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.
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 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.
Traditional and Non-Traditional Fundraising with Cynthia Lopez, Indie Film Media Strategist and Former NYC Film Commissioner
Wednesday, October 26th | 6:30pm
Cynthia López is a media strategist, executive producer, content advisor and creative consultant developing national and global engagement strategy. She is the former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and was the steward of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. López implemented strategies to support production of film and TV. She joined the City of New York from American Documentary | POV, where she had worked since 2000 as executive VP and co-executive producer of the award-winning POV documentary series. Responsible for the organization's development, she worked with key stakeholders in education, public policy and community development. Her ability to forge strategic partnerships among corporate and public interest media has been a signature of her work. She is the recipient of 11 National News & Documentary Emmy Awards and four Peabody Awards and three Columbia-DuPont Awards among many other industry recognitions.
The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Cameraperson, Growing Up Coy, Whose Streets, Southwest of Salem, Audrie and Daisy,
Newtown and many more... Join Rahdi Taylor, Sundance Documentary Film Fund Director in a lively conversation about changes at and within the DFP, what they are looking for, how best to succeed in your application and what happens when you are funded. The journey seems not to end there with a grant, but really it's just a beginning of a beautiful relationship.