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. 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

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Here's Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now

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

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? 85 Years of the Academy Awards

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

Taking Aim At Gender Bias In Movies w/ The Bechdel Test. How Would It Work w/ Race?

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?

Where Are All the Zombies of Colour?

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?