NYWIFT Blog

NYWIFT Co-Presents Demystifying Distribution: Getting Your Film Into the World

Join Film Fatales for a discussion about Demystifying Distribution with Avril Z. Speaks (Distribution Advocates), Dina Amer (You Resemble Me), and Sophia Fields (Gravitas Ventures). Moderated by Alece Oxendine (Columbia University).

Our panel of industry experts will demystify film distribution and give you an inside look at how producers, sales agents and distributors work to get your films out into the world. We’ll hear about various paths towards distribution, creative ways to sell your work, and what the changing landscape of the industry means for independent filmmakers. With support from event partners Black Film Space, NYWIFT, Women Make Movies, and WrapWomen.

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Gotham Owning It Skill Share in Partnership with NYWIFT and WIF LA

Learn new skills and share your own expertise during this community Skill Share!

Looking for a certain skill set to help complete your project? Willing to offer your skills to support a fellow creative? Join The Gotham’s Owning It program in partnership with NYWIFT and WIF LA for a community skill share.

During this event, you’ll barter and exchange skills, learn best practices for bartering skills, and spend time networking with attendees.

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NYWIFT Member Screening: You Resemble Me

Join us for November's in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the narrative feature You Resemble Me, followed by a reception and Q&A with the creative team.

Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world.

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NYWIFT Creative Showcase: Members at the SOHO International Film Festival

NYWIFT comes to SOHO International Film Festival with a selection of three short films showcasing talented members of the New York Women in Film & Television community in key creative roles. Exhibition screening followed by a conversation with the artists.

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NYWIFT Member Screening: Triple Threat

Join us for October's in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the narrative feature Triple Threat, co-presented by The LGBT Community Center. The screening will be preceded by a reception and followed by a Q&A with the creative team.

Dreams of Broadway stardom meet the realities of adulthood in Triple Threat, the story of three long-time friends whose shared vision for success is jeopardized as each decides what’s most important in life—and how to achieve it. Bursting with vibrant original music and a distinctly Millennial vibe, this film is for every theater kid yearning to make it big, every family bonded by friendship and anyone who’s ever put it all on the line to realize their dreams.

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NYWIFT at the 27th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) (October 10 – 14th, 2019) for the 17th year to present the Annual Sunday Brunch at Mulford Farm and co-present the Women Calling the Shots short film showcase featuring seven dynamic projects – all in celebration of the outstanding achievements by women filmmakers at the festival.

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with the WGAE Audio Alliance

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our September 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from the Writers Guild of America Audio Alliance! Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. We will begin the evening with a ten-minute salon conversation to discuss the Audio Alliance's latest opportunities and initiatives, followed by about 90 minutes of speed networking, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one.

This is a great opportunity for NYWIFT members looking to learn more and connect with writers working in the podcasting space! And for WGAE Audio Alliance members to connect with the wider TV/Film community, including producers, directors, actors, composers, and more. 

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NYWIFT Co-Presents Films at AAIFF45

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is a proud community partner of the 45th Asian American International Film Festival, running August 3-13, 2022 in-person and online!  The NYWIFT community can enjoy 20% off tickets using a special discount code. NYWIFT will co-present several of the women-led projects premiering at the festival.

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NYWIFT Co-Presents “Women in Film Night” at Montauk Film Festival

Join NYWIFT in Montauk for a night dedicated to Women in Film! We'll open the evening with networking, followed by a panel moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez, and a screening of films by women filmmakers. 

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NYWIFT Co-Presents The Big Steal at Museum of the Moving Image

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is proud to co-present a Museum of the Moving Image screening of NYWIFT member Nadia Tass's 1991 film The Big Steal, followed by a Q&A with the director. The screening is part of MOMI's Pioneering Women in Australian Cinema program.

