WMM Films and Alums Nominated for NAACP Image Awards
We are so pleased to see that four out of the five nominees for this year’s NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Documentary Film are made by WMM filmmakers! The nominees include WMM release CODED BIAS (Dir. Shalini Kantayya), WMM-sponsored MR. SOUL! (Dir. Melissa Haizlip), and new films from WMM program alums JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (Dawn Porter) and ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY (Liz Garbus). For more than 45...
Women Make Movies Filmmakers and Program Alums Head to Sundance
We are thrilled to see WMM current and alum filmmakers premiering new projects at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, including one supported by the WMM Production Assistance Program: FAYA DAYI (Dir.Jessica Beshir). Six WMM makers have also been selected to the jury.
National Society of Film Critics Honors WMM with a 2021 Film Heritage Award!
We are delighted to announce that the National Society of Film Critics, whose annual awards are widely considered as some of the most prestigious film critics awards in the United States, has chosen Women Make Movies to receive a 2021 Film Heritage Award! In the Society’s announcement, they wrote that the Film Heritage Award, intended...
Library of Congress names ILLUSIONS and THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS to National Film Registry
Each year, the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry preserves twenty-five films that showcase the range and diversity of American film heritage, and this year, we are honored to announce Women Make Movies’ films ILLUSIONS (Dir. Julie Dash) and THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS (Dir. Lourdes Portillo) have been selected to the 2020 Registry.
Digital Panels on CODED BIAS
WMM new release CODED BIAS unravels the widespread racial and gender bias in algorithms and the code behind AI technology and facial recognition software. In coordination with the theatrical release of CODED BIAS, the filmmaking team has hosted a series of panel discussions, which explore the fight for transparency and human rights in tech.
CODED BIAS Opens in Theaters Nationwide
Listed among "the best of Sundance" and predicted by Variety to be an Oscar contender, CODED BIAS, which was made with the support of WMM's Production Assistance Program, premiered theatrically at the Metrograph on November 11. The film will open nationwide -- including in Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and across the country -- starting November 18.
WMM Filmmakers Recognized at Critics Choice Documentary Awards
Congratulations to Melissa Haizlip for winning Best First Documentary Feature for MR. SOUL!, made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance (PA) Program, and to PA Program alum Kirsten Johnson for winning Best Director and Best Documentary Feature for her new film DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD in the 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Awards!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA selected as Venezuela’s 2021 Oscar Entry
We’re proud to announce that ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA (Dir. Anabel Rodríguez Ríos), made with the support of WMM's Production Assistance Program, has been selected by Venezuela as the country's International Feature entry for the 2021 Oscars.