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.
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.
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.
Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Cathleen Campbell's dramatic short Langston Hughes' "No Crystal Stair" and Grace Hannoy's feature dramedy When We Grow Up — two films that explore family and parenthood in unique ways.
Watch the films any time Thursday, September 23rd at 3 PM through Monday, September 27th at 11:59 PM, then watch the pre-recorded Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by NYWIFT Community Engagement Director Katie Chambers.
Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of two coming-of-age stories: the narrative short Keep Your Head Up, Sweet Pea! and dramatic feature Darcy, followed by a Q&A with mother-daughter filmmaking duo Heidi Philipsen Meissner and Sophie Meissner.READ MORE
Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of the narrative feature C/O Kancharapalem, produced by and starring NYWIFT member Praveena Paruchuri. The film weaves together several multi-generational love stories in the small town of Kancharapalem, India.
The film was one-of-a-kind in the studio- and star-driven South Indian film industry. Independently produced by Paruchuri, it was shot on location with all of the cast of 80 "actors" selected from the residents of the village itself after a month-long workshop.
Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Tracey Anarella's documentary feature, There She Is, which explores the confluence of beauty pageants and feminism in the #MeToo era. It explores the "who" and "why" of women in beauty pageants, emphasizing the #MeToo era. It examines the “good” (developmentally disabled and LGBTQ pageants), “bad” (exploitive pageants), and the really “ugly” (child pageants).
Screen the film over the weekend then join us for a Q&A with director/producer Tracey Anarella moderated by NYWIFT Community Engagement Director Katie Chambers.