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...
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!