NYWIFT Blog

NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Dos Estaciones’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Dos Estaciones on June 29th starting at 8PM EST. 

In the bucolic hills of the Jalisco Highlands, iron-willed businesswoman María García fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory.

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NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Riotsville, USA’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Riotsville, USA on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 starting at 7:30pm. Short Film to play before feature, Black Mayonnaise

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NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022 on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 starting at 7:30pm. 

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NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: New York Non Fiction Program

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of their signature New York Non Fiction Program on July 1st, 2022 at 9 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

For more than two decades, Rooftop Films has presented their annual New York Non Fiction Program, a night of new short documentaries made by and about New Yorkers. And every year, the screening is one of their biggest and most exhilarating of the year, bringing together uniquely-unforgettable-but-perhaps-previously-overlooked characters and situations. With live music before and after the screening, and an after-party by the Historic Chapel to end the night, this year’s show might be the greatest one yet.

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NYWIFT at 2022 Tribeca Festival

NYWIFT is headed to the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival! We're excited to co-present the selected films listed below. Happy Festival!  The festival takes place June 8 – 19, 2022 virtually and live in New York. Tickets and packages can be purchased from the official website. You can click on each title for the festival schedule and tickets to the incredible projects featuring work by NYWIFT members. Projects below are sorted by competition category.

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NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute: Day 3: Finance for Your Business

Welcome to the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute! Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from industry professionals who have successfully funded their projects, incorporated their businesses, and even learn about how to file taxes under your new business. During this three-part finance institute, panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get your business started.

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NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute: Day 2: Finance for Yourself

Welcome to the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute! Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from industry professionals who have successfully funded their projects, incorporated their businesses, and even learn about how to file taxes under your new business. During this three-part finance institute, panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get your business started.

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NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute: Day 1: Finance for your Project

Welcome to the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute! Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from industry professionals who have successfully funded their projects, incorporated their businesses, and even learn about how to file taxes under your new business. During this three-part finance institute, panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get your business started.

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THE DOWNLOAD: CREATING SAFE SETS

On Thurs. May 26th at 4:30 PM PT | 7:30 PM ET, join us for another edition of The Download - a special VIRTUAL guest conversation series featuring impactful filmmakers who provide insider knowledge to help Black creatives make their work. This edition will be held in partnership with NYWIFT (New York Women In Film & TV) and features a discussion centered on mental & physical health, wellness, and advocacy on sets. Get ready to take your production to the next level and create a SAFER SET!

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NYWIFT & Metrograph Industry Screening: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) & Metrograph invites you to a screening of Never Rarely Sometimes Always at the Metrograph on May 17th at 7:00pm ET. This screening is part of a retrospective curated by Emma Myers. Learn more about the series below.

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NYWIFT Talks: ‘Sneakerella’

In this week's NYWIFT Talks, we discuss with the team behind Disney+'s latest film, Sneakerella. Join us for a conversation with Executive Producers Rachel Watanabe-Batton, and Jane Startz. This will be led by NYWIFT Board Member and Executive Director of Black Public Media Leslie Fields-Cruz. Learn more about the new film below. 

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Definition Please’

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are featuring two filmmakers that have marked their paths in film. Starting the month with Definition Please directed by Sujata Day. Followed by a conversation with director Sujata Day

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NYWIFT Talks at 2022 Tribeca Film Festival: Highlighting Tribeca Shorts Program (Part 1)

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we're headed to the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, highlighting filmmakers including our very own NYWIFT Members at this year's festival.  This week, we are covering some short films in this year's film festival including Valentine, and more. In conversation with Directors Chris McNabb and Beck Kitsis, A.K. Sandhu, and more to be announced. Moderated by NYWIFT Program Manager, Barbara G Vasconez.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Americanish’

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are featuring two filmmakers that have marked their paths in film, starting with Americanish  followed by a conversation with Iman Zawahry (Director/Writer/Producer), Aizzah Fatima (Writer/Producer), and Roy Wol (Producer). Moderated by Harsh Pundit.

Welcome to America: Where dreams come true...ish. A break from the traditional romantic comedy, Americanish highlights different layers of womanhood as they intersect with cultural and societal expectations.

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NYWIFT Talks: Women Journalists on the Frontline

Join us on Thursday, May 12th for NYWIFT Talks: Women Journalists on the Frontline. We'll be in conversation with journalists who have recently been on the front line in the war in Ukraine discussing their experiences on the ground and the unique challenges of being a woman war correspondent. In conversation with Maggie Rulli (ABC) and Salma Abdelaziz (CNN). Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Christina Kiely.

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The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV – Spring 2022

Savvy industry professionals love to leverage their time and efforts by capitalizing on a story that can be adapted into many forms.

Learn from this experienced panel of agents, attorneys, managers, producers, and writers about ways to locate common sources for your story or script and the power and pitfalls of working with adaptations for your project.

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NYWIFT Talks: Moms Working in Film

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we are honored to sit down with leading women in film that are changing the narrative of working moms in film. We'll speak with Creative Producer and Founder of mama.film, Lela Meadow-Conner and founder of MOM Film Fest, Tonya Mollineau. This conversation will be lead by Senior Development and Editorial Consultant, Maud Kersnowsi-Sachs.

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NYWIFT Talks with Elizabeth A. Corradino and David Rabinowitz of Moses & Singer LLP

Social media posts are full of intellectual property – trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights and more. The temptation is great to connect with the buzz to maximize user engagement, but there is potential for infringement. Are there any rules (yes) guiding how to play in this space without getting the dreaded claim letter? We will discuss what answers there are and ideas for minimizing risk. Conversation with Elizabeth A. Corradino and David Rabinowitz of Moses & Singer LLP.

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