“Knowledge is Something Nobody Can Take Away from You:” Yvonne Ng Discusses her Student Academy Award Win

“Knowledge is Something Nobody Can Take Away from You:” Yvonne Ng Discusses her Student Academy Award Win

NYWIFT scholarship recipient Yvonne Ng, a Singaporean immigrant who came to the U.S. to study photography, discusses inspiring women, her powerful short film Cloud Kumo, and her Student Academy Award win. Continue reading “Knowledge is Something Nobody Can Take Away from You:” Yvonne Ng Discusses her Student Academy Award Win

Made in NY: Comedy Makers Brings Laughs and Insight to Carolines

Made in NY: Comedy Makers Brings Laughs and Insight to Carolines

“Made in New York.” What could be better? As New York Women in Film & Television, it’s who we are and what we do. NYWIFT presented an eclectic group of talented and dynamic comedy makers who “make it all happen” in NYC – from behind the scenes to the front lines – at this year’s Women in Comedy panel at Carolines on Broadway. Member Jean Criss recounts the highlights of the evening. Continue reading Made in NY: Comedy Makers Brings Laughs and Insight to Carolines

Women’s Film Preservation Fund Recent Preservations, VISIONS Series TV Dramas, Hit the Screen in September

Women’s Film Preservation Fund Recent Preservations, VISIONS Series TV Dramas, Hit the Screen in September

NYWIFT and the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) will screen two TV movies from the PBS series Visions, which have been preserved by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF). WFPF co-chair Ann Deborah Levy tells us about the films – which touch on racism, immigration, and diversity in American culture – and the challenges and sweet success of finally bringing them to the big screen. Continue reading Women’s Film Preservation Fund Recent Preservations, VISIONS Series TV Dramas, Hit the Screen in September

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