Slideshow: Screenplay Reading of ‘Mickey and the Bear’

This past Monday night, HIFF held a screenplay reading of selected scenes from Annabelle Attanasio‘s MICKEY AND THE BEAR before a packed house. Annabelle is an alumna of the 2017 HIFF Screenwriters Lab, and received funding from the Melissa Mathison Fund, established in 2016 to support female screenwriters in advancing their writing careers. Read more about the talented cast and crew. […]

You’re Invited: Screenplay Reading

Bullheaded, stoic, and scrappy, 17-year-old Mickey Peck lives a codependent existence with her charming, volatile father Hank. But when she falls for Wyatt, a confident newcomer with plans to move to San Francisco, Mickey realizes she wants to leave too. MICKEY AND THE BEAR tells the heartbreaking story of a teenage girl’s emancipation from her […]

Women Calling the Shots at HIFF 2016

For many years, HIFF has enjoyed a close collaboration with New York Women in Film and Television, and 2016 is no different. In addition to our NYWIFT shorts program—Women Calling the Shots—this year we are also partnering on a Winick Talk. Moderated by film critic Thelma Adams, Sunday’s free panel discussion is entitled, WOMEN IN FILM: LOTS OF […]

Cannes Luncheon Celebrates Melissa Mathison, Women in Film

Last week, on a stunningly beautiful Côte d’Azur day overlooking Cannes and the Mediterranean, a cadre of accomplished women in film professionals gathered at the Villa Valnalou to pay tribute to the late screenwriter Melissa Mathison. The film based on her final screenplay—THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg—recently screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In continuation of their annual women […]