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’s Second Chance Awareness Month Collection
On March 31, 2023, President Joseph R. Biden proclaimed April 2023 as Second Chance Month and called for observance of the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Women Make Movies is answering the call by highlighting films that shed light on the impact of mass incarceration.
Director of TIKTOK, BOOM. Speaks to CNN About Powerful Algorithms and Teen’s Mental Health
WATCH CLIP ► The TikTok social media platform has been making headlines as it is threatened with a potential United States ban. Yesterday, lawmakers grilled the CEO of TikTok about mounting concerns over data and national security and TIKTOK, BOOM. and CODED BIAS director Shalini Kantayya spoke to CNN about social media algorithms and their...
WMM Heads to Big Sky
WMM is heading to Big Sky Documentary Film Festival! WMM release STORMING CAESARS PALACE (dir. Hazel Gurland-Pooler) will have its Northwest Premiere on Sunday, February 19. LILY GLADSTONE: FAR OUT THERE, a new film from WMM filmmaker Brooke Swaney (dir. DAUGHTER OF A LOST BIRD), will screen on Monday, February 20th. WMM Managing Director Kendra Hodgson will be in attendance…
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!