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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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As states roll back abortion access nationwide, we are making a selection of films available to watch for free that shed...
05/06/2022

As states roll back abortion access nationwide, we are making a selection of films available to watch for free that shed light on the history of reproductive rights in the U.S. and emphasizes exactly what is at stake. Watch now - https://mailchi.mp/wmm/waronreprochoice-wmmfilmseries

Recognizing the potential of film to educate and spark discussion about the Holocaust, the Claims Conference is hosting ...
05/06/2022

Recognizing the potential of film to educate and spark discussion about the Holocaust, the Claims Conference is hosting the 'Short Film Large Subject Emerging Filmmaker Contest." The deadline to submit your film is June 6, 2022. For more info: http://film.claimscon.org

TONIGHT on America ReFramed: The Indian Adoption Era changed Indigenous communities forever. Decades later, with the imp...
05/05/2022

TONIGHT on America ReFramed: The Indian Adoption Era changed Indigenous communities forever. Decades later, with the impact of those adoptions still being felt, one adoptee contends with her complex identity in WMM release Daughter of a Lost Bird. Watch on air or online at 8/7c.

And, before the broadcast premiere at 7pm ET, join WORLD Channel for an in-depth conversation on generational effects of adoption on Native American families and how communities are advocating for justice and tribal sovereignty with WMM filmmaker Brooke Pepion Swaney and other thought leaders! Vision Maker Media

Starting soon! Can't attend live? A link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants and available for three mon...
05/05/2022

Starting soon! Can't attend live? A link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants and available for three months after posted. Sign up now: https://bit.ly/ProducingforImpact

Whether you’re trying to change laws or inform hearts and minds, our next webinar will unpack and define the role of the Impact Producer and teach you how to build an audience for your documentary film! Sign up to attend: https://bit.ly/ProducingforImpact

Learn how to maximize the impact of your documentary film in our next webinar! Our powerhouse trio, all who specialize i...
05/03/2022
Producing for Impact, Outreach and Engagement

Learn how to maximize the impact of your documentary film in our next webinar! Our powerhouse trio, all who specialize in this kind of work, will help us unpack and define the role of the Impact Producer. Sign up to attend on Thursday, May 5: https://bit.ly/ProducingforImpact

Producing for Impact, Outreach and Engagement with  Sonya Lockett,  Erika Howard, and Eliza Licht

Non-fiction storytellers! Camden International Film Festival / Points North Institute is currently accepting application...
04/30/2022

Non-fiction storytellers! Camden International Film Festival / Points North Institute is currently accepting applications for 3 of their fellowships; Points North, North Star, & LEF/CIFF, as well as submissions for the 18th edition of CIFF!

Don’t miss the chance to attend or feature in CIFF, taking place Sept 15-18 in Maine + online. Artist Programs Deadline: Monday, May 16. CIFF Deadline: Mon, May 3. Visit https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/

Congratulations to the fantastic team behind WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI (dir. Marlene McCurtis, prod. Joy Silverman), whi...
04/29/2022
Wednesdays in Mississipi

Congratulations to the fantastic team behind WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI (dir. Marlene McCurtis, prod. Joy Silverman), which has been supported by the WMM Production Assistance Program since 2006, for being awarded $150,000 at last night’s annual Black Public Media annual PitchBLACK
Awards!!! Learn more about the film: https://wimsfilmproject.com

The official website for the Wednesdays in Misssissippi Film Project.

Whether you’re trying to change laws or inform hearts and minds, our next webinar will unpack and define the role of the...
04/29/2022

Whether you’re trying to change laws or inform hearts and minds, our next webinar will unpack and define the role of the Impact Producer and teach you how to build an audience for your documentary film! Sign up to attend: https://bit.ly/ProducingforImpact

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival begins today and we are over the moon to see that 30 WMM filmmakers...
04/28/2022
30 WMM Filmmakers and Program Alum Premiering New Films and Participating at Hot Docs!

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival begins today and we are over the moon to see that 30 WMM filmmakers and Program Alum are premiering new films and pitching new projects! Don’t miss WMM-sponsored films The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales (dir. Abigail Disney & Kathleen Hughes), MIDWIVES (dir. Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing), Silent Beauty (dir. Jasmin Mara López), and so much more! Read more on our blog: http://ow.ly/k39v50ITWS9

Six films from our Production Assistance Program and ten films from current WMM filmmakers and past Program alum are premiering at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival — North America's largest doc festival, conference, and market! The festival will include in-person screenings acr...

