Women Make Movies Filmmakers and Program Alum Nominated for the 95th Academy Awards
The 95th Academy Award nominations have been announced and we are excited that 3 WMM filmmakers and program alum have been nominated, making this the 17th year in a row that a WMM film and/or filmmaker has been nominated for an Oscar!
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...
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.
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 $60,000 Grants for Arts Projects to support our distribution program. We are among 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million that were selected to receive this first round of fiscal year 2022 funding…
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!
CHICANA and THE WATERMELON WOMAN Named to The National Film Registry
Each year, the Library of Congress preserves twenty-five films to the National Film Registry that showcase the range and diversity of American film heritage, and we are honored to announce the selection of Women Make Movies’ release CHICANA (dir. Sylvia Morales) and THE WATERMELON WOMAN (dir. Cheryl Dunye), which was made with the support of…
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.