BELLY OF THE BEAST and WMM Filmmakers Nominated for the Peabody Awards
We are excited to announce that WMM release BELLY OF THE BEAST (dir. Erika Cohn, prod. Angela Tucker) and new films from WMM filmmaker Deeyah Khan and program alum Liz Garbus have been nominated for the Peabody Awards, which honor and reward the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.
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!
Two $500,000 grants for WMM Production Assistance Program Films from the NEH
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has unveiled over 20 million dollars in grants for 225 humanities projects throughout the nation and we are thrilled to announce that two films supported by our Production Assistance Program have received major funding!
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.
Sisters Rising To Air On World Channel’s America Reframed On April 20
WMM release SISTERS RISING (Dir. Willow O’Feral and Brad Heck), made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance Program, will be airing on WORLD Channel’s 9th season of America ReFramed on April 20th. In SISTERS RISING, Native American survivors of sexual assault fight to restore personal and tribal sovereignty against the backdrop of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization.
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...
WMM Films Make Oscars Shortlists
We are so excited to see that many of our filmmakers and sponsored projects have made the 93rd Oscars Shortlists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! New releases ABORTION HELPLINE: THIS IS LISA (dir. Janet Goldwater, Barbara Attie, and Mike Attie) and BELLY OF THE BEAST (dir. Erika Cohn & prod. Angela Tucker) have been shortlisted for Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Original Song, respectively.
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...