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Women Filmmakers

Hey, Where's My Parade?

Cindy Abel | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Cindy Abel

When we're finally recognized or achieve the improbable, I'm going to celebrate. And I'm going to post a photo to show what is possible. Don't feel left out because your demographic doesn't have a parade or a hashtag: the very fact that you don't need one shows you're already included.

Ida Lupino: A Heroine for Women in Film, Behind the Camera and on the Silver Screen

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

There are not only women but many men, working behind the scenes in the industry, at festivals, to make sure women's contributions to cinema are not overlooked, nor, in the case of Ida Lupino, forgotten. It is because of a personal commitment to include and highlight women's accomplishments in film that the director of the Fribourg International Film festival focused the majority of the festival on films by and about women.

Racism Erases History: One Black Brazilian Filmmaker We Must Remember

Renata Martins | Posted 03.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Renata Martins

Cinema is no doubt an elitist form of art -- and then you get this black woman, daughter of a housemaid, saying she wants to become a director. It was definitely difficult.

How Film Festival Director Tara Johnson-Medinger is Fighting The Hollywood Gender Imbalance

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

Long before the topic of the lack of female directors in Hollywood became the flavor-of-the-year issue, Tara Johnson-Medinger was on the front lines f...

WE ARE!

Janet Grillo | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts
Janet Grillo

It's an exciting moment for women filmmakers. After decades struggling for recognition, there's acute awareness of inequity and invisibility. But while enjoining corporate entertainment to include us, we continue to express our own voices and visions on our own.

Women in Hollywood: Filmmaker, Writer and Producer Maya Forbes

TheEditorial.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
TheEditorial.com

American filmmaker and writer Maya Forbes has quietly been building her way to critically-acclaimed work that matters.

Why I Fell In Love With Woven?

Essraa nawar | Posted 01.01.2016 | Arts
Essraa nawar

Whether you believe in miracles, have faith in the power of coincidence or simply agree that life is just a series of open doors for us to explore, the story of WOVEN and the film makers is one that will inspire you to believe in the power of dreams.

An Indie (Independent) Film Producer's Foray in the World of Film Distribution

Nipa Shah | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nipa Shah

So I attended #Cannes2015 in beautiful Nice, France, in May 2015 (my first time there). I also attended the #AmericanFilmMarket (#AFM) in Santa Monic...

The 20 Greatest Films Directed By Women

Fandor | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Fandor

These films are fascinating and should be required viewing for anyone interested in the history of the seventh art and how much work there still is to be done.

Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

Arclight Cinemas Shine a Light on Women in Entertainment

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Created and hosted by ArcLight's Executive Vice President Gretchen McCourt, the Women In Entertainment Summit will feature keynotes by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.

Millennials; Celebrate Yourselves, Even When Others Don't

Lisa Levart | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Lisa Levart

Millennials have a bad reputation. The media tells us they are entitled, spoiled and in constant need of approval. But I agree with James Wolcott who wrote; "We may need millennials to remind us what we should have remembered from the '60s, that social change comes only once you stop playing charades."

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 06.11.2016 | Arts
Adriana Aristizábal

I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were beyond human comprehension.

Nadine Labaki on Life, Freedom and Cinema's True Power, in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is one film that changed my life, it's Nadine Labaki's Caramel. It is the kind of movie I can watch again and again, and still find hidden within it new gems of wisdom and insights.

Entrepreneur Hani Farsi Launches New Program to Help Arab Women Filmmakers

Karin Badt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Karin Badt

Once a restauranteur of high end restaurants and clubs, currently a prominent film producer, Farsi is also the founder of the philanthropic Mohammed S. Farsi Foundation, named after his father, which helps support education, health development and the arts all over the world -- and now this new program at UCLA.

Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Unfortunately, it's not only Western audiences that have grown to believe these absurd stereotypes, but the Arab world has started down a path that now seems hell bent on destruction.

Oscar's Snub of Ava DuVernay: A Pattern of Overlooking Black Women Filmmakers

Hettie Williams | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
Hettie Williams

Oscar's snub of DuVernay is part of a historical continuum where black directors and women of critically acclaimed films have been routinely denied Best Director nominations.

Agents of Change: 5 Enterprising People Worthy Of Your Attention

Greg Archer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Good News
Greg Archer

Sophia Turkiewicz They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are, especially in an era that f...

Millie and the Lords

Yvonna Russell | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Two sisters Jessica and Jennica Carmona teamed up to film the coming of age story of Millie -- a young Latina struggling in El Barrio who is mentored by a former Young Lord Mateo to uplift herself and fight for social justice.

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already half...

Their Dream Becomes a Reality: 50 States in 50 Days

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith Jacob Meet Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, two college filmmakers who are traveling 50 states in 50 days by car. Although s...

Filmmaker Shares Insight On Documentary

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

The director/producer will be in attendance in Irvington on the 21st and I wanted to dig deeper to learn more about the person behind the camera.

See How One Woman Filmmaker Turns Despair Into Something Beautiful

Darby Roach | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
Darby Roach

Lee Quarrie's new film, Patchwork Dreams, is an inspiring account of a Chinese seamstress's triumph over the forces of inequity. It's a story with a powerful lesson about the nature of being: Beauty can be found everywhere, even in the depths of despair.

Making Your First Feature Film: Campo De Batalla

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Amancay Tapia

Making your first feature film not only takes a lot of work, but endless energy and determination. The results may not be what you expected, but what ...

WATCH: New Documentary Highlights Death Of Slain Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In November of 2011, Detroit Police identified a burned torso that was found on Detroit's east side, belonging to 19-year-old Shelley Hilliard, a tran...