ON THE BIG SCREEN: DOCNYC, IDFA, and more!
WMM has had a banner year with film festivals beginning with two top honors at the Sundance Film Festival, and numerous Audience Awards and accolades from SXSW, Hot Docs, Full Frame, True/False, Human Rights Watch Film Festivals and beyond!
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
will be screening the following films from our Production Assistance Program:
THE LAST LAUGH
NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU
(Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing), and
(Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg). The IDFA FORUM, a co-production and co-financing market, is one of the most essential meeting places for independent documentary film. This year's forum will include PA films:
LAWS OF LOVE
(Hikaru Toda) and
(Sahra Mosawi). WMM staff, Executive Director,
Debra Zimmerman, Kristen Fitzpatrick, Distribution Director, and Barbara Ghammashi, PA Program Director will all be attending the film festival and forum.
A REVOLUTION IN FOUR SEASONS (Jessie Deeter) recently
opened the Margaret Mead Film Festival to a sold out crowd, the event was also the film's US premiere.
In early November, WMM'S Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman will to go Hawaii. She was invited by the Hawaii Women in Filmmaking to speak at the
Hawaiian Media Makers Conference
, on the "Changing the Narrative" - a panel addressing what is working and proposing ways to create the change that is needed to advance women in the film industry. Debra will also be presenting on a panel about the current state of distribution, and will meet with film producers in collaboration with colleagues from the NEA, NAMAC, ITVS, and PBS Digital. The conference is produced by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking, Pacific Islanders in Communications, and the Hawaii International Film Festival.
was also recently "down under" at the
Antenna Documentary Film Festival
in Sydney, Australia! At the festival she served on the International Competition Jury and presented an in-depth program at DOC TALK:
Distribution Meets Social Impact at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
WMM supported films and releases have been making a big splash on the small screen!
Make sure to catch these upcoming films and also check out those that were broadcast this month which include:
Several additional recent broadcasts on WORLD CHANNEL'S Doc World, were featured in the
Los Angeles Times
(Nina Maria Paschalidou), and
AMONG THE BELIEVERS
(Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Nagvi).
NATIONAL MEDIA MARKET and EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES
WMM will be showing films at six conferences this fall. We're excited to share our 2016-2017 new releases with the educational community!
ales and Distribution Manager, Amy Aquilino, and Marketing Manager, Erika Howard will be attending NMM in Baltimore, MD! If you're attending, be sure stop by Room 3603 for coupons, raffles and more!
WMM will be attending the
National Women's Studies Association
in Montreal this fall! The conference leads the field of women's studies in educational and social transformation. NWSA will run from
November 10-13 and
Marketing Manager, Erika Howard will be attending.
The American Public Health Association -
October 29th-31st, Denver, CO
National Association of Multicultural Education -
November 9th-12th, Cleveland, OH
Facing Race National Conference -
November 10th-12th Atlanta, GA
SVA Film Festival (American Anthropological Assoc.) -
National Council of Teachers of English Conference -
November 17th-20th, Atlanta, GA
WMM GOES GLOBAL: WEBINARS
Did you hear about
the WMM Webinars? They're expanding and are now available for the global community of filmmakers year-round!
You can now join us from anywhere in the US or around the world, from
the convenience of your home or office. Don't miss out on these informative webinars led by leaders from top industry organizations. Sign up now, log on, and get the information you need to move your project forward!
Meet the Funder: Sundance with Rahdi Taylor
Meet the Funder: The Filmmaker Fund with Marc Silver and Minette Nelson
Welcome to the 21st Century: Unpacking and Understanding the World of VR with Interactive and VR Specialist Ingrid Kopp
Meet the Broadcaster: Al Jazeera English and Arabic Documentaries
WMM has also been offering a dynamic slate of
in-person workshops in NYC
featuring some of the most respected industry leaders from the NEH, Tribeca Film Institute, and more. Upcoming highlights include fundraising tips from
ormer NYC Film Commissioner
Cynthia Lopez, a conversation with
Motto Pictures' Julie Goldman, and I
mpact Producing, Outreach and Engagement with
Jennifer MacArthur of Borderline Media. For more information, click
Women Make Movies accepts applications to the Production Assistance Program on a rolling basis. Click
for more information.
FILM FESTIVAL, GRANT, AND SUBMISSION DEADLINES
FILM FESTIVAL DEADLINES
SXSW Film Festival
Late Deadline October 20, 2016 for 2017 festival.
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Deadline: November 4, 2016
True/False Film Festival
November 8, 2016 - Late Deadline
Portland International Film Festival
Rolling Deadline before January 2017
Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) BRIO Individual Artist grant
Arts Fund: October 28, 2016 by 5pm
The Frameline Completion Fund
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship and Lab
Application opens November 2016
Film Independent and Documentary Lab
Submissions begin October 2016
California Documentary Project Grant
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Tribeca Film Institute All Access
Deadline November 6, 2016
Tribeca Film Institute's Latin America Fund
Deadline November 6, 2016.
Queens Council on the Arts
Deadline: November 10, 2016
Dance Films Association Production Grant
Deadline November 11, 2016.
Community Arts Grants
Deadline: November 18, 2016 5pm
Deadline November 30, 2016
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.