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Women in the Arts & Media Coalition March Newsletter




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Newsletter V:3                                                                                                                    March 2015
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We are thrilled to announce that SVA School of Film & Animation is our first Academic Affiliate, a new level of association with the Coalition. We are so excited to have SVA join our other newest members: NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications), Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, and affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are coming aboard all the time! Please let us know if you are involved with an organization which might be interested in membership.

We hope you can join us for our yearly free SWAN Day Event, always on the last Saturday of March. They're always great screenings with talkbacks and networking, free to all, and many Coalition board members and organization reps will be in attendance--a great time to meet us and each other. If you're in another city, check out all the SWAN Day events happening worldwide on the WomenArts website, all through March.

All Coalition member org members get the "Member" rate for League of Professional Theatre Women's upcoming star-studded Awards Celebration and Big Mingle on March 16. Check out the link for more information. And don't forget the LPTW Online Auction.

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  More events are there and on our

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents

SWAN Day - Free Screening & Reception
SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day

OBVIOUS CHILD
directed by Gillian Robespierre
March 28, 2pm
at SVA Theatre
Screening, Q&A, & Reception



 

Join the Women in Arts and Media Coalition, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, 
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Film & Animation Department, and HerFlix 
for a screening, Q&A with the filmmaker, and reception 
in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, 
an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.

2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28
at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

Special thanks to Reeves Lehman and the School of Visual Arts for the venue
and SAG-AFTRA for providing the reception.

This event is FREE and FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

LPTW Awards & Big Mingle
LPTW Awards Celebration & Big Mingle
 
Hosted by Kristine Nielsen

PROMO CODE: MEMBER
Member rate of $100 per ticket all inclusive for all Coalition org members.
Questions about ticketing?  E-mail lizzy@theatrewomen.org.

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


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Master Class with Katy Chevigny - March 19th - Get Member Discount!




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Academy Award winner
Citizenfour is now playing in theaters across the country. Click here for details.

Congrats to our PA filmmakers who will be heading to the Tribeca Film Festival: Leah Wolchok for Very Semi-Serious, Ricki Stern for In My Father's House and Camila Neilsson for Democrats!

Diary of a Teenage Girl was chosen as the opening night film of New Directors/New Films Progrram! 


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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Join us next Thursday, March 19, for a master class with Katy Chevigny, director of E-TEAM! Don't miss this great opportunity,
    
Thursday, March 19th | 6:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

Katy Chevigny is one 
of the most accomplished 
documentary filmmakers working today. Katy, an award-winning filmmaker, is a co-founder of Big Mouth Productions and Arts Engine. Her most recent success is the acclaimed documentary E-TEAM which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary. 

Katy will share her experience and expertise, show clips from her work, discuss the ethics of filmmaking, her creative choices and the importance of craft, drawing upon her 20 year career as a documentarian - Chevigny's films have been shown theatrically, on HBO, Cinemax, POV, Independent Lens, NBC, Arte/ZDF, Britain's Channel 4, and others, and have played at film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Tribeca, Full Frame, SXSW, IDFA, Sheffield and Berlin. She will also talk about the challenges of filming in foreign countries and cultures and about her relationship to her subjects.  Join us for what promises to be a thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking evening!

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here


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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SVA: Best of ANNECY at SVA - Free


Following the success of the program of short animated films Annecy presents the New Faces of the French Animation organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Canada in 2014, it was decided to extend this initiative to the United States.
A new program was developed by Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It is composed of nine best French short animated films from the 2014 Festival. 

2015 Program


STRING
Created by: Pierre Bassil, Perrine Bayssat, Yannick Boireau, Isabelle PIolat, Mansoureh Kamari
Running time: 1:00
Screenerhttps://vimeo.com/116877712
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

THE SONG
Created by: Inès Sedan
Running time: 8:30 (Silent/nudity)
Synopsis: A woman is forced by her husband to be silent forever. But when she listens to nature she finds her own song and hopes for a new life.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878046
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

MIMMA

Created by: Calvin Antoine Blandin
Running time: 12:40 (English Subtitles/nudity)
Synopsis: Perceptions of reality are sometimes beyond belief. A childrelives a dramatic event that had been buried for a long time.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878053
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

ANATOLE’S LITTLE SAUCEPAN

2014 Finalist Gold Cartoon Award
Created by: Éric Montchaud
Running time: 6:00 (English / Dubbed)
Synopsis: Anatole is always dragging his little pan behind him. It fell on him one day, for no reason. Ever since, it gets caught everywhere and prevents him from going forward.
Screenerhttps://vimeo.com/116878049
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

CRAZY LOVE
Created by: Augustin Clermont, Gilles Cortella, Marthe Delaporte, Clément de Ruyter, Maïlys Garcia, Gaspard Sumeire, Pierre Rutz
Running time: 2:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: A wealthy lady and a young knight are frolicking in the forest when they come across Excalibur, which leads them into a silly game of seduction.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116883905
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

THE SENSE OF TOUCH
Created by: Jean-Claude Mbotti Malolo
Running time: 14:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: Chloe and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Their gestures replace words. When they dance, each word is choreography. One evening, Louis invites Chloe for dinner, she brings some lost kittens. Allergic to cats, Louis has trouble relaxing..
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878094
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

BANKRUPTCY

Created by:
 Jean-Jean Arnoux
Running time: 2:30 (Silent / nudity)
Synopsis: A man frees himself from his social constraints during a
liberating dance.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878054
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

HOUSE OF DUST

Created by:
 Jean-Claude Rozec
Running time: 11:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: Slowly, the steel jaws devour the old tower. A previous owner rushes into the rubble, chasing unwary children. Then begins a strange journey into the heart of this “house” which shelters so many memories...
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116883902
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

MAN ON THE CHAIR

2014 Grand Prize Winner

Created by: Dahee Jeong
Running time: 7:00 (Korean version with English Subtitles)
Synopsis: A film that seriously questions one’s existence while it only shows animated pictures drawn by me... Am I not a picture drawn by someone else?
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878050
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York





"Rated SR is sure to appeal to cinema fans of all interests.
So come on and support New York's latest festival."
"an important program of films"
"it would be very good if it became a permanent feature of New York's
rich cultural and political tapestry
"a promising start at the Quad"
                          The Huffington Post

SR(™) Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (Rated SR) - 2nd edition
March 16-22, 2015

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival (™) New York, a new non-profit film festival that showcases socially relevant films with human interest stories as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. SR(™) believes in promoting positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema. For details on partner organizations and the festival please visit the festival's website: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/  Press and media partnerships: Delphine Millot, ratedsrfilms@gmail.com Outreach: Constance Du Bois, outreachsr@gmail.com


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WomenArts: SWAN Inspirations from Bulgaria & San Francisco


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Inspiring Idea from Bulgaria:
Create a Group Painting for SWAN Day
Dear Women in the Arts & Media Coalit,

For the past four years Dessi Dimova and the other women of SWAN Festival Bulgaria have found wonderfully creative ways to bring the spirit of Support Women Artists Now Day to their country. Their past SWAN events have included a variety of exhibits, performances, and workshops, including a class where people learned how to make swan designs with the steamed milk in their cappucinos!

