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WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | E-NEWS DECEMBER 2016




 
We're gearing up for another banner year at film festivals! The  2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL  will feature several WMM supported projects and filmmaker alum including:
  • WHOSE STREETS? (Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis)
  • UNREST (Jennifer Brea)
  • MOTHERLAND (Ramona Diaz)
  • STRONG ISLAND (Yance Ford)
  • TOKYO IDOLS (Kyoko Miyake)
  • MUDBOUND (Dee Rees)
WHOSE STREETS? has already received a complimentary nod from the New York Times, listing it as one of four films to watch while attending the festival. We're looking forward to more acclaim to come for all the films and their talented directors! Congrats to all of the filmmakers!
HonorsAwardsDecember

  

The awards season is well underway and we couldn't be more proud of all of our nominees and winners!  For the last decade, films from the WMM programs were nominated for or have won an Academy® Award, including CITIZENFOUR, SAVING FACE, and more!

Congratulations to the following WMM supported projects featured on the exclusive 2017 Oscar Short List for Best Documentary Feature  :
  • CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson) 
  • WEINER (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman)
  • SONITA (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)nominated for Best Documentary
  • CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson), nominated for Best Documentary
  • THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer), nominated for Best First Feature 
  • THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer) - WINNER, Breakthrough Performance (Female), Royalty Hightower
  • CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson) - WINNER, NBR Freedom of Expression Award  
RESPONSETOHATE RESPONSE TO HATE: TEACHING TOLERANCE
 
TEACHING TOLERANCE
VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN THE U.S. SOUTH  
 
This year's post-election period revealed deep societal divisions that prompted acts of violence, as well as other forms of intolerance. Concerned communities are looking to cultivate transformative conversations To help with these efforts, WMM is inviting educators to participate in our new "SCREEN IN" initiative, which provides an opportunity to view a selection of films online, for free during the week leading up to the January 20th inauguration. 

These films amplify vital issues surrounding topics about race and race relations, Islamophobia, transgender life, violence against women, health care injustice, immigration and more. The curated  titles include: 
To sign up for a preview link, password, and expiration date, please contact us at:
orders@wmm.com  or 212-925-0606 .
NEWWMMFILMMAKERSNEWACQUISITIONS NEW WMM  FILMMAKERS/NEW ACQUISITIONS
 
THE REVIVAL
THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD 

Make sure to catch these films that have been added to our 2017 distribution slate! We're looking forward to a great year with these compelling new releases and their gifted storytellers!

THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD (Sekiya Dorsett): Chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color.
Trailer:  ow.ly/vOzH306PIKw

FOOTPRINT : POPULATION, SUSTAINABILITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (Valentina Canavesio):  Footprint provides a unique window into the real effects of population growth and consumption inequality on the world we live in and the environment.
Trailer: ow.ly/Ts5N306PJ1R

  A REVOLUTION IN FOUR SEASONS: TUNISIA'S ARAB SPRING (Jessie Deeter): Tells the story of two women with opposing political views (one secular, one Islamist) fighting for their different versions of a democratic future for Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab Spring.
Trailer: ow.ly/QHWK306PJlS

Women Make Movies accepts submissions to the distribution program on a rolling basis. 
Click  here for more information.
WMMWORKSHOPSANDWEBINARS
WMM WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS  
 

Meet award-winning, Sundance producers Julie Goldman and Jennifer MacArthur 
who will teach you  about the director/producer relationship, creative fundraising, 
how to get your film before audiences, and more!!

WORKSHOPS
We're ending the 2016 workshop season on a high note! December is your opportunity to meet powerhouse producers whose films are listed on this season's most respected awards ballots, and are primed for success at Sundance. See the remaining workshops listed below, and sign up to reserve your seat today! ow.ly/s0U1306LMCp
 
* In Conversation with Motto Pictures' Julie Goldman
Producer of WEINER and LIFE ANIMATED  (both on the 2017 Oscar Documentary Short List!)
 
* Impact Producing, Outreach, Engagement and Social Media with Jennifer MacArthur Producer of WHOSE STREETS? (Premiering at Sundance 2017)

WEBINAR
From the convenience of your home or office, you can now join WMM from anywhere around the world.  If you've missed previous  webinars this fall, you're in luck - there's one more incredibly resourceful one left. Sign up now, tune in, learn how you can get your film broadcast on two of AL JAZEERA'S award-winning broadcast channels. They're looking for great docs to present, and your film could be next!
 
