Sign up today: Art of Securing Grants for your Film or Media Project

Join us for the Art of Securing Grants for your Film or Media project on 3/23 or 3/30 at 1:00 PM PST. This introductory session will help you confidently navigate the request for proposals process, build successful relationships with funders, and get you closer to finishing your film.

Professional development sessions are donation-based. We want to make sure that they are accessible and affordable. This session will be about an hour with room for Q&A. Led by Scarlett Shepard – Founder of the Women’s Film Institute. Please select a session that you’d like to attend. https://doodle.com/poll/pbc6eysyatp264xe

Coming soon to 39th Mill Valley Film Festival (October 6 – 16)

Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner of the 39th Mill Valley Film FestivalOctober 6 – 16, 2016, presented by the California Film Institute. Check out the following films:


Baden Baden 

Writer-director Rachel Lang’s impressive feature film debut, 26-year-old Ana returns home to Strasbourg in a purloined Porsche to hang out with her grandmother, inefficiently reconstruct a shower, possibly find some work, attempt to weave together the loose strings of her love life, and, eventually, find her particular path towards adulthood. For more information CLICK HERE

BADEN BADEN – Trailer from Mill Valley Film Festival on Vimeo.

Zhaleika 
Lora feels constrained by the tedious monotony of life in her small village, and her small acts of defiance are already causing gossip. But when a sudden tragedy provides Lora more personal freedom, her hesitant rebelliousness begins to take a more definite form in this compelling coming-of-age drama. For more information CLICK HERE

Zhaleika Trailer from cinemanda on Vimeo.

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The Director List Highlighting the Work of Women

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The Database – The database is a practical tool to help members of the film and television industries find female directors for their ODA’s, approved director lists, rosters, and any other projects that might require a director. There are over 850 directors included in the database and each one of them has directed either a feature-length film (narrative or documentary), television episodes, or they are seasoned commercial or music video directors. And, of course, they all happen to be women.
 The database includes filters geared toward the needs of producers or executives– covering medium, genre, region, etc. As the site grows, more filters will be added.

Please feel free to let us know what additional information will help you find the talent you need for your projects. Send requests to help@thedirectorlist.com.
Please note, the database is intended to be a starting point in your research on women directors and does not claim to be comprehensive or completely accurate, though best efforts have been made to achieve the latter. Please do your own additional research before making any decisions. 
If you are an agent or manager with a client you would like to add to the database, contact us atsubmissions@thedirectorlist.com and we will send you a submission form. Please make sure their experience fits within the parameters listed above before contacting TDL. http://www.thedirectorlist.com

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All About E – SF International LGBT Film Festival coming soon!

Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Check out All About E directed by Louise Wadley (Australia , 2015, 93 min): After they find a bag full of cash and end up on the run, E, a sexy but closeted DJ, and her gay best bud seek refuge with E’s ex-girlfriend. Set in Sydney’s nightclub scene and Australia’s stunning outback, this thriller is about finding yourself while living between worlds. More information and to purchase tickets:  http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3677&FID=52393360l

All About E – SF International LGBT Film Festival coming soon!

393360lWomen’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Check out All About E directed by Louise Wadley (Australia , 2015, 93 min): After they find a bag full of cash and end up on the run, E, a sexy but closeted DJ, and her gay best bud seek refuge with E’s ex-girlfriend. Set in Sydney’s nightclub scene and Australia’s stunning outback, this thriller is about finding yourself while living between worlds. More information and to purchase tickets:  http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3677&FID=52