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 nonprofit organization based in New York, is the world’s
leading distributor of independent films by and about women,
including 14 films from the acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto.
For the third year in a row, films from WMM took home top prizes
ROUGH AUNTIES, Kim Longinotto's
newest, won the World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary, and
THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO
won the Special Jury Prize in Documentary last year. The WMM
collection is used by thousands of educational, cultural, and
community organizations across North America. In the last five
years dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO, and
the Sundance Channel among others.
helps women filmmakers realize their film productions with its
unique Production Assistance Program, which offers filmmakers
nonprofit tax exempt status, consultations and workshops. Hundreds
of films by women have been produced with the support of the
program, including this year’s Academy Award® nominated feature THE
BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON) by Ellen Kuras, and last year’s Academy
Award®-winning short, FREEHELD.
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