Dateline: February 8, 2022
New online, interactive, streaming platform for women
launches on International Women’s Day!
For Immediate Release
February 8, 2022 Contact: Press@wifftv.com
MIAMI, FL – A new opportunity to support women is being launched this March, during Women’s History Month. WIFF-TV, the new, online, streaming network featuring live seminars, films, podcasts, and television programming created by women, will launch on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022.
WIFF-TV will not only include on-demand content, but will also incorporate live events featuring panel discussions, workshops, and interviews with women from all walks of life.
“We surveyed our audience and more than 99 percent told us they’d like WIFF-TV to present online webinars about a multitude of topics ranging from domestic violence, human trafficking, diversity, breast cancer to equity in the workplace,” said the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) & WIFF-TV Founder Yvonne McCormack-Lyons. More than 160 topics were requested.
“The results of the survey fall in line with what the mission of WIFF has been since its inception, which is to address issues that impact women worldwide,” McCormack Lyons explained. “We’re excited that this platform will allow panelists and filmmakers to interact and engage directly with our audience to answer their questions immediately.”
The online service will launch with more than 50 titles, including many audience favorites from the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) held in Miami, Florida; Liverpool, England; Medellin, Colombia; and New York City over the past 14 years.
Women directed only 16 percent of the top-grossing films in 2020. “There is still a lot of work to do in terms of parity in the entertainment industry. WIFF-TV expands our ability to increase the visibility of women directors,” added McCormack-Lyons.
With the pandemic still looming, the in-person Women’s International Film & Arts Festival was postponed. When it’s safe to do so, the annual, five-day, film festival will resume. “Now that we’re adding WIFF-TV, we are delighted that we can screen films and empower women’s visions and voices all year long,” said McCormack-Lyons.
Monthly subscriptions to WIFF-TV are $9.99 monthly or $95.89 annually (a 20 percent discount). All subscriptions include a free, one-week trial period. In celebration of Women’s History Month, subscribers who register during March 2022 will receive a three-month 20 percent discount to $7.99 per month.
WIFF-TV is a new, on-demand and live streaming platform showcasing films, television, and podcasts made by or about women. Content has been curated from some of the top female producers and filmmakers from around the world who have submitted their work to the Women's International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) in Miami and New York. In addition, other outstanding content creators have been invited to submit.
About The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF)
Twice Awarded as the Top Miami Film Festival by the Miami New Times Newspaper (2013, 2007), WIFF includes five days of screening films created by women and a two-day “Breaking Down Barriers” conference featuring some of the top women executives in film and media.
Some of the past attendees include Academy Award Winner Halle Berry, Academy Award Nominee Adriana Barraza, Actor/Producer Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds), The Breakfast Club’s Ally Sheedy, Actress/Producer Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day, Kill Bill), Actress Jo Marie Peyton (Family Matters, The Suga Family), actor Bill Bellamy (Self Made, Kindergarten Cop), actress Amy Jo Johnson (Flashpoint), actor Morris Chestnut (The Call, The Enemy Within) and WIFF’s Founding, Honorary Chair Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress, the late Ms. Ruby Dee, and many others. Executives from The History Channel, PBS, The Discovery Channel, MTV Films, SAG/AFTRA, Mega TV and others have been part of the event. WIFF expects to return live to New York City in March 2023.
For more information about WIFF-TV, log onto www.wifftv.com or media professionals may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Content creators can contact email@example.com.
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