“Blue Moon”September 27, 2021-WIFILM are proud to announce that the Romanian movie “Blue Moon” took the Golden Shell for best film at the 69th edition of Spain’s biggest film festival “SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL”.”Blue Moon” is the feature debut of Romanian director Alina Grigore and follows a young woman trying to escape from an abusive rural home.More information […]
2022 Academy AwardsFebruary 14, 2022-The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced (8) the nominees for the 2022 Academy Awards. Among the highlights are a number of films starring, directed or produced by women, as “Attack of the Dogs”, which accumulated 12 nominations, and “Love, Sublime Love”, with seven. In the main category of the award, Best Film, […]
Article from THE CONVERSATIONFebruary 14, 2022-Teresa Valente Chloé Zhao has made history at the 93rd Academy Awards as the first Asian-American woman and first woman of colour to win Best Director. She won for Nomadland, which Zhao also edited, produced, and adapted as a screenplay (from the book by Jessica Bruder). This was one of a trifecta of above-the-line prizes […]
Cate ShortlandOctober 7, 2021-The Buenos Aires native is prepping the release of the MCU’s fourth phase, beginning with Black Widow (July 9) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Sept. 3) — helmed by the first solo female (Cate Shortland) and Asian (Destin Daniel Cretton) directors for the studio, respectively.
Charlotte VandermeerschMay 25, 2022-Charlotte Vandermeersch is an acclaimed Belgian stage and screen actress. She also sings and writes for film and theater. In 2011 she wrote a version of the screenplay of “The Broken Circle Breakdown” with her partner Felix van Groeningen. “The Eight Mountains” is her first film as co-director. “The Eight Mountains” is screening at the […]
European film industryFebruary 14, 2022-The European film industry has been impacted for two years by the pandemic, but it has been able to resist and organize itself thanks to its production methods and its great diversity. British, Danish, Bosnian, French and Romanian films have won numerous international prizes and shone on big and smaller screens. Danish director Thomas Vinterberg […]
IMAGINE THIS WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL IS GOING VIRTUAL!September 22, 2021-Teresa Valente#ITWIFF21 will be presenting more than 160+ films, talkbacks, live panels, fireside chats, screenplay competition table reads, and special events. Made by women and binary filmmakers, for everyone. From September 24th to October 3rd – see the program: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imagine-this-womens-international-film-festival-tickets-168509164447?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceFebruary 14, 2022-On 11 February, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was marked, with the motto: “Equity, diversity, and inclusion: water unites us.” Organisations such as the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) and the United Nations continue to work towards achieving equality in science, technology and innovation, in line with the goals […]
Jane Campion wins best director OscarMarch 28, 2022-Jane Campion wins best director Oscar for The Power of the Dog. Janne Campion becomes the third woman to win the award, after Chloé Zhao in 2021 and Kathryn Bigelow in 2010. Janne Campion has already won a string of prizes for the film, including best director at the Baftas, Golden Globes and Directors Guild […]
MASTERCLASSNovember 23, 2021-EWA TALKS: A MASTERCLASS WITH CHRISTINA SULEBAKK HBO MAX EMEA GENERAL MANAGER Christina Sulebakk was appointed General Manager of HBO Europe in July 2020 and in January 2021 she was announced as General Manager HBO Max EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). In her current role, Christina is responsible for upgrading current HBO streaming services in […]
Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Women’s Film FestivalFebruary 14, 2022-Teresa - Storytellme Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Women’s Film Festival, which took place in November 2020, continued to showcase the cinematographic work of women from the Mediterranean basin. During an intense week full of films, roundtables, masterclasses and workshops, shared experiences on how to position / boost women’s work in the film industry and we […]
Óscars 2022, a great moment for women in cinema.March 28, 2022-Jane Campion, became the third female film-maker ever and the second in a row to win best director in the 94-year history of the Academy Awards. Director Sian Heder won the night’s top gong, taking home best picture and best adapted screenplay, for Coda – just her second feature-length film and the first win for […]
Portuguese Films Directed by Women in 2020October 7, 2021-Teresa Valente In the atypical year of 2020, the Portuguese films with the highest visibility at national and international level, were directed by women: Listen, by Ana Rocha de Sousa, and A Metamorfose dos Pássaros, by Catarina Vasconcelos.
Seville European Film FestivalNovember 23, 2021-For the last 15 years, the Seville European Film Festival has built step by step to become now one of the three or four most important film industry events in Spain.The Seville European Film Festival has seen an increasing dynamism from Andalusia itself in terms of filmmaking and institutional infrastructure. Women in Focus, for example, […]
The role of women in film, by Valeria Bruni-TedeschiFebruary 14, 2022-French-Italian actress and director, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, has talked to Euronews about the role of women in film, and how perceptions have changed. See more Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi talks frankly about women in film | Euronews
Trailer BE NATURALSeptember 22, 2021-Teresa ValenteA valuable contribution to the conversation about the challenges women face as filmmakers, can be seen in Pamela B Green’s documentary, Be Natural, about the “lost” foremother of film, Alice Guy-Blaché. https://benaturalthemovie.com/
WHY DO WOMEN STRUGGLE TO BE SEEN AND HEARD IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES?February 14, 2022-Teresa ValenteAn expert-led free panel on gender equality in film, TV, and theatre. The event will be a panel discussion followed by a Q&A. Tue, 14 September 2021 – 18:00 – 19:00 WEST – registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-do-women-struggle-to-be-seen-and-heard-in-the-creative-industries-tickets-168935447471?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1
Women Directed Record Number of 2020 FilmsOctober 7, 2021-Hollywood tapped a record number of women to call the shots on major movies in 2020, according to a new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. Women represented 16% of directors working on the 100 highest-grossing films in 2020, a high-water mark for […]
WORLD’S LEADING FILM FINANCE CONFERENCE BASED IN UKSeptember 22, 2021-Teresa ValenteFilm Finance Forum 2021 Film Finance Forum in London, UK is the leading virtual film finance conference 2021, focusing on film finance, film distribution, film production and film investments. It brings together film funds, film producers, executive producers, heads of content, film directors, film festival directors and film investors from Hollywood, AFM, British Film […]
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