Episode 1217: News Update- Film Fests, Upcoming Movies of 2023 and More…

On this episode host we'll bring you an update on upcoming film festivals including: Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, South by Southwest and more. We'll also preview the upcoming movies set to release in 2023, and give you our picks for streaming series you may have missed last year. Next week we'll have interviews with the filmmakers of the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival.


Episode 1216: Tara Westwood

On this episode actor/director Tara Westwood talks about her award winning short, Triggered. Westwood grew up in Canada and began her career as a model in Europe. She went on to star in The Grudge (2020) and has recently appeared Fleishman in Trouble with Jesse Eisenberg and stars in Plane with Gerard Butler opening only in theaters January 13th.


This week the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo Indigo Girls will perform at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro on January 19 in Park City. The band will also premiere their new documentary, It’s Only Life After All at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


On the heels of the critically-acclaimed Christmas documentary, Dear Santa about the United States Postal Service’s venerated Operation Santa program – streaming on Hulu and included on the Entertainment Weekly, Town and Country, Women’s Health and Men's Health magazine lists of must-watch holiday films – Hulu has just debuted new documentary series Dear Santa, The Series.

Episode 1215: Bushwick filmFestival 2022

On this episode as part of our no-rest-for-the-fest coverage of film festivals this fall, we take you to the opening night of the Bushwick Film Festival. This year the festival kicked off its 15th edition with a red carpet reception at Lot 45 in Brooklyn where NRFTW host Kayla Vera spoke with the filmmakers and stars of the evening.

New York Jewish Film Festival Dates Announced

NEW YORK, NY (December 8, 2022) – The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center will present the 32nd annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) from January 12 through 23, 2023. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, NYJFF presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience.