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WMM is proud to have several PA supported films invited into the Sundance Institute's 2016 Screenwriters Lab, Doc Edit and Story Labs! The films and their talented filmmakers include: 
The programs allow artists to collaborate across different creative practices and focus on experimentation in storytelling.


The fantastic AFI DOCS will be from June 22-26. WMM is proud to supported a number of films on the slate. NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU (Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady) is the Closing Night feature; VISTOR'S DAY (Nicole Opper) will have its World Premiere; and SONITA(Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami) will also be featured. WMM is also co-sponsoring the Filmmaker Forum conference, "From Diversity to Inclusion."  


WEINER (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman) and THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer) are listed on INDIEWIRE's   
Best of 2016 So Far list. The films are playing in theaters now! 



The PGA is hosting a must attend master class, led by superstar panelists, that gives a complete understanding of the post finishing process across genres. All positions within the post process are welcomed.
  • Saturday, June 18th (10am-1pm)
  • Doors open 9:30am for breakfast
  • Location: The New School, Theresa Lang Auditorium
  • $40 per person, must pay in advance. However, WMM members only pay $25 but must use the code POSTMEM16.
  • Cancellations must be received by June 16th. No refunds after this point.
This is a great deal - sign up for this great opportunity! RSVP here!

Documentary Proposal Writing Basics 
& Film Funder Overview
Wednesday, June 22nd | 6:30pm

Tracie Holder
Film Finance Consultant
Grant Writer, Producer 


As film funding becomes increasingly competitive and more filmmakers enter our ranks with each passing day, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we'll cover the essentials of grant-writing, do a quick tour of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. We'll also discuss the importance of relationship building, the foundation of all fundraising.  Presenting this workshop is Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and consultant to WMM's Production Assistance Program. Holder has raised $2 million for her own film projects from a mix of government agencies, private foundations and individuals. 

Register here!

This is our last workshop of the season.
Be sure not miss out on how you can craft a winning proposal, stand out from the crowd, and get funding!

All WMM workshops and events are open to the general public and our offices are ADA compliant. 
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 with public funds from 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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