Library of Congress names ILLUSIONS and THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS to National Film Registry
Each year, the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry preserves twenty-five films that showcase the range and diversity of American film heritage, and this year, we are honored to announce Women Make Movies’ films ILLUSIONS (Dir. Julie Dash) and THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS (Dir. Lourdes Portillo) have been selected to the 2020 Registry.
Digital Panels on CODED BIAS
WMM new release CODED BIAS unravels the widespread racial and gender bias in algorithms and the code behind AI technology and facial recognition software. In coordination with the theatrical release of CODED BIAS, the filmmaking team has hosted a series of panel discussions, which explore the fight for transparency and human rights in tech.
CODED BIAS Opens in Theaters Nationwide
Listed among "the best of Sundance" and predicted by Variety to be an Oscar contender, CODED BIAS, which was made with the support of WMM's Production Assistance Program, premiered theatrically at the Metrograph on November 11. The film will open nationwide -- including in Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and across the country -- starting November 18.
WMM Filmmakers Recognized at Critics Choice Documentary Awards
Congratulations to Melissa Haizlip for winning Best First Documentary Feature for MR. SOUL!, made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance (PA) Program, and to PA Program alum Kirsten Johnson for winning Best Director and Best Documentary Feature for her new film DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD in the 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Awards!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA selected as Venezuela’s 2021 Oscar Entry
We’re proud to announce that ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA (Dir. Anabel Rodríguez Ríos), made with the support of WMM's Production Assistance Program, has been selected by Venezuela as the country's International Feature entry for the 2021 Oscars.
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…
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...