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...
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.
Women Make Movies Films and Filmmakers Make 2022 Oscars Shortlists
We are thrilled to see that many of our filmmakers and sponsored projects have made the 94th Oscars Shortlists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including WMM-sponsored FAYA DAYI and ÁGUILAS, and new films from Program alums.
Twenty-Four WMM Filmmakers and Program Alum Receive Ford Foundation JustFilms Grants
The Ford Foundation announced its overall funding for independent documentary films for 2021, providing over $20.29 million to support 122 organizations and filmmakers, and twenty-four WMM filmmakers and Program alum are among the recipients!
20 WMM Filmmakers Receive NYSCA Grants for New Projects
We are pleased to announce that the New York State Council on the Arts has awarded grants to twenty projects from the Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program! Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.