Deadline Extended: We have extended the deadline for submissions to The Writers Lab this year. Women over 40, you now … Continue reading Terry’s Picks: Deadline Extended, Diversity Matters, Broadway Exclusion
NYWIFT member Jane Applegate recaps the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and offers some key tips on how to make the most of any festival experience. Continue reading How to Work a Major Film Festival: A Report from Sundance
New code: This weekend, SAG-AFTRA released a code of conduct that defines sexual harassment and other prohibited conduct in the … Continue reading Terry’s Picks: New Code, Black Panther, Canadian Progress
Black History: The New York Times offers a list of 28 Films for the 28 Days of Black History Month, … Continue reading Terry’s Picks: Black History, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon
Screening Series: NYWIFT is seeking submissions for our fourth annual Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories series, which showcases films about women … Continue reading Terry’s Picks: Screening Series, The Oscars, HP Foundation
Many have never heard of “Wobblies” or the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), but in the early 1900s, The Wobblies were laborers working in a variety of fields, who joined the movement which became known as “industrial unionism” under the IWW organization and they made headlines.
70 plus years following the founding of IWW, filmmakers Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird came together to bring the story of early American industrial radical labor reform back into the spotlight. Their documentary, The Wobblies (1979), shows the relevance of this history that still holds true today. The WFPF will screen the film at UNDO on January 28. Continue reading One Big Union: A History of the Wobblies
Chavela Vargas: In NYWIFT’s latest column with Honeysuckle Magazine, Communications VP Margarita Sophia Cortes profiles the filmmakers behind the critically … Continue reading Terry’s Picks: Chavela Vargas, The Tale, Working Women