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Women Make Movies WMM is the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women. Visit us at www.wmm.com 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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This #HispanicHeritageMonth, ride along with the bikers of the Ova's as they confront injustice, racism and violence, on...
09/21/2021

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, ride along with the bikers of the Ova's as they confront injustice, racism and violence, one ride at a time. Ovarian Psycos - Documentary now streaming on Kanopy: http://ow.ly/Wnye50Ge67S

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, ride along with the bikers of the Ova's as they confront injustice, racism and violence, one ride at a time. Ovarian Psycos - Documentary now streaming on Kanopy: http://ow.ly/Wnye50Ge67S

09/21/2021
Councilwoman | Trailer

TONIGHT on America ReFramed: "I fight for what's right." Carmen Castillo has a vision for her community. There may be setbacks, but for this councilwoman there is no stopping. Watch WMM's Councilwoman at 8/7c on WORLD Channel. #HispanicHeritageMonth http://bit.ly/ARF_Councilwoman

09/20/2021
STATELESS | Clip | Moraime

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, discover Michèle Stephenson's Apátrida-Stateless. This feature length documentary traces the complex politics of immigration and race in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, using a combination of magical realism and hidden camera techniques. Learn more: https://bit.ly/WMM_Stateless

The Frameline Completion Fund is now open and offers up to $5k to emerging and established filmmakers in the post-produc...
09/19/2021

The Frameline Completion Fund is now open and offers up to $5k to emerging and established filmmakers in the post-production phase of their LGBTQ+ projects. Apply now through October 31! https://bit.ly/3ylD82j

The Frameline Completion Fund is now open and offers up to $5k to emerging and established filmmakers in the post-production phase of their LGBTQ+ projects. Apply now through October 31! https://bit.ly/3ylD82j

Looking for something to watch this weekend? WMM's I AM A GIRL (dir. Rebecca Barry) is an inspirational documentary that...
09/18/2021
Watch I am a Girl

Looking for something to watch this weekend? WMM's I AM A GIRL (dir. Rebecca Barry) is an inspirational documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Watch now on Kanopy: http://ow.ly/9kbQ50Gc4ga

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on Earth. In I AM...

#GOTHAMWEEK2021 begins this Sunday 9/19! From panels to workshops, explore the art & business of 21st century storytelli...
09/17/2021

#GOTHAMWEEK2021 begins this Sunday 9/19! From panels to workshops, explore the art & business of 21st century storytelling through film, TV, and audio. Be part of the conversation from the comfort of your living room. The Gotham - Formerly IFP

For tickets: https://festival.filmocracy.com/gotham/

#GOTHAMWEEK2021 begins this Sunday 9/19! From panels to workshops, explore the art & business of 21st century storytelling through film, TV, and audio. Be part of the conversation from the comfort of your living room. The Gotham - Formerly IFP

For tickets: https://festival.filmocracy.com/gotham/

This #FemaleFilmmakerFriday, we are shining a light on WMM's Michèle Stephenson, director of new release Apátrida-Statel...
09/17/2021

This #FemaleFilmmakerFriday, we are shining a light on WMM's Michèle Stephenson, director of new release Apátrida-Stateless. Stephenson is a co-founding member of Rada Studio, artist, and author who draws from her Panamanian and Haitian roots and international experience as a human-rights attorney to tell provocative stories in a variety of media that speak to personal and systemic liberation.

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, discover Stephenson's latest film STATELESS, which explores the complex politics of immigration and race in the Dominican Republic and Haiti using a combination of magical realism and hidden camera techniques. Learn more: https://bit.ly/WMM_Stateless

This #FemaleFilmmakerFriday, we are shining a light on WMM's Michèle Stephenson, director of new release Apátrida-Stateless. Stephenson is a co-founding member of Rada Studio, artist, and author who draws from her Panamanian and Haitian roots and international experience as a human-rights attorney to tell provocative stories in a variety of media that speak to personal and systemic liberation.

