WMM Filmmakers Awarded Chicken & Egg (Egg)Celerator Lab Grants
Chicken & Egg announced the recipients of their 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab Grants and four of the feature documentary film projects selected are WMM-sponsored projects! Each grantee will receive $40,000 towards the production of their film. Congratulations to our filmmakers Gabriela Pena (HERE, THE SILENCE IS HEARD), Sierra Urich (JOONAM), Maricarmen Merino Mora (MATRYOSHKA), and Indira...
MR. SOUL! and Program Alums Nominated for Peabody Awards
MR. SOUL! (dir. Melissa Haizlip & Sam Pollard), which was made with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through our Production Assistance Program, has been nominated for a 2022 Peabody Award! WMM filmmaker Ramona Diaz (THE LEARNING) and Program alum Beth Levison were also nominated for a Peabody Award for their new…
BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER Wins NAACP Image Award
WMM release BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary! WMM filmmaker Geeta Gandbhir (dir. LOVE THE SINNER) and Program alum Yoruba Richen were also recognized at the NAACP Image Awards, winning Outstanding Directing in a Documentary for their work on HBO’s BLACK AND MISSING.
Three WMM Films Selected as 2022 Notable Films for Adults by the ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) Film and Media Round Table has announced its 2022 Notable Films for Adults and three of the twelve films are WMM films! This year’s list of films calls attention to recent releases that made a significant contribution to the world of film and was selected from among thirty-three nominees.
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 $60,000 Grants for Arts Projects to support our distribution program. We are among 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million that were selected to receive this first round of fiscal year 2022 funding…
Twenty-Four WMM Filmmakers and Program Alum Receive Ford Foundation JustFilms Grants
The Ford Foundation announced its overall funding for independent documentary films for 2021, providing over $20.29 million to support 122 organizations and filmmakers, and twenty-four WMM filmmakers and Program alum are among the recipients!
Four WMM Filmmakers Nominated for 2021 Critics Choice Documentary Awards
Honoring the year’s leading achievements in nonfiction released in theaters, TV, and major digital platforms, the Critics Choice Association has announced their nominees for the Sixth Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards – and four WMM filmmakers are among them!