If you are looking for a fun SWAN project for visual artists, the Bulgarian women created a great model last year. For SWAN Day 2014 they recruited 8 women artists to create a group painting in the middle of the upscale Bulgaria Mall in Sofia. They decided to create a larger-than-life woman's face that would reflect the theme of diversity.

The final piece (which you can see in more detail on their Facebook page) is created of twelve canvases which are each one foot square. Each artist painted or used collage techniques to create one or two squares, and the composite woman's face has a wonderful variety of textures and racial/ethnic characteristics. The prominent multi-colored eyes suggest the power of women working together and looking hopefully towards the future.

You could do a SWAN group painting anywhere, but it was an inspired touch for the Bulgarian women to create this giant Amazon face in the midst of a busy shopping mall so that the shoppers could have a direct connection with women artists and a woman-centered work. As an added bonus, young women in classic swan ballet costumes passed out refreshments to the shoppers and gave them information about SWAN Day.
At the end of the day, the painters posed with their squares while showing their solidarity with women artists around the world by doing the official SWAN Salute (one hand up to look like a swan's head).   You can see a larger version of the picture below on their Facebook page. Mirella Karadjova has also posted a 12-minute video on YouTube showing the creation of the piece.

Artists from SWAN Festival Bulgaria 2014
Bulgarian women artists show their work at SWAN Day 2014

Asian American Women Create "A Place of Her Own"  
Over the past six months fine artist Cynthia Tom and Trinity Ordona, Ph.D., of City College of San Francisco's Healing for Change Center, have collaborated with the Asian American Women Artists Association and the Asian Women's Shelter to offer A Place of Her Own, a unique arts & healing program for Asian-Pacific American women in social services.

As their program syllabus explains, almost all of the family support and social services in the Asian-Pacific American community are provided by Asian-Pacific American women.  These women service providers are at serious risk of burn-out because of the silencing and submissive cultural behaviors that are “expected” of Asian-Pacific American women.  It is culturally taboo for Asian-Pacific American women to seek help for depression.

Cynthia Tom and Trinity Ordona have designed A Place of Her Own to help women build personal strength and clarity from the inside out by combining meditation techniques with creative art modalities that relieve stress and heal burnout. The participants study the chakras and meditation techniques, participate in discussions, do written exercises, and are asked to create art works in response to the questions “If you had a place of your own, what would it be? What kind of space would fully express your imagination and values?

The exercises help the participants clarify their own aspirations and address individual, family and cultural patterns of dysfunction in a supportive environment. No arts background is required since the art works are usually created from found objects, and skilled artists are on hand to guide any participants who need assistance.  The long term goal of this project is to generate a sense of community and creative space for women to reconnect with themselves, reverse patterns of trauma and make their hopes and dreams visible.
Painting Created At SWAN Festival Bulgaria 2014 
SWAN Day Bulgaria Painting
The painting above consists of 12 squares painted by 8 Bulgarian women artists.

To see a larger image,  click here. To watch a video about the piece, click here.

A Place of Her Own

The art of the Fall 2014 participants in A Place of Her Own (described in the left column) will be shown in an Open House on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6 - 9 p.m. at 1890 Bryant Street, 302 Gallery in San Francisco. There will also be a talk by the artists on Saturday, March 21 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the same location. There is a suggested donation of $10 - $25 at the door for both events, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Since 2009, 60 women have participated in A Place of Her Own workshops and their art has been featured in thought-provoking exhibitions at the de Young Museum, Driftwood Salon Gallery and SOMarts Cultural Center. To see samples of the works created for these exhibits, please visit the links for past exhibitions on AAWAA's page about A Place of Her Own.

Art from A Place of Her Own
Everyone Is Invited to Celebrate SWAN Day!
Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is a grassroots "do it yourself" holiday, and everyone is invited to join us in honoring women's creativity. The official date for the 8th International SWAN Day is Saturday, March 28, 2015, but please feel free to celebrate it any time during March or April that is convenient for you. The spirit of SWAN events is far more important than the exact dates.

There are no fees or application forms required to participate in SWAN Day. If you decide to create a SWAN event or if you are doing any event in March or April featuring women artists, we invite you to create a free listing on our official SWAN Calendar.  

We will be featuring SWAN events in the WomenArts Blog and  newsletters during March and April 2015.  If you want us to write about you, creating a listing in the SWAN Calendar is the best way to let us know about your event.

Did You Get Your Free #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters?
Women in Arts and Media Coalition in collaboration with WomenArts and the League of Professional Theatre Women is publishing free newsletters for theatre and film/video artists listing submission opportunities, grants, auditions, residencies and more.  Click the links below or follow the #StageOpps and #ScreenOpps tags on Twitter.  There are links at the bottom of each funding newsletter which will let you sign up to receive them by email.

Theatre Artists - You can see the current issue of #StageOpps (formerly the Theatre Funding News) by clicking here.

Film/Video Artists - You can see the current issue of #ScreenOpps (formerly the Film/Video Funding News) by clicking here.

To Submit a Listing - To submit a listing for the #StageOpps or #ScreenOpps newsletters, please visit the Women in Arts and Media Coalition's Submit a Listing Page


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Socially Relevant Film Festival

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SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL 2nd Edition Showcases Broader Slate of Issue Oriented Films

The 2nd edition of the SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK runs from March 16 - 22, 2015 at Tribeca Cinemas, Maysles Cinema and SVA. The festival’s timely and socially engaging selection offers World and U.S. premieres, in addition to a slate of tributes and industry panels.

 
www.ratedsrfilms.org
www.ratedsrfilms.org
PRLog - Feb. 3, 2015 - NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Films from over 30 countries including Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Palestine, Patagonia, Peru, Romania, Russia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tibet, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and the USA.

SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK is a new not-for-profit film festival showcasing socially relevant film content. Nora Armani, Actor/Filmmaker and Founding Artistic Director of SR, created the festival in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. “I strongly believe that the violence portrayed on our screens and in video games is responsible for the banalization of evil in our societies and the proliferation of violent forms of communication. Most films today encourage mis-representation, reinforce stereotypes and create an escapist passive attitude towards major social issues. By simply focusing on socially relevant themes, positive social change can be promoted through the powerful medium of cinema.”

Why SR is so socially relevant this year?
This year’s lineup includes a wide range of issues:
Gun control & police brutality
Race relations & discrimination
Violence against women & empowering women
LGBT rights
Conflict in the Mideast
The environment & climate change
The US economy & oil rush
Immigration & exile

The Festival opens with the US premiere of the Turkish/German/French co-production COME TO MY VOICE (WERE DENGÊ MIN), directed by Hϋseyin Karabey, screens at CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium on March 16th, and is by invitation. The film premiered at the Berlinale in 2014 and is sponsored by the German Consulate General in NY in partnership with SR Film Fest and MEMEAC.

The opening and closing parties will be held at Botequim Brazilian Restaurant Monday, March 16th and Sunday, March 22nd, sponsored by One Five Hospitality and Fair Vodka. Industry Panels will be held at the School of Visual Arts MFA SocDoc (136 W 21st Street, in Chelsea).

The Festival’s other sponsors include: Unifrance, The French Embassy Cultural Services, Cinema Libre Studio, MFA SocDoc School of Visual Arts, The Left Tilt Fund, Alouette Communications, IndiePix, Film Freeway, Final Draft, InkTip, The Candy Factory, Copenhagen Restaurant, Dailymotion, French Morning, and Go Magazine.

Press are invited to complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Copenhagen Restaurant to interview, write reviews, surf and chill!
For tickets and more information visit the web site: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org.
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street
Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Ave (Between 127th and 128th Streets)
The Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS), 123 4th Avenue near Union Square
Industry Panels will take place at SVA MFA SocDoc in Chelsea, 136 W 21st Street, 1st Floor, Chelsea

Nora ARMANI
Founding Artistic Director of SR, Actor & Filmmaker

Nora Armani is an award-winning actor/filmmaker with International stage and screen credits in many languages. She has curated and organized film events, and guest-curated film festivals internationally and in the US. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Sociology from The London School of Economics (LSE). For full bio and filmography visit her website or on IMDb.

Official Selection SR Film Fest Narrative Feature Competition
1. Come To My Voice (Were Dengệ Min) - 101’- Germany/Turkey/France - 2014 - (US Premiere)
   Directed by Hϋseyin Karabey
Opening Night Film at CUNY Graduate Center – Note: Screens out of competition
In a remote Kurdish mountain village, little Jiyan is worried about her father who is arrested by the Turkish police as a suspected guerilla. He will be released when his family surrenders his gun. Only he has never possessed one! With her grandmother Jiyan embarks on a journey crossing mountains and valleys to find the elusive gun and save her father from prison.
Themes: Discrimination, Gun control, Turkish/Kurdish conflict
The film was screened at the Berlinale in 2014
Sponsored by the German Consulate General New York and MEMEAC CUNY

2. Destination: Planet Negro -102’- USA 2014 - (New York Premiere)
    Directed by Kevin Willmott
In this slapstick comedy we see a witty satire about influential African-American figures, W.E.B DuBois and George Washington Carver. They time warp to the present to discover unbelievable developments like young men with drooping pants and the election of a black president.
Themes: Race Relations in the USA
Q & A with the director or producer or actors

3. The Challat of Tunis -90’ - Tunisia, France, Canada, UAE - 2014 - (US Premiere)
  Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
A man on a motorcycle known as The Challat terrorizes the women of Tunisia by slashing their bottoms with a razor. Ten years after these ‘incidents’ a young determined film director decides to investigate the mystery of the Challat of Tunis.
Themes: Violence against women, video games, empowering women and girls
Tunisian Ambassador will be present (tbc)

4. We Will Live Somewhere Else - 75’- France - 2013 - (US Premiere)
  Directed by Nicolas Karolszyk
The story of a struggling African man named Zola who embarks on a dangerous sea journey to across the sea to France in hopes of finding answers and a better life...
Themes: Immigration, Racial discrimination
Q & A with the director (Sponsored by Unifrance)

Official Selection - SR Film Fest - Documentary Feature Competition
1. All in Her Stride - 55’ - Australia - 2014 (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Fiona Cochrane
This film depicts elements of Australian actor Leverne McDonnell’s life and documents her facing a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, with discussion of the topic of euthanasia and her death.
Themes: Cancer, euthanasia

2. Black Harvest - 87’ - Luxembourg/USA - 2014 (North American Premiere)
  Directed by Jean-Louis Schuller and Sean Clark
On the remote and barren plains of North Dakota, in what could be considered the “gold rush” of modern times, two men search for redemption by trying to overcome their past.
Themes: US economy, homelessness and the oil rush
Q & A after the screening

3. Cinema Palestine - 79’ - Canada/ Palestine - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Tim Schwab
Told through intimate in-depth interviews the film explores the life and work of multiple generations of Palestinian filmmakers and media artists, questioning what it means to be a Palestinian artist in the context of the larger struggle for nationhood.
Themes: Palestinian identity, Middle East Conflict.
Q & A after the screening

High Hopes, directed by the award winning Guy Davidi (director of 5 Broken Cameras), and featuring the soundtrack (High Hopes) donated by Pink Floyd, precedes the film.

4. Gaucho Del Norte - 55’ - USA/Patagonia - 2014 - (East Coast Premiere)
  Directed by Sofian Khan/ Andres Caballero
The nomadic two-year journey of Patagonian sheepherder Eraldo Pacheco recruited to work in Idaho with his herd of more than a thousand sheep, as he faces the ups and downs of a psychologically demanding job far away from his home and family.
Themes: Nomadic life - migration
Q & A after the screening

5. In an Ideal World - 83’ - USA - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Noel Schewerin
The film follows three men inside a California prison over seven years of time. Direct from America’s locked down racial system their stories highlight a true human drama at its core.
Themes: Racial segregation in California Prisons - Soledad.
Q & A after the screening with the prison warden, and one or two of the former inmates in the film, and a criminologist from John Jay School of Criminology (tbd).

