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”

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”

Argentinian filmmaker Valeria Vallejos talks about her empowering short ‘Me También’

Valeria Vallejos is a talented filmmaker of Indigenous and Spanish descent, born and raised in Patagonia. She left her country for Paris at the age of 17 to pursue her … Continue reading Argentinian filmmaker Valeria Vallejos talks about her empowering short ‘Me También’

Melissa Stephens shares how her film ‘Travis’ revolutionized her path to recovery

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s guilty verdict, and him being the man who sparked the #MeToo movement, there is a film that captures precisely where we are today. Women … Continue reading Melissa Stephens shares how her film ‘Travis’ revolutionized her path to recovery

Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

Today we’re bringing back Ashley Shelton’s feature from June 2019. You can see Ashley in “The Evening Hour” premiering at Sundance 2020. Stay tuned for her future directed projects. I … Continue reading Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

A conversation between Cinema Femme founder Rebecca Martin and filmmaker/actor Clare Cooney

I first heard about filmmaker and actor Clare Cooney after her buzzworthy short film “Runner” (2017) showed at the Chicago Critics Film Festival in 2018. A few months later, I had the pleasure of meeting Clare at the Midwest Independent Film Festival. With her female-focused film and her activeness in the Chicago film community, I was so happy she took the time to share her story.