Join us for a virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of The ABC's of Book Banning, followed by a live Q&A with director, Sheila Nevins. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Christina Kiely.
By weaving together a lyrical montage of young readers and authors, THE ABC's OF BOOK BANNING reveals the voices of the impacted parties, and inspires hope for the future through the profound insights of inquisitive youthful minds.
Join us for a virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Entanglement, followed by a live Q&A with creative team members from across the globe!
We asked women across the globe what the word Entanglement meant to them. How do we connect? Over 300 women submitted their story. 12 women writers. 12 personal stories Heroic. Humorous. Powerful. Raw. From across the globe. 12 points of view. 12 performers. All entangled yet all have never met. The film includes leading and emerging actors, and a world premiere film score.
Join us for an in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the feature documentary Another Body, about the startling realities of deepfake technology, followed by a Q&A with the creative team!
A college student’s life is upended when she discovers “deepfake” pornography of herself circulating online. Utilizing this technology in startling ways, Another Body follows a survivor’s search for answers, and raises unsettling questions about technology, justice, and consent.
Join us for an in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of Shruti Ganguly's narrative feature Tripped Up, followed by a Q&A with the creative team moderated by Chelsea Clinton.
The NYWIFT Member Screening Series comes to SOHO International Film Festival with a selection of five short films showcasing talented members of the New York Women in Film & Television community in key creative roles. Exhibition screening followed by a conversation with the artists.
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Join us for November's in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the narrative feature You Resemble Me, followed by a reception and Q&A with the creative team.
Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world.
Join us for October's in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the narrative feature Triple Threat, co-presented by The LGBT Community Center. The screening will be preceded by a reception and followed by a Q&A with the creative team.
Dreams of Broadway stardom meet the realities of adulthood in Triple Threat, the story of three long-time friends whose shared vision for success is jeopardized as each decides what’s most important in life—and how to achieve it. Bursting with vibrant original music and a distinctly Millennial vibe, this film is for every theater kid yearning to make it big, every family bonded by friendship and anyone who’s ever put it all on the line to realize their dreams.
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.
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.
Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Maria Finitzo's documentary feature, The Dilemma of Desire, which explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies and - ultimately - power.
The film will be available to all who register to view via an exclusive link at any time throughout the weekend of May 20, 2021.
Then, join us for a special Q&A with the director and subjects on Zoom moderated by writer, comedian, and podcaster Jourdain Searles.
Join us for this month’s FREE virtual NYWIFT Member Screening as we honor Earth Day with Mirra Bank's documentary feature, No Fear No Favor, about African communities fighting the poaching crisis by protecting their wildlife for future generations.
Watch the films any time Thursday, April 22 at 3 PM through Monday, April 26, then join us for a Q&A with Mirra Bank moderated by acclaimed wildlife journalist Peter Canby.
Women filmmakers throughout history have often been at the forefront of advancing social change.
Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening as we honor Women's History Month with our special Social Impact Shorts Program, showcasing nine short films by our members from a variety of genres, each of which raises awareness for a different social issue in its own unique way.
The films will be available to all who register to view via an exclusive link at any time throughout the weekend of March 25th. Then, join us for a special Q&A with the filmmakers on Zoom on Monday the 29th.READ MORE