Heartland and Indy Shorts International Film Festivals - Indiana’s largest and longest-running and Midwest’s largest short film festivals, respectively - are the first film festivals to program a full block of films by the Alliance of Women Directors' members as part of an HIFF-AWD partnership. AWD spoke to Director … Read On ›
Inspired by “Nevertheless, she persisted,” the Nevertheless Film Festival was established in response to the rising conversations about equal representation in the film industry. AWD spoke to Festival Director and Founder Meredith Finch about the origins of the festival and the plans for the fest's inaugural year.
Congratulations with the … Read On ›
Photo: Festival Director Lisa Gallagher and Director Skye Borgman leading a Q&A after screening "Abducted in Plain Sight"
After a successful inaugural year, Toronto True Crime Film Festival is returning in June 2019 with complicated cases and compelling cinema. AWD spoke to Festival Director Lisa Gallagher about the origin … Read On ›
The Board of Directors of Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) has named its first Executive Director. This marks the first staff position for AWD which has been an all-volunteer organization dedicated to fostering a community of professionals to advance the art, craft, and visibility of women directors … Read On ›
Cleveland International Film Festival is entering its 43rd edition, and AWD had an opportunity to chat with the CIFF Executive Director Marcie Goodman the day after the signoff for the CIFF43 Program Guide. The CIFF43 website goes live on March 1st at 11am EST, and festival programs … Read On ›
Community Partner Spotlight: Canon Burbank
An interview with Michael Bravin
Starting in 2018, Canon Burbank has hosted AWD’s monthly Works In Progress program, which gives members an opportunity to screen and receive feedback about their projects, and has quickly become our members’ favorite event.
The evenings typically start with a … Read On ›
At the closing of 2018, AWD welcomed three new members to AWD’s Advisory Board: Jonathan Frank, Karen Horne and Wendy Mericle. Members of the Advisory Board, which also includes Marc Guggenheim and Betty Thomas, have a proven commitment to gender parity in the industry and work to … Read On ›
Dear AWD family,
2019 has begun and you have the power to make it your year to shine. We encourage you to access all the AWD resources available to you. In your Member Center is our "HotShot List" with crew recommendations from your fellow members. We detail our … Read On ›
Photo: Cheryl welcomes the festival audience at Opening Night in the Pickford's theatre
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival: “Celebrating & Showcasing Exceptional Films by Women Directors”
A newcomer to the film festival circuit, CASCADIA is one of only two festivals in the United States that shows films directed exclusively by women.
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As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at the incredible year AWD has had. In the spring, AWD debuted a new website including the FIND A DIRECTOR search engine where anyone can perform a search based on the type of project they are producing (genre, … Read On ›