Female Filmmaker Friday - Tina Cesa Ward

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Feb. 9, 2018

This year was boundary-pushing for Oscar nominations! The first female cinematographer, Rachel Morrison, is nominated for the Academy Award for Cinematography on Mudbound! (Sidenote: she’s also the cinematographer on Black Panther – a first for a major superhero film!) While Rachel brings excellence to the screen, she does so with none other than Dee Rees who was, sadly, overlooked for a director nomination. Luckily, Rees was recognized in the Adapted Screenplay category, sharing a nomination with co-writer Virgil Williams.

Another celebration for representation is Greta Gerwig’s nomination for Best Director – the 5th EVER woman to be nominated in this category in the history of Oscars. Certainly, this is a start. Stay tuned through the coming years…

You can do your part to support the future of female filmmakers TODAY by giving to a project below. Each woman is on her own path to success and by participating today we can make that future a bit closer.

Thanks as always for your support!



Reminder: All of the projects listed below have female directors at the helm OR they are projects that benefit women directors (e.g., film festivals, funds, etc). The campaigns at the top of the list are the ones ending soonest, so get in there and support ASAP (with $$ or an RT on Twitter). Click the titles to go directly to each project’s crowdfunding page, those in italics are new additions this week.


Crowdfunding Projects for Friday, Feb. 9, 2018


BARELY ADULTS, directed by Christine Sanders – @BAwebseries

WOMAN IN THE ARENA, directed by Rachel Wilke – @woman_arena

NOT A TOY STORY, directed by Elisa Spigariol – @doyouknowellie

WORD IS BOND, directed by Alex Mastoon – @AlexMastoon

THE TEXAS BORDER PROJECT, directed by Lauren Varner & Aimee Bobruk – @LFVproductions @AimeeBobruk

NIGHT BEAUTY, directed by Jola Cora – @jolacora


SHINER, directed by Jenna Payne – @jenna_payne @shinerseries

A PLACE CALLED HOME, directed by Tina Cesa Ward – @tinacesaward @apchthemovie


If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.



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