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NYWFF 2022

December 11th
Stuart Cinema & Café

NYWFF Nominations 2022

Narrative Short 

OMNES MORIMUR  - Sandra Camargo

Breakfast at the Bodega - Marina Barham

5 Tips and Tricks in A Relationship - Maria Belafonte

Experimental Short 

Unborn  - Sasha Marie Speer

Landfall - Kate Weare, Jack Flame Sorokin

Student Short

9th of Autumn - Marina Xarri

The Morin Khuur - Junyan Ivan Chen

Raíces - Laura Gauch

What nobody talks about - Hansine Killingmoe Såstad

Documentary Short 

The Last Photo Walk  - Mazen Hamed Alhaj Salem

URGE TO LIVE - Alexandra Roca

EVERYTHING BUT FEAR - Bryan  Brousseau

Micro Short 

Knights When We Dream - Cody Michael Southgate

Torn - Ron Sonedecker

La jeune poule mange des grains de blé -  Berbier Anne

First-Time Director

The Invite -  Jax Terry

Back In Five - Stephen Pierce

Young Directors
(18 y.o. and Under)

Lack of Eggs - Juanpa Brenis

The Return: A Covid-19 Story - Jeffrey Huangt


NYWFF Official Selections 2022

Narrative Short 

Dear Departed  - Alexandra Caulfield

Somewhere in Time - Nawaf Al Janahi

The F Word - Alex & Paul Cannon

Micro Short 

Visual Poetry: Self Love - Sofia Monzerratt

Blackness is Everything - Alba Roland Mejia

A Year Of Sundays - Dameme Jeremie

Student Short 

MOANIN' - Jason Michael Perniciaro

First-Time Director

Eighteen - Lynette Aslanian

NYWFF Jury 2022


Genevieve Shi

Genevieve Shi is an award winning bilingual actress, singer and director. Born and raised in Chongqing, China, Gen moved to her dream city New York all on her own to pursue her passion in performing arts at the age of 19. 


In summer 2022, her director debut RORY HOME which she also produced and starred in as the lead, has won 16 international awards in NY, LA, Chicago, Paris, Vienna and Singapore. Including "Best Actress" in Los Angeles Film Awards, "Best Romance Film" in Oniros Film Awards, "Best First-Time Director" in New York Movie Awards. Most recently Gen also played the lead character in the short film BAYARD STREET which won the “Best Narrative Short” at 2022 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. In December, Gen will perform solo at Carnegie Hall for her win at the American Protege International Music Vocal Competition 2022.


Previously Gen worked as the female lead with Emmy Award Winning actor Armand Assante in the upcoming feature film DON Q. She was invited twice to sing at the OSCAR CHINA NIGHT in Beverly Hills. Off-Broadway credits include - COMFORT WOMEN at Playwrights Horizons, GREEN CARD at Theatre at St.Clements, Solo Concerts at Triad Theatre. Gen has also served as a jury member for New York True Venture Film Festival, Bergen International Film Festival, and Revolution Me Film Festival.


Cristina Castro

CRISTINA CASTRO is an LA based actress, TV host and producer born in Mexico. She holds an MFA in acting from The Actors Studio Drama School. She also graduated from AMDA, the Musical Theatre Conservatory in NYC.

She cofounded Voz Productions, a production company based in NYC that aims to tell the stories of everyday heroes that often go unnoticed. Her films have won several awards in important festivals around the world.

She has worked with the Theater Company ‘Peculiar Works Project’ in New York City in several Off Broadway shows. She is also an active member of the theater and production Company ‘Barefoot Theatre’. 

Recently she was the lead in the musical ‘Honolulu Baby’. Currently she is a TV Host in the morning show ‘Manana Latina’ in Los Angeles.


Nona Catusanu

Born in Romania and raised in NYC, Nona Catusanu-Popp is a cinematographer and visual artist. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Film and TV and went on to study in the Cinematography Master’s Program at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) in the Czech Republic. She is a recipient of the ASC Vision Mentorship Award.

She is a member of Illium Pictures, an independent production company based out of Brooklyn, NY, currently serves on the advisory board for Pano and is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG Local 600).

Nona has mounted productions both large and small across three continents, including long and short form narratives, documentaries, commercials and music videos for such diverse clients as ASICS, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, History, Food Network and Vice among many others. Her projects have been showcased at festivals around the world.

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