#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

“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” celebrates the persistence of Michelle McNamara

My journey into becoming a film journalist started with my love and obsession with films, and the making of these films. That followed with me becoming more aware of the … Continue reading “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” celebrates the persistence of Michelle McNamara

Final Fest Day | Short Block 4

Today we highlight Short Block 4 films and filmmakers. Short Block 4, and 1-3 are now available to watch until the end of today, our final day of the festival. … Continue reading Final Fest Day | Short Block 4

Festival Day Three | Short Block 3

Today we highlight Short Block 3 films and filmmakers. Short Block 3 films and Short Blocks 1, 2 and 4 are now available to watch! Screen on our Seed&Spark festival … Continue reading Festival Day Three | Short Block 3