Our PRODUCING FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM Webinar Series Kicks off TODAY with Defining the Role of the Producer! Can't attend l...
04/28/2022
Producing for Documentary Film

Our PRODUCING FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM Webinar Series Kicks off TODAY with Defining the Role of the Producer! Can't attend live? A link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants and available for three months after posted. Sign up now: https://bit.ly/WMM_Producing2022

Producing for Documentary Film

Science Friction host Natasha Mitchell calls AI ethics leader Timnit Gebru's work with Joy Buolamwini an "incredible stu...
04/28/2022
AI ethics leader Timnit Gebru is changing it up after Google fired her

Science Friction host Natasha Mitchell calls AI ethics leader Timnit Gebru's work with Joy Buolamwini an "incredible study that has had an explosive impact." Listen to Mitchell's full interview below and see their groundbreaking work in WMM's Coded Bias Movie. https://bit.ly/WMM_CodedBias

http://ow.ly/KtTF50ITWfR

Timnit Gebru was fired by Google in a cloud of controversy, now she's making waves beyond Big Tech's pervasive influence

Kicking off tomorrow, April 28! Have you signed up yet? https://bit.ly/WMM_Producing2022
04/27/2022

Kicking off tomorrow, April 28! Have you signed up yet? https://bit.ly/WMM_Producing2022

Whether you are looking for a producer, want to be a producer, or are confused by what each type of producer does, this webinar series is for you! Join us for four skill-building workshops now and get 4 sessions for the price of 3! Sign up to attend: https://bit.ly/WMM_Producing2022

WMM release Fly So Far (dir. Celina Escher) will screen at the Chicago Latino Film Festival TONIGHT @ 6pm! As states in ...
04/26/2022

WMM release Fly So Far (dir. Celina Escher) will screen at the Chicago Latino Film Festival TONIGHT @ 6pm! As states in the U.S. increasingly restrict reproductive rights, the film serves as a grave warning of how far government control of women’s bodies can go.

Also available to stream in the Midwest through May 1. Learn more and purchase tickets: http://ow.ly/BStf50ISFF2

Good luck to WMM filmmakers pitching at Black Public Media's PitchBLACK forum! Wednesdays in Mississippi Film Project (d...
04/26/2022
Two out of the Five Projects Selected for 2022 PitchBLACK Forum from WMM Filmmakers

Good luck to WMM filmmakers pitching at Black Public Media's PitchBLACK forum! Wednesdays in Mississippi Film Project (dir. Marlene McCurtis & Joy Silverman) and Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl (dir. Julie Dash & Rachel Wantanabe-Batton) will compete for $150k in funding. http://ow.ly/Sbi050ISrnu

Two out of the five projects selected for the PitchBLACK Forum are from WMM Filmmakers! Good luck to the WMM-sponsored teams behind WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI (dir. Marlene McCurtis & Joy Silverman) and TRAVEL NOTES OF A GEECHEE GIRL (dir. Julie Dash & Rachel Wantanabe-Batton).

We are thrilled to share that Mr. Soul! The Movie (dir. Melissa Haizlip & Sam Pollard), which was made with major fundin...
04/25/2022
MR. SOUL! and Program Alums Nominated for Peabody Awards | Women Make Movies

We are thrilled to share that Mr. Soul! The Movie (dir. Melissa Haizlip & Sam Pollard), which was made with major funding from National Endowment for the Humanities through our Production Assistance Program, has been nominated for a 2022 Peabody Award! #NEHGrant Congratulations! http://ow.ly/AxyY50IRm5a

We are thrilled to announce that MR. SOUL! (dir. Melissa Haizlip & Sam Pollard), which was made with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through our Production Assistance Program, has been nominated for a 2022 Peabody Award! The film dives into the public television series ....

