NYWIFT Blog

NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Marinette’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Festival & NYWIFT as we proudly co-host screenings of Marinette on June 11, 12, and 17! Marinette tells the story of pioneering French female soccer star Marinette Pichon. Filmmaker Virginie Verrier’s biopic traces the athlete’s battle to earn her homeland’s respect after achieving success in the United States.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Every Body’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Festival & NYWIFT as we proudly co-host screenings on June 11, 12, and 16 of Every Body directed by NYWIFT Member Julie Cohen! The stories of three intersex individuals who set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as their authentic selves.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘The Listener’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 11, 12, and 14 as we proudly co-present screenings of The Listener. When evening sets in, Beth (Tessa Thompson) is one of many volunteers manning helplines to lend a kind ear to people in crisis. An understated drama about a night in the life of a mental health helpline volunteer, The Listener is a stirring testament to the power of empathy.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘The Gullspang Miracle’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 11th, 13th, and 16th as we proudly co-host screenings of The Gullspang Miracle. In Maria Fredriksson’s stranger-than-fiction documentary, two pious sisters buy an apartment after having witnessed a divine sign — only to realize that the seller of the apartment looks identical to their other sister, who committed suicide some thirty years before.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Cold Copy’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT June 11th, 12th, and 16th as we proudly co-host screenings of Cold Copy. The kinetic drama Cold Copy follows an ambitious journalism student’s tactics to impress, and get into the good graces of, an esteemed yet cutthroat news reporter — even if it involves manipulating her latest story … and truth itself.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Apolonia, Apolonia’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 8th, 10th, and 15th as we proudly co-host screenings of Apolonia, Apolonia. The striking character-driven documentary Apolonia, Apolonia dives into the exhilarating lifestyle of a young French painter. Filmmaker Lea Glob’s intimate exploration of Apolonia Sokol’s creative pursuits and setbacks results in poignant and deeply-felt storytelling.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Breaking the News’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 9th and 11th as we proudly co-host screenings and a panel conversation of Breaking the News. Breaking the News follows the determined efforts of women and LGBTQ+ journalists launching a news “startup” to foreground voices omitted from mainstream news. Filmmakers Hernandez, Courtney, and Hairston provide a deep look into bias and inclusion in the ever-shifting media landscape.

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NYWIFT Co-Presents a Free Screening of On the Divide

NYWIFT is proud to co-present a screening of On the Divide, which follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the US/Mexico border.

The film is directed by Maya Cueva and Leah Galant.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Leah Galant.

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NYWIFT Co-Presents Born in Flames with NewFest

NYWIFT is proud to co-present the NewFest screening of Born in Flames as part of NewFest's Queering the Canon Series. An underground feminist landmark of cinema, Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983) is brazenly queer, and unapologetically down to disrupt and dismantle the patriarchy. Set in a near future downtown New York ten years after a socialist revolution, radical feminist factions strategize and debate their own agendas as women’s equality remains unfulfilled. With guerilla style filming and a docu-narrative approach, the pulsing energy of NYC and layered political viewpoints might just have you ready to start your own radical queer biker gang. In-person tickets include a guest introduction by Jessica Dunn Rovinelli.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)...

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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.

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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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