2023 S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day Screening and Reception

Celebrate NYC’s 15th annual International SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day on Saturday, March 25th at SVA Theatre. Join FF2 Media, NYWIFTSAG-AFTRA, Women in the Arts & Media Coalition (WAMC), and the SVA Theatre for a short films screening/Q&A followed by a reception in recognition of S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.


NYU “The Janes” Virtual Screening + Discussion

Join NYU for a free virtual screening of The Janes! This award-winning documentary chronicles the pre-Roe v. Wade era when young female activists who called themselves ‘Jane’ built an underground network for women with unwanted pregnancies, providing safe, low-cost illegal abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.


NYWIFT WFPF-preserved “One Hand Don’t Clap” Screens at MoMA

NYWIFT Member Kavery Kaul’s award-winning 1988 documentary One Hand Don’t Clap chronicling the titans of calypso and soca music will make its U.S. restoration premiere at the Museum of Modern Art.

Digitally restored by the Academy Film Archive and the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television with additional support from the Leon Levy Foundation, One Hand Don’t Clap reflects the legacy of a vast West Indian-American population, the incredible entrepreneurial growth of their music industry in the US, and their ongoing ties to the traditions that flourish in the Caribbean.


NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Katrina Babies’

Join NYWIFT for a virtual screening of Katrina Babies starting Monday, December 5th through Thursday, December 8th. Followed by a virtual pre-recorded conversation with director Edward Buckles and producer Audrey Rosenberg on December 7th. Moderated by journalist, Soledad O’Brien.


NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down”

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.


NYWIFT Industry Screening: Sirens

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.


Hellenic Film Society x NYWIFT Co-Present ‘.Dog’ and ‘Patchwork’

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)...


NYWIFT & Showtime Industry Screening: ‘Nothing Compares’

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.


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.


NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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.


NYWIFT Industry Screening x Music Box Films Presents ‘Medusa’

By day, young women show religious devotion through purity and perfection. By night, they form a vigilante girl gang, roving the streets of Brazil to punish sinners. When an attack goes wrong, Mari is forced to confront her inner demons. Followed by a Q&A with director, Anita ROCHA DA SILVEIRA. Moderated by journalist, Jourdain Searles.


NYWIFT Co-Presents “Women in Film Night” at Montauk Film Festival

Join NYWIFT in Montauk for a night dedicated to Women in Film! We'll open the evening with networking, followed by a panel moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez, and a screening of films by women filmmakers. 


NYWIFT Co-Presents The Big Steal at Museum of the Moving Image

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is proud to co-present a Museum of the Moving Image screening of NYWIFT member Nadia Tass's 1991 film The Big Steal, followed by a Q&A with the director. The screening is part of MOMI's Pioneering Women in Australian Cinema program.

Teenager Danny (a baby-faced Ben Mendelsohn, in an early role) wants to woo his crush Joanna, promising a ride in his 1973 Jaguar. Except that he doesn’t have one. Unwanted and unintended consequences ensue when he decides to trade in his dowdy 1962 Nissan via a sketchy car dealer. This warm-hearted teen comedy caper was the third feature for filmmaking couple Nadia Tass (director) and David Parker (writer and cinematographer). A car-lover’s delight, it invigorates the 1980s teen date-comedy formula with an Aussie sensibility, showcasing the streets of inner-city Melbourne and a sunny Oz-rock soundtrack.


NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Dos Estaciones’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Dos Estaciones on June 29th starting at 8PM EST. 

In the bucolic hills of the Jalisco Highlands, iron-willed businesswoman María García fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory.


NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Riotsville, USA’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Riotsville, USA on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 starting at 9 pm. Short Film to play before feature, Black Mayonnaise

Welcome to Riotsville USA, a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles,” where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, director Sierra Pettengill’s kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary reconstructs the formation of a national consciousness obsessed with maintaining law and order by any means necessary. Drawing insight from a time similar to our own, Riotsville USA pulls focus on American institutional control and offers a compelling case that if the history of race in America rhymes, it is by design.


NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022 on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 starting at 7:30pm. 


NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: New York Non Fiction Program

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of their signature New York Non Fiction Program on July 1st, 2022 at 9 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

For more than two decades, Rooftop Films has presented their annual New York Non Fiction Program, a night of new short documentaries made by and about New Yorkers. And every year, the screening is one of their biggest and most exhilarating of the year, bringing together uniquely-unforgettable-but-perhaps-previously-overlooked characters and situations. With live music before and after the screening, and an after-party by the Historic Chapel to end the night, this year’s show might be the greatest one yet.


NYWIFT & Metrograph Industry Screening: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) & Metrograph invites you to a screening of Never Rarely Sometimes Always at the Metrograph on May 17th at 7:00pm ET. This screening is part of a retrospective curated by Emma Myers. Learn more about the series below.