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Nicole Kidman Joins Meryl Streep in Supporting The Writers Lab (February 1, 2018)

NYWIFT Announces HP Foundation to Fund NYWIFT Young Female Filmmaker Initiative (January 23, 2018)


NYWIFT to Honor and Celebration Women Who Have Made Extraordinary Achievements in the Entertainment Industry (November 16, 2017)

Bequest from The Nancy Malone Living Trust to Fund Three NYWIFT Programs (September 25, 2017)

NYWIFT and IRIS Announce The Writers Lab for Women Screenwriters over 40 Selects 2017 Participants (August 2, 2017)

NYWIFT Announces New Board President Simone Pero (July 12, 2017)

NYWIFT Honors Extraordinary Women Behind the Scenes of the Entertainment Industry (May 18, 2017)

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Series Returns in 2017 with Increased Support (February 17, 2017)

Meryl Streep Once Again Supports The Writers Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40: Lab Opens for Submissions February 1 (January 30, 2017)


NYWIFT Announces the Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant Awardee at the 37th Annual Muse Awards on December 8th, 2016 (December 5th, 2016)

NYWIFT to Honor and Celebrate Exceptional Women Who Continue to Shatter Entertainment Industry's Glass Ceiling (November 17, 2016)

NYWIFT Announces: Short Films by Jane Aaron to Screen at MoMA's 14th Annual to Save and Project Series (November 1, 2016)

NYWIFT Announces Made in NY: Comedy Makers (October 26, 2016)

NYWIFT Announces the 2016 Fall Scholarship Recipients (October 3, 2016)

NYWIFT Announces Visions: TV Dramas by Maya Angelou and Momoko Iko (August 30, 2016)

NYWIFT and IRIS Announce 2016 The Writers Lab Participants (August 4, 2016)

NYWIFT Awards First Sabrina Wright-Gilliar Scholarship to Briana Ayala (June 21, 2016)

NYWIFT Announces the New 2016-17 Board Members (June 7, 2016)

Final 2016 Immigrant Experiences Screening to Feature Peabody Award-Winning Documentary (May 23, 2016)

2016 Fund for Women Filmmakers Applications Now Available (May 19, 2016)

Top Makeup Artist Anita Gibson, Hair Stylist Rose Chatterton and Costume Designer Sarah Edwards among Those to be Honored at NYWIFT's Annual Designing Women Gala (May 17, 2016)

May 19 Screening in Immigrant Experiences Series to Feature Stories from Eastern European Immigrants (April 28, 2016)

Michele Spitz of Woman of Her Word to Provide Audio Description Grants (April 11, 2016)

NYWIFT Announces Second Free Screening in Season Two Of Immigrant Experiences Series (April 7, 2016)

Opening Night of 2016 Immigrant Experiences Series (February 22, 2016)

NYWIFT & IRIS Announce The Writers Lab 2016 Funded by Meryl Streep (February 11, 2016)


2015 Muse Awards Honorees (November 10, 2015)

NYWIFT Awards 2015 Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant (October 11, 2015)

NYWIFT Announces Sabrina Wright-Gilliar Scholarship (August 17, 2015)

2015 Designing Women Honorees (May 11, 2015)

NYWIFT & Iris Announce 2015 The Writers Lab Participants (August 10, 2015)

NYWIFT Announces the 2015-16 Board Members (June 8, 2015)

NYWIFT 2015 Fund for Women Filmmakers Applications Now Available (May 6, 2015)

NYWIFT Presents New Screenwriters Lab Established for Women Writers Over 40 (April 30, 2015)

Press Inquiries:

Katie Chambers
Community Engagement Coordinator
(212) 679-0870, ext. 23

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts