WMM at DOCLANDS: COACH EMILY wins the DocPitch Industry Prize, Program Alum Dawn Porter Receives the Honors Award, and 6 Films from WMM Filmmakers screened, including the opening & closing night films!
Congratulations to the team behind the WMM-sponsored film COACH EMILY (dir. Pallavi Somusetty) for taking home the DOCLANDS 2023 DocPitch Industry Prize, which includes $40k in production funding! The festival wrapped up last night and included 6 films from WMM filmmakers. WMM-sponsored films opened and closed the festival: IT’S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL (dir. Alexandria...
WMM Filmmakers Win All Four Pitch Prizes at Hot Docs!
Congratulations to our WMM Filmmakers who took home ALL FOUR Hot Docs Pitch prizes! I, OF THE WATER, a new project from WMM filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford (WINNING GIRL, PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY), won the $50,000 CDN First Look top prize. I, OF THE WATER focuses on acclaimed Samoan writer Sia Figiel’s self-exile where she untangles her complicated past, revealing...
Women Make Movies Filmmakers and Program Alum Nominated for the 95th Academy Awards
The 95th Academy Award nominations have been announced and we are excited that 3 WMM filmmakers and program alum have been nominated, making this the 17th year in a row that a WMM film and/or filmmaker has been nominated for an Oscar!
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.
2023 Cinema Eye Nominations
Women Make Movies is proud to see three films from our Production Assistance program and four films by Program alum nominated for the 2023 Cinema Eye Honors. The 16th Annual Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2023 and celebrates outstanding artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking.
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 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.