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Look back: Rita Baghdadi’s Sundance premiere “Sirens” celebrates women who dare to revolt against their family and country’s expectations of them

We take a look back at our Sundance coverage of the documentary “Sirens” directed by Rita Baghdadi (@ritaamal). The film will be kicking off their theatrical release this Friday (9/30/22) in NYC . “There needs to be more nuanced portrayals of women in general. And not […]

The Locarno Film Festival invites American producer Christine Vachon (“Boy’s Don’t Cry”, “I Shot Andy Warhol”, “Poison”) to talk about her career, and producing in the age of streaming

New York-born Christine Vachon is the independent producer behind cult titles such as Todd Haynes’ “Poison,” Tom Kalin’s “Swoon,” Larry Clark’s “Kids,” Kimberly Peirce’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” Mary Harron’s “I Shot Andy Warhol” and many more. This year, the Locarno Film Festival (3-13 August) invited […]

Our top 10 recommended films to see at The 58th Chicago International Film Festival! (10/12 – 10/23)

Cinema Femme is based out of Chicago, and every year we make sure to promote our top recommendations for The Chicago International Film Festival. We’ve featured interviews with female and non-binary filmmakers in past years of the festival. Our list below is based on our […]

Filmmaker Mercedes Bryce Morgan premieres her surrealist horror gem “Fixation” at TIFF

“For me, putting this film out into the world is a way to explore the complicated love/hate relationship we have with our own abusers. If I can create a relatable narrative for anyone who has been gaslit — or make an audience member question if […]

“So the privilege of being women filmmakers also comes with a heavy burden.” – Michelle Yeoh accepts the TIFF 2022 Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

“As women, we are privileged to work in one of the most open-minded and forward-thinking industries, yet women are still glaringly underrepresented in the top levels of our industry,” she said. “So the privilege of being women filmmakers also comes with a heavy burden. In […]