The title ‘producer’ often gets muddled with many descriptions, but what does the work entail, and how specifically do w...
04/25/2022
Producing for Documentary Film

The title ‘producer’ often gets muddled with many descriptions, but what does the work entail, and how specifically do we break this down into what a producer is, does, and is credited? Learn more in our next webinar series, beginning Thursday, April 28! Sign up to attend: https://bit.ly/WMM_Producing2022

Producing for Documentary Film

"Makes an invaluable intervention in contemporary debates on feminism by shattering the monolithic ways in which the 'Mu...
04/25/2022

"Makes an invaluable intervention in contemporary debates on feminism by shattering the monolithic ways in which the 'Muslim woman' is often framed." - Films for the Feminist Classroom on WMM release FEMINISM INSHALLAH: A HISTORY OF ARAB FEMINISM. http://ow.ly/VLe950IQbJl

#AAHM #ArabAmericanHeritageMonth

Commemorate #ArabAmericanHeritageMonth with WMM release THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED. In this film, filmmaker and journa...
04/24/2022

Commemorate #ArabAmericanHeritageMonth with WMM release THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED. In this film, filmmaker and journalist Assia Boundaoui uncovers the story of her community’s surveillance by the FBI long before 9/11. Watch on Kanopy: http://ow.ly/EjRX50IQb9y

Join director Brooke Swaney, producer/protagonist Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, and special guests, the Black Hawk Singers fo...
04/22/2022

Join director Brooke Swaney, producer/protagonist Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, and special guests, the Black Hawk Singers for the #SIFF2022 screening of Daughter of a Lost Bird tonight @ 6:30pm PT! Purchase tickets: https://www.siff.net/festival/daughter-of-a-lost-bird @SIFFnews

Whether you are looking for a producer, want to be a producer, or are confused by what each type of producer does, this ...
04/22/2022
Producing for Documentary Film

Whether you are looking for a producer, want to be a producer, or are confused by what each type of producer does, this webinar series is for you! Join us for four skill-building workshops now and get 4 sessions for the price of 3! Sign up to attend: https://bit.ly/3Om5XVg

Producing for Documentary Film

Whether you are looking for a producer, want to be a producer, or are confused by what each type of producer does, this ...
04/21/2022

Whether you are looking for a producer, want to be a producer, or are confused by what each type of producer does, this webinar series is for you! Join us for four skill-building workshops now and get 4 sessions for the price of 3! Sign up to attend: https://bit.ly/WMM_Producing2022

Women Make Movies is in a period of growth and transition and we are in the process of reorganizing and re-envisioning s...
04/15/2022

Women Make Movies is in a period of growth and transition and we are in the process of reorganizing and re-envisioning staff positions. Now is a great time to join our team – you can contribute directly to our exciting, evolving organization, and play a direct role in helping women from every corner of society tell stories that impact us all. If you are someone who thrives in an exciting, challenging, fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and you believe in the power of elevating the messages of women, then we encourage you to join our team!

We are seeking a Production Assistance Program Coordinator and an Executive Assistant (Part-Time). Learn more about the positions and apply here: https://bit.ly/WMM_Jobs-Internships

Congratulations to WMM filmmaker and UCSC Division of Arts Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu for receiving the 2022 Excellenc...
04/13/2022
Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu to receive prestigious award

Congratulations to WMM filmmaker and UCSC Division of Arts Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu for receiving the 2022 Excellence in Mentorship Award from The Association for Asian American Studies! http://ow.ly/NNZ250IIRUf

We are proud to distribute her film, THE CELINE ARCHIVE, a journey into family & community memory and archives, a story of grief, and a séance for the buried history of Filipino-Americans. Learn more: https://bit.ly/WMM_CelineArchive

The Association for Asian American Studies has selected UC Santa Cruz Division of Arts Dean, Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu, for its 2022 Excellence in Mentorship Award.

04/13/2022
SISTERS RISING | Trailer

This #SAAM, hear 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 U.S. in WMM release Sisters Rising Documentary. https://bit.ly/WMM_SistersRising

"These stories...remind us that racism and sexism are structural and systemic and are deeply embedded in academia." – Fi...
04/13/2022
Films for the Feminist Classroom - Issue 11.1

"These stories...remind us that racism and sexism are structural and systemic and are deeply embedded in academia." – Films for the Feminist Classroom on LIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER (dir. Roxana Walker-Canton). http://ow.ly/V9hh50IIES0

LIVING THINKERS is available for purchase, to book for screenings, and to stream on Kanopy. https://bit.ly/lWMM_LivingThinkers

Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. Directed by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams. Arlington, VA: PBS, 2017. 82 minutes. Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower. Directed by Roxana Walker-Canton. New York: Women Make Movies, 2013. 75 min...