6. Lighter Than Orange - 62’ - Germany 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Matthias Leupold
Ten North Vietnamese veterans tell about their memories of the war and Agent Orange as well as the struggles they have faced as a consequence of both.
Themes: Vietnam War and Agent Orange
Q & A after the screening

7. Love Is The Highest Law - 83’ - USA - (School of Visual Arts student) - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Liliya Anisimova
A unique, firsthand look into three powerful stories connected through the strength of overcoming the stringent same-sex laws both in Russia and the United States and of love triumphing over hardship.
Themes: LGTB rights, discrimination
Q & A after the screening

8. Send in the Clowns - 83’ - USA/ Haiti - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Sam Lee
A film about artists with good intentions slowly reveals Haiti’s crippling and conflicted relationship with an arguably more absurd global aid industry.
Themes: Humanitarian aid in Haiti
Q & A after the screening with the Brooklyn-based filmmaker

9. Truth Through a Lens - 92’ - USA - (School of Visual Arts Student) - 2014 (World Premiere)
  Directed by Justin Thomas
This stunning feature length debut follows the evolution of Dennis Flores from Brooklyn street kid, subway train tagger to local community organizing legend in the backdrop of recent social issues.
Themes: Police Brutality and gun control
Q & A after the screening with the filmmaker and Activist Dennis FLores

10. We Cannot Go There Now, My Dear (*)- 42’- Lebanon 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Carol Mansour
The story of Palestinian refugees living in Syria and their lives that are continuously being rebuilt awaiting a return to the homeland ever since they were forced to flee Palestine in 1948.
Themes: Palestinian Refugees fleeing Syria
Q & A after the screening
Carol Mansour is the winner of the 2014 SR Documentary Film Competition Award for her film Not Who We Are, and will be Skyped in for an interview conducted by Christa Salamandra, Professor of Anthropology and Syria specialist at Lehman College.
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(*)Official Selection Short Documentary Competition

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Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's Spring 2015 Season! Featuring Ayad Akhtar, Lee Breuer, Sibyl Kempson, & PEN World Voices International Play Festival!



A Tribute to Franca Rame
Lucinda Childs' Dance (2014). Photo courtesy of Pomegranate Arts
Lucinda Childs' Dance (2014). Photo courtesy of Pomegranate Arts
The Segal Center's Spring 2015 SeasonAll Events FREE! + Open to the Public
The Segal Theatre | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
The Segal Center is pleased to announce its Spring 2015 Season, featuring an outstanding lineup of national and international artists, academic and cultural leaders, and opportunities to explore theatre and the performing arts across the globe. Season Events include:
An Evening with Leslie Ayvazian
March 16 | 6:30pm Reading + Conversation
Co-presented with The Play Company
The Films of Lee Breuer: Mabou Mines DollHouse & others
March 30 | All Day Screenings + Conversation
Sibyl Kempson with 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
April 6 | Afternoon + 6:30pm Reading
An Evening with Ayad Akhtar
April 13 | 6:30pm Reading
Urban Dramaturgy
April 23 | 6:30pm Conversation
with Bertie Ferdman
Book Celebration: Four Millennial Plays from Belgium
April 28 | 7:30pm Reading + Conversation

PEN WORLD VOICES: INTERNATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL
May 4 + 5 + 11
Monday | May 4 Madi Marifat + Hjalmar Jorge Joffre Eichhorn (AFGHANISTAN) 4:30pmValère Novarina (FRANCE) 7:30pm
Tuesday | May 5Angella Emurwon (UGANDA) 2:00pmYerandy Fleites Pérez (CUBA) 5:00pmRoland Schimmelpfennig (GERMANY) 7:30pm

Tuesday | May 11
Joned Suryatmoko (INDONESIA) 2:00pm
Sitawa Namwalie (KENYA) 5:00pmRafael Spregelburd
(ARGENTINA) 7:30pm
Richard Foreman, Filmmaker
May 18 | All Day Screenings + 6:30pm Conversation
As always, events at The Segal Center are FREE and open to the public, first come, first served! All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Be sure to check our website for further details about the Center's programs, publications, digitial initatives, and special events.
Click here for more information.



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Works By Women: Celebrate International Women's Day in NYC



IN THIS NEWSLETTER 2/24/15


SHOWS CLOSING THIS WEEKclosing


SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK






FEATUREFEATURE






 
Join International Women's Artist Salon for their fourth annual homage to inspirational women on Sunday March 8th, International Women's Day.

Monologues, poems and even songs from countries from Albania to Zambia will pay tribute to the legacy of cultural riches created by women around the world and sustained today by the women and the city of New York.

Working with The OPTimistiks theatre collective, The International Women Artists' Salon looks forward to its second collaboration with the League of Professional Theatre Women and their international committee as well as dozens of other independent artists, from all disciplines.

The Great Room at ART New York's South Oxford Space is the venue for the event from 4-6pm on Sunday March 8th for all who are inspired by women artists from history and the here and now!
 







OPPORTUNITIESOpportunities




Veteran Volunteer Programs

 
Isaac Gonzales, the head of Veteran Volunteers will be talking about the artistic volunteer programs he would like to initiate. If you are interested in volunteering please come and meet him on March 4th, 2015 at Signature Theatre Cafe (420 West 42nd Street) at 11am.

Please RSVP to info@worksbywomen.org (subject line "Veteran Volunteer") and we will forward your RSVP. 


 





EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITSBENEFITS



The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Feb 17, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crimes of the Heart, comes the breathtaking tall tale of Bess and Macon, two mail-order brides lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings. Beth Henley's fierce and funny adventure spans a 25 year friendship as wild and unpredictable as the untamed West itself, unearthing along the way, the dark underside of American mythology and the unbreakable bonds of female friendship.


USE CODE "TRABWBW" FOR $44.75 TICKETS (USUALLY $59.25)


MCC Theater at
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St
Feb 4, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies--with no consequences in the "real" world. Or so it seems... until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within--and outside of--this new frontier.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Jennifer Haley's The Nether is a haunting thriller that will make you question when the fantastic becomes too real.


USE CODE "NETHERCP" FOR $39-$49 TICKETS (USUALLY $69-$75)


written and performed by Antonia Lassar
directed by Angela Dumlao
The Kraine Theatre
85 E4th St, New York, NY
February 18th, 2015 - March 6th, 2015

Can there be laughter in the healing process? The lives of survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders weave together in a wickedly funny and piercingly insightful one woman show about a community trying to heal after a sexual assault. In Post Traumatic Super Delightful (PTSD), the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown.
USE CODE "yesmeansyes" FOR $8 TICKETS (USUALLY $16) 




MEMBER CORNERMEMBER

In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included please email 
info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show"


by Fengar Gael
MTWorks Newborn Festival 
The City College of New York North Academic Center (First Floor) 

160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 

Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Free to the public 

At an auction in rural Georgia is a trunk filled with items from the closure of Alchemy Antiques; the bidding escalates to thousands of dollars and leads to a reclusive collector living in New York who claims to have cheated death. 


MTWorks celebrates today's innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period, location and diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). MTWorks' mainstage productions are selected from the NewBorn Festival winners. 

Suggest a Show

If your production (no readings, free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, we would love to include it and maybe even bring our group to see it! 


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CFP: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy

Call for Papers: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy

Southeast College Art Conference

October 21-24, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA

Deadline: April 20, 2015



It is listed below and also on page 20 of the Call for Papers here:






Feminism & Curatorial Strategy: Feminist art research has been investigating art history theory and recorded significant women and other marginalized artists since the 1970s. Feminist activists continue to recognize the underrepresentation of artists who are women and minorities in collections, art sales and exhibitions in museums and gallery representation nationwide. As the statistics continue to wane for women and minorities in the arts, feminism is re-emerging as a key critical strategy in art practice, theory and curating. This discussion seeks to address how institutions small and large choose to or resist integrating feminism into their curatorial/exhibition strategies directly through mission statements and collection plans, or less overtly through organization, display and interpretation. This panel calls on scholars working across historical, modern and contemporary art exhibition curatorial strategies who are informed by a feminist perspective. We are looking to identify ways curators are using feminism to inform their methodology whether in the installation, promotion, and/or didactics of exhibitions in large institutions and smaller galleries; and how this is developing feminist and art history discourse in the twenty-first century. Session chair: Sally Deskins, West Virginia University. Contact: sbdeskins@mix.wvu.edu

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WMM: Successful Proposal Writing with Michelle Materre!




Film Catalog     About       For Filmmakers      Resources      News & Events
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS 

Congrats to Laura Poitras, whose film Citizenfour just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary!

The Diary of a Teenage Girl won the Grand Prix Jury Award for the Berlin Film Festival's Generation 14plus section, which focuses on films for older teens.


Connect with WMM!
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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA



Join us this Thursday for a workshop on successful proposal writing with WMM Board Member Michelle Materre! Don't miss this great opportunity, register now
    
Thursday, February 26th | 6:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

 
As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre,Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here




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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New Member Orgs & More Discounted Events




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Newsletter
Newsletter V:2c                                                                                                        February 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
New Member Orgs,
Member Opportunities,
& the 2015 Collaboration Award
#CollabAward Submissions

We are so thrilled to announce that NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications) has re-joined the Coalition, and that our newest member is Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM! Much more information about both of these organizations to come. And we have one new affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are joining us all the time!

We've re-scheduled Drinks With the Girls - the weather had better hold up! See the info below. There are also online auction from League of Professional Theatre Women, our founding organization, to support women in theatre. Discounts for workshops at Women Make Movies.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drinks With the Girls - 2/24 @ Pranna
 
Drinks With the Girls
at Pranna
(one of our favorite haunts)
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Tuesday, February 24 | 7:00 pm 

In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done! 

The plan: Drinks! 

Most independent projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and let's talk. 

So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens.

No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls.

Please join us for our kickoff night (our first one got snowed out last month):

Tuesday, February 24th, 7p-9p
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Happy hour specials all evening!

Bistro Awards - 3/4 - Member Discount
30th Annual Bistro Awards
produced by Sherry Eaker
 directed by Shellen Lubin
Wednesday, March 4 | Gotham Comedy Club 

 

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

Women Make Movies - Member Discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
Forward this email


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SAG Foundation Live Stream on Social Media Thursday 2/26 at 4:30 p.m.

Join the SAG Foundation for the What’s New and Cool in the Social Media World? Live Stream, Feb. 26

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The Actors Fund Work Program in collaboration with SAG Foundation will be presenting their first career panel for 2015 on What’s New and Cool in the Social Media World? with a group of panelists who will take you to a whole new level in the way you think about promoting yourself, while establishing a broader professional network. This is an opportunity to learn first-hand how you can have a compelling presence on the internet and beyond. Join us for an exhilarating journey through what’s happening today in the social media world.

When: 4:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 26
To watch the panel, just go to sagfoundation.org/livestream.

Panelists:
Scott Appel - Owner, Scott Appel Media
Beverly Macy - Global Business Sports & Entertainment Instructor, UCLA Anderson Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports
Rachael McGovern - Digital Marketing Manager, Amoeba Music

Email questions to livestream@sagfoundation.org or tweet to #SAGF. Video will be archived after the event at http://sagfoundation.org/video-gallery.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

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WMM: Create your film festival strategy with Debra Zimmerman! [WEBINAR]




Film Catalog     About       For Filmmakers      Resources      News & Events

PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS

Congrats to Laura Poitras, whose film Citizenfour won the DGA award for best documentary!


1971 is in theaters! Click here for showtimes in your area. 


Three PA films are in the lineup of POV's 2015 SeasonTea Time, Tough Love and Out in the Night!


Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA




Join us tomorrow afternoon for a webinar on film festival strategy with WMM Executive Director Debra Zimmerman! Don't miss this great opportunity, register now
    
Tuesday, February 17th | 1:00pm
$30.00 (Reg Rate) | $20.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

Film Festivals are an essential component in launching your film, building your audience and gaining the interest of distributors and sales agents. Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she explains the ins and outs of the film festival circuit and helps you figure out the best festival strategy for your film. Find out how to optimize film festival screenings with tips on generating buzz, gaining word of mouth, packaging your film, and navigating the scene once there. Come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to market your film and to launch your feature, documentary, or short film. With more than 30 years at the helm of WMM, Debbie is one of the industry's leading lights when it comes to independent film distribution, marketing and financing as well as an authority on women's film.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here




Connect with WMM!
 Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Pinterest View our videos on YouTube


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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February 2015 - More Free & Discounted Events




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter V:2b                                                                                               February 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
Free & Discounted Events
& the 2015 Collaboration Award


Tonight's event from the Martin Segal Theatre Center is FREE to all and important to anyone who makes performing arts happen in NYC. Hope to see you there.

