WMM Films Win Awards at LAAPFF and SDAFF!
Congratulations to Ursula Liang and her team for winning the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) and the Audience Award at San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) for DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL, made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance (PA) Program, and to WMM filmmaker Ramona Diaz for winning a Global Impact Award at LAAPFF for her new film A THOUSAND…
Q&A with Filmmaker Shola Lynch, Hosted by NYWIFT in Partnership with IDA
On Monday, October 26, 2020, New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) in partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA) and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) hosted a Q&A with filmmaker Shola Lynch about her film CHISHOLM ’72: UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED, a WMM release. Watch here.
FOUR WMM FILMMAKERS NOMINATED FOR 2020 CRITICS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
Representing the “the best of the best of a remarkably fruitful moment for documentary filmmaking,” four WMM filmmakers, past and present, have been nominated for 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Awards: WMM-release CODED BIAS (Dir. Shalini Kantayya) has been nominated for Best Science/Nature Documentary. Called “a chilling plunge into Orwellian reality” by HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, CODED BIAS...
BELLY OF THE BEAST Team Hosts Panels on Reproductive Justice, Racial Disparities in Health Care, and More
BELLY OF THE BEAST exposes a pattern of illegal sterilizations, modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons. The filmmaking team has expanded on the conversation by hosting a series of panel discussions. While the panels have passed, you can watch them here.
WMM filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin Wins the Glenn Gould Prize
Canadian WMM filmmaker of Abenaki descent Alanis Obomsawin has been awarded the $100,000 Glenn Gould Prize in recognition of Obomsawin’s passionate advocacy for Indigenous people in filmmaking. She has directed more than fifty films about First Nations culture and history for the National Film Board of Canada on a wide array of topics.
Women Make Movies at DOC NYC 2020
Written by Isabelle Titcomb WMM is thrilled to announce that thirteen WMM filmmakers will be included in the DOC NYC 2020 festival! Watch the much-anticipated WMM upcoming release, STATELESS (Dir. Michèle Stephenson), an exploration of anti-Black racism amid the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and five films from our Production Assistance Program: WOMEN IN BLUE (Dir. Deirdre Fishel), a film...
Two WMM Filmmakers Receive Awards from NYWIFT at the Hamptons International Film Festival
Written by Isabelle Titcomb Two WMM filmmakers were recently awarded New York Women in Film & Television distinctions at the Hamptons International Film Festival, which honor outstanding female filmmakers “who ha[ve] demonstrated exceptional artistic vision and dedication to their craft.” Ekwa Msangi, director of Production Assistance Program film FAREWELL AMOR, was honored with the New...