The Film Independent Spirit Award nominees have been announced! Congratulations to WMM supported CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson), SONITA (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami) which are both up for Best Documentary film, and THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer), nominated for Best First Feature! For a full listing of the nominees, click here.
2016 IFP GOTHAM AWARDS
We're incredibly proud of all the WMM supported Gotham Award nominees: CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson), WEINER (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kreigman), and THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer). Good luck to all of the talented filmmakers! If you're not attending the awards ceremony tonight, you can stream the program - for more information, click here.
NETIZENS: THE NEXT FRONTIER OF CIVIL RIGHTS
Support NETIZENS: THE NEXT FRONTIER OF CIVIL RIGHTS, the latest project from award-winning director/producer Cynthia Lowen (BULLY)! Executive produced by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker, the film not only explores how women are targets of different forms of digital abuse including threats of violence, privacy violations, stalking, impersonation, non-consensual pornography and reputation harm, but also provides a call to action for online equality and justice. Contribute to the film's post production efforts by clickinghere!
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Impact Producing, Outreach,
Engagement and Social Media
with Jennifer MacArthur of Borderline Media
Wednesday, December 14th | 6:30 - 8:30pm
Borderline Media helps content producers and mission-driven organizations maximize their media to inspire civic participation, social action and impact. Borderline Media's strategy and design work has successfully secured close to $1,000,000 in foundation support for filmmakers. Their clients' projects have premiered in competition and won at Sundance, programmed special events at the Council on Foundations annual leadership conference and screened for policymakers on Capitol Hill. Join Borderline's founder, Jennifer MacArthur, in conversation at WMM in an extraordinary and action-packed evening to understand how to incorporate what every funder is asking for these days: your plan for social action, community outreach and impact.
Julie Goldman has been described as one of the most prolific documentary producers working today with recent releases such as Life Animated, Weiner, Solitary, Buck, Beware of Mr. Baker, Best of Enemies, 1971 and many, many more. Abacus, Small Enough to Jail is her latest producing effort, directed by Steve James, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here she talks about the director/producer relationship, how to think outside the box when financing your work, the state of non-fiction today, her life and career, and the films she's produced and executive produced. It is sure to be a profound, humorous and inspiring evening.
Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English are two international channels of Al Jazeera Media Networks. Al Jazeera English's signature series Fault Lines and Witness have won countless awards, including Emmys and Peabodys, and has featured such critically acclaimed documentaries as Babushkas of Chernobyl, Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars, and Small Small Thing. Last year, Al Jazeera Arabic and English together with CBC Canada and White Pine Pictures executive-produced the award-winning Guantanamo's Child. Join Head of Al Jazeera English Documentaries, Ingrid Falck, Executive Producer of Witness, Fiona Lawson-Baker and former Al Jazeera Arabic Documentary executive Rawan Damen in conversation about what is new, what they're looking for, how to pitch them, and other international opportunities available within the global scope of Al Jazeera.