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by Colleen McCreanor  Catherine Hand held onto A Wrinkle in Time for nearly 40 years before finding the home she knew it deserved. On February 13th, she spoke to WIFV members and film lovers about what that home was. A Wrinkle in Time has taken on many forms in Hand’s life. As the author Madeleine… Read more »

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by Kathy Dismukes  WIFV FEB 2018 WEDS ONE BLOG POST – WEB SERIES WIFV’s Wednesday One on Wednesday, February 7 featured a lively presentation and discussion of the ins and outs of Web series. Special guests included Anthony Anderson, creator, executive producer, writer, director, and star of the acclaimed Web series, ANACOSTIA; and Joe Carabeo… Read more »

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by Colleen McCreanor On January 22, over 30 writers shuffled into a room awaiting lessons on how to pitch the stories they all had bustling inside of them. The crowd was full of a diverse set of skills, including screenwriters, novelists, and playwrights. Almost every person in the room had written something they were hoping… Read more »

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By Jon Reiss, Hybrid Cinema   So it’s that intense festival time of year again.   You’re considering festivals, applying to festivals and who knows perhaps already excited about the festivals you have been accepted to. Here are 10 Do’s and 5 Don’ts when applying to film festivals.  These suggestions are based not only on my… Read more »

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By Flo Dwek ONE OF US (Directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, 2017, 1 hr., 35 min.) ONE OF US, the thrilling new documentary by the talented directing duo, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, is now streaming on Netflix in an unbelievable 190 countries, in 30 languages. This is indeed a remarkable feat, defying… Read more »

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By Flo Dwek   Meaningful dialogue and conversation have always formed the cornerstone of our diverse, yet closely knit WIFV community. Buoyed by our supportive, day-to-day interactions, we can speak up, speak out, listen intently, empathize, and create lasting bonds and connections. Our deep sense of camaraderie and respect for one another derives in large… Read more »

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BY FLO DWEK (Directed by Joan Kron, 2017, 1 hour, 39 min.)   TAKE MY NOSE…PLEASE! is a wistfully comic tale about the pressures of looking and staying beautiful. Under Joan Kron’s sparkling and impressive debut direction (at the vintage age of 89), she turns her lens on the ups and downs of two female… Read more »