WMM Films and Filmmakers at Tribeca Film Festival
We are excited to announce that seven films made by WMM filmmakers and Program alum are premiering at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival! Be sure to catch BEBA (dir. Rebeca Huntt) and BATTLEGROUND (dir. Cynthia Lowen), both of which are supported by our Production Assistance Program.
30 WMM Filmmakers and Program Alum Premiering New Films and Participating at Hot Docs!
Six films from our Production Assistance Program and ten films from current WMM filmmakers and past Program alum are premiering at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival — North America's largest doc festival, conference, and market! The festival will include in-person screenings across Toronto and films streaming nationwide in Canada from April 28 – May…
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...
MR. SOUL! and Program Alums Nominated for Peabody Awards
MR. SOUL! (dir. Melissa Haizlip & Sam Pollard), which was made with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through our Production Assistance Program, has been nominated for a 2022 Peabody Award! WMM filmmaker Ramona Diaz (THE LEARNING) and Program alum Beth Levison were also nominated for a Peabody Award for their new…
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.