NYWIFT Members Nominated for 76th Annual DGA Awards

The 76th Annual DGA Awards will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024. All Entry Forms, Nominations, Special Awards Recipients, Screenings, Online Voting, and other Announcements will be posted to the DGA website.

Congratulations to the 2 NYWIFT members who have been nominated!

Stand Up & Shout: Songs from a Philly High School

NYWIFT Member: Amy Schatz

This is Schatz’s thirteenth DGA Award nomination. She has won six DGA Awards in this category for: Song of Parkland in 2019, An Apology to Elephants in 2013, A Child’s Garden of Poetry in 2011, Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now), “The Poetry Show” in 2008, ‘Twas the Night in 2001 and Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999. She was also nominated an additional six times in this category for We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest in 2020, Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 3” in 2015, Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 1 and 2” in 2014, Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce in 2012, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009 and Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.


Beyond Utopia

NYWIFT Member: Madeleine Gavin

This is Gavin’s first DGA Award nomination. Madeleine Gavin is a documentary director, editor, and producer from the United States. She specializes in narrative and documentary filmmaking, with a primary focus on editing. Madeleine gained recognition for her editing contributions to the Academy Award-nominated documentary Which Way Home directed by Rebecca Cammisa, earning her an Emmy nomination. Together with Cammisa, they recently finished the HBO documentary Atomic Homefront. Additionally, Madeleine directed the Netflix Original Documentary City of Joy, which chronicles the experiences of the inaugural class of students at a groundbreaking leadership center in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.