2023 S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day Screening and Reception
Celebrate NYC’s 15th annual International SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day on Saturday, March 25th at SVA Theatre. Join FF2 Media, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, Women in the Arts & Media Coalition (WAMC), and the SVA Theatre for a short films screening/Q&A followed by a reception in recognition of S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.READ MORE
Free Script Supervisor Workshop with Jennifer Carriere
Join NYWIFT on Friday, February 24th at 6:30pm ET for a workshop on “HOW TO BECOME A SCRIPT SUPERVISOR & GET FILM & TV JOB REFERRALS”. This 90-minute virtual presentation and Q&A with Script Supervisor CEO Jennifer Carriere will walk through the fundamentals of being a Script Supervisor and participants will get to break down a short script together. Free to attend, exclusively for NYWIFT members.READ MORE
NYWIFT Co-Presents Poetic Witness: Developing Documentary Films
Join NYWIFT and Film Fatales for a discussion about Documentary Development with Dawn Porter (The Lady Bird Diaries), Iliana Sosa (What We Leave Behind), and Lagueria Davis (Black Barbie).
Documentary Films are vital to our understanding of the world. Their insight and perspective can open eyes and change hearts. Come hear from successful creators of impactful award-winning films as they discuss how they went from idea to conception. What does it take to make a compelling and truthful slice-of-life documentary and how do you get it seen? Walk with them through their journey and learn what it takes to break the mold. With support from event partners BGDM, Chicana Directors Initiative, Firelight Media, The Gotham, NYWIFT, Women Make Movies.
NYWIFT Talks: Legacy of Media Arts Organizations Amplifying BIPOC Creators
On Feb 10th, NYWIFT commemorates Black History Month by revisiting the legacy of Media Arts Organizations and how they’ve contributed to the rich accomplishments and contributions of BIPOC creators. Media Arts organizations have had a rich legacy of supporting, inspiring, and training BIPOC creators for decades. In this week’s installment of NYWIFT Talks, Part 3, we'll learn more about how these organizations have accomplished their missions during the pandemic and economic crisis. Speakers included: Okema T. Moore (The Black TV & Film Collective), Iyabo Boyd (Brown Girls Doc Mafia), Sonya Childress (Color Congress), and JT Takagi (Third World Newsreel). Moderated by NYWIFT Board President and Executive Director of Black Public Media, Leslie Fields-Cruz.READ MORE
NYU “The Janes” Virtual Screening + Discussion
Join NYU for a free virtual screening of The Janes! This award-winning documentary chronicles the pre-Roe v. Wade era when young female activists who called themselves ‘Jane’ built an underground network for women with unwanted pregnancies, providing safe, low-cost illegal abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.READ MORE
NYWIFT WFPF-preserved “One Hand Don’t Clap” Screens at MoMA
NYWIFT Member Kavery Kaul’s award-winning 1988 documentary One Hand Don’t Clap chronicling the titans of calypso and soca music will make its U.S. restoration premiere at the Museum of Modern Art.
Digitally restored by the Academy Film Archive and the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television with additional support from the Leon Levy Foundation, One Hand Don’t Clap reflects the legacy of a vast West Indian-American population, the incredible entrepreneurial growth of their music industry in the US, and their ongoing ties to the traditions that flourish in the Caribbean.
