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A BETTER MAN  (dir Attiya Khan & Lawrence Jackman) and NOTHING WITHOUT US (Harriet Hirshorn), two new acquisitions, will be premiering at DOC NYC!  A BETTER MAN (US premiere),  follows a series of intimate conversations between a woman and her former boyfriend when she confronts him about their history of domestic abuse.  The film will have one screening on Nov 15th. 

NOTHING WITHOUT US (World Premiere),  demonstrates the vital role that activist women of color have played and continue to play in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. There will be one screening on Nov 10 and another one on Nov 11. 

Other films from the WMM PA Program screening are ASK THE SEXPERT (dir. Vaishali Sinha, prod. Mridu Chandra), ATOMIC HOMEFRONT (dir. Rebecca Cammisa, prod. James F. Freydberg, Larissa Bills), LOVE, CECIL (dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland), LOVESICK (dir. Priya Desai and Ann Kim), and STRONG ISLAND (dir. Yance Ford).

Additionally, WMM's Executive Director Debra Zimmerman will be part of the jury for the festival's  Viewfinders Competition which consists of 8 documentary features demonstrating distinct directorial vision.

Check the full schedule and get your tickets here



Our new release SIBERIAN LOVE will have its US premiere in the upcoming Margaret Mead Film Festival. Siberian f ilmmaker Olga Delane migrated to Berlin with her family. SIBERIAN LOVE follows Delane home to her community of birth, where she faces clashing ideals of modern and traditional womanhood. The film is a fascinating study of a rural community that raises questions about domesticity, gender expectations, domestic abuse, childcare, and romance.   The film will screen on Sunday October 22nd at 2:30pm. You can purchase your tickets here


Our Executive Director Debra Zimmerman just came back from Chile where we showed GEEK GIRLS (dir. Gina Hara) and OVARIAN PSYCOS (dir. Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle). She also  did a workshop for Chilean women documentary filmmakers with FEMCINE, as part of the American Filmmaker Showcase program, supported by the American Embassy in Chile.    Additionally, with the support of the American Embassy in Chile, Zimmerman  attended the Valdivia Film Festival. She spoke on a panel on Financing of International Documentaries in the US and did a workshop called HOW THE INDEPENDENTS DO IT IN THE US for the Valdivia Locarno Industry Academy

The next stop is the Antalya Film Forum, Turkey, where Zimmerman will be doing one on one meetings with producers and directors.  Lastly, Debra Zimmerman will be one of the speakers at the  Role of Women in the Audiovisual Industry panel at the  European Audio Visual Network

On this side of the world, Kristen Fitzpatrick, our Director of Distribution & Acquisition, participated at the Distribution Demystified panel and she was part of the jury for the New Orleans Film Festival; and  Barbara Ghammashi, the  Director of our Production Assistance Program, will be attending National Network of Fiscal Sponsors


We are excited to announce that our film HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD (dir. Lilly Rivlin) will have a broadcast on  LinkTV next Sunday October 22 5pmPT/8pmET and then again 8pmPT/11pmET. 
The film will also stream after broadcast on LinkTV's website and on the Link TV Roku and Apple TV channels for 7 days. 

This season of POV features SWIM TEAM  (dir. Lara Stolman) on Oct. 2nd, MOTHERLAND (dir. Ramona S. Diaz) on Oct. 16th, and CAMERAPERSON (dir Kirsten Johnson & producer Marilyn Ness) on Oct. 23rd. All of these films were produced by our Production Assistance program. 


Amy Aquilino, our Distribution and Sales Manager, will be at the upcoming National Media Market! You can find her in Suite 404. Visitors can view a complete collection of best sellers and new releases, including our fantastic new acquisitions A BETTER MAN (dir Attiya Khan & Lawrence Jackman) and BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY (dir. Civia Tamarkin) .
If you will be there stop in to say hello to receive a gift and to enter our raffle!  Also, be sure to mark your calendars for WMM's Market Mania presentation on October 23rd at 9:39am!

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of AZMAISH: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SUBCONTINENT following the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival!  The film was d irected by  Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar and takes an inspiring and stunning transnational journey through India and Pakistan, uncovering the common humanity beyond the divisive political rhetoric. 


The Sundance Institute has awarded nearly $2 million to non-fiction storytellers this year. Congratulations to the PA filmmakers of THE HOTTEST AUGUST (dir. Brett Story, prod. Danielle Varga), RAJADA DALKA (dir. Hana Mire, prod. Cynthia Kane and Andreas Rocksén), 93QUEEN (dir. Paula Eiselt, prod. Heidi Reinberg), BLOWIN' UP (dir. Stephanie Wang-Breal, prod. Carrie Weprin), FREEDOM FIELDS (dir. Naziha Arebi, prod. Flore Cosquer), IMPEACHMENT (dir. Petra Costa, prod. Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan), and SHIRKERS (dir. Sandi Tan, prod. Maya Rudolph). Click here to see the full list of grant recipients. 
The Production Assistance program accepts fiscal sponsorship applications on a rolling basis. Click here for more details.


Conveniently located in WMM's NOMAD/Chelsea office, the desk is in our beautiful bright loft.  It's a quiet open-plan office space with view a of the Empire State building.  Includes use of kitchen, small meeting room, large conference room, and a copier/color printer/scanner along with high-speed wireless internet and a lockable file drawer.   Great for a film/media person and prefer a long-term renter but open to all possibilities. Available immediately/ $600 per month. If you're interested please contact

Webinar | Meet the Funder: The Fledgling Fund with Sheila Leddy. Oct 24th, 1:00pm - 3PMET. The Fledgling Fund's Executive Director, Sheila Leddy, will  lead us through impact, outreach, and engagement strategies and how the foundation helps filmmakers make a difference. Register here

Webinar | Meet the Broadcaster: The World Channel with Chris Hastings. Nov 8th, 2:00pm - 4:00pmET. Executive Producer Chris Hastings joins us to unpack the World Channel and their strands: Doc World, America ReFramed, AfroPop, etc. Chris will discuss what they are looking for and how to pitch to them successfully and how to work within the PBS system for funding. Register here

Webinar | How to Help Finance Your Film with Tax Incentives. Nov 14th, 12:00pm - 2:00pmET. Cynthia Lopez, Media Strategist and former Commissioner of Film, Television and Media for New York City collaborated with the Sundance Institute to create a guide to help indie content makers understand how to apply for and find out more about opportunities in the United States. Cynthia will break down what you need to know to qualify and apply for these local government incentives. Register 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, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation with the encouragement of Rebecca Gregg.

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