Discounts for new workshops at Women Make Movies and a new play about rigid gender roles in the U.S. and India.

Do you have a creative project that is a collaboration between two or more women from two or more of our member organizations? It's time to submit for the 2015 Collaboration Award! See the info below and on our website.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Town Hall on Performing Arts in NYC - FREE -Monday 2/9
 
Crisis to Creation

Town Hall on the Future of NYC Performing Arts
Free + Open to the Public

Monday, February 9 | 6:30pm 

At the Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center CUNY
produced by the Martin Segal Theatre Center

Join the Segal for a call for all theatre and performance artists, students, company managers, producers, and all those interested in the future of the performing arts and arts in general in New York City.

NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl will talk about his agency's recently-announced diversity initiative and what it means for the city's performing arts community.
The first ever Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts will be given to councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

This Town Hall will feature short presentations from the major arts service organizations in the city, representing all 5 boroughs and full cultural diversity of New York including:
The Actors Fund | Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York | Arab Stages | ART NY | ArtsPool | Asian American Arts Alliance | BAAD | Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance | Department of Cultural Affairs | The Field | Fourth Arts Block | League of Independent Theater | The LIT Fund | The New Black Fest | New York Innovative Theatre Foundation | One Percent for Culture | Staten Island Arts Council | Theatre Communications Group

Come learn what new initiatives have sprung up since the financial crisis 5 years ago and where we are headed as an industry. See what services are available to you in the city as an artist of any kind, especially in the performing arts and theatre.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is located at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

For more about the Segal, please visit our web site, www.theSegalCenter.org

Women Make Movies offers their member discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Fundraising: An Essential Overview of the Basics with Tracie Holder
Thursday, February 12 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

Fundraising for documentaries can be intimidating and evenoverwhelming but without it, even the best film ideas will never be realized. This workshop is designed to build your confidence and help you devise a fundraising strategy whether you're new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics include: proposal writing, grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations. Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and engagement specialist. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the MacArthur and Ford Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!

Discount to SPOILED
 
SPOILED

at STAGE LEFT STUDIO / 214 W. 30th St. / 6th floor

2/15 at 3 & 7 PM, 2/16 & 2/17 at 7 PM

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

TICKETS $22. DISCOUNT TICKETS ($5 OFF) AVAILABLE FOR ALL COALITION MEMBER ORG MEMBERS WITH CODE LPTW, SENIORS WITH DISCOUNT CODE SENIOR AND FOR STUDENTS WITH DISCOUNT CODE STUDENT

Distorted gender roles damage both sexes. SPOILED dives beneath the unspoken truths of fathers and sons, brothers and lovers - both in America and India - in this solo play that uncovers the tangled, messy roots of violence against women by embodying the male point of view. Ripped from headlines that dominate the news in New York and New Delhi, this timely play grapples with burning issues such as military sexual assaults, college frat parties, impotent jobless boys, vulnerable child brides and infanticide. Through a lens that is compassionate yet clear-eyed, SPOILED reveals how rigid gender roles box in both sexes, with devastating consequences for all.


2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
Forward this email


This email was sent to womenartsmediacoalition.news@blogger.com by presidents@womenartsmediacoalition.org |  

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. | 244 Fifth Avenue | Suite 2932 | New York | NY | 10010

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WomenArts: Get Ready for SWAN Day 2015


WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

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Get Ready for SWAN Day 2015! 
Dear Women in the Arts & Media Coalit,

The Eighth International Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day will be celebrated around the world on Saturday, March 28 and throughout March and April.  This is a grassroots "do it yourself" holiday, and everyone is invited to join us in honoring women's creativity.

There are no fees or application forms required to participate in SWAN Day. If you decide to create a SWAN event or if you are doing any event in March or April featuring women artists, we invite you to create a free listing on our official SWAN Calendar

We will be featuring SWAN events in the WomenArts Blog and  newsletters over the next three months.  If you want us to write about you, creating a listing in the SWAN Calendar is the best way to let us know about your event.
Ways To Participate in SWAN Day
  • Organize Arts Events for SWAN Day -  There have been over 1,200 SWAN Day events in 24 countries in the past 7 years. Join the fun by organizing an event in your community!

    Your event can be a performance, exhibit, rally, parade, workshop, or any other activity that draws attention to women artists or raises money for women artists in your community.  To post your event on our website, please visit our SWAN Calendar and then click on the link labelled “Post Events” at the top right of the SWAN Calendar page.

    We have posted Publicity Tools and Fundraising Tools to help you organize your event, and you can download our official SWAN Day logo.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
  • Host a SWAN Day Party – Gather friends at your house to talk about ways that you might help the women artists in your community.  Invite local artists to speak at the party or use the WomenArts Network to find artists that you would like to support.  If you want to find films written and directed by women to show at your party, you can check out our page of Websites with Helpful Information about Women in Film.
  • Donate to Your Favorite Women Artists – If you love seeing the work of a particular woman artist, send her a check on SWAN Day to help her make more art. If you are having a gathering, ask everyone to contribute some amount of money and then make a group decision about which women artists you want to support.
  • Introduce Students to Women Artists in the US & Elsewhere – If you are a teacher, tell your students about SWAN Day and introduce them to women artists! Use the WomenArts Network, our list of Directories of Women Artists, or other sources to find local women artists you could invite to your classes.
  • Start Wearing SWAN Shirts, Jewelry and Other Items -   Show your support by wearing shirts, jewelry and other items featuring swans.  When anyone asks you, tell them you are wearing swans because you want to see more art reflecting women’s perspectives.  These casual conversations are a great way to make people more aware of the discrimination faced by women artists. We have SWAN shirts, hats, and mugs available in the SWAN Store at: www.cafepress.com/womenarts.
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry"
Women Marching 1970
Women's March 1970
Photo: Diana Davies
Watch the Film's Trailer
WomenArts highly recommends She's Beautiful When She's Angry, a film by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy about the birth of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s.

