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From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today’s headlines to smart, stunning films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, Women Make Movies (WMM), a non-profit feminist social enterprise based in New York, is the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women. Our Production Assistance Program assists women directors with their productions from concept through completion with fiscal sponsorship, consultations and other technical assistance. We work with creative, ground-breaking films which win awards at festivals around the world. Films and filmmakers we have supported have been nominated for or won Academy® Awards in 12 of the past 13 years.
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Thank you to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for supporting Women Make Movies with a 2020 FilmCraft gran...
05/13/2020
Film Academy Allocates $2.5 Million in Grants to 96 Organizations

Thank you to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for supporting Women Make Movies with a 2020 FilmCraft grant, as well as emergency funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are deeply grateful for your help in continuing to support women filmmakers in these trying times! https://variety.com/2020/film/news/film-academy-grants-1234604509/

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. A total of $2.5 million has been allocated to 96 organization, including rec…

Today, we at WMM accept the #RosieChallenge from National Domestic Workers Alliance because we can't get through this cr...
05/08/2020

Today, we at WMM accept the #RosieChallenge from National Domestic Workers Alliance because we can't get through this crisis without our caregivers, nannies, and house cleaners, who are doing essential work where the frontlines start: in our homes. FilmFatales, Waging Change & @nywift show us your Rosie pose! #CareForAll"

You can ensure women's stories are told in 2020 and beyond. Please consider making a gift to Women Make Movies today. ht...
05/04/2020

You can ensure women's stories are told in 2020 and beyond. Please consider making a gift to Women Make Movies today. https://www.wmm.com/donate/
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04/28/2020

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04/26/2020
Reclaim The Frame | Q&A with Laura Mulvey

Watch the latest Bird’s Eye View live-stream where Mia Bays, Oscar-winning producer, and Kate Muir will be chatting to legendary feminist film theorist and Women Make Movies filmmaker Laura Mulvey! Leave your questions for Laura in a comment below.
There will be live captions available here: https://bit.ly/26AprSubs

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Don't miss this exciting Q&A with director of WAGING CHANGE, Abby Ginzberg & President of One Fair Wage, Saru Jayaraman....
04/23/2020

Don't miss this exciting Q&A with director of WAGING CHANGE, Abby Ginzberg & President of One Fair Wage, Saru Jayaraman. TOMORROW 4/24 at 12pm ET/9am PT as part of WMM's Virtual Film Festival. Here is the link to register: https://bit.ly/3cJFgWS

And if you haven't yet signed up for the no-cost virtual film festival, you can do that here: https://bit.ly/2RXsxYQ

Beginning next week the WMM Virtual Film Festival will feature the Films Interrupted Series! THE ARCHIVETTES, ALL WE'VE ...
04/03/2020

Beginning next week the WMM Virtual Film Festival will feature the Films Interrupted Series! THE ARCHIVETTES, ALL WE'VE GOT, WAGING CHANGE, A NORMAL GIRL, SISTERS RISING, and CONSCIENCE POINT will all screen for limited windows. Don't miss them! Sign up to watch these great films. https://bit.ly/347Lyg5

“I want people to watch this film and say, ‘I matter, my history matters, and I need to document my life so that future ...
03/31/2020
Art, activism, and the award-winning documentary, "The Archivettes" | Out In Jersey

“I want people to watch this film and say, ‘I matter, my history matters, and I need to document my life so that future generations can learn from it.’"

In this interview, director Megan Rossman shares how discovering The Lesbian Herstory Archives led her to make The Archivettes Film, a WMM release: bit.ly/2UUaZ

Herstory matters. On a gray, early December afternoon I meet with activist, educator and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Megan Rossman in New York.

