NYWIFT Member Screening Series: Wake Up CallSmart Is What You Get and Chicken
The NYWIFT Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. at 2nd Street.

Join us for a selection of three short films: A Wake Up Call, written and directed by Barbara Masry; Smart Is What You Get, edited by Jennifer Wollan; and Chicken, written and directed by Jessica Burstein.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers. Then join us at Cellar 58, 58 Second Avenue at 3rd Street, for mingling, a cash bar and complimentary appetizers.

In response to the large high school dropout rate of teen mothers, Ms. Andrews built a school for middle and high school students who are pregnant or parents. She helps teen moms beat the odds by giving them the confidence, skills and education they need.

Jennifer Wollan is the Owner and Executive Producer of Reel Biography
Suzanne Paxton (Producer, Director) is an Emmy Award winning producer
Josette Persson (Producer, Director) is a 10-year television veteran.

The funny, touching story of a traditional Syrian-Jewish woman and an African-American teenager from Brooklyn who unite in their determination to beat breast cancer.

Barbara Masry is a writer, producer, educator, and activist. She is a founder of the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, a nationally respected organization dedicated to education and advocacy. A Wake Up Call is based on Barbara’s experience with breast cancer.

Chicken is a beautiful portrait of temporary intimacy between two strangers who spend the night together on vacation.

Jessica Su Burstein is an award-winning writer/director working in commercial, film and television production.

Sergei Krasikov is an independent filmmaker concentrating on producing challenging documentary and narrative films and non-fiction cinematography.

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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.