The film reminds us that in those early days of the National Organization of Women, ladies still wore hats and gloves, abortions were illegal, and lesbians were outcasts.

Through interviews with leading feminists of the period and archival footage, the film chronicles the wide-range of women's liberation activities in the late 1960s - feminists in academia, women’s rock bands and poetry, underground abortion services, lesbian activism, the first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and a variety of other protest actions.

The film features interviews with Kate Millett, Fran Beal, Rita Mae Brown, Karla Jay, Susan Griffin, Alta,  Judith Arcana, members of the Boston Women's Health Collective, and many other feminists of the period.

The film opened in the San Francisco Bay Area this week. Please visit the film's website to find screenings near you or to watch the film's trailer.

Did You Get Your Free #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters?
Women in Arts and Media Coalition in collaboration with WomenArts and the League of Professional Theatre Women is publishing free newsletters for theatre and film/video artists listing submission opportunities, grants, auditions, residencies and more.  Click the links below or follow the #StageOpps and #ScreenOpps tags on Twitter.  There are links at the bottom of each funding newsletter which will let you sign up to receive them by email.

Theatre Artists - You can see the current issue of #StageOpps (formerly the Theatre Funding News) by clicking here.

Film/Video Artists - You can see the current issue of #ScreenOpps (formerly the Film/Video Funding News) by clicking here.

To Submit a Listing - To submit a listing for the #StageOpps or #ScreenOpps newsletters, please visit the Women in Arts and Media Coalition's Submit a Listing Page

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WMM - Don't miss our fundraising workshop this Thursday!





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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS

Citizenfour is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature


Diary of a Teenage Girl won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography at Sundance


Four PA films are premiering at SXSW 2015: A Woman Like Me, A Brave Heart, GTFO, and Sailing a Sinking Sea



Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA




This Thursday join us for a discussion on fundraising with Tracie Holder! There are a few spots still available for this invaluable workshop so be sure to register now!*
    
Thursday, February 12th | 6:30-8:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

This workshop is designed to build your confidence and help you devise a fundraising strategy whether you're new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics include: proposal writing, grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and engagement specialist. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the MacArthur and Ford Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here

*Purchase tickets to any regular priced WMM workshop by February 10th and receive 25% off!

**PLEASE NOTE: The date has changed for Debra Zimmerman's Festival Strategy Webinar! It is now on Tuesday, February 17. 
Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she explains the ins and outs of the film festival circuit and helps you figure out the best festival strategy for your film. Purchase tickets here. 


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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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Girl Be Heard Performs with Human Rights Watch





BREAKING THE SILENCE WITH GIRL BE HEARD
For the first time, 
will bring together actors from across the globe 
to break the cycle of silence around gender-based violence. 
This ground-breaking collaboration 
features selections from Breaking the Silencewritten for Human Rights Watch
and Girl Be Heard'sTrafficked and DisPLACEd.
February 19-21, 2015
Breaking the Silence 
with G!RL BE HEARD
SoHo PlayHouse 
15 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013
February 19, 8:00pm

** Only Three Shows **

 Be sure to secure your tickets here


If you are a member of the press, please contact Noelia Mann, noelia@girlbeheard.org
If you are in need of group or scholarship tickets, please contact emilie@girlbeheard.org.    

Cast and Crew 


Selections from Trafficked/DisPLACEd
Written by: Deanna Alexandra, Aya Aziz, Georgie Exinord, Noelia Mann, Betsy Perez, Tiff Roma, Melanie Thompson & Danielle Walker

Directed by Noelia Mann & Tiff Roma
Featuring: Aya Aziz, Noelia Mann, Betsy Perez, Melanie Thompson & Sophie Walker 

Selections from Breaking the Silence: 
Written by Suzan Craig & Katrina Syran

Featuring: Gemma Aston, Amelia Donkor, Adam James, Fraser James, Charlotte Longfield, Katrina Syran & guitarist Jad Azkoul 

Girl Be Heard is a non-profit theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories.

Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of
human rights for all. 

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Monday, Feb 9, 6:30 pm - Crisis to Creation: Town Hall on the Future of NYC Performing Arts - FREE!


Syrian Drama: Sa'dallah Wannous' Ritua
Photo by Julian Jourdes
Photo by Julian Jourdes
Crisis to Creation
Town Hall on the Future of NYC Performing Arts
Free + Open to the Public
Monday, February 9 | 6:30pm

At the Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center CUNY
Join the Segal for a call for all theatre and performance artists, students, company managers, producers, and all those interested in the future of the performing arts and arts in general in New York City.

NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl will talk about his agency's recently-announced diversity initiative and what it means for the city's performing arts community.
The first ever Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts will be given to councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

This Town Hall will feature short presentations from the major arts service organizations in the city, representing all 5 boroughs and full cultural diversity of New York including:
The Actors Fund | Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York | Arab Stages | ART NY | ArtsPool | Asian American Arts Alliance | BAAD | Bronx Acamedy of Arts and Dance | Department of Cultural Affairs | The Field | Fourth Arts Block | League of Independent Theater | The LIT Fund | The New Black Fest | New York Innovative Theatre Foundation | One Percent for Culture | Staten Island Arts Council | Theatre Communications Group

Come learn what new initiatives have sprung up since the financial crisis 5 years ago and where we are headed as an industry. See what services are available to you in the city as an artist of any kind, especially in the performing arts and theatre.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is located at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

For more about the Segal, please visit our web site, www.theSegalCenter.org



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WMM - Member Discount for all Coalition Members for Upcoming Workshops

Women Make Movies - Current Workshops

WMM Partner Rates are available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored Filmmakers, members of WMM Partner Groups and Friends of WMM. 


Fundraising: An Essential Overview of the Basics with Tracie Holder
Thursday, February 12 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

Fundraising for documentaries can be intimidating and evenoverwhelming but without it, even the best film ideas will never be realized. This workshop is designed to build your confidence and help you devise a fundraising strategy whether you’re new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics include: proposal writing, grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations. Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and engagement specialist. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the MacArthur and Ford Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder’s attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM’s Board of Directors.

