30 WMM Filmmakers and Program Alum Premiering New Films and Participating at Hot Docs!
Six films from our Production Assistance Program and ten films from current WMM filmmakers and past Program alum are premiering at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival — North America's largest doc festival, conference, and market! The festival will include in-person screenings across Toronto and films streaming nationwide in Canada from April 28 – May…
WMM Filmmakers Awarded Chicken & Egg (Egg)Celerator Lab Grants
Chicken & Egg announced the recipients of their 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab Grants and four of the feature documentary film projects selected are WMM-sponsored projects! Each grantee will receive $40,000 towards the production of their film. Congratulations to our filmmakers Gabriela Pena (HERE, THE SILENCE IS HEARD), Sierra Urich (JOONAM), Maricarmen Merino Mora (MATRYOSHKA), and Indira...
Two out of the Five Projects Selected for 2022 PitchBLACK Forum from WMM Filmmakers
Two out of the five projects selected for the PitchBLACK Forum are from WMM Filmmakers! Good luck to the WMM-sponsored teams behind WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI (dir. Marlene McCurtis & Joy Silverman) and TRAVEL NOTES OF A GEECHEE GIRL (dir. Julie Dash & Rachel Wantanabe-Batton).
WMM Acquires Trinh T. Minh-ha’s New Film WHAT ABOUT CHINA?
We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of WHAT ABOUT CHINA?, the latest work from renowned WMM filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha. WHAT ABOUT CHINA?, an essayistic reflection on the rich and complex history of China and of the film medium itself, was recently selected as one of sixty-three works included in the 2022...
Jane Campion Wins Academy Award for Best Director for THE POWER OF THE DOG
WMM filmmaker Jane Campion has won an Academy Award for Best Director for her latest film, THE POWER OF THE DOG. She is the first woman to receive two Oscar nominations for Best Director and the third woman director to win an Oscar.
BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER Wins NAACP Image Award
WMM release BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary! WMM filmmaker Geeta Gandbhir (dir. LOVE THE SINNER) and Program alum Yoruba Richen were also recognized at the NAACP Image Awards, winning Outstanding Directing in a Documentary for their work on HBO’s BLACK AND MISSING.
Three WMM Films Selected as 2022 Notable Films for Adults by the ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) Film and Media Round Table has announced its 2022 Notable Films for Adults and three of the twelve films are WMM films! This year’s list of films calls attention to recent releases that made a significant contribution to the world of film and was selected from among thirty-three nominees.