Sabrina Doyle shows the beauty of embracing change through ‘Lorelei’

Before we got into speaking about her film “Lorelei”, director Sabrina Doyle and I couldn’t help talking about the trying times we are in, and how difficult it is for … Continue reading Sabrina Doyle shows the beauty of embracing change through ‘Lorelei’

Filmmaker Amy Goldstein Defies Stereotypes With ‘Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl’

Going into this film, I only knew Kate Nash from “GLOW”, and a couple of her songs from the early 2000s. After watching “Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl,” directed by … Continue reading Filmmaker Amy Goldstein Defies Stereotypes With ‘Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl’

Filmmaker Jaclyn Bethany breaks through with Emmy nominated series ‘The Rehearsal’, ‘Indigo Valley’, and more

There is no shortage of ideas, talent, and direction when it comes to Jaclyn Bethany. After initially pursuing theater, she was inspired to take the leap into filmmaking when she … Continue reading Filmmaker Jaclyn Bethany breaks through with Emmy nominated series ‘The Rehearsal’, ‘Indigo Valley’, and more

Alexandra Serio’s horror short ‘Tingle Monsters’ shines a light on violence against women on the internet

Horror is not my genre of choice, but when I see that a female identifying filmmaker is behind the lens, my interest is peaked. Especially if the genre is used … Continue reading Alexandra Serio’s horror short ‘Tingle Monsters’ shines a light on violence against women on the internet

Pausing Production to Create Hope in a Pandemic

In light of the pandemic crisis we’re in, we are supporting organizations that support womxn in film during these difficult times. Mezcla Media Collective is an organization that supports over … Continue reading Pausing Production to Create Hope in a Pandemic

Italy’s Valentina Pedicini talks about ‘Faith’ and isolation

We had the chance to chat with the Apulia-born director Valentina Pedicini, who talked through the making of her successful documentary “Faith”, produced by Donatella Palermo for Stemal Entertainment and … Continue reading Italy’s Valentina Pedicini talks about ‘Faith’ and isolation

Lynn Chen flips the gender perspective in her directorial debut “I Will Make You Mine”

Imagine that you are listening to a record. It’s a good tune, one that you really savored during a particular time in your life. Then you return to the song. … Continue reading Lynn Chen flips the gender perspective in her directorial debut “I Will Make You Mine”

Filmmaker Layne Marie Williams shows us her insides with “Scutly”

We did it because we had to. Layne Marie Williams Layne Marie Williams is a filmmaker and leader in the industry. A womxn of strength and tenacity. A womxn who … Continue reading Filmmaker Layne Marie Williams shows us her insides with “Scutly”

Lara Jean Gallagher heightens visual storytelling in her first feature “Clementine”

You can’t watch Lara Jean Gallagher’s film without thinking of the 1966 classic “Persona”, directed by Ingmar Bergman, especially one scene, when Bibi Andersson is talking to Liv Ullmann about … Continue reading Lara Jean Gallagher heightens visual storytelling in her first feature “Clementine”

Filmmaker Anna Kerrigan takes us on the heartfelt journey of a father and his trans son in “Cowboys”

I like that idea that when you’re in nature you can be your true self, and not influenced by the constructs of your society. It’s a really interesting way to … Continue reading Filmmaker Anna Kerrigan takes us on the heartfelt journey of a father and his trans son in “Cowboys”

Sandra Lipski inspires us to look at the world differently with The Festival Key

Walk with me to the island of Mallorca, an island of Spain. Mallorca is a place of paradise: rays of sun, vast cerulean oceans, a gorgeous mix of European cultures … Continue reading Sandra Lipski inspires us to look at the world differently with The Festival Key

Mira Staleva • Managing director, Sofia International Film Festival

SOFIA 2020 “A sense of humour will save us” by Marta Bałaga – Cineuropa 20/04/2020 – Cineuropa talked to Mira Staleva, the managing director of the Sofia International Film Festival, … Continue reading Mira Staleva • Managing director, Sofia International Film Festival