Earlier this year, the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) organization received the funding and green light to produce their newest screening series for their Cultural Immigrant Initiative. Immigrant Women: Sharing Our Voice Thru Film is an exclusive screening series created to highlight and promote NYC immigrant stories made by women filmmakers.
In its second month, the screening series will showcase immigrant stories within the five boroughs of NY with an exhibition of short and feature-length films.
The stories behind these films are intimate portraits of the immigrant experience in New York City. These are the voices behind the stories and NYWIFT is excited to share these experiences with our communities.
The series is funded by the city’s Dept of Cultural Affairs and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley as part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of NYC Council.
The program for the March screening series will focus on capturing the immigrant experience through fictional narrative. They have just announced the selected short films for its second series, which will take place in Maspeth, Queens on March 30.
Directed: Olga Goister
Bella is a short film about a Gypsy girl who wants to experience American culture. However, she is in for a surprise when she comes home to her family and discovers that her parents have arranged for her to be married.
I Am Julia
Written by Marisol Carrere
A “fish out of water” story: I Am Julia, is a short film that focuses on the experiences of a young Latina girl, Julia, as she adjusts to the hostile environment of a new school while starting a new life in a foreign country.
Directed by Marina Fernandez
Dreams that New York inspires are not always sweet, even less so for the young Spaniard who yearns for connections in the city of frozen streets and lost glances. Temblor is a quiet short film from the intimate perspective of an immigrant struggling to adapt in the barren New York winters. Her imagination and fears come to life through a hybrid of live action and animated sketches.
|Immigrant Screening Series: Fiction Shorts|
|Date/Time:||Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
|Pricing:||Open to the Public|
|Location:||The Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
More information about the event and these filmmakers can be found online at: http://nywift.org/article.aspx?id=5435