WMM Adds Films to Docuseek – 175 WMM Titles Now Available to Watch on Educational Streaming Platforms
With one hundred twenty-five films on Kanopy and fifty films just added to Docuseek, Women Make Movies is pleased to share that 175 films from our catalogue are now available on educational streaming platforms!
Stories of Asian and Asian-American Women Panel Available to Watch
On Thursday, April 22, WMM and AWU hosted a panel discussion about media representation of Asian and Asian-American women and how independent film can help shift the narrative. With the surge of hate crimes against Asian-American communities and rise in anti-Asian racism in the U.S., this conversation couldn’t have been more timely.
WMM Films and Filmmakers Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival
We are delighted to see many films from our Production Assistance Program, program alums, and new releases screening at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021! ON THE DIVIDE (dir. Maya Cueva and Leah Galant) and FATHER OF THE CYBORGS, both made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance Program, will both premiere this year.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...