6/29/2023

June Events & Opportunitites

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NYWIFT is proud to co-host five films at the 2023 Tribeca Festival! 
NYWIFT members get 20% off tickets for the first screening of each of these films – find the code in your weekly member e-blast.

Not a member yet? Email membership@nywift.org or apply online
ABOUT THE FILMS

Alopnia, Alponia

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.
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.
 
Breaking the News is executive produced by NYWIFT members Ruth Ann Harnisch and Lois Vossen.

Panel: “The Changing Landscape of the News”
Friday, June 9th, 12:30pm at the Indeed Lounge at Spring Studios
*FREE WITH TICKET*
Cold Copy

Eager to impress the esteemed-yet-cutthroat news reporter Diane Heger (Tracee Ellis Ross), ambitious journalism student Mia Scott (Bel Powley) desperately competes for her attention. With increasing pressure from Diane to outperform her peers, Mia finds a new angle for her latest story about an unsuspecting subject: precocious teen Igor Nowak (Jacob Tremblay). But her new approach involves manipulating his story — and the truth itself.

Cold Copy is executive produced by NYWIFT member Shivani Rawat
The GullspÄng 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 30 years before.
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.

The Listener is co-produced by NYWIFT Board Member Joyce Pierpoline.
And ... Now through June 30th NYWIFT is offering a discount on membership!

New York Women in Film & Television envisions equity for all women in media and entertainment to better reflect our world and transform our culture. NYWIFT brings together executives, filmmakers, actors, writers, designers, crew people, casting directors, agents, attorneys, managers, educators, and more to raise up women's voices. As a NYWIFT member, you can connect with fellow industry professionals and gain the insight you need to take your career to the next level at a mixer, catch up on the latest film & TV developments at one of our NYWIFT Talks, attend 50+ free advance screenings each year, and get inspired at our annual Creative Workforce Summit.
 
Become a NYWIFT member by June 30 and take advantage of a special discount:

  • Half off the initiation fee for new members, $135 reduced to $67.50.
  • No reactivation fee for returning members - all you will owe are the dues.
 
Let's work together to create a vision of what our industry could be.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL
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Women's resistance and diverse female filmmaking is championed at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. This year, 5 urgent films all from women filmmakers show the importance of protecting women's rights around the world - from an award-winning cartoonist in Egypt using her pen to challenge the patriarchy; to the mass oppression and silencing of women in Iran, and the risks taken by those who defend and support them, 70% of this year's line-up is directed or co-directed by women, bringing us crucial human rights storytelling from women about women change-making around the world. 

Reserve COMPLIMENTARY tickets to Draw Me Egypt - Doaa El-Adl, A Stroke of Freedom, Seven Winters in Tehran, Koromousso, Big Sister, and more
(Be sure to click to June to see additional screenings!)

Get $5 off tickets to WHEN SPRING CAME TO BUCHA, and WE ARE GUARDIANS, and the rest of the lineup with code: RESIST23.
USERS

Directed by Mexican filmmaker Natalia Almada

Screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from June 9th-June 15th

*$5 OFF DISCOUNT CODE OFFER*
Winner of the Directing Award: U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Natalia Almada's USERS begins with a mother’s question–will my children love the perfect machines more than they love me, their imperfect mother? She pushes the button and a smart crib lulls her crying baby to sleep, flawlessly every time. This question guides her inquiry into the intimate relationship we have with technology that is increasingly driving all aspects of our society. We explore the unintended and often dehumanizing consequences of our society's embedded belief that technological progress will lead to the betterment of humanity. Is technological progress inevitable? Are we all increasingly isolated? Do we really have agency to direct its course? Is technology an expression of our humanity or is technology destroying our humanity? The film will be a critical and intimate meditation on these questions.

Screens at BAM Rose Cinemas | 30 Lafayette Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11217

USE DISCOUNT CODE "USERS" FOR $5 OFF EACH TICKET

Natalia Almada will be present for a Q&A at the 7pm screening on June 9th and 10th

The opening will be coupled with a complete retrospective of the director's work
WOMEN’S VOICES

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Volunteer Opportunities
Be a part of the Collaboration Awards this year!

We're gearing up for the next Collaboration Awards and looking for some great people to serve on the Collaboration Awards Committee, helping to put out the call for submissions, curate submissions, and help to choose the winners. If you want to know more about the Collaboration Awards, read about it on our website. If you're interested, email us at volunteers@womenartsmediacoalition.org and put Collaboration Awards Committee in the subject line.

If you've emailed us already, you should be hearing from us momentarily! We will be having a gathering in late June (hybrid - both in person and on Zoom) for potential new volunteers.
Conversations in America:
2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything

You can still see Conversations in America: 2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything, a compilation of short plays and films, monologues, songs, and more.
Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA and WomenArts who were gold sponsors of the event.

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