Meet the Funder: NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) with Arian Blanco
Wednesday, March 11th | 6:30-8:30pm 
Free
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Are you planning to apply to NYSCA, a leading source of funding for NY-based media makers? If so, here’s your opportunity to ask questions and find out how best to navigate the application process. Arian Blanco, NYSCA Program Officer, will lead this information session and answer your questions. NYSCA funding supports Documentary and Narrative works, Interactive/Digital Technology, Animation and Radio. Projects can be a combination of media, including but not limited to, work for tape, installation, single-channel work, or interactive disc formats. Artists at various career stages are welcome to apply. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000. Documentary projects must be in the post-production phase and all applicants must have proof of New York State residency.

Building Your Social Media Presence While Making Your Film with Theresa Riley
Wednesday, April 22nd | 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Designing an effective social media strategy takes more than merely creating a Facebook page for your film. For many filmmakers, harnessing these powerful tools is a mystery, is daunting or both! This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the social media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, that  you should be utilizing to successfully build community and audience, generate buzz for your film and focus attention the issues your film addresses. This workshop will not address fundraising or how to build a Kickstarter campaign but rather will cover social media strategies that will help you promote your film while you fundraise, or are in production or distribution.  Leading this workshop is Theresa Riley, former Director of POV Interactive, WMM Board member and Director of Digital Content & Strategy at BillMoyers.com. She is an award-winning web producer, digital strategist par excellence and editor whose work has been featured on PBS Online and TIME.com.

Meet the Funder: NYWIFT’s Fund for Women Filmmakers and Chicken & Egg with Terry Lawler & Jenni Wolfson 
Tuesday, May 5th| 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Both NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & Television) and Chicken and Egg provide funds for women filmmakers. NYWIFT’s “Fund for Women Filmmakers,” offers several small grants including an In-Kind Post-Production Grants, a Directing Award and Marketing and Promotion grant for a dramatic feature film while Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers dedicated to well-crafted storytelling to catalyze social change. Since 2005, Chicken & Pictures has awarded $3.3 million. Joining us will be Terry Lawler, NYWIFT’s Executive Director and Jenni Wolfson, Chicken and Egg Pictures’ Executive Director to share information about their grant programs, the application process and to answer your questions.

Crafting Your Outreach, Engagement and Impact Strategy with Jennifer MacArthur
Wednesday, May 20th| 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Impact, Outreach, Engagement, what do they mean, how do they differ and how do you go about creating a campaign tailored to the issues raised by your film? Increasingly, funders are looking to filmmakers to develop full-blown social change campaigns for their documentaries, often as a prerequisite for funding production of your film. Only by understanding how your film fits within the larger social and political landscape can you begin to design your strategy and to understand the potential impact your campaign can have. Join us for a nuts and bolts conversation about the growing importance of these campaigns and how to go about crafting a game plan best suited to your project. Leading this workshop is Jennifer MacArthur, Founder of Borderline Media which brings together stakeholders and mediamakers to catalyze civic participation, social action and impact using social issue films. For nearly 20 years, Jennifer has worked in radio, film and television, digital media and publishing and has developed an expertise as a multi-platform communications, distribution and engagement strategist with a focus on social issue documentary.

Meet the Broadcaster: Independent Lens; An Evening with Lois Vossen
Monday, June 1st| 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Independent Lens is one of the preeminent showcases of independent documentary film on PBS. In its first 12 seasons, Independent Lens received 11 Emmy Awards, 14 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont Awards, and has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards. WMM is delighted to welcome Lois Vossen, Independent Lens’ Deputy Executive Producer and Curator, for a candid and wide-ranging conversation about the series, what they are looking for and how best to get on their radar screen. Come and hear first-hand how Independent Lens goes about choosing their slate of films and bring your questions.


Webinars

Women Make Movies (WMM) provides highly informative, in-person skill-building workshops to our filmmakers each fall and spring season. To reach a wider audience for our workshops, WMM is delighted to present the following webinars with two industry luminaries.

Creating Your Film Festival Strategy 
Tuesday, February 17 | 1:00 - 3:00PM
Regular Rate: $30.00 | (discount rate) $20.00
Sign up
 
Film Festivals are an essential component in launching your film, building your audience and gaining the interest of distributors and sales agents. Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she explains the ins and outs of the film festival circuit and helps you figure out the best festival strategy for your film. Find out how to optimize film festival screenings with tips on generating buzz, gaining word of mouth, packaging your film, and navigating the scene once there. Come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to market your film and to launch your feature, documentary, or short film. With more than 30 years at the helm of WMM, Debbie is one of the industry’s leading lights when it comes to independent film distribution, marketing and financing as well as an authority on women's film.

Interactive Storytelling with Ingrid Kopp
Thursday, March 26th | 1:00-3:00pm
Regular Rate: $30.00 | (discount rate) $20.00
Sign up 

Whether interactive storytelling is a foreign concept or the space where you’re currently working, this workshop is for you. Join us for this webinar where we will explore the growing field of interactive storytelling, a space that brings together mediamakers, technologists and designers to create media projects that go beyond traditional screens. Come hear about the most exciting work happening in this sphere and find out about cutting-edge projects that integrate film with content across media platforms, from video gaming, apps, social networks and the Web. We are fortunate to have Ingrid Kopp, one of the most innovative leaders in the field, lead this workshop. For those who don’t know her, Ingrid is the Director of the Tribeca Film Institute's Digital Initiatives, including TFI New Media Fund, TFI Interactive and Tribeca Hacks, all of which she will discuss during this info-packed webinar.

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FREE TIX (only 50 available): Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up 2/7 at 4:30 pm Athena Film Festival


Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up



One free ticket per Coalition org member! ORDER HERE

Featuring Rosie O’Donnell in a hybrid form of standup comedy, inspired by her recent near-fatal heart attack. In a comic and touching performance, she shares her experience with heart disease, the leading cause of death among American women, and explores topics ranging from the challenges of raising five children to her obsession with Barbra Streisand. O’Donnell’s return to the stage is an honest, hilarious and intimate take on life.
Date: Saturday, February 7, 4:30PMLocation: Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, Columbia University
(note: neither food nor drink are allowed in Miller Theatre)
Rosie O’Donnell, Dr. Allison Spatz, (Clinical instructor, New York Presbyterian Hospital,
President, New York Cardiology Associates) Dr. Holly Andersen and British Robinson, CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance will join the audience following the screening to discuss women and heart disease. The discussion will be moderated by Debora Spar, President of Barnard College.
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