Happy International Women's Day! WMM would like to celebrate this day by congratulating Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, co-director of SAVING FACE, who won the Academy Award® for Documentary (Short Subject) for her film A GIRL IN THE RIVER - The Price of Forgiveness! This is Obaid-Chinoy's second Oscar in the same category, the first which was awarded to WMM Release SAVING FACE in 2012. This continues WMM's Oscar winning streak, filmmakers from WMM programs have won or been nominated in 10 of the last 11 years, including CITIZENFOUR, KINGS POINT, GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA and others. Check out Sharmeen's amazing Oscar speech here.
In honor of International Women's Day, as well as Sharmeen's Academy Award® win, get 25% off any of the following Oscar winning and nominated films from our collection!*
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.