Teenager Danny (a baby-faced Ben Mendelsohn, in an early role) wants to woo his crush Joanna, promising a ride in his 1973 Jaguar. Except that he doesn’t have one. Unwanted and unintended consequences ensue when he decides to trade in his dowdy 1962 Nissan via a sketchy car dealer. This warm-hearted teen comedy caper was the third feature for filmmaking couple Nadia Tass (director) and David Parker (writer and cinematographer). A car-lover’s delight, it invigorates the 1980s teen date-comedy formula with an Aussie sensibility, showcasing the streets of inner-city Melbourne and a sunny Oz-rock soundtrack.

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NYWIFT Member Screening: In the Moon’s Shadow

Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of the comedic drama In the Moon's Shadow, which is fiscally sponsored by NYWIFT. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by NYWIFT Special Projects and Finance Associate Easmanie Michel. 

In response to her estranged sister Karen’s plea, Lisa joins her at their family cottage on a lake in Maine. They then find themselves on a journey to the Sand Hills of Nebraska to witness a rare northern hemisphere total eclipse of the sun. Karen’s deceased husband Tom, was an “eclipse chaser” her estranged daughter-in-law Emily, requests she bring her father’s ashes to the eclipse.

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NYWIFT Member Screening: When We Were Apollo

Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of the documentary When We Were Apollo, produced by NYWIFT member Giovanna Aguilar and directed by Zach Weil. The film shines a light on the massive - and diverse - workforce behind the Apollo Space Program.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by NYWIFT Community Engagement Director Katie Chambers. 

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with Post NY Alliance

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our March 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from Post New York Alliance!

Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. 

We will begin the evening with a five-minute salon conversation to discuss PNYA's latest opportunities and initiatives, followed by about 90 minutes of speed networking, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one. 

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with Ghetto Film School Roster

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our February 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from Ghetto Film School's Roster!

Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, project pitches, and contact info for further engagement. 

NYWIFT hangouts are a safe space to ask entertainment related questions, seek advice, employment and other industry opportunities. Prep your elevator pitch and get ready to make connections! As always, all members are welcome and encouraged to attend and mix, mingle and get to know our dynamic and talented members and staff in an informal setting.

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LMHQ x Owning It x NYWIFT: Resource-Share Networking Mixer

Chances are you’ve already put together your list of goals and resolutions for the new year. But how do you go about finding the resources to accomplish them? How do you expand your network to best support your ventures?

Join the communities of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), The Gotham’s Owning It, and LMHQ for a networking mixer to find new resources, skills, and contacts — and share your own areas of expertise!

After brief introductions, participants will self-select into three rotating breakout sessions. Areas of focus will include fundraising, pitching, marketing, and business ownership. You will have the opportunity to ask fellow participants for resources and advice as well as provide your own resources to others.

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NYWIFT Member Screening: Mama Gloria

Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Luchina Fisher's documentary Mama Gloria, produced by member Zainab Ali, in recognition of Transgender Awareness Week. Mama Gloria is an intimate profile of Gloria Allen, a trailblazing 75-year-old Black transgender activist who started a charm school for homeless trans youth in Chicago and is now aging with joy and grace. It is the story of a mother’s love — the love that Gloria’s mother had for her and the love that Gloria has for her chosen children. And it is driven by the love that director Luchina Fisher has for her daughter, Gia.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the creative team and renowned transgender activist Gloria Allen, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Leslie Fields-Cruz.

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NYWIFT Spooky Virtual Hangout with Women’s Weekend Film Challenge

Join your friends at NYWIFT and Women's Weekend Film Challenge for a special *Spooky* edition of the NYWIFT Virtual Hangout! Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement at this virtual networking mixer.

Halloween costumes are optional but strongly encouraged! 🎃 Let’s get creative.

As a bonus – we are thrilled to have two tarot card readers join us that evening! So if you get lucky and get matched with one of them for a breakout session, they'll be happy to read your fortune.

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NYWIFT Co-Presents American-Ish at UrbanWorld Film Festival

NYWIFT is proud to co-present a FREE in-person community screening of: American-ish at the 2021 UrbanWorld Film Festival!

Serving both as a lighthearted re-imagination of and critical divergence from the classic romantic comedy, American-ish tackles and celebrates the complex intersectionalities of womanhood by welcoming us into the world—with all its joys and tribulations—of these three marriage-aged women.

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