March 2013
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News You Can Use
Published regularly by Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program, News You Can Use serves as a resource for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts. You'll find news about sponsored projects in our program, upcoming workshops, calls for entries and other filmmaker opportunities.
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Production Assistance
Fiscal Sponsorship
Filmmaker Workshop Series
Jerome Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
For NYC residents - an opportunity to receive production grants in a variety of genres. Apply here
The New York Times
Op-Docs Pitch
Deadline: April 12
Your opportunity to make an online doc short covering current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects. Apply here.

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
Deadline: April 22
Will provide annual production grants for six projects that to be used in the creation of doc films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. Apply here

The BFI Film Fund Pitch
Deadline: April 22
A new opportunity for UK filmmakers to pitch onstage at Sheffield Film Festival to access funds for ambitious big-screen projects. Apply here.
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Navigating the International Film Festival Circuit: A Women Make Movies Webinar 



Thurs, April 18 

2 pm (EST) / 11 AM (PST)

$30 | $20 (WMM Partner/NAMAC member rate)

Register here


WMM and NAMAC are partnering to bring you this amazing webinar! 

Register soon, space is limited!


Women Make Movies (WMM) provides highly attended, in-person educational workshops to their filmmakers every year. Now, for the first time, they are making their invaluable knowledge and expertise available to a national (and international) audience! NAMAC (National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture) is proud to partner with Women Make Movies to present an important professional development opportunity for filmmakers around the country and the world.


As a filmmaker, you know all about Film Festivals. You've heard that film festivals are the route to distribution. You've sensed that certain festivals may be better for you than others. But in a market increasingly saturated with festivals, how do you whittle down which festivals are best for you? And once you get in, what do you do there? How do you meet with distributors? What are best practices to pursue and pitfalls to avoid?


In this webinar, WMM Executive Director and recent Hot Docs Media Mogul Awardee Debra Zimmerman will help you decode and conquer the film festival circuit. Find out through this online conversation how to optimize your festival screenings with tips on creating your festival strategy, packaging your film, and navigating the scene once you're there. This is the perfect workshop for learning more about how to better market and launch your feature, documentary, or short.


Within a week of registering, you will be emailed information about how to log onto the webinar platform.


Special Discounts Available!


WMM Partner Rates are available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored Filmmakers, members of WMM Partner Groups and Friends of WMM. Click here for more information.


NAMAC Member Rates are available for Organizational, Independent, Student, Affiliate and Reciprocal Members.

About WMM Women Make Movies is a nonprofit media arts service organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films by and about women. Given the obstacles faced by women in the motion picture industry, Women Make Movies remains steadfast in our commitment to providing critical assistance to the makers of independent media throughout their careers. Our Production Assistance Program serves both emerging and established women directors with Fiscal Sponsorship, a bi-annual filmmaker Workshop Series, and Information Services, including this e-newsletter.

About NAMAC  NAMAC was founded in 1980 by an eclectic group of media arts organization leaders who realized they could strengthen their social and cultural impact by working as a united force. Their idea was as bold as it was simple: to create a national organization that would provide support services to its institutional members, and advocate for the field as a whole. Since its founding, NAMAC has worked to raise the profile and influence of the media arts on behalf of its growing and changing membership.