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. They’ve created the database as a central information storehouse of the opportunities and programs available to U.S.-based women filmmakers. These links and programs are also searchable by resource type, … More Sundance Launches New Resource Map for Female Filmmakers
By Alexis Ostrander Korycinski, IndieWire: Korycinski, an award-winning filmmaker, is currently in pre-production on “The Haircut,” a short film about the first class of female cadets, as part of the 40th annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women. “The Haircut” team recently received the $5,000 Creative District Grant. Creative District, which Indiewire called “LinkedIn, but tailored … More Here's Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now
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Cinema is one of those art mediums that can succinctly introduce us to the zeitgeist of a particular country. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Romania has experienced a filmmaking revival that captures a culture in transition with deep attachments to the past and mixed emotions about capitalism. Young Romanian filmmakers…
From The New York Times, By VICTORIA BURNETT: HAVANA — Sebastián Miló barely had enough money to put gasoline in the aged bus that ferried his crew to the set each day, let alone to pay actors a salary. But Mr. Miló, a 33-year-old Cuban filmmaker, had a Canon 5D digital camera and a story … More A New Era’s Filmmakers Find Their Way in Cuba
From Lee and Low The Academy Awards will soon unveil the very best in filmmaking in 2014. As the prediction chatter ricochets around the web, our curiosity about the level of racial and gender representation of the Academy Awards is the focus of our next Diversity Gap study. We reviewed the Academy’s entire 85-year history … More Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? 85 Years of the Academy Awards
by Tambay A. Obenson, Shadow and Act Does your film pass the Bechdel Test? Imagine if the test caught on here in the USA. Theaters in Sweden have adopted the test as a new way to highlight gender bias in cinema. In short, if your movie passes the Bechdel test, it gets a passing grade. … More Taking Aim At Gender Bias In Movies w/ The Bechdel Test. How Would It Work w/ Race?
By Jenn, The Nerds of Color I don’t mean the zombie survivors. I mean the zombies. Ironically, The Walking Dead is pretty racially diverse compared to other zombie movies in the genre. Remember Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake? There are, in that case, two sole surviving Black men, although one (Mekhi Phifer’s Andre) is singularly stupid. Meanwhile, … More Where Are All the Zombies of Colour?