04/12/2022
BREACH OF TRUST | Clip | Vulnerable Populations

Despite hundreds of accusations and reports of misconduct, former gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall continued his medical practice for decades, treating more than 17,000 women without being held accountable. Anchored by stories of the survivors, BREACH OF TRUST (dir. Mishal Mahmud) chronicles the timeline of Tyndall’s crimes and ultimate downfall.

Available to purchase and book for screenings: https://bit.ly/WMM_BreachofTrust

#SAAM #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth

04/11/2022
On The Divide | Official Trailer | POV | PBS

Explore the distinct experiences of three residents from McAllen, Texas. On The Divide provides an intimate look at the fight for reproductive rights currently being waged across the country. Tune in Monday, April 18 at 10pm ET for the broadcast premiere of the WMM-sponsored film on PBS! #OnTheDivideFilmPBS https://loom.ly/1MNoKaQ

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Register for Women Make Movies webinar series “Getting your Film Made in an Ever-Changing Industry”! Discount available for BDC members! Please email for more info: [email protected]
💥 The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition will be presenting a virtual online production of 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙄𝙣 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖: 2020 𝙑𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 - 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙒𝙚 𝙎𝙖𝙬 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜, a compilation of short pieces from members of our full and affiliate member organizations. 💛 During the early days of the pandemic, as we were all in hiding, so many new and old issues came out of hiding or were made visible in new ways. 📝✍️We requested submissions in 2021 on all kinds of Discrimination; movements including #BLM, #TimesUp, and #MeToo; and the many divisions in the country. 💛 This event is the result. Included are short plays and films, monologues, songs, and more. 💛 The initial showing will be free on Zoom on Saturday, March 13, 2022 at 3pm EST (that time allows for participants from across the country and around the world to attend) - reservations required. 𖣔 𝙍𝙎𝙑𝙋 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚: https://bit.ly/wamconva2020 New York Women in Film & Television Women Make Movies Writers Guild of America, East Directors Guild of America #womenartsmedia #womenempoweringwomen #actors #sagaftra #sagaftramember
We’re excited to announce our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Living Sound, a documentary about trailblazing record producer and executive Ethel Gabriel. We would be grateful for your support in helping us tell Ethel Gabriel’s story. You can help by contributing to our fundraiser and sharing our campaign. Find out more here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ethelgabrieldoc/livingsound Please also tag us on socials @livingsoundfilm so we can reshare. Living Sound documentary is also part of the Women Make Movies Production Assistance + fiscal sponsorship Program. Thank you from the entire film team! #ethelgabriel #whoisethel #livingsound #womeninsound #womenrecordproducers #soundgirls #womeninfilm #RCA #crowdfunding #Grammy #kickstarter Soundgirls.org Women Make Movies RCA Records Recording Academy / GRAMMYs GRAMMY Museum
🤩We are very happy to share the great news! 🔊Fly so Far is part of the SIMA catalog and has won the Jury Prize ✨Ethos & Stylistic Achievement✨ SIMA is the most renowned global curator in the social impact space, serving independent film, academic and global social justice industries around the world. 📣SIMA: "With unassuming and powerful lead characters being catapulted to the front stage like Teodora Vásquez, the spokesperson of the women imprisoned in El Salvador for having had a miscarriage in Ethos Jury Prize & Stylistic Achievement Jury Prize Winner, FLY SO FAR" ✨Congratulations to our director & impact director Celina Escher, our producer Moni Teísta, the great crew behind this film and specially to our amazing courageous protagonist Teodora Vasquez and the 17 Mujeres Libres El Salvador for the trust and friendship! We will keep on fighting for the liberation of the 17, women's rights and the right of abortion in El Salvador and around the globe! This fight wont end until all women are liberated and all have the right to choose!!! Our commitment is beyond borders & la lucha sigue compañeres!!! 