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...
New Acquisition BREACH OF TRUST: The Story behind USC’s $1.1 Billion Sexual Abuse Scandal
Women Make Movies has just acquired BREACH OF TRUST, a timely film by emerging filmmaker and USC graduate Mishal Mahmud, that details crimes committed by Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California health center who engaged in sexual assault for decades without punishment and with active cover-up on the part of the administration. The case is currently making headlines (lead...
THEY ARE THEIR OWN GIFTS Featured in The Met’s Retrospective of Alice Neel
Alice Neel: People Come First, a retrospective exhibit of American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984) is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of New York. Included in the exhibit is the Alice Neel portrait of WMM release They Are Their Own Gifts (Lucille Rhodes and Margaret Murphy).
CODED BIAS to air on Independent Lens on March 22
WMM’s highly acclaimed CODED BIAS (Dir. Shalini Kantayya) is coming to PBS’ Independent Lens Monday, March 22. Called “the most cleareyed of several recent documentaries about the perils of big tech” by the New York Times, and an “all-too-real Orwellian thriller” by The Hollywood Reporter, CODED BIAS reveals how many facial recognition technologies misclassify women and darker-skinned faces.
FIFTEEN WMM Program Filmmakers Receive NYSCA Grants For Their New Projects!
The New York State Council on the Arts has announced its 2021 grants and we are thrilled to announce that fifteen projects from the Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program received funds ranging from $10,000 to $22,500.
WMM Films Make Oscars Shortlists
We are so excited to see that many of our filmmakers and sponsored projects have made the 93rd Oscars Shortlists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! New releases ABORTION HELPLINE: THIS IS LISA (dir. Janet Goldwater, Barbara Attie, and Mike Attie) and BELLY OF THE BEAST (dir. Erika Cohn & prod. Angela Tucker) have been shortlisted for Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Original Song, respectively.
Generous Support from the NEA
We are so grateful for the continued, generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts! Women Make Movies has been awarded a $70,000 Grants for Arts Projects to support our distribution program. We are among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud...