A Review of “Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan” by NYWIFT Member Gaudys Laxury

Gaudys Laxury shares her thoughts on fellow NYWIFT member Dipti Mehta’s one-woman show “Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan,” now playing at the New York International Fringe Festival. “Honour” offers a fun and poignant look at the exotic, dangerous life of Mumbai’s real-life brothels and why they exist. Continue reading A Review of “Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan” by NYWIFT Member Gaudys Laxury

NYWIFT Panel: Streaming Stories: Short Docs for the Web

NYWIFT Panel: Streaming Stories: Short Docs for the Web

NYWIFT’s Streaming Stories: Short Docs for the Web panel explored how the medium of documentary film is adapting to a marketplace where an increasing number of films are reaching audiences online and viewers’ attention spans are getting shorter. In recent years, both producing documentary content for the web and releasing documentary shorts online have emerged as successful ways to increase mainstream viewership and promote filmmakers’ work. Watch the full panel now – for FREE – on NYWIFT’s YouTube channel! Continue reading NYWIFT Panel: Streaming Stories: Short Docs for the Web

Meet the Board Members: S. Casper Wong

Meet the Board Members: S. Casper Wong

NYWIFT member S. Casper Wong left a cushy Silicon Valley job as IBM corporate counsel to become a filmmaker, and has since written, directed and produced both shorts and features; founded The Peace Pod Project; and founded (and currently chairs) Asian American Women Media Makers. Now, she brings her passion and activism to the NYWIFT Board. Join us as we get to know one of the new additions to NYWIFT’s Board of Directors. Continue reading Meet the Board Members: S. Casper Wong