WMM Filmmaker Cristina Ibarra named 2021 MacArthur Fellow
Congratulations to Cristina Ibarra (dir. LAS MARTHAS) for being named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow! The MacArthur fellowship recognizes talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.
Jane Campion To Be Honored with Lumière Award
Award-winning and feminist filmmaker Jane Campion will be honored with the prestigious Prix Lumière Award this October at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, France. Previous recipients of the award include Jane Fonda and Catherine Deneuve. In their announcement, the festival remarked, “In just seven feature films in 20 years, Jane Campion has created a unique filmography and cinema that are at once personal and universal.”
The Films of Tracey Moffatt Playing at NY’s Spectacle Theater
Six films by WMM filmmaker Tracey Moffatt will be screening as part of the Spectacle Theater’s FILMS OF TRACEY MOFFATT program in Brooklyn, New York. The program kicks off on Friday, September 10th with an in-person and virtual screening of Moffatt’s 1993 stunning debut, and the first feature film directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman, BEDEVIL.
Deeyah Khan’s MUSLIM IN TRUMP’S AMERICA Wins a Peabody Award!
WMM filmmaker Deeyah Khan (dir. WHITE RIGHT) has won a Peabody Award for her film MUSLIM IN TRUMP’S AMERICA, which investigates the rise in anti-Muslim hate groups, conspiracy theories and hate crimes during Donald Trump’s polarizing presidency.
THEY ARE THEIR OWN GIFTS Featured in The Met’s Retrospective of Alice Neel
Alice Neel: People Come First, a retrospective exhibit of American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984) is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of New York. Included in the exhibit is the Alice Neel portrait of WMM release They Are Their Own Gifts (Lucille Rhodes and Margaret Murphy).
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...