each incredible project featuring the work of some of our talented members. Projects below are sorted by competition category.

US Narrative Competition

The Short History of The Long Road

Directed by NYWIFT Member Ani Simon-Kennedy
Cinematography by and Produced by NYWIFT Member Cailin Yatsko

Teenage Nola grew up living out of a van with her charismatic father, Clint; two nomads against the world. When tragedy strikes, Nola must confront the reality of life on the road alone. She’ll need to take the wheel for the first time learning to own her grief, her past and her new destination.




American Woman

Directed by Semi Chellas
Executive Produced by NYWIFT Member Abigail Disney

Inspired by the headline-dominating kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst in 1974, this atmospheric drama is a fictionalized re-imagining of her time in hiding, from the perspective of Jenny, a political activist assigned to take care of her.



Directed by Guy Nattiv
Executive Produced by NYWIFT Member Meriam Alrashid
Associate Produced by NYWIFT Member Joanna Plafsky 

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.


Standing Up, Falling Down

Directed by Matt Ratner
Camera Operated by NYWIFT Member Caitlin Machak

A comedy about the unlikely friendship that kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A., forced to move back home to Eastern Long Island with his tail between his legs, and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist. Discovering to be kindred spirits, each helps the other find healing, in addition to the confidence to face the “failures” in their lives.




Framing John DeLorean 

Directed by Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce
Production Design by NYWIFT Member Maggie Ruder

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.



Directed by Frédéric Tcheng
Executive Produced by NYWIFT Member Amy Entelis 
Consulting Produccer NYWIFT Member Jennifer Grausman

Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.




One Child Nation

Directed By Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang
Produced by NYWIFT Member Carolyn Hepburn

First-time mother and filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of China’s One-Child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.


Red, White, and Wasted

Directed by Andrei Bowden-Schwartz & Sam B. Jones
Co-Produced by NYWIFT Member Alex Cirillo

An unapologetic immersion into Florida’s redneck mudding culture. Video Pat is a mudding enthusiast who must question his passion, and maybe his entire way of life, when the last mudhole in Orlando is shut down.


See You Yesterday

Directed by Stefan Bristol
Digital Imaging by NYWIFT Member Malika Franklin
Business Affairs by NYWIFT Member Stacey Smith

Two teenagers build time machines to save one’s brother from being killed by the police.





Directed by Andrew Ahn
Executive Produced by NYWIFT Members Meriam Alrashid and Joanne Plafsky

A lonesome boy accompanies his mother on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door.




The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion

Directed by NYWIFT Member Lisa Cortés & NYWIFT Member Farah X
Produced by NYWIFT Member Lisa Cortés
Cinematography by NYWIFT Member Jendra Jarnagin 
Edited by NYWIFT Member R.A. Fedde & NYWIFT Member Farah X & Sarah Laties
Camera Operator: NYWIFT Member Autumn Moran

The story of how hip hop changed fashion, leading to the stratospheric and global rise of streetwear. It is a journey of African American creativity and the limitless possibilities of a cultural movement on a global scale.


The Future is Then

Written and Directed by NYWIFT Member Sarah Salovaara
Produced by NYWIFT Member Okema T. Moore
Executive Produced by NYWIFT Member Kuye Youngblood

A widowed Trinidadian woman is recruited to be the brains behind the scenes of an Expedia-esque start up, run by three twenty-something white dudes.