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, discover Stephenson's latest film STATELESS, which explores the complex politics of immigration and race in the Dominican Republic and Haiti using a combination of magical realism and hidden camera techniques. Learn more: https://bit.ly/WMM_Stateless

Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with films that celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and La...
09/16/2021

Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with films that celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latina women. Check out the highlights below and browse the complete collection: https://bit.ly/WMM_HHM

🇭🇹 STATELESS (Apátrida-Stateless) 🇩🇴 (dir. Michèle Stephenson)
Explores the complex politics of race and immigration in the Dominican Republic and Haiti using a combination of magical realism and hidden camera techniques.

🇲🇽 Birth on the Border 🇺🇸 (dir. Ellie Lobovits)
Seeking a safer future for their children, two women from Ciudad Juárez, risk harassment at the hands of Border Patrol to cross the US-Mexico border legally to give birth in El Paso, Texas.

🇩🇴 Councilwoman 🇺🇸 (dir. Margo Guernsey)
Follow Rhode Island Councilwoman Carmen Castillo as she balances her day job as a hotel housekeeper with the demands of public office.

🇨🇺 The Rest I Make Up—A film about Maria Irene Fornes 🇺🇸 (dir. Michelle Memran)
A portrait of visionary Cuban-American dramatist Maria Irene Fornes and the story of her unexpected collaboration with filmmaker Michelle Memran.

🇦🇷 PRIMAS (dir. Laura Bari)
Two teenage cousins in Argentina come of age together, overcoming the heinous acts of violence that interrupted their childhoods.

🇺🇸 Ovarian Psycos - Documentary (dir. Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle)
Riding at night through the streets in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront injustice, racism, and violence, one ride at a time.

🇨🇴 No Le Digas a Nadie - Don't Tell Anyone 🇺🇸 (dir. Mikaela Shwer)
Follow Ask Angy’s remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of the NY Times.

🇨🇴 NI AQUÍ, NI ALLÁ (NEITHER HERE, NOR THERE) 🇺🇸 (dir. Gabriela Bortolamedi)
Illuminates the challenges facing an undocumented college student and her family.

WMM filmmaker Jennifer Abod has been published in a special issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies dedica...
09/14/2021

WMM filmmaker Jennifer Abod has been published in a special issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies dedicated to pioneering Black le***an feminist scholar, activist, and artist, Angela Bowen, Ph.D. (1936-2018). https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss8/

WMM's THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS OF ANGELA BOWEN (directed by Abod) provides a window into the life of Bowen. Available for purchase and to book for screenings: https://bit.ly/WMM_PassionatePursuits

WMM filmmaker Jennifer Abod has been published in a special issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies dedicated to pioneering Black le***an feminist scholar, activist, and artist, Angela Bowen, Ph.D. (1936-2018). https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss8/

WMM's THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS OF ANGELA BOWEN (directed by Abod) provides a window into the life of Bowen. Available for purchase and to book for screenings: https://bit.ly/WMM_PassionatePursuits

In 2001, Congresswoman Barbara Lee cast the lone vote against the broad use of military force following the events of Se...
09/14/2021
Op-Ed: Three days after 9/11, I was the lone vote in Congress against war

In 2001, Congresswoman Barbara Lee cast the lone vote against the broad use of military force following the events of September 11. In a recent Los Angeles Times op-ed, she shares, "I knew the last thing the country needed was to rush into war after 9/11, or ever, without proper deliberation by the people — represented by Congress — as the Constitution intended." http://ow.ly/M5R850G9RbI

WMM new release Speaking Truth to Power Movie (dir. Abby Ginzberg) is an intimate and inspiring portrait of Lee. The film is available to book for screenings and will soon be available for purchase. https://bit.ly/BarbaraLee_Screening

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) knew the last thing the U.S. needed after the Sept. 11 attacks was to rush into war in Afghanistan.

Award-winning, feminist filmmaker Jane Campion will be honored with the prestigious Prix Lumière Award this October at F...
09/13/2021
Jane Campion To Be Honored with Lumière Award

Award-winning, feminist filmmaker Jane Campion will be honored with the prestigious Prix Lumière Award this October at Festival Lumière (officiel). Congratulations and thank you for continuing to inspire female filmmakers and audiences around the world! Read more on our blog: http://ow.ly/kEj850G9hqg

WMM is proud to distribute Campion's early works: PEEL, A GIRL’S OWN STORY, PASSIONLESS MOMENTS, and AFTER HOURS. These films are available to watch on The Criterion Collection, to stream for educational use on Docuseek, and to purchase or book for screenings. https://bit.ly/WMM_JaneCampion

Award-winning and feminist filmmaker Jane Campion will be honored with the prestigious Prix Lumière Award this October at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, France. Previous recipients of the award include Jane Fonda and Catherine Deneuve. In their announcement, the festival remarked, “In just s...

