New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.
The preeminent professional association for women in the New York entertainment industry, NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,500 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 50 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 15,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry.
NYWIFT has partnered with Go IndieTV and iWomanTV to showcase the work of our talented membership through our 4th annual online film festival. Members are invited to submit their short or mid-length films, TV pilots and webisodes to the NYWIFT Fall Shorts Festival!
- Projects must be under 45 minutes long. Short projects are required to be under 26 minutes and Mid-length projects must be between 26-45 minutes.
- We will not accept projects completed prior to 2016.
- The project must feature a current NYWIFT member in a key creative role. The NYWIFT member must be the person to submit the film to the festival. (If you are not yet a NYWIFT member, but would like to submit your project, email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the organization.)
The deadlines to submit are:
Regular - November 13, 11pm EST
Late - December 13, 11pm EST (Go IndieTV will invoice a fee of $25 for any projects submitted between November 14 - December 13)
We will not accept projects after the final deadline of Sunday, December 13 at 11:00 PM EST.
The New York Women in Film & Television Member Screening Series is a unique opportunity for NYWIFT members to showcase their work in a theatrical setting. The series features a diverse array of projects from both established and emerging filmmakers in celebration of our community of women filmmakers.
The NYWIFT member screening is open to all current members of NYWIFT. Films are selected on a rolling basis for screening in the series. Due to high demand, screening is not guaranteed though we do our best to accommodate as many members as possible. Films may be short or feature length, and may be paired with other film(s) for the screening. All genres are welcome. Projects must feature at least one current NYWIFT member in a key creative role. Films should have been completed within the last 4 years.
The series takes place September through November and January through June at Anthology Film Archives - though during the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing, we will have a series of virtual screenings available throughout the Spring and Summer.
Screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and a reception at a nearby bar.
Please note: By submitting your film, you confirm that you have or are able to attain the rights to screen this film in a public setting.