Cinéwomen:News & Opportunities
CINÉWOMEN NEWS: WOMEN MAKE GREAT MOVIES: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS.
Location: Hôtel Majestic, Deauville room
Cannes Film Festival
Open to Cannes Film Festival attendees.
The numbers for women in film have historically been slim but the tides are turning, particularly in independent film. Through advocacy, action and creative collaborations, women in film are changing the landscape of the industry. At this panel, hosted by HP, filmmakers and advocacy professionals will discuss how technology and positive persistence moved their projects forward, breathing new life into independent filmmaking. HP is proud to showcase women redefining independence and achieving in documentary and independent dramatic filmmaking at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Panel participants will include:
● Helen O’Hara (moderator) – Film Journalist
● Grace McPhillips- Actress and Executive Producer of The Other One, Sterling Rock Productions
● Kylie Flavell- TV Host, Producer, DP & Editor
● Komal Minhas- Producer of Dream, Girl and Owner of KoMedia, Inc.
● Kate Perotti- Producer of Heatstroke, (Gus Van Sant EP) and CEO of Edendale Pictures
● Susie Wilson- Producer at Dwarf Labs
KERING AND THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES LAUNCH THE WOMEN IN MOTION PROGRAMME
From 2016, Kering and the Festival de Cannes will present two ‘Women in Motion’ awards: one recognising a significant contribution to the cause of women in cinema, and the other celebrating a young and talented female filmmaker.
CINÉWOMEN - CALL FOR WOMEN FILMMAKERS, VIDEO ARTISTS & CHOREOGRAPHERS
In collaboration with womenartconnect.com, CinéWomen launches its fourth annual call for women artists, filmmakers and choreographers.
Submission time officially closed on June 2nd.
FEMALE FILMMAKERS INITIATIVE RESOURCE MAP
In an effort to provide US-based female filmmakers a comprehensive view of available support, we created a Resource Map surveying more than 150 programs from 50 organizations that serve female filmmakers. The result is a user-friendly searchable database of programs, events, workshops and services--an information storehouse where female media artists can tap into resources and opportunities.
WOMEN'S INITIATIVE AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Sundance Institute, together with Women in Film/ LA and a group of allied organizations in the field of women and media, works to foster gender equality in American independent cinema by supporting women filmmakers to develop their stories and find audiences for their work, and to grow and sustain their careers.
WOMEN IN CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIP
Women in Cinema is proud to offer a Film Festival Scholarship. Three lucky winners will receive waived submission fees to the following festivals: Indie Memphis Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival , Sundance Film Festival , Citizen Jane Film Festival , Oxford Film Festival , Cucalorus Film Festival
WOMEN FILMMAKERS OF THE NFB: KNOW YOUR HISTORY
The impact, both personal and political, of the NFB's rich and diverse history of films by and about women continues to resonate today. Feminist films produced primarily out of the renowned Studio D have been provocative, treasured, and celebrated for offering a vision of what a society dedicated to justice could be.
WOMEN FOR JUSTICE: SYBILLE FEZER AND DANIEL BURKHOLZ
"Forced marriages, domestic violence, over 100000 wives killed by fire in so called "household accidents" every year – in India, violence against women is omnipresent and nearly all women, independent of class, caste and religion are affected. " Discover Sybille Fezer and Daniel Burkholz's documentary featured in Cinéwomen magazine!
Heartfelt thanks for your film, which touched me very much. Peter Lilienthal, Price Winner of the Berlinale´s "Golden Bear" and the "German Film Award"
LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN AWARD
The League of Professional Theater Women established an International Award in 2011 honoring playwright and director Odile Gakire Katese from Rwanda as the inaugural recipient. Named after two legendary women in the theatre, Rosamond Gilder and Martha Coigney the Award is presented every three years and acknowledges the exceptional work of theatre women around the world.
The Scottish Documentary Institute is offering year-round submissions of Scottish documentary projects in development (shorts and features) to their Docscene project pool. The projects will then be steered towards forthcoming training programmes or other funding opportunities, depending on theme and scope.
DIGITAL BOLEX GRANT FOR WOMEN CINEMATOGRAPHERS
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.
Vimeo is launching Share the Screen, an initiative to help female filmmakers by funding their projects, teaching them the business, and promoting their movies. Staff Picks Cinema features amazing female filmmakers and will highlight the work handpicked festival filmmakers who will, afterward, participate in a Q&A. The screening will be hosted by Vimeo’s Head of Production, Andrea Allen.
ARLENE BOGNA'S THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM FEATURED IN CINÉWOMEN RECEIVING WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION.
The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam made its debut screening on May 16th to an enthusiastic reception at the Cannes Film Festival. Arlene Bogna is a Powerful Female Voice in independent filmmaking today and gaining well deserved attention in the movie industry and film director communities. She is part of the "Support Women Filmmakers" movement and is in the Alliance of Women Directors. The U.S. Premiere of this Arlene Bogna Film began May 31st, 2014 at Dances With Films Festival in the Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, and NewFilmmaker Los Angeles Festival. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam made its debut screening on May 16th, 2014 to an enthusiastic reception at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner in Cannes, France. Arlene's experience in France, provided her with a coveted filmmakers’ accreditation to the Cannes Film Festival; she was able to network at the Marché du Film, as well as the International Village with global financiers and distributors.
Birds Eye View developed Filmonomics – a 12 session film business training programme delivered by mentors and coaches, industry professionals and business experts. The programme will help bridge the gap between development and distribution, mixing industry knowledge with behind the scenes networking and discussions on vital topics such as:
- Finance / Team-building / Trend-forecasting for storytelling / Marketing / Exhibition / Audience development
The Trailblazing Women Series is a concurrent programming initiative in partnership with Women in Film and led by Turner Classic Movies to present the movies of female directors every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of October. Programming is presented thematically each week, such as programs titled “Women Film Pioneers,” “Studio Directors,” and “The 1980s: A Step Forward.” The films are hosted by the much-loved actress/writer/director Illeana Douglas, and with appearances by groundbreaking director Julie Dash and acclaimed producer Cathy Schulman—Schulman is also the President of WIF LA.
Nextpix/Firstpix will fund films with a budget under $250k that are the first or second film by a director and are crowdfunding part of that budget. Rather than fund on a pre-determined cycle, they will accept queries from any film that is being crowfunded at any point during the year. Once they’ve received your query please give them 30 days to respond.
Breakthrough Brits is a BAFTA initiative endeavouring to support and celebrate emerging UK talent. It specifically aims to help the next generation of British creatives in games, film and TV.Every year, up to 20 on-screen and off-screen newcomers are selected to take part in a year-long mentoring and guidance programme. Successful Breakthrough Brits receive non-voting membership of BAFTA for a year and in addition, the Academy will support each Breakthrough Brit by working with them to deliver a programme of support, mentoring and career development in conjunction with industry professionals.
At present there is a mounting public awareness that a lack of female directors working in the film and television industry is tangible. Recent news is that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is taking a step toward a potential class-action lawsuit driven by hiring discriminations in the entertainment industry. The suit was partially ignited by a three-year study titled"Female Filmmakers Initiative" led by Dr. Stacy L. Smith of USC's Annenberg School. The research concludes that there is not only a lack of females in leadership positions in film and television, but additionally a widespread misunderstanding that industry leaders hold regarding female directors. The study in turn suggests that there is a widespread disregard by industry executives and potentially the public alike of the capabilities of women to direct movies.