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03/19/2020

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Looking for something to do while you are social distancing?  We are excited to share that we now have more than 1000 pe...
03/15/2020

Looking for something to do while you are social distancing? We are excited to share that we now have more than 1000 people (and growing) from almost 50 countries participating in the WMM Virtual Film Festival. Join Us: https://bit.ly/2x1zj89
#WomensHistoryMonth #VirtualFilmFestival #WithEverythingSuspended #StaytheFHome

Looking for something to do while you are social distancing? Join WMM's no-cost virtual film festival. We currently have...
03/14/2020

Looking for something to do while you are social distancing? Join WMM's no-cost virtual film festival. We currently have over 700 attendees in 38 countries attending. #WomensHistoryMonth #VirtualFilmFestival #WithEverythingSuspended
https://bit.ly/3aWjoHc

In the wake of in-person film festival cancellations, WMM is offering a free virtual film festival highlighting new rele...
03/12/2020

In the wake of in-person film festival cancellations, WMM is offering a free virtual film festival highlighting new releases in our transnational feminist collection. We invite you to join the more than 600 attendees in 36 countries around the world who are currently attending the fest. #WomensHistoryMonth
https://bit.ly/33a1ZYN

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, Women Make Movies is hosting a Virtual Feminist Film Festival featuring films in ...
03/11/2020

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, Women Make Movies is hosting a Virtual Feminist Film Festival featuring films in our transnational feminist collection. Join Us!
https://bit.ly/33a1ZYN

THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED to screen at the New School on Monday, March 9 at 1 PM. Filmmaker Lana Lin will be present...
03/07/2020

THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED to screen at the New School on Monday, March 9 at 1 PM. Filmmaker Lana Lin will be present for a Q&A. Don't miss it! https://bit.ly/2TOMpgO

Congratulations to filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger for receiving the prestigious Berlinale Camera Award at the 70th Berlinale ...
03/05/2020
Ulrike Ottinger Honored with Berlinale Camera Award

Congratulations to filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger for receiving the prestigious Berlinale Camera Award at the 70th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival! In addition to the award, Ottinger’s new documentary PARIS CALLIGRAMMES celebrated its World Premiere at the festival.

WMM is proud to support a selection of her films including JOHANNA D'ARC OF MONGOLIA, TICKET OF NO RETURN, MADAME X, and others. Learn more about Ottinger's career: https://www.wmm.com/filmmaker/Ulrike+Ottinger/

The legendary filmmaker received the award at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 22.

WANT TO WORK WITH US? We have an opening for a Marketing, Sales & Outreach Manager at WMM! Read more and apply here: htt...
02/28/2020
Jobs and Internships

WANT TO WORK WITH US? We have an opening for a Marketing, Sales & Outreach Manager at WMM! Read more and apply here: https://wmm.com/jobs-and-internships/ #womenmakemovies #womeninfilm #jobopening

For more than 45 years, Women Make Movies has championed women filmmakers and their stories. The largest distributor of films by and about women in the world, WMM also supports hundreds of independent filmmakers each year with our highly successful Production Assistance Program.

So wonderful to see one of our films making such an important impact on a community. In response to recent protests, the...
02/26/2020
Southampton To Purchase Sacred Shinnecock Hills Land - The Independent - The most comprehensive news in the Hamptons, Shelter Island & the North Fork

So wonderful to see one of our films making such an important impact on a community. In response to recent protests, the ongoing efforts of activists, and Treva Wurmfeld's documentary Conscience Point, a unanimous decision was made at a Southampton public hearing last night to use Community Preservation Fund money to purchase 3.3 acres of a sacred Shinnecock Nation burial site to save it from development.

Learn more about our powerful new release CONSCIENCE POINT here: https://www.wmm.com/catalog/film/conscience-point/

Your source for the most comprehensive news in the Hamptons covering in-depth news, opinion coverage, arts and entertainment, dining, events and much more on South Fork, Shelter Island & the North Fork.

Bernie Sanders is making headlines for praising the educational and literary strides made under Fidel Castro’s regime in...
02/25/2020
Sanders says 'it's unfair to simply say everything is bad' with Fidel Castro's Cuba

Bernie Sanders is making headlines for praising the educational and literary strides made under Fidel Castro’s regime in Cuba. No matter your stance, it’s vital to gain understanding about this significant moment in Cuban history.

In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country’s National Literacy Campaign and taught more than 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. Almost half of these volunteer teachers were under 18. More than half were women.

Catherine Murphy’s film MAESTRA explores the experiences of nine of the women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year. Interweaving recent interviews, archival footage, and campaign photos, this lively documentary includes one of the first Cubans of her generation to call herself a feminist and one of the first openly proud members of Cuba’s LGBTQI community.