Thank you for joining us for our VOICES OF AFGHAN WOMEN film series. The response was incredible — over 3,300 of you wat...
09/13/2021
VOICES OF AFGHAN WOMEN

Thank you for joining us for our VOICES OF AFGHAN WOMEN film series. The response was incredible — over 3,300 of you watched from 78 countries around the world! These films are available to purchase and book for screenings, and many are available to watch on Kanopy. https://bit.ly/VoicesofAfghanWomen

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.

"This selection of films sheds light on the history of this region and raises the voices and lived experiences of Afghan...
09/12/2021
9 (Free) Films for Understanding Afghanistan and the Lives of Women Who Live There - Ms. Magazine

"This selection of films sheds light on the history of this region and raises the voices and lived experiences of Afghan women." - Ms. Magazine http://ow.ly/Htxe50G846l

Today is the last day to watch our #VoicesofAfghanWomen collection at no cost. Sign up to watch now: https://bit.ly/WMM_VoicesofAfghanWomen

A nonprofit distributor of films made by and about women, is making their Voices of Afghanistan Women film collection available for free.

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Here are 9 (free) films for understanding Afghanistan and the lives of wome...
09/10/2021
Voices of Afghan Women Virtual Screening Sign-Up

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Here are 9 (free) films for understanding Afghanistan and the lives of women who live there. Our VOICES OF AFGHAN WOMEN film collection is available to watch through September 12: http://ow.ly/vb2q50G817q

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.

THE FILMS OF TRACEY MOFFATT kicks off tonight with an in-person and virtual screening of Moffatt’s 1993 stunning debut, ...
09/10/2021
The Films of Tracey Moffatt Playing at NY’s Spectacle Theater

THE FILMS OF TRACEY MOFFATT kicks off tonight with an in-person and virtual screening of Moffatt’s 1993 stunning debut, and the first feature film directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman, BEDEVIL. Read more about Spectacle's program on our blog: http://ow.ly/SynN50G7SzM

Six films by WMM filmmaker Tracey Moffatt will be screening as part of the Spectacle Theater’s FILMS OF TRACEY MOFFATT program in Brooklyn, New York. The program kicks off on Friday, September 10th with an in-person and virtual screening of Moffatt’s 1993 stunning debut, and the first feature fi...

FAYA DAYI, which was made with the support of our Production Assistance Program, is a NYT Critic's Pick! Jessica Beshir'...
09/09/2021
‘Faya Dayi’ Review: A Dream State

FAYA DAYI, which was made with the support of our Production Assistance Program, is a NYT Critic's Pick! Jessica Beshir's film "settles into a trance-like flow...the feel is dreamlike, like a falling dusk, even when the concerns are concrete." The New York Times

http://ow.ly/yXyI50G77yq

Jessica Beshir’s debut feature settles into a trance-like flow.

Register now for the New York Women in Film & Television 2021 Finance Institute September 13-15, a three-part series to ...
09/09/2021

Register now for the New York Women in Film & Television 2021 Finance Institute September 13-15, a three-part series to refine your business strategies.

Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from industry professionals who have successfully funded documentary and narrative projects. Panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get noticed. Take a critical look at fundraising campaigns, the art of the pitch, and what industry and foundations are looking for during the pandemic.

Sign up at www.nywift.org/finance.

Register now for the New York Women in Film & Television 2021 Finance Institute September 13-15, a three-part series to refine your business strategies.

Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from industry professionals who have successfully funded documentary and narrative projects. Panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get noticed. Take a critical look at fundraising campaigns, the art of the pitch, and what industry and foundations are looking for during the pandemic.

Sign up at www.nywift.org/finance.