NYWIFT Talks: Stuntwomen in Film & Television
On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we continue our conversation with more stuntwomen in film & television to discuss their work and how the pandemic has changed their career, and what new protocols have been set to keep everyone safe. Speakers for this conversation include stuntwomen Brenda Garcia, Ashley Pynn and Jenel Stevens. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO, Cynthia Lopez.READ MORE
NYWIFT Talks: NYWIFT Goes to Sundance 2023
On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we’re headed to the 2023 Sundance Film Festival…virtually! We'll be in conversation with some of our NYWIFT members with films at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, including Annetta Marion, Dana Offenbach, Marcella Steingart. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO, Cynthia Lopez.READ MORE
NYWIFT Talks Holiday Special: A Look Behind Lifetime Movies
Join us for NYWIFT Talks discussing the love of Lifetime Original movies! Yes, that’s right. Everyone’s secret guilty pleasure and truly the world’s obsession. We sit down with creative executives to discuss the making behind these movies and what makes them some of the best films streaming. In discussion with Tanya Lopez (EVP, Scripted Content), Sapna Vyas (VP, Scripted Content), and Amy Winter (EVP, Head of Programming). Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.READ MORE
NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Katrina Babies’
Join NYWIFT for a virtual screening of Katrina Babies starting Monday, December 5th through Thursday, December 8th. Followed by a virtual pre-recorded conversation with director Edward Buckles and producer Audrey Rosenberg on December 7th. Moderated by journalist, Soledad O’Brien.READ MORE
NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down”
Join NYWIFT for a virtual screening of Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, which tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords: her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle against gun violence. Followed by a conversation with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen on Monday December 5th.READ MORE
NYWIFT Co-Presents “Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy” at Hamptons Doc Fest
Join NYWIFT at the 2022 Hamptons Doc Fest on Saturday, December 3rd at 4pm ET for a Co-presentation of the film Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy, followed by a Q&A with NYWIFT Members Director, Nancy Buirski and Producer, Susan Margolin.READ MORE
NYWIFT Talks: The Future of Reproductive Rights
On this week's NYWIFT Talks, we have an honest and up-to-date conversation about Roe vs Wade and the future of a woman’s right to choose. Now is the time to re-organize, assess our current political landscape and discuss the best strategies to protect women’s reproductive rights. We'll speak with creative content makers, activists and policy experts to discuss how best to support the movement.
In discussion with Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes (The Janes), Steffie van Rhee (Battleground), Allison Rhone (Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund), and Dina Montemarano (NARAL Pro-Choice America). Moderated by Natasha Del Toro
NYWIFT Talks: Changing Our Narrative: Indigenous Voices Rising
In this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we are honoring Indigenous Heritage Month with creators in the industry paving the way to visibility and equality. What has Hollywood done to respectfully represent Indigenous people, and how are these groups of writers, directors, and showrunners creating the change? How did they overcome their obstacles within the industry? and what work still needs to be accomplished.
In conversation with Jhane Myers, Yvonne Russo, Brooke Swaney, and more TBA. Moderated by Simon Moya-Smith.
NYWIFT & Ladies of Comedy Association Present Industry Showcase at NY Comedy Club
Join NYWIFT in partnership with the Ladies of Comedy Association for an Industry Showcase on Thursday, November 3rd at 7pm ET at New York Comedy Club Gramercy (241 E 24th Street). This showcase will be an opportunity for LOCA industry members and NYWIFT members who work in all aspects of entertainment, television, film and digital media to mix, mingle, and meet the next rising star perfect for their roster or creative project.READ MORE
NYWIFT Talks: Puerto Rico & Climate Change
Join us for our next NYWIFT Talks, where we sit down with esteemed filmmakers, activists, and journalists in conversation about the climate change crisis in Puerto Rico. Our guests will discuss how the current circumstances have impacted society and the creative industry. Speakers include Cecilia Aldarondo,Frances Marie Medina, Kristian Mercado, Laura M. Miranda, Esq., Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, and Giovanni Roberto. Moderated by Marangeli Mejia-Rabell (Director of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival).READ MORE
NYWIFT Co-Presents “Way Down” at NewFest Film Festival
New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join the 34th Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest) (October 13 – 22, 2022) to co-present Way Down. Way Down Ellie Gravitte (Director) The road to rock bottom is littered with broken dreams for a group of pushing-30 NYC artists in this captivating...READ MORE
NYWIFT Industry Screening: Sirens
Join NYWIFT for a virtual screening of Sirens! On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery wrestle with friendship, sexuality, and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars. Followed by a Q&A with Director Rita Baghdadi. Moderator to be announced.READ MORE