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52 Weeks of Directors: Sarah Polley

Both an actress and director, one could say that Sarah Polley comes by her creative and artistic genes naturally, being born into a showbiz family. Her father, Michael and her mother, Diane are both actors and met when they were both cast in a play. 1,345 more words


Monday Menagerie # 9

Rounding out July with some love from a top notch Father, Cosby women speak out, cool kicks, Moms speak and sign, an innovative comic, a must see list and an announcement like no other. 1,551 more words


Kris Swanberg on 'Unexpected' and upending the (male-centric) conventions of the pregnancy film

The title of Kris Swanberg’s new film, “Unexpected,” refers not just to the unexpected pregnancies with which its two protagonists — the thirty-year-old school teacher Samantha (Cobie Smulders) and her student, high school senior Jasmine (Gail Bean) — spend the film coping. 2,490 more words

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The fact is that female directors are not given the same platforms as their male counterparts. Most highly regarded filmmakers are male and the majority of films film students engage with and are taught about are directed by men. 123 more words

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Athena Film Festival 2016 Accepting Submissions

Dear Female Filmmakers,

The 2016 Athena Film Festival is now accepting submissions. This festival is all about women, leadership and power. They are looking for documentaries, features and shorts that reveal the diverse narratives of women leaders from all walks of life; showcase women leaders who help us interpret the reality of the modern world; or highlight the talents of emerging artists — capturing a new generation’s take on what truly makes exemplary women leaders. 105 more words


Sundance Launches New Resource Map for Female Filmmakers

Sundance has compiled a very useful list of the myriad grants, workshops, blogs, archives, film festivals, resource lists and mentoring programs out there for female filmmakers. 44 more words

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52 Weeks of Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili

While attending film school in Germany, Nana Ekvtimishvili started writing the script that would one day become her first feature, In Bloom.

Ekvtimishvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. 1,111 more words