BELLY OF THE BEAST Helps Bring Reparations to Survivors of Forced Sterilizations in California
When BELLY OF THE BEAST director Erika Cohn first began discussing her film with Women Make Movies, she told us her primary goal was to get reparations for survivors of forced sterilizations in California's women's prisons.
FIFTEEN WMM Program Filmmakers Receive NYSCA Grants For Their New Projects!
The New York State Council on the Arts has announced its 2021 grants and we are thrilled to announce that fifteen projects from the Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program received funds ranging from $10,000 to $22,500.
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.
Generous Support from the NEA
We are so grateful for the continued, generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts! Women Make Movies has been awarded a $70,000 Grants for Arts Projects to support our distribution program. We are among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud...
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.
National Society of Film Critics Honors WMM with a 2021 Film Heritage Award!
We are delighted to announce that the National Society of Film Critics, whose annual awards are widely considered as some of the most prestigious film critics awards in the United States, has chosen Women Make Movies to receive a 2021 Film Heritage Award! In the Society’s announcement, they wrote that the Film Heritage Award, intended...