Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival: a conversation with founders Patrice and Susie Francois

Mother and daughter power team, Patrice (daughter) and Susie (mother) Francois, are making an impact for women in the film community. Their annual international female-directed film festival and Girl Power … Continue reading Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival: a conversation with founders Patrice and Susie Francois

Renaissance woman Namakula inspires women to follow their dreams: an interview with Agent 99 founder and CEO

I met Namakula at the Girl Power Film & Media Summit in Brooklyn this past March. The Girl Power Film & Media Summit is a celebration of Women’s History Month. … Continue reading Renaissance woman Namakula inspires women to follow their dreams: an interview with Agent 99 founder and CEO

Producer Mahak Jiwani’s ‘Yume’ explores our secret selves and gender stereotypes

I met producer Mahak Jiwani at the 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit in Brooklyn, New York, where the short film she produced, “Yume,” was screened.” Yume” is about … Continue reading Producer Mahak Jiwani’s ‘Yume’ explores our secret selves and gender stereotypes

Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Cinema Femme is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and … Continue reading Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Why saying “Get off the internet” is terrible advice for victims of online harassment

I spoke with actor, writer, and intimacy coordinator Michela Carattini about her film “Remote Access,” which she cowrote and coproduced with screenwriter Leanne Mangan. Penelope Berkemeier directed the film. Michela, the daughter of a Panamanian-American military intelligence officer and an Australian ballerina, grew up in Germany, where she developed an interest in languages, obscure autobiographies, and criminal behavior. Michela’s award-winning storytelling is driven by her search for world’s compassion and intelligence.