Five films from the Production Assistance Program will be premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami), Trapped (Dawn Porter), The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer), Weiner (Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg), and Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson). Congrats!
Very Semi-Serious (Leah Wolchok) will be premiering on HBO Monday, December 14th
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Happy Birthday, Marsha! (Reina Gossett, Sasha Wortzel), a film about legendary transgender artist and activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson and her life in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. For more information and to donate, click here.
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It's our last workshop of the fall season! Be sure to register for this week's workshop with the filmmakers from AFTER TILLER.
After Tiller, an intimate portrait of the lives of the four most-targeted abortion providers in the country, was one of the most successful documentaries of the past year. The film which premiered at Sundance, was released theatrically in more than 50 cities and broadcast nationally on POV, has won numerous awards including a recent Emmy for Best Documentary and received nearly universal critical acclaim. It was named one of the five best documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review, and featured in "Best of 2013" lists in the LA Times, Village Voice, Indiewire,
Artforum, among others.
We're delighted to be joined by the film's Co-Director/Co-Producers, Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, for an in-depth conversation about their filmmaking process from pre-production to launch. This wide-ranging case study will cover the struggle for funding, creative choices, designing a roll out strategy and engagement/outreach campaign. Don't miss this rare behind-the-scenes opportunity to understand the many decisions involved in making and releasing a highly successful and impactful film.
All WMM workshops and events are open to the general public and our offices are ADA compliant.
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.