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Catalog The 2015/16 Catalog is now available!

Women Make Movies is thrilled to announce that the 2015/16 Catalog has arrived! For the first time in 10 years we are bringing you a 32 page Special Edition catalog with over 100 films spanning 40 years of groundbreaking women's cinema: all time bestsellers, subject favorites, and WMM core collection classics, including Academy Award winners and nominees like SAVING FACE, Peabody Award winner COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER, and classic films by Trinh T. Minh-ha, Lourdes Portillo, Kim Longinotto and Sally Potter

The 2015/16 New Releases collection includes two beautiful portraits of literary giants in REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG and ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH, and powerful examinations of violence against women in PRIVATE VIOLENCE and INDIA'S DAUGHTER. The collection covers a wide array of topics from revolution in Egypt to the history of lesbian activism during the women's movement to the rediscovery of one of the most prominent woman directors of our time. 

All WMM customers will be getting a catalog in the mail in the coming weeks. If you can't wait, click here to download a digital copy! And if your library does your ordering for you, or if you have not ordered from us before, click here to request a physical 2015/16 catalog.
dreamcatcher WMM New Release: Sundance Award Winner DREAMCATCHER

Kim Longinotto's DREAMCATCHER, winner of the Best Directing Award for Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is now available from WMM.  The film, which profiles activist, and former prostitute, Brenda Myers-Powell as she advocates for change in Chicago, is Longinotto's first in the US. Called "intensely moving" by Variety and "powerful, honest, and empowering" by The Guardian, DREAMCATCHER has already received critical acclaim worldwide and has had its broadcast premiere on Showtime earlier this year. We are pleased to add it to the collection of more than 15 films of Longinotto that WMM distributes.

This a great year at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) for WMM's Production Assistance Program filmmakers! We have six films showing at the festival, and two PA alums: Ann Shin and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Below are the following films showing at TFF, congratulations to all!
WMM Executive Director Debra Zimmerman will be a pitch mentor at the Tribeca Film Institute on Monday. She and Production Assistance Program Manager Barbara Ghammashi will be taking meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Tribeca Film Institute Network Market. For more information, visit the TFI website. 

Later in the month seven films from the Production Assistance Program will screen at Hot Docs: THE AMINA PROFILE, CHUCK NORRIS VS. COMMUNISM, DEMOCRATS, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, SAILING A SINKING SEA, SPEED SISTERS, A WOMAN LIKE ME. Distribution program film DREAMCATCHER will also screen at the festival, and PA project ASK THE SEXPERT will be included in the Hot Docs Forum.  Congratulations to all of the filmmakers! 


Kristen FitzpatrickDirector of Acquisitions and Public Exhibition and Barbara Ghammashi, PA Program Manager, will be attending the Hot Docs Forum and taking meetings. ED Debra Zimmerman will be moderating a panel called "I've Pitched, Now What?" at the Hot Docs conference and forum. Click here for more information. 

 indiaINDIA'S DAUGHTER at Women in the World Summit 

The sixth annual Women in the World Summit takes place in NYC on April 22-24. Leslee Udwin, director of 2015 New Release INDIA'S DAUGHTER, will be participating in the panel "The Debate That's Shaking India," moderated by actress Freida Pinto. Click here for more info. INDIA's DAUGHTER, about the 2012 gang rape of a medical student in Delhi, has freshly ignited the conversation on rape and abuse in India and around the world, and continues to make headlines. Director Leslee Udwin has been travelling the country, with recent screenings in DC, Atlanta and Chicago. Visit WMM to book the film and follow @womenmakemovies, @indiasdaughter, #IndiasDaughter to keep the conversation going - over 50 million already have!

SHOOTING WOMEN by Alexis Krasilovsky

(click here for complete Spring/Summer Season)

with Lauren Pabst
Monday, April 20th
Regular Rate: $35.00 | Discount Rate: $25.00

Building Your Social Media Presence While Making Your Film

with Theresa Riley

Wednesday, April 29th
Regular Rate: $35.00 | Discount Rate: $25.00


Meet the Funder: NYWIFT's Fund for Women Filmmakers and Chicken & Egg 

with Terry Lawler & Jenni Wolfson

Tuesday, May 5th

Regular Rate: $35.00 | Discount Rate: $25.00

with Jennifer MacArthur

Wednesday, May 20th
Regular Rate: $35.00 | Discount Rate: $25.00 


For more information on all of our upcoming workshops, please visit our website. 

pvtugg  WMM & PRIVATE VIOLENCE partners with Tugg

2015 New Release PRIVATE VIOLENCE, which premiered at Sundance, is the award winning documentary about domestic violence that continues to make a huge impact with domestic violence shelters, organizations, and institutions across the country. In the latest news, WMM partners with Tugg to bring PRIVATE VIOLENCE to a local theater near you! Please visit Tugg's website to search for events in your area, or host your own screening.    
Bring I AM A GIRL to your community 



WMM has partnered with Gathr Films to bring I AM A GIRL to a theater near you! I AM A GIRL is scheduled to screen in over 60 cities nationwide. Nominated for four Australian Academy Awards including Best Documentary and Best Director, I AM A GIRL is an inspirational feature-length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Individuals can host a screening event of I AM A GIRL by visiting the Gathr Films website 

patricia  New book: Women's Cinema, World Cinema

Congratulations to WMM board member & professor Patricia White on the recent publication her new book! In Women's
Patricia White explores the dynamic intersection of feminism and film in the twenty-first century by highlighting the work of a new generation of women directors from around the world. Learn more about the book here



A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (Sarah Bordo) won the SXSW Audience Award: Documentary Spotlight and A WOMAN LIKE ME (Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti) won a Special Jury Recognition for Directing at SXSW.  Congratulations!


Sundance winner THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL by Marielle Heller opened New Directors/New Films to great acclaim


1971 by Johanna Hamilton will have its PBS broadcast on Independent Lens on Monday, May 18th


WINNING GIRL by Kimberlee Bassford will have its national broadcast premiere on Tuesday, May 12th at 8pm EST on the World Channel's signature documentary series America ReFramed


Carol Bash's film MARY LOU WILLIAMS: The Lady Who Swings the Band will air on Sunday, April 19 on WNET

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez (Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon), FROM THIS DAY FORWARD (Sharon Shattuck) and TOCANDO LA LUZ (Jennifer Redfearn) all screened at Full Frame this year. Congrats to TOCANDO LA LUZ on winning The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award!

Congratulations to Gayle Kirschenbaum (LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER!) and Sharon Shattuck (FROM THIS DAY FORWARD) whose films will screen at the Sarasota Film Festival


You can donate to these active Indiegogo campaigns: 



By critically acclaimed filmmaker Julie Dash, this film chronicles the life of Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor who changed the way we talk about women, race and food. Click here for more info & to donate.



A sports documentary that follows high school fencers dueling to stand out on college applications. Directed by Holly Buechel. Click here for more info & to donate.


For a complete list of important deadlines, please visit our website

There are some big deadlines coming up, including these three:


Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund 

Deadline: April 27, 2015

Click here to apply.


Regular Deadline: April 17, 2015

Click here to apply. 


MacArthur Documentary Film Grant 

Applications opened on April 1st

Click here to apply.


Click here for a full list of important deadlines!



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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 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. 

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