BLUE ID Wins the NPO Audience Award at IDFA
BLUE ID (Dir. Burcu Melekoglu and Vuslat Karan), which was made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance Program, has won the NPO IDFA Audience Award, the grand public prize of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The film is an intimate account of the eventful gender affirmation of former actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar, who must...
DYING TO DIVORCE Wins Best Feature Film at the Scotland BAFTA Awards
WMM release DYING TO DIVORCE (Dir. Chloë Fairweather) has won Best Feature Film in the Scotland BAFTA Awards. The film is also a BAFTA Breakthrough 2022 and winner of the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough Award 2022 and was nominated for a Grierson Award.
1946: THE MISTRANSLATION OF CULTURE Wins the Audience Award at DOC NYC
Updated November 23, 2022 After a sold-out world premiere, 1946: THE MISTRANSLATION OF CULTURE (dir. Sharon “Rocky” Roggio) has won the Audience Award at the 13th annual DOC NYC! The film, which was made with the support of the WMM Production Assistance Program, reveals the ground-breaking research of Kathy Baldock, a Christian Conservative LGBTQIA+ activist and...
9 WMM Films and Filmmakers Nominated for the 38th IDA Documentary Awards
The nominees have been announced for the 38th IDA Documentary Awards, and WMM releases and filmmakers are on the list! New acquisition LOVE, BARBARA, WMM release FANNIE LOU HAMER'S AMERICA, and program alums Laura Poitras and Sara Dosa are all on the list!
WMM Goes to IDFA
Catch WMM at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)! ALIS (dir. Clare Weiskopf & Nicolas van Hemelryck) and WISDOM GONE WILD (dir. Rea Tajiri), both of which were made with the support of our Production Assistance Program, will be screening at this year’s festival. WMM-sponsored projects THE PHANTOM PAIN OF ROJAVA (dir. Maryam Ebrahimi) and WOMAN OF MY LIFE (dir. Zahraa Ghandour), as...
WMM Filmmakers and Staff Selected for DOC NYC’s 40 UNDER 40 list and DOCUMENTARY NEW LEADER cohort!
WMM filmmakers and staff are on the 2022 DOC NYC’s industry lists! Congratulations to WMM filmmakers Paula Eiselt (dir. 93QUEEN), Willow O'Feral (dir. SISTERS RISING), Nicole Docta (prod. BELLY OF THE BEAST), and Elizabeth Unger (dir. TIGRE GENTE); WMM's Manager of Filmmaker Services Emily Abi-Kheirs and Program alum Ann Bennett.
WMM Films and Filmmakers Premiering and Participating in Industry Events at DOC NYC 2022!
We are thrilled to announce that seven films supported by our Production Assistance Program will be screening at DOC NYC 2022, eight films will be participating in DOC NYC Industry Roundtable meetings, and two films have been selected for DOC NYC x VIDEO CONSORTIUM STORYTELLING INCUBATOR!
New Acquisition LOVE, BARBARA Makes the IDA Documentary Awards Shortlist
Brand new WMM acquisition LOVE, BARBARA (dir. Brydie O’Connor), which was also made with the support of our Production Assistance program, has been selected for the 38th IDA Documentary Awards Shortlist for Best Short! The film blends cinematic imagery and archival materials to offer a touching tribute to the pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker, Barbara Hammer.