December 2013
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WMM will be closed for the Holidays! WMM will be closed starting December 23rd and we will reopen on January 2nd! 





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Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with so many of you - filmmakers, educators, broadcasters, festival programmers, community leaders, organizers, and everyone who loves good films told from a woman's perspective. For 40 years, Women Make Movies has been changing the landscape for women filmmakers and making sure that audiences around the world have access to inspiring and empowering stories about women, told by women. But many of you may not know that we are a non-profit organization!

As the year draws to a close, we invite you to support our work by contributing to WMM and ensuring independent feminist media continues to thrive in the year ahead! All contributions count, no matter how small or how big. If everyone who viewed our website from now until the end of the year became a FRIEND OF WMM or made a contribution, we would reach our goal for the year. So spread some Holiday Cheer and help women filmmakers worldwide!



2013 started with the triumph of Kim Longinotto's SALMA at Sundance! We are thrilled to announce that we have 3 films with support from our Production Assistance Program premiering this year at the Sundance Film Festival as well! Congratulations to our filmmakers and their teams! What a great way to start 2014!


Last year we acquired some of our best selling titles at IDFA, including FORBIDDEN VOICES: HOW TO START A REVOLUTION WITH A COMPUTER, CAMERA/WOMAN, and RED WEDDING: WOMEN UNDER THE KHMER ROUGE. In 2014 we are looking forward to releasing 2 new films to audiences around the country; KISMET, a look at how Turkish soaps operas have impacted women's lives in the Middle East, and LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH, an inspiring portrait of a Dalit Indian woman who is literally boxing her way to a job. Watch for our full slate of new releases in 2014. 
KISMET, nominated for best Mid-length Documentary!

Throughout the year WMM has worked with groups around the world - from Bolivia to India to Bosnia & Herzegovina - to present films which challenge stereotypes and empower and highlight  human rights. One of those groups - SIDE BY SIDE LGBT International Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia made the news recently after a court in St. Petersburg overturned a verdict on appeal which had condemned a longstanding LGBT film festival as a "foreign agent" for allegedly accepting funding from outside the country. With this ruling overturned, the festival will go on for another year! Read more.

All year long WMM works with community groups to make sure that our collection of more than 600 films by and about women are available at prices they can afford. We are happy that thanks to a grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, any educational or community group in New York City can buy any film from us at prices they can afford. The New York City Cultural and Community Discount Program provides 50% discount off rentals or sales of WMM films to NYC non-profit groups in the five boroughs. Learn more.

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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 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 independent women directors in the world. In the last five years, dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel, among others.