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NY Latino Film Festival x NYWIFT Present Latinos and the Streaming War

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...

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NYWIFT at the 30th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

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!

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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 @ Woodstock Film Festival: Women in Film: Then and Now

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.

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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 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 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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NYWIFT at the 29th 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 20th year to co-present the Women Calling the Shots short film showcase – all in celebration of the outstanding achievements by women filmmakers at the festival.

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NYWIFT at the 33rd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest)

New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join the 33rd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest) (October 15 – 26th, 2021) to co-present Being Bebe: The Bebe Zahara Benet Documentary.

BeBe Zahara Benet has been a show-stopping trailblazer ever since winning the very first season of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. Emily Branham’s feature directorial debut gives audiences an inside look into the motivations, challenges, and triumphs that pushed this icon from Cameroon to soaring new heights.

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Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT Co-Present: ‘I Carry You with Me’

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 15th as we proudly co-present a screening of I Carry You with Me.

I Carry You with Me, Academy-Award® nominee and NYWIFT member Heidi Ewing’s luminous, moving debut as a narrative filmmaker, follows a tender romance between Iván and Gerado, spanning decades. Starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City. The film, winner of two awards at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.

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Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT Co-Present: ‘The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show’

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 19th as we proudly co-host a screening of The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show. The Sit-In is an exhilarating documentary about a rare moment when truth and justice entered the living rooms (and bedrooms) of middle-class America.

Although three of the five TV segments are now lost, director NYWIFT Member Yoruba Richen pieces together the programs through archival photographs and footage, as well as contemporary interviews with historians, politicians and activists, including Whoopi Goldberg and Norman Lear. Indeed, the film captures a chaotic time in American history, drawing inescapable parallels with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘In the Same Breath’ Screening + Q&A

Join NYWIFT for a screening of In the Same Breath followed by a Q&A with Nanfu Wang (Director, Producer), NYWIFT Member Carolyn Hepburn (Producer), Jialing Zhang (Producer), Julie Goldman (Producer), and Christopher Clements (Producer).

In the Same Breath recounts the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus from the earliest days of the outbreak in Wuhan to it s rampage across the United States. In a deeply personal approach, Wang, who was born in China and now lives in the United States, explores the parallel campaigns of misinformation waged by leadership and the devastating impact on citizens of both countries.

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NewFest & NYWIFT Present: Filmmaker Virtual Roundtable

Hear from the narrative, documentary, and episodic filmmakers featured at NewFest this year as they discuss their work from funding to completion to the film festival landscape. Panelists include Hang Nguyen (director, Sideways Smile), Olivia Peace (director, Tahara), and Susan Sandler (director, Julia Scotti: Funny This Way).

Moderated by NYWIFT Program Manager Barbara Vásconez.

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Woodstock Film Festival & NYWIFT Co-Present: “I Carry You with Me” at the Drive-In

Join NYWIFT for our first drive-in film on October 3rd! NYWIFT is proud to co-present a double feature screening of I Carry You with Me and Stake Land with Woodstock Film Festival.

I Carry You with Me, Academy-Award® nominee (and NYWIFT member) Heidi Ewing’s luminous, moving debut as a narrative filmmaker, follows a tender romance between Iván and Gerado, spanning decades. Starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City. The film, winner of two awards at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.

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Woodstock Film Festival & NYWIFT Co-Present: “The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show” at the Drive-In

NYWIFT is proud to co-present a screening of The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show as a special drive-in screening at the Woodstock Film Festival!

In 1968, Johnny Carson was king of late-night television. As host of the top-rated “Tonight Show,” he gave America mild humor and middle-of-the-road entertainment. But when Carson planned a week’s vacation, his choice of replacement host was no less than revolutionary. Black entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte was given five nights on air. Belafonte did not squander the opportunity; he booked guests calculated to change the hearts and minds of a country embroiled in racial crisis.

Although three of the five TV segments are now lost, director and NYWIFT Member Yoruba Richen pieces together the programs through archival photographs and footage, as well as contemporary interviews with historians, politicians and activists, including Whoopi Goldberg and Norman Lear. Indeed, the film captures a chaotic time in American history, drawing inescapable parallels with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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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 at the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival

New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) (October 4 - 8th, 2018) to co-present the Annual Sunday Brunch and Women Calling the Shots Short Film Showcase - all in celebration of the outstanding achievements by women filmmakers at the festival.

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NYWIFT at the 25th Hamptons International Film Festival

NYWIFT at the 25th Hamptons International Film Festival    New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) (October 5 – 9th, 2017) to co-present theAnnual Sunday Brunch and Women Calling the Shots short film showcase – all in celebration of the outstanding achievements by women...

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