NYWIFT Members at the 2024 Tribeca Festival

Congratulations to the NYWIFT members included in the 2024 Tribeca Festival line up! We are thrilled to see 13 members of our community with 11 projects featured at the festival this year. 

The festival takes place June 5 – 16, 2024 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.

Be sure to join us on Tuesday, June 4 for a special NYWIFT Talks: 2024 Tribeca Festival virtual program. Register now for free on our website


Documentary Competition

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The Debutantes

Archival Producer – NYWIFT Member Lauren Wimbush

Focusing on the first group of Black debutantes in Canton, Ohio in a decade, this documentary follows the young women as they unpack the ball’s legacy and chart their path forward, both for tradition and themselves.


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Sabbath Queen

Cinematographer – NYWIFT Member Kirsten Johnson

Cinematographer – NYWIFT Member Laela Kilbourn

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Jess Jacobs

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Board Member Audrey Rosenberg

Sabbath Queen is a remarkable 21 year journey in the life of Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, a 39th generation ex-Orthodox rabbi — and drag queen.



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Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Ruth Ann Harnisch

An intimate look at the actress Renée Elise Goldsberry; a woman’s struggle to have a family and balance a career, against the backdrop of the hit musical Hamilton.


Spotlight Narrative

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Bad Shabbos

Editor – NYWIFT Member Kait Plum

Over the course of one night during an anything-but-typical New York City shabbos, a family get-together takes a turn for the worse in Daniel Robbins’ unique take on the dinner party farce.


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Production Designer – NYWIFT Member Kristi Zea

New York City. JFK airport. A young woman jumps into the backseat of a yellow taxi toward Manhattan. The cabbie strikes up a conversation, resulting in an epic and remarkable journey.


Spotlight Documentary

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LIZA: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story

Co-Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Dori Berinstein

Rich with archival gems and Liza Minnelli’s own point of view, Bruce David Klein’s luminous documentary celebrates a young entertainer full of boundless raw talent and the deep, creative relationships with her mentors and influences.


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Luther: Never Too Much

Director & Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter offers an in-depth look into the life and career of Luther Vandross as he overcomes personal and professional challenges to become one of the greatest vocalists of all time.


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Rebel Nun

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Dawn Porter

Rebel Nun follows the story of Catholic nun and leading death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean, whose story was first captured in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. Now, almost 30 years later, filmmaker Dominic Sivyer takes a look at six decades of the life and work of Sister Helen as she continues to be an inspirational force for justice.


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Made in England: The Films of Powell & Pressburger

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Thelma Schoonmaker

Martin Scorsese’s personal journey through the films of Powell and Pressburger, the visionary British filmmakers behind classics like The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus, offers a captivating exploration of their genius and enduring influence on cinema.



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They’re Here

Executive Producer – NYWIFT Member Cathy Tankosic

The playful and inventive They’re Here places the viewer within a community of New Yorkers who have had close encounters with UFOs and reexamined their lifestyles as a result.



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The Solace Of Sisterhood

Director / Producer / Screenwriter – NYWIFT Member Geneva Peschka

The Solace of Sisterhood is a journey alongside the Caramel Curves. Through the two co-founders heartfelt stories, we witness sisterhood and the lessons learned passed to the next generation.