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!  

FAYA DAYI (dir. Jessica Beshir), which was made with the support of our Production Assistance Program, has been shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature. This film is a five-time Cinema Eye Honor NomineeCritics’ Choice NomineeNYTimes Critic’s Pick2021 IDA Award Nominee, and winner of the Cinematography Award at DOC NYC. FAYA DAYI is available to watch on The Criterion Channel. 

WMM-Sponsored shorts ÁGUILAS (dir. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan & Maite Zubiaurre) and TAKEOVER (dir. Emma Francis-Snyder) have been shortlisted for Best Documentary Short Subject. ÁGUILAS is available to watch on PBS’ POV and TAKEOVER is available to watch on NYTimes.

New films from Program alums Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (THE RESCUE), Laura Poitras (TERROR CONTAGION), Tatiana Huezo (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN), and Camilla Nielsson (PRESIDENT) have also been shortlisted! 

A well-deserved congratulations to all our filmmakers, films and program alums! We wish them all the best of luck. View the complete list here. The 94th Academy Award nominations will be announced on February 8, 2022 and the Award ceremony will be held on March 27, 2022. 

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