Congratulations Patience Nitumwesiga on winning the  IDFA Spotlight Award for THE WOMAN WHO POKED THE LEOPARD! IDFA Prog...
09/08/2021
Patience Nitumwesiga's The Woman Who Poked the Leopard wins the IDFA Spotlight Award at Durban | IDFA

Congratulations Patience Nitumwesiga on winning the IDFA Spotlight Award for THE WOMAN WHO POKED THE LEOPARD! IDFA Programmer Sarah Dawson writes, "The powerful duo of feminist African filmmakers behind the camera boldly ask the question, is Uganda ready for someone as progressive as Stella, who will publicly defend q***r rights and refuse to join popular political parties to stay true to her values while dealing with a context that is so conservative and populist?"

WMM is honored to support your first feature-length documentary through our Production Assistance Program.
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August 25, 2021 - The Ugandan project on feminist and human rights activist Stella Nyanzi was selected at the 12th edition of Durban FilmMart, and is set to take part in IDFA 2021 with a slate of industry activities, tailored mentorship and consultations.

WMM filmmaker #JaneCampion is AWFJ - Alliance of Women Film Journalists's September Spotlight! "While awards and accolad...
09/07/2021

WMM filmmaker #JaneCampion is AWFJ - Alliance of Women Film Journalists's September Spotlight! "While awards and accolades are well-deserved recognition of Campion’s cinematic skills, they don’t shine a light on her feminism, per se, nor on the positive impact her career has had on furthering the cause of greater opportunity for women on screen, on film crews and behind the scenes." http://ow.ly/tQqD50G5Mkw

WMM filmmaker #JaneCampion is AWFJ - Alliance of Women Film Journalists's September Spotlight! "While awards and accolades are well-deserved recognition of Campion’s cinematic skills, they don’t shine a light on her feminism, per se, nor on the positive impact her career has had on furthering the cause of greater opportunity for women on screen, on film crews and behind the scenes." http://ow.ly/tQqD50G5Mkw

"[Coded Bias Movie] reveals how we are constantly interacting with automated decision-making algorithms that can have a ...
09/03/2021
Coded Bias: How algorithmic biases affect all of us

"[Coded Bias Movie] reveals how we are constantly interacting with automated decision-making algorithms that can have a major impact on our lives beyond what we see in our social media feeds." - Science Borealis http://ow.ly/3A7p50G3fVY

Purchase the film for your college, university, or institution or host a screening: https://bit.ly/WMM_CodedBias

Sri Ray-Chauduri and Esme Symons, Technology and Engineering editors If you think the documentary Coded Bias sounds like it’s only for technology or engineering enthusiasts, think again. If you hav…

This Labor Day, catch the broadcast of Waging Change on public media's WORLD Channel! After a year of pandemic-related j...
09/03/2021

This Labor Day, catch the broadcast of Waging Change on public media's WORLD Channel! After a year of pandemic-related job losses, this timely film reminds us why the fight for #OneFairWage continues. Learn more: https://bit.ly/WMM_WagingChange

This Labor Day, catch the broadcast of Waging Change on public media's WORLD Channel! After a year of pandemic-related job losses, this timely film reminds us why the fight for #OneFairWage continues. Learn more: https://bit.ly/WMM_WagingChange