Learn more about the film here: https://www.wmm.com/catalog/film/maestra/

Sen. Bernie Sanders offered a partial defense of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution, asserting that "It's unfair to simply say everything is bad" with the way the late despot ruled the country.

We had a great screening this morning at the Ford Foundation. We’re excited to bring you this important film that raises...
02/25/2020

We had a great screening this morning at the Ford Foundation. We’re excited to bring you this important film that raises awareness about the subminimum tip wage, its links to slavery, and the connection to gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Use it in your classes and screen it on your campuses and in your communities!

https://www.wmm.com/catalog/film/waging-change/

During #BlackHistoryMonth, eleven WMM classics including Julie Dash’s ILLUSIONS, Fronza Woods’ KILLING TIME/FANNIE’S FIL...
02/20/2020

During #BlackHistoryMonth, eleven WMM classics including Julie Dash’s ILLUSIONS, Fronza Woods’ KILLING TIME/FANNIE’S FILM, Tracey Moffatt’s NICE COLORED GIRLS, Cheryl Chisholm’s ON BECOMING A WOMAN, Ngozi Onwurah’s AND STILL I RISE & THE BODY BEAUTIFUL, Zeinabu irene Davis’ CYCLES, and Ellen Spiro’s DIANA’S HAIR EGO will screen as part of the series It’s All in Me: Black Heroines which runs from February 20–March 5, 2020 at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.

Celebrate both a wide range of representations and potent expressions of growth and self-assertion by black women and girls in films spanning from 1907-2018.

Learn more here: https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5194

During #BlackHistoryMonth, watch Angelique Molina’s documentary THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD which intimately follows an ...
02/17/2020
There Goes the Neighborhood

During #BlackHistoryMonth, watch Angelique Molina’s documentary THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD which intimately follows an extended Black family of View Park-Windsor Hills, the largest Black middle-class neighborhood in the country, as they experience changes due to gentrification and reflect on their shifting community.

As the national conversation about the housing crisis continues, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD provides intimate access to the families most affected by this growing issue.

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD intimately follows an extended Black family of View Park-Windsor Hills, California as they experience changes due to gentrification and reflect on their shifting community.

Check out today's google doodle honoring Susan B. Anthony's 200th birthday! Relatedly, look for more information coming ...
02/15/2020
Google

Check out today's google doodle honoring Susan B. Anthony's 200th birthday! Relatedly, look for more information coming soon about Women Make Movies's collaboration with the One Woman One Vote Festival (https://2020owovfest.org/about/). The festival will host film screenings and discussions to recognize women politicians, commemorate the centennial of the passing of the 19th amendment, and mobilize women to vote in 2020.

https://g.co/doodle/8bvit

Susan B. Anthony's 200th Birthday! #GoogleDoodle

Our new acquisition SISTERS RISING will have its World Premiere at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival this February! Sist...
02/14/2020
Sisters Rising | Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Our new acquisition SISTERS RISING will have its World Premiere at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival this February! Sisters Rising Documentary tells the story of six Native American women fighting to restore personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against indigenous women in the United States. It’s an urgent call to action, a gorgeous portrait of powerful women acting in solidarity, and a demand for self-determination as the necessary step towards ending violence against Native women.

Information and tickets: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2020-view/sisters_rising/

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival celebrates the art of nonfiction film by giving voice to the powerful ideas that come forth in documentary. The festival is an important international platform, blending our inspiring Rocky Mountain setting with filmmaking of exceptional merit and artistic innov...

“I have cancer, I am a black feminist poet. How am I going to do this now?” So asks #AudreLorde in her fearlessly vulner...
02/13/2020
The Cancer Journals Revisited

“I have cancer, I am a black feminist poet. How am I going to do this now?” So asks #AudreLorde in her fearlessly vulnerable memoir, The Cancer Journals. Our new release THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today.

At the invitation of filmmaker Lana Lin, twenty-seven writers, artists, activists, health care advocates, and current and former patients recite Lorde’s manifesto aloud on camera, collectively dramatizing it and producing an oration for the screen. The film is a poetic reflection upon the precarious conditions of survival within the intimate and politicized public sphere of illness.