💚💜✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 SIMA SIMA Studios + Awards (Social Impact Media Awards) is a global curator and impact media agency dedicated to advancing cross-cultural understanding, human rights and education by celebrating contemporary social-issue documentaries of excellence, screening films in communities and classrooms worldwide, and supporting content creators, educators and changemakers. Thanks to the great crew of artist behind the film: Celina Escher Moni Teísta Pråmfilm Guillermo Argueta Sugar Rush Productions Chimbolo Films Matteo Faccenda Kali Nariz Nils Bucher Ma Han Irene Lopez Lulú G. Alvaradejo Maria Åkesson Fabricio Sibrián Keco Keoc Patrik AE Kristoffer Nyström Debora Vega Angel Cortez Lollo Wallström Roland Seer 💚 Thanks to everyone and all organizations who believed in this project! #AbortoLegalYa #justiciayesperanzaparamanuela #BringHomeLas17 #NosFaltanlas17 #AbortoLegalSeguroGratuito Mujeres Libres El Salvador Agrupación ciudadana por la despenalización del ab**to Women Make Movies Swedish Film Institute CAT&Docs #sima2022 #SIMA2022
Recently landed from #Sundance, Francisca Alegría's debut feature film charmed the critics with its poetic exploration of environmental tragedy, familial bonds and resurrection. THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE's Industry Screenings are available until February 14 at #EFM2022 #Berlinale2022 Cinéma Defacto Leonor Varela Mia Maestro Cinereach Women Make Movies The Gotham
TODAY, UNAFF Cafe recommends Mrs. Goundo's Daughter (UNAFF 2010) to honor the United Nations' International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Ge***al Mutilation. Tune into Barbara Attie & Janet Goldwater's documentary, which uncovers a tradition of female ge***al cutting and demonstrates how it affects people's lives in just two of the many places where it is still practiced today. You can watch Mrs. Goundo's Daughter and view the trailer here Women Make Movies : https://www.wmm.com/catalog/film/mrs-goundos-daughter/ For more information on this film, you can visit: http://www.unaff.org/2010/f_mrs.html To read up on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Ge***al Mutilation, please visit: https://www.un.org/en/observances/female-ge***al-mutilation-day
In celebration of Black Herstory Month, join Spelman College and Women Make Movies for a forum on Dr. Angela Bowen, a renowned and passionate voice for Black feminism. This event features a short film screening of Dr. Jennifer Abod’s THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS OF ANGELA BOWEN, an archive presentation, and an important discussion with esteemed panelists. This event is free and open to the public. Register to attend February 10 at 4pm EST / 1pm PST: https://bit.ly/AngelaBowenForum
#BlackHistoryMonth is only growing in importance. This #BHM, watch films that offer insights into Black communities across America – explore the scope of experiences of Black Americans, and #subscribe to WORLD Channel and America ReFramed's newsletters to stay informed on what, when and where to watch: https://bit.ly/WC_newsletter . Vision Portraits-Movie Struggle and Hope Meltdown in Dixie Where the Pavement Ends The Area Fannie Lou Hamer's America PBS Black Public Media GBH Women Make Movies
This month's virtual screening from Women Make Movies is Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power, a documentary that gives an inside look to Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), a champion of civil rights and economic and racial justice. Access begins Feb. 10. Full details at https://tinyurl.com/cclbarbaralee
Time for some #​ S​tageOpps​ and #​ S​creenOpps!​ Check out our #StageOppsJan22 and #ScreenOppsJan22​ bit.ly/wamcopps #StageOpps #StageOppsJan22​ Get your Theatre Opps while they're hot! #theatrewomen bit.ly/wamcopps Check ‘em out: Actors' Equity Association Local 802 AFM, The Dramatists Guild of America, Dancers Over 40, Inc.., Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Drama Desk, ICWP, LAFPI: The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, 365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project, Women in Music Dramatists Guild Foundation. Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation, New York Women in Communications, New York Women in Film & Television, SAG-AFTRA Writers Guild of America, East, Writers Guild of America, West Women Make Movies Created with the support of WomenArts
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - Watch What Distributors Want You to Know a conversation with Kendra Hodgson of Women Make Movies. Do you have questions about film festival strategy, differences between distributors and sales agents, or SVOD? Learn about distribution and how filmmakers can prepare themselves while they're in production. Get advice from an expert. https://youtu.be/wnqv3YPOsZ0