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...
Women Make Movies Filmmakers and Program Alums Head to Sundance
We are thrilled to see WMM current and alum filmmakers premiering new projects at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, including one supported by the WMM Production Assistance Program: FAYA DAYI (Dir.Jessica Beshir). Six WMM makers have also been selected to the jury.
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.