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!
WMM Films Win Awards at LAAPFF and SDAFF!
Congratulations to Ursula Liang and her team for winning the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) and the Audience Award at San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) for DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL, made with the support of WMM’s Production Assistance (PA) Program, and to WMM filmmaker Ramona Diaz for winning a Global Impact Award at LAAPFF for her new film A THOUSAND…
Q&A with Filmmaker Shola Lynch, Hosted by NYWIFT in Partnership with IDA
On Monday, October 26, 2020, New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) in partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA) and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) hosted a Q&A with filmmaker Shola Lynch about her film CHISHOLM ’72: UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED, a WMM release. Watch here.
FOUR WMM FILMMAKERS NOMINATED FOR 2020 CRITICS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
Representing the “the best of the best of a remarkably fruitful moment for documentary filmmaking,” four WMM filmmakers, past and present, have been nominated for 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Awards: WMM-release CODED BIAS (Dir. Shalini Kantayya) has been nominated for Best Science/Nature Documentary. Called “a chilling plunge into Orwellian reality” by HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, CODED BIAS...
WMM filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin Wins the Glenn Gould Prize
Canadian WMM filmmaker of Abenaki descent Alanis Obomsawin has been awarded the $100,000 Glenn Gould Prize in recognition of Obomsawin’s passionate advocacy for Indigenous people in filmmaking. She has directed more than fifty films about First Nations culture and history for the National Film Board of Canada on a wide array of topics.
Two WMM Filmmakers Receive Awards from NYWIFT at the Hamptons International Film Festival
Written by Isabelle Titcomb Two WMM filmmakers were recently awarded New York Women in Film & Television distinctions at the Hamptons International Film Festival, which honor outstanding female filmmakers “who ha[ve] demonstrated exceptional artistic vision and dedication to their craft.” Ekwa Msangi, director of Production Assistance Program film FAREWELL AMOR, was honored with the New...