BELLY OF THE BEAST and WMM Filmmakers Nominated for the Peabody Awards
We are excited to announce that WMM release BELLY OF THE BEAST (dir. Erika Cohn, prod. Angela Tucker) and new films from WMM filmmaker Deeyah Khan and program alum Liz Garbus have been nominated for the Peabody Awards, which honor and reward the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.
WMM Adds Films to Docuseek – 175 WMM Titles Now Available to Watch on Educational Streaming Platforms
With one hundred twenty-five films on Kanopy and fifty films just added to Docuseek, Women Make Movies is pleased to share that 175 films from our catalogue are now available on educational streaming platforms!
New Acquisition THE CELINE ARCHIVE to Screen on Opening Night at the Harlem International Film Festival!
WMM new acquisition THE CELINE ARCHIVE will open the Harlem International Film Festival on Thursday, May 6 at an in-person screening! A live Q&A moderated by Denise Cruz, Professor of English at Columbia University, with filmmaker Celine Parreñas Shimizu will follow.
Stories of Asian and Asian-American Women Panel Available to Watch
On Thursday, April 22, WMM and AWU hosted a panel discussion about media representation of Asian and Asian-American women and how independent film can help shift the narrative. With the surge of hate crimes against Asian-American communities and rise in anti-Asian racism in the U.S., this conversation couldn’t have been more timely.
Two $500,000 grants for WMM Production Assistance Program Films from the NEH
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has unveiled over 20 million dollars in grants for 225 humanities projects throughout the nation and we are thrilled to announce that two films supported by our Production Assistance Program have received major funding!
WMM Films and Filmmakers Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival
We are delighted to see many films from our Production Assistance Program, program alums, and new releases screening at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021! ON THE DIVIDE (dir. Maya Cueva and Leah Galant) and FATHER OF THE CYBORGS, both made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance Program, will both premiere this year.
Sisters Rising To Air On World Channel’s America Reframed On April 20
WMM release SISTERS RISING (Dir. Willow O’Feral and Brad Heck), made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance Program, will be airing on WORLD Channel’s 9th season of America ReFramed on April 20th. In SISTERS RISING, Native American survivors of sexual assault fight to restore personal and tribal sovereignty against the backdrop of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization.
Women Make Movies Stands with the AAPI Community
In the wake of the recent horrific events in Atlanta, the rise in anti-Asian sentiment, and a surge of hate crimes against Asian-American communities, Women Make Movies has co-signed a collective community statement of solidarity with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta chapter, against misogyny, systemic violence, and white supremacy. We stand in solidarity against gender-based violence and...