Category: News

Interview with Mary Lou Belli

“There are no roadblocks only detours.” Prolific television director, AWD honorary member, and author Mary Lou Belli recently released Acting for the Screen, a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors. AWD sat down with Belli to … Read On ›

Amy Adrion Talks HALF THE PICTURE

by AWD member Karen Bacellar All Photos by Ashly Covington  In 2015, director Amy Adrion was searching for answers. How could she make a living as a director? How could she deal with rejection? How could she break into a male-dominated industry? Around that time, there were tons of articles … Read On ›

Your Guide to Crushing AFM

by AWD Member Angie Comer AFM is a dynamic, must-attend event for filmmakers and writers. It is to your benefit as a creator to not simply attend AFM -- you need to work it! It’s essential to have your AFM game plan before the actual event starts, so that … Read On ›

Heartland International Film Festival & Indy Shorts

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 ›

Nevertheless Film Festival Elevates Filmmakers

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 ›