HIFF + International Women’s Day!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, HIFF is giving away a package of events to inspire you and your best film-loving gal-pal. Update: Entries are now closed. Our gift package includes: 2 Tickets to HIFF’s THAW Fest Master Class Comparing Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic interpretations of the great, romantic, tragedy ROMEO & JULIET, with an […]

#HIFF Screenwriters Lab Alumnae Win Big at Sundance

It was a stellar year for HIFF Screenwriters Lab alumnae at the Sundance Film Festival! Three projects that came through the Lab in recent years—all from female writer/directors—took home coveted awards at Saturday night’s ceremony, including directing, screenwriting and acting awards. In addition, another of our past Lab participants was recognized for her sophomore feature. Christina Choe (2014 HIFF Screenwriters Lab) took […]

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 […]