9/21/2015

MEET THE INDUSTRY: Hot Docs International Film Festival




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CITIZENFOUR (Laura Poitras) won the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking! 

CITIZENFOUR and THE SUPREME PRICE are nominated for 2015 Grierson Awards: Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme - International and Best Historical Documentary (respectively) Congratulations! 

A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (Sara Bordo) will open in theaters on Sept. 25th.  

FUNDRAISING NEWS:

You can donate to these two active kickstarter campaigns: 

A WOMAN LIKE ME (Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti), a film about the triumph of the creative process in an unimaginably dire situation. Click here to learn more & to donate!

LOOK AT US NOW MOTHER
(Gayle Kirschenbaum), a personal documentary on forgiveness and healing between mothers and daughters. Click here for more information & to donate!
 
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Join us this Wednesday to meet with Stephanie McArthur, Industry Programs Manager at Hot Docs. Don't miss this great opportunity, register now

Wednesday, September 23 | 6:30pm
Regular Rate: $35.00 | Discount rate: $25.00

Did you know that Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America's largest documentary festival, conference and market? In addition to the prestigious film festival which takes place in Toronto at the end of April each year, Hot Docs also hosts the "Forum," a major pitching event for filmmakers seeking international co-production financing for projects at various levels of completion. WMM is delighted to welcome Stephanie McArthur, Hot Docs' Industry Programs Manager, for a candid conversation about the film festival, pitching forum as well as the professional development, market and networking opportunities that take place during Hot Docs.  Join us for this rare opportunity to learn first-hand about Hot Docs and get a sense of what they're looking for and whether your project might just be a good fit.

Register here

We're also happy to announce our first Meet the Funder workshop of the season.


WMM is excited to present an evening with Sheila Leddy, Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund. Since its launch in 2005, the Fledgling Fund has contributed nearly $11 million to more than 300 films addressing key social issues, such as equality, democracy, economic justice, education, environment, health care and justice reform, human rights and girl's empowerment. Fledgling's support focuses on outreach and audience engagement campaigns for films that put a human face on abstract policies issues, spark conversation, bring people together, strengthen social movements and/or catalyze people to action. For more information and to register, click here

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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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