Festival Day Two | Short Block 2

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

Festival Day One | Short Block 1

Today we highlight Short Block 1 films and filmmakers. Short Block 1 films and Short Blocks 2-4 films starting at 10 AM PT today thorough 8/9/20 on our Seed&Spark festival … Continue reading Festival Day One | Short Block 1

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

The Male Gaze in Arab Cinema: Youssef Chahine between Voyeuristic Pleasure and Male Exhibitionism

Introduction In her infamous essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, written decades ago, Laura Mulvey concluded that to absolve traditional, classical filmmaking of its masculinity and misogyny, one should annihilate … Continue reading The Male Gaze in Arab Cinema: Youssef Chahine between Voyeuristic Pleasure and Male Exhibitionism

Miss Juneteenth. A love letter to phenomenal women.

As I watched Nicole Beharie’s graceful and honest portrayal of this beautiful, overbearing and loving mother, I can’t help but think about my own.  Enter Turquoise.  Turquoise is beautiful, intelligent, … Continue reading Miss Juneteenth. A love letter to phenomenal women.

Natalie Erika James infuses horror and a beautiful darkness in her female-led debut “Relic”

I love meeting and speaking with female filmmakers who bring a unique style to the screen, especially if it’s in a way that I’ve never seen before. Aussie based Natalie … Continue reading Natalie Erika James infuses horror and a beautiful darkness in her female-led debut “Relic”

“Little Woods” sets the stage for Nia DaCosta’s anticipated follow up “Candyman”

Who’s excited for “Candyman”? It’s an understatement how thrilled I am about Nia DaCosta’s remake coming out this fall. I’m a fan of the original, but I see how DaCosta’s … Continue reading “Little Woods” sets the stage for Nia DaCosta’s anticipated follow up “Candyman”

Dawn Porter captures an awe-inspiring legacy in “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

Black Lives Matter. There is a man named John Lewis, who has fought for that for over 60 years, and is still fighting for that in a way that creates … Continue reading Dawn Porter captures an awe-inspiring legacy in “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

To Be a Free Person: Ksenia Ivanova on “Jack and Anna”

“For many years, I had to confront the cruel system in my home country that does not tolerate people with a different mindset. People judged me for my ideas as … Continue reading To Be a Free Person: Ksenia Ivanova on “Jack and Anna”

Introducing Kyra Jones, Filmmaker, Artist, and Co-Founder of BLACK IN FILM

We are so excited to introduce you to Kyra Jones, a queer Black filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. Kyra received her degree in Theatre and Gender Studies … Continue reading Introducing Kyra Jones, Filmmaker, Artist, and Co-Founder of BLACK IN FILM