This month we’re spotlighting director Heather Hawthorne Doyle as our AWD Member on the Rise! Before moving to the narrative world, Heather worked as a director, producer, and show creator in lifestyle and factual entertainment, producing more than 200 hours of award-winning programming, and developed six series … Read On ›
AWD Member and AWD South Co-Chair Tomeka Winborne made the news this past month when her short film, AGED OUT was screened in recognition of Foster Care Awareness Month for the nonprofit Virginia One Church, One Child. The narrative film explores the issue of youth aging … Read On ›
AWD Member Morenike Joela Evans is a filmmaker on the rise! As a director, writer, and creative EP, Morenike first came to prominence producing entertainment and cultural lifestyle programming for networks such as MTV News, BET, NBC, and OWN. After transitioning to scripted programming with several award-winning web series, … Read On ›
Congratulations to AWD Member Jessica Redish, whose film "AIRWAY" won Best Micro Comedy Film at the Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta. The short film centers on a woman's worst nightmare come to life when the man next to her won't turn his phone to Airplane … Read On ›
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Who is eligible?Directors who meet all of the following requirements:
AWD members who are in good standing or who have submitted an application to join by Saturday, May 15th at 11:59pm PT Have yet to direct an episode of televisionMeet the program requirements (see below)
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AWD Member Iram Parveen Bilal is a filmmaker to watch! Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, she tells thought provoking stories that are socially impactful and envision an inclusive world. Her second feature, I’ll Meet You There, a family drama about a Muslim cop and his teenage ballerina daughter, was … Read On ›
Lorin Davis was awarded Best Short - Dark Drama for her film "Braveo" at the Oregon Short Film Festival. "Braveo" centers a young girl who tries to be brave when her father disappears during a global pandemic.
In addition to "Braveo," Lorin had a second film … Read On ›
In our ongoing collaboration with Seed&Spark, AWD is excited to be sponsoring a hand-curated virtual series of 6 Creator Events.
WHEN: The second Monday of every month at 3pm PST, starting Monday, April 12. HOW: Register using the links belowWHY: By September you’ll be a crowdfunding whiz and … Read On ›
AWD is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Starz for the first of their #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks (April 9th, 2021 @ 11a PT / 2p ET). Join this incredible group of panelists as they discuss, "Increasing Representation in the Director's Chair." RSVP HERE.
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) assembled a star-studded list of Black women directors for intimate dialogues about their craft, careers, and experiences working in cinema. All of these conversations are now available to … Read On ›