A chorus of voices recite Black feminist poet Audre Lorde’s 1980 memoir of her cancer experience, and reflect upon its personal and political impact in the present moment.

“Stories with underrepresented leads/co-leads make money. Period.”This new study from the Media Neuroscience Lab at UCSB...
02/11/2020

“Stories with underrepresented leads/co-leads make money. Period.”

This new study from the Media Neuroscience Lab at UCSB and Annenberg Inclusion Initiative debunks box office myths about women in film. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2HgXEsO

This #BlackHistoryMonth, learn about a missing chapter in our nation’s record of the Civil Rights movement in STANDING O...
02/11/2020
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders

This #BlackHistoryMonth, learn about a missing chapter in our nation’s record of the Civil Rights movement in STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS. This powerful documentary tells the story of the women who fought for change in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s and altered the course of American history forever.

“A classic portrait of the women who risked their lives to achieve Civil Rights for all Americans…a film every American should see and never forget.”

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair” - Shirley Chisholm.In celebration of #BlackHistoryMo...
02/05/2020
Chisholm '72 - Unbought and Unbossed

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair” - Shirley Chisholm.

In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, we're honoring the political trailblazer Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for presidency. Learn more about her remarkable career and fight for inclusion in Shola Lynch’s CHISHOLM '72 - UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED.

This compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land.

Two WMM Production Assistance Program films won awards at Sundance! THE FIGHT (dir. Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli ...
02/04/2020
Sundance Film Festival Awards: ‘Minari’ Scores Double Top Honors – The Complete Winners List

Two WMM Production Assistance Program films won awards at Sundance! THE FIGHT (dir. Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres, prod. Maya Seidler, Peggy Drexler, Kerry Washington) won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking, and I CARRY YOU WITH ME (dir. Heidi Ewing, prod. Mynette Louie) won the Next Audience Award and the Next Innovator Prize in Directing. Additionally, Production Assistance Program alum Kirsten Johnson won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Innovation in Non-fiction Storytelling for her film DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD. Congratulations to all!

The Sundance Film Festival had its share of big deals this year, from the record-setting $17,500,000.69 that Neon and Hulu paid for Palm Springs to a pair of $12 million deals for The Night House (…

This Black History Month, eleven WMM classics including ILLUSIONS, KILLING TIME/FANNIE’S FILM, HAIR PIECE, THE BODY BEAU...
02/01/2020
It’s All in Me: Black Heroines

This Black History Month, eleven WMM classics including ILLUSIONS, KILLING TIME/FANNIE’S FILM, HAIR PIECE, THE BODY BEAUTIFUL, and CYCLES, will screen as part of the series "It’s All in Me: Black Heroines" which runs from February 20–March 5 at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. Read more: https://www.wmm.com/wmm-at-moma/

Film series. Feb 20–Mar 5, 2020. Borrowing a lyric from Chaka Khan’s anthem “I’m Every Woman,” It’s All in Me celebrates both a wide range of representations and potent expressions of growth and self-assertion by black women and girls in films drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection, spa...

Check out this front page story in the Chicago Tribune about filmmaker Assia Boundaoui's efforts to get all of the infor...
01/30/2020
A suburban filmmaker sued to find out why the FBI was watching her Muslim community: ‘It’s weird to read how they wrote about us’

Check out this front page story in the Chicago Tribune about filmmaker Assia Boundaoui's efforts to get all of the information the FBI secretly collected about her community over the course of decades of surveillance.

Learn more about this shocking story in THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (director Assia Boundaoui, producer Jessica Devaney), which follows Assia as she she pieces together this secret FBI operation. https://www.wmm.com/catalog/film/the-feeling-of-being-watched/

“It’s weird to read how they wrote about us, to see how they saw us. When we look through the files, we see names we recognize.”

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A terrific group of women filmmakers now showing virtual films- if you register.
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10th-year AIFF Anniversary Submit your films through https://filmfreeway.com/arlingtoninternationalfilmfestival
Hello ! I bought Ovarian Psychos two years ago and could receive the subtitles in French. I organize a screening home tonight (with girlfriends bikers!) and I realized that thoses files are lost ! :'( Could it be possible to send them back to me, pleeeaaasse? Thank you in advance!