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NYWIFT Talks at 2022 Tribeca Film Festival: Highlighting Tribeca Shorts Program (Part 2)

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. We are covering some short films in the festival including Hoop Dreams, and more. In conversation with Director Kasey Elise Walker, Fredgy Noël and more to be announced. Moderated by NYWIFT Program Manager Barbara G Vasconez.

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NYWIFT Talks: Podcasting

Join us in this week's NYWIFT Talks as we get a perspective from women filmmakers who have found a new home in podcasting. We'll discuss podcasting with NYWIFT Board President, Jamie Zelermyer (I Was Never There, premiering at Tribeca 2022), Enid Zentelis (How My Grandmother Lost WW2), and Jessica Bendinger (Mob Queens). Moderated by Alexis Soloski (NY Times).

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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 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 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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NYWIFT Talks Yes2Next with April Hattori

Join us on NYWIFT Talks with former NYWIFT Board Member, April Hattori and her mother, Aiko Sokolowski to discuss their online fitness business, yes2next and how they expanded their following through a media strategy harnessing the power of press and social media.

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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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NYWIFT Talks with Filmmaker Ayana Baraka

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we sit down and chat with filmmaker, Ayana Baraka. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member and Executive Director, Leslie Fields-Cruz.

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NYWIFT Talks: 2022 ReelAbilities Film Festival

Join us for NYWIFT Talks: 2022 ReelAbilities Film Festival. In conversation with ReelAbilities Director and Co-Founder, Isaac Zablocki and director, Lynn Montgomery. Moderated by Executive Director at the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Rachel Byrne.

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NYWIFT Talks with “PURE” Director, Natalie Jasmine Harris

On February 23 at 4pm ET, we'll speak with writer/director, Natalie Jasmine Harris to discuss her short, Pure<, now streaming on HBO Max!

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NYWIFT Talks at The Sundance Film Festival: ‘Brainwashed’ with Director Nina Menkes

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we're headed to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival...virtually! We will be covering some highlights and updating you on new releases coming your way. 

We're sitting down with director Nina Menkes to chat about her new documentary, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power. Building on her influential cinematic talk, Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Cinema, film director Nina Menkes takes us on an eye-opening journey through the gendered politics of shot design. Using more than 175 film clips from canonical Hollywood favorites and cult classics as well as interviews with filmmakers and scholars, the film reveals a sinister framework of misogyny and paternalism that, from early cinema to the present day, infiltrates some of our favorite movies.

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NYWIFT Talks: NYWIFT Goes to Sundance

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we're headed to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival...virtually! This week, we will be covering some highlights and updating you on new releases coming your way. We're speaking with some of our NYWIFT members with films at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Speakers include Dawn Porter, Madeleine Olnek, Lois Vossen, Paula Eiselt, and Tonya Lewis Lee. Moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director, Cynthia Lopez.

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NYWIFT Talks at The Sundance Film Festival: ‘Hatching’ with Director Hanna Bergholm

Welcome to NYWIFT Talks, a weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 and current events on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more.  NYWIFT Talks...

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NYWIFT Talks ‘The Lost Daughter’ with Director Maggie Gyllenhaal

A college professor confronts her unsettling past after meeting a woman and her young daughter while on vacation in Italy. Her obsession with the woman and her daughter prompts memories of her early motherhood.

In conversation with Director Maggie Gyllenhaal and NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez

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NYWIFT Talks: Film Festival Practices

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, the 2020 pandemic has sparked change within every organization from four day work days, hybrid or at-home work to a better overall mental health change. But, as companies evolve, what about freelance workers? How can we work toward change for fairer treatment towards those working freelance? We speak with film festival workers looking to positively advocate for fairer wages, better work environment, and policy changes.

This conversation includes Emily Foster and more TBA. Moderated by NYWIFT Program Manager, Barbara Vásconez.

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NYWIFT Talks: Stuntwomen in Film/TV

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we speak with stuntwomen in film/television to discuss their work and how the pandemic has changed their career. What new protocols have been set to keep everyone safe. This conversation includes Dakota Bown, Wendy GutierrezKelly Roisin, Heidi Schnappauf, and Rose Sias. Moderated by NYWIFT Program Manager, Barbara Vásconez.

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NYWIFT Talks: Latinx Representation in Film & TV

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we speak with educators in film/television to discuss the representation in film. What is lacking, what is misrepresentation, and what work still needs to be done in order for the voices of the Latinx community to be appropriately amplified.

Speakers will include Frances Negron (Columbia University Professor and Filmmaker); Ben Lopez (ED, National Association of Latino Independent Producers- NALIP); and Maria Corina Ramirez, (Filmmaker); with more TBA. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Zenaida Mendez (Director of Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center).

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