#StartWith8Hollywood, an initiative making waves in the film industry for Women of Color

These days, in a time where we are mostly isolated and at home, hashtags are uniting us through the movements that are emerging. A few months ago, there’s a hashtag … Continue reading #StartWith8Hollywood, an initiative making waves in the film industry for Women of Color

Venice Lion of the Future Award-winning Director Ana Rocha de Sousa discusses her debut film “Listen”

Venice 2020 Orizzonti “Money doesn’t ever substitute love in this life” By Kaleem Aftab 09/09/2020 – VENICE 2020: We talked to Portuguese actress turned director Ana Rocha de Sousa about her … Continue reading Venice Lion of the Future Award-winning Director Ana Rocha de Sousa discusses her debut film “Listen”

Veronica Miles on the healing power of making “Bess”

This is my first year running a film festival, and I’m honored and blown away by all the amazing womxn from all over the world that showcased their films. All … Continue reading Veronica Miles on the healing power of making “Bess”

Justine Triet takes an intimate look into a mind of a woman in her film “Sibyl”

What a beautiful thing to see a film about a woman full of layers and dimensions in a way that I hadn’t seen onscreen before. In Justine Triet’s film “Sibyl” … Continue reading Justine Triet takes an intimate look into a mind of a woman in her film “Sibyl”

Kristin Peterson subverts the family holiday comedy with “Ringolevio”

It was a pleasure to interview Kristin Peterson about her debut “Ringolevio”, a film that touches on the truths of what it is like to meet your significant others family … Continue reading Kristin Peterson subverts the family holiday comedy with “Ringolevio”

Isabel Sandoval beautifully elevates the marginalized in “Lingua Franca”

“Every image or sound is a vessel for emotion: rapture, despair, sensuousness, fury, a combination of these. That makes cinema a kind of legerdemain: the art of sculpting such seemingly … Continue reading Isabel Sandoval beautifully elevates the marginalized in “Lingua Franca”

Susan Liddy talks through her book “Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power” and the state of gender equality in the audiovisual sector

We had the chance to interview Dr. Susan Liddy after the launch of her new book, entitled Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power and published by … Continue reading Susan Liddy talks through her book “Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power” and the state of gender equality in the audiovisual sector

“We were both big voices in the room for each other”: Megan Griffiths on Lynn Shelton and the “Of a Certain Age” Grant

It started on the set of “We Go Way Back” in 2006. Lynn Shelton was directing her first feature at the age of 39, and Megan Griffiths was her first … Continue reading “We were both big voices in the room for each other”: Megan Griffiths on Lynn Shelton and the “Of a Certain Age” Grant

Maya Hawke, Rachel Hilson, Charlotte Hornsby, Rhianon Jones, Nicolaia Rips and Haroula Rose on Their Sublime Short Film, “As They Slept”

On the eve of Cinema Femme’s inaugural short film festival, it seemed fitting to post my feature with a team of talented and amazing womxn. I felt so honored to … Continue reading Maya Hawke, Rachel Hilson, Charlotte Hornsby, Rhianon Jones, Nicolaia Rips and Haroula Rose on Their Sublime Short Film, “As They Slept”

Elyse Steinberg, co-director of “The Fight,” focuses her lens on ACLU’s heroic humanity

Following the Women’s March in January 2017, I was witnessing a power in the collective, a power I hadn’t seen before in my lifetime. Though I didn’t have a name … Continue reading Elyse Steinberg, co-director of “The Fight,” focuses her lens on ACLU’s heroic humanity

Christina Raia subverts genre through her horror and comic shorts

During quarantine, a series of amazing cat videos have been produced once a month on Instagram by CongestedCat Productions. I encourage you all to check them out. That kind of … Continue reading Christina Raia subverts genre through her horror and comic shorts