* Meet the Broadcaster: Al Jazeera English and Arabic Documentaries  
FILMMAKERNEWS

WMM FILMMAKER NEWS
 
Cecilia Aldarondo and Elyse Steinberg: 2017 Women at Sundance Fellows 
 
Congratulations to  Cecilia Aldarondo (MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART) and Elyse Steinberg (WEINER) who were both awarded with the 2017 Women at Sundance Fellowship! We're looking forward to seeing more brilliant work from them, and the other female directors in their class.

Support  NETIZENS: THE NEXT FRONTIER OF CIVIL RIGHTS, the latest project from award-winning director/producer Cynthia Lowen (BULLY). Executive produced by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker, the film not only explores how women are targets of different forms of digital abuse including threats of violence, privacy violations, stalking, impersonation, non-consensual pornography and reputation harm, but also provides a call to action for online equality and justice. Contribute to the film's post production efforts by clicking  here  

NATIONAL BIRD (Sonia Kennebeck)  opened in theaters in New York and Los Angeles last month and continues to screen theatrically in other major cities.

There are only a few more days left, so please support the Kickstarter campaign for OF LAW AND LOVE human rights film about Japan's first LGBTQ law firmhttp://kck.st/2fz7gDY

THE MESSENGER (Su Rynard) is now available on home VOD (iTunes) and DVD/Blu-Ray in the US, Canada, and France.

Women Make Movies accepts applications to the Production Assistance Program on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.
FINANCEADMINMANAGER 
WMM SEEKS FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
 
Finance and Administrative Position  

Women Make Movies seeks a Finance and Administrative Manager with exceptional administrative management and organizational leadership skills to join our team!!

The Finance and Administrative Manager will be responsible for strategic oversight of the overall financial management of the organization, human resources, and general office administration including facilities and IT. Click  here  for full job description.
CONFERENCEROOMFORRENT WMM CONFERENCE ROOM AVAILABLE FOR RENT!
 

 
Our beautiful, fully equipped conference/screening room is centrally located on 29th Street and 6th Avenue in NYC. The room is available hourly, 24/7, and seats between 25-30 people depending on desired setup.
  • Room includes: 60" plasma monitor, PC/Mac/iPad hookups, and DVD player. It offers a separate private entrance, as well as access to full kitchen. 
  • Rates:  Prices vary from $35-$50 an hour, depending on use needs and day/time. Please contact admin@wmm.com for more information on rates and booking.
 
  FILM FESTIVAL DEADLINES


Sarasota Film Festival
Deadline December 9, 2016
 
Tribeca Film Festival
Late Deadline December 14, 2016
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Deadline December 14, 2016
 
Full Frame Film Festival
Deadline December 15th, 2016
Apply here.
   
Dallas International Film Festival
Deadline December 16, 2016
 
Santa Barbara International Film Fest
Late Deadline December 16, 2016
 
Montclair Film Festival
Deadline December 16th, 2016
Apply here.
 
Portland International Film Festival
Rolling Deadline before January 2017
Apply here.
 
Seattle International Film Festival
Deadline January 6, 2017


FUNDING DEADLINES

Film Independent and Documentary Lab
Deadline December, 7th, 2016.
Apply here.
 
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund
Deadline December 9th, 2016.
Apply here.
 
Screencraft Short Film Production Fund
Final Deadline December 30th.
Apply here.
 
National Endowment for the Humanities Fund
Deadline January 3rd, 2016. 
Apply here.
 
Panavision's New Filmmaker Program
Deadline January 8th,2017.
Apply here.
 
Pacific Pioneer Fund
Deadline January 10th, 2017.
Apply here.
 
The Bertha Britdoc Documentary Journalism Fund
No deadline.
Apply here.
 
Big Vision Empty Wallet Kickstart Diversity Fund
Rolling Deadline.
Apply here.
 
Catapult Film Fund
No deadline.
Apply here.
 
The Filmmaker Fund
No deadline.
Apply here.
 
FirstPix Program
No Deadline.
Apply here.
 
Impact Partners
No Deadline.
Apply here.
 
Sundance Documentary Fund
No Deadline.
Apply here.
About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  

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