It was an exciting year for Women Make Movies at Sundance.
Our board member Tabitha Jackson was named the new director of the festival! She’ll be replacing John Cooper, who is stepping down after 11 years in the role.
Additionally, two WMM Production Assistance Program films won awards: THE FIGHT (dir. Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres, prod. Maya Seidler, Peggy Drexler, Kerry Washington) won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking, and I CARRY YOU WITH ME (dir. Heidi Ewing, prod. Mynette Louie) won the Next Audience Award and the Next Innovator Prize in Directing!
Finally, Production Assistance Program alum Kirsten Johnson won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Innovation in Non-fiction Storytelling for her film DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD.
Thirteen films from WMM current and alum filmmakers premiered at the festival.
Congrats to all!