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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Join Hellenic Film Society & NYWIFT on September 30 as we proudly co-host a screening of .Dog and Patchwork .Dog 2021 | 95 minutes | New York Premiere In Greek with English subtitles Cast: Andreas Konstantinou (Father), Dimitris Kitsos (Dimitris), Nikos Zeginoglou (Nick), Antonia Charalampous (Andi), Anna Yiagiozi (director of hostel)...READ MORE
How to Go Where Angels Fear to Tread: Fair Use of Copyright, Trademark and Rights of Publicity with Moses Singer LLP
Intellectual property experts from Moses Singer will explain the legally permissible ways in which producers can use copyrighted works, trademarks and names, likenesses and individual personas without incurring liability for infringement. Elizabeth A. Corradino, David Rabinowitz and Toby Butterfield will address fair use of both copyrighted works and trademarks, and non-commercial or otherwise permissible references to famous (and non-famous) individuals. The panel will discuss the limits of these concepts, and ways to mitigate risk when relying on them.READ MORE
Join Showtime & NYWIFT for a free screening of Nothing Compares on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at IFC Center. Followed by a Q&A with Director Kathryn Ferguson and NYWIFT member Beth Levison to follow.READ MORE
A conversation about meaningful LatinX representation on both sides of the camera and how it drives viewership. Panelists will discuss new data that shows how Latino-led content serves Latino audiences while attracting new ones. Panelists: Stacie M. de Armas (SVP of Diverse Intelligence & Initiatives, Nielsen), Alberto Ferreras (Director), Bianca Marroquin (Actress) Moderated By: Cynthia...READ MORE
New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons International Film Festival (October 7 – 16, 2022) and return in person for our Annual Sunday Brunch and co-present the Women Calling the Shots short film showcase on Sunday, October 9th at 12pm ET!READ MORE
When Festival Founder Meira Blaustein and noted Critic Thelma Adams programmed their "Amazing Women in Film" panel for the first time in 2004, the morning events were the B-side of the male-heavy producer's panel that followed. The audience was all women. And they were curious and engaged. Over the years, the panel gathered notable high profile women directors, producers and actors. And we began a dialogue that started in that quiet corner at Utopia Studios, and then blossomed with each new year, becoming part of a wave of advocacy for the women's gaze in the media. Where did we come from, how far have we gotten, and what can we manifest for the future? That's the goal of this now popular panel that began in relative obscurity and fought to be heard.READ MORE
Join us on Wednesday, September 21st at 2:30pm ET for a co-presentation of 2022 Gotham Week Conference: The Politics of Filmmaking in the U.S. Featuring Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Emma Pildes, the directors of The Janes, to learn how they shaped the storytelling around the history of reproductive rights, and to discuss the tangible impact that documentary filmmaking can have on culture and law.READ MORE
An unlikely quest takes an African-American woman from New Orleans across deep divides of culture to India, in search of her family’s past. Her journey sparks a boldly different encounter between East and West. As she searches for the truth in the tales she grew up with, a surprising story unfolds of the first South Asians in the U.S. who married African-American women. It evokes the richness and wonder of families stretching across time and place, looking for where they come from.
France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.
Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Portrait of a Lady of Fire on August 10th starting at 7:30PM ET.
100% of all net proceeds (less only actual production costs) will be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.