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Thanks WMM for supporting women in film. I'm all for challenging mainstream media and Hollywood so we can get some new ideas out there. In order to continue the cycle of positivity and empowerment, I'd like to share a movie called Ruby in Paradise. Featuring Ashley Judd in her breakout (and best) role, Ruby in Paradise is a film about a woman trying to escape her toxic past in order to grow into her own skin, all the while juggling the day to day challenges of modern life. The film has a unique style, what with its relaxed tone and focus on the thoughts, feelings, and ideas of Ruby Lee Gissing. Speaking of Ruby, I think that Ruby is portrayed as a determined and strong woman who tackles her problems directly; I found her to be refreshing and inspirational. All in all, Ruby in paradise is a film worth checking out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. You can find it on Amazon, Vudu, Youtube, and other platforms.
Dear all, I am currently researching the potential connections between COVID-19, gender and personality types. As part of this project, I'm looking for participants willing to take a survey on the subject. Here: https://s.surveyplanet.com/SvVGVom8B Could you please share/help spread the word and maybe take it yourselves? Any suggestions about how to best publicise it are also welcome! Thank you very much in advance.
Does anyone know if Scarlet Road has closed captioning?
Hello, After Wing (all women co-working space) closed due to COVID, the Writing group we had formed, continued to meet online and support/critique/inspire each other. We all have different goals: some finishing a novel, their first or second; others working on/publishing short stories or memoirs; others yet, like me, starting to write short stories that I will to turn into film scripts. We followed Iowa Writers Workshop format: every week we write short paragraphs on the given theme: revealing character through setting, prop, dialogue etc. and also critique 5000 word submissions of 2 participants. It worked great! We’ve been doing it for 18 months by now and everybody says it is the best writing workshop they have ever participated in. It got me thinking why not organize a zoom Film Editing workshop. We all know how incredibly important it is to get feedback while editing. We’d meet once a week on Zoom for an hour or so and would workshop one rough cut that we had all watched prior and then spend 30 min? discussing it: first going around and saying what really works and then going around again and giving specific suggestions that could improve it or what’s not quite clear etc. The filmmaker just listens, does not explain or talk. If they have questions to the group, we’d answer them. In the remaining 30 min or so, we may screen short (1-2 min) “studies” on a given subject (revealing character through setting, prop, dialogue etc.), to keep everyone getting something useful each week. We are thinking 6 participant’s? Please DM to Irina if: - You have rough cut you want to workshop. - Your short bio If I get a lot of responses (I will also reach out to colleagues through other channels), I’ll form several groups according to experience and intentions. Thanks, Irina irinapatkanian.com https://vimeo.com/irinapatkanian
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After some festival screenings in 2019 and 2020, this short film by Aster V. Delgado's Art is now online: https://youtu.be/DSLJOb6UPxs Sixteen-year-old 'tomboy' Ning-ning grows up on a duck farm in the Philippines and has to help her father a lot. Recently, though, she has been spending more and more time with a girl from school. But one day, her father discovers something that shatters Ning-ning's world... Aster V. Delgado about her film: "Ever since the story of a young 'tomboy' growing up on a duck farm was told in le***an circles in the Philippines in the early 1990s, I held on to the idea of turning it into art. Her story should be cherished and not forgotten! However, only the basic plot is based on what I heard back then - the rest is my creation."
Join the Reality Poets alongside filmmakers Andres "Jay" Molina and Alexis Neophytides for a sneak preview of their forthcoming documentary, FIRE THROUGH DRY GRASS, and a conversation about #ownvoices pandemic storytelling. Wed., Oct. 21 at 7:30pm rsvp for Zoom link: [email protected] Want to help make sure this story gets heard and seen widely? Donate to support post-production and promotion costs, payable via the film's fiscal sponsor: https://www.wmm.com/sponsored-project/fire-through-dry-grass/. Look forward to seeing you at the event: firethroughdrygrass.com
TANTO TIEMPO (35mm) - awarded to Cheryl Quintana Leader (Bruin Gymnast/English/Women's Studies Major) to write, direct and produce via Universal TV/NHMC about her mother Maria de la Luz, who grew up 3rd Gen American in Texas to signs enforcing "No Negros, No Dogs, No Mexicans, No Jews) -- while we have a 2nd Gen American Male of no color in the White House   ). She was the first woman ever in the 10 year history of the program chosen - first to produce and air her program in over 85% of U.S. Synd. TV market -- first to ever share Latina/o stories about and by American Latina/os in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month   TANTO TIEMPO (Universal/MCA TV - 26:00) on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/130802904?ref=em-v-share distributed by Women Make Movies. TANTO TIEMPO, Written in 4 days, prepped in 5 weeks and shot in 5 days (12 locations, 12 leads and 20 extras), is a 35mm short film which was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle -Washington DC Award, Best Short at San Jose, San Antonio and Chicago Children's Film Festival, a National Educational Gold Apple and an Induction into the Museum of Modern Art/NY's Xicano Retrospective Archives. TANTO TIEMPO was also part of the first ever hour-long televised special "The Hispanic Heritage Project: An American Experience" highlighting original Latina/o stories (created by and about Latina/os - via NBC-4 Los Angeles) and aired nationally to 85% of the U.S. market during Hispanic Heritage Month w/host Edward James Olmos and sponsors AT&T, Kodak & Very Special Arts.