Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
It’s rare to see a spotlight on Irish women directing film and television, so here are a few to start your watch list for the weekend:
- Nora Twomey – animator and director; known for co-directing THE SECRET OF KELLS. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
- Kirsten Sheridan – director and screenwriter; known for AUGUST RUSH. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
- Dearbhla Walsh – film and television director; known for directing over a dozen episodes of UK TV series like EastEnders, Shameless, and The Tudors.
- Pat Murphy – director and screenwriter; known for NORA.
- Aoife Kelleher – director and screenwriter, known for ONE MILLION DUBLINERS.
Also in film news, SXSW has announced many jury and special awards including the SXSW LUNA Chicken & Egg Award going to the documentary, I AM ANOTHER YOU, directed by Nanfu Wang. Congratulations!
After all that good news, doesn’t it make you curious what else will be rolling out this year? Get a jump start and check the campaigns below – documentary films, short films, and a film fest are all in the works. With your help, the following list of projects can reach full funding. Give financial support, a shout-out on social media, or a re-tweet during TDL’s #FF twitter storm. With your help, we can magnify the work being done by women who direct!
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.
Thanks for visiting and thank you very much for helping us support and raise awareness about WOMEN DIRECTORS AT WORK!
Crowdfunding Projects for Friday, March 17, 2017
A NIGHT IN THE LIFE, directed by Gabrielle Gozo – @ANITLfilm, @gabriellegozo
THE DICK BIONDI FILM, directed by Pamela Enzweiler-Pulice – @DickBiondiFilm
ACT, directed by Danielle Kampf – @daniellekampf
BLEEDING AUDIO: THE MATCHES & THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, directed by Chelsea Christer – @chelsmark
LADY HUNTERS, directed by Angela Atwood – @Lady_Hunters
HARD ROAD, directed by Victoria Angelique – @victoriao87
ARTEMIS FILM FESTIVAL, led by Melanie Wise – @Artemis_FF
YEMI’S DILEMMA, directed by Sade Oyinade – @yemisdilemma @sadeoyinade
TO LIFE, directed by Diane Dresback – @tolifemovie
HIDE AND SEEK, directed by Shoshana Rosenbaum – @ShoshanaRosenba
MI TIERRA, directed by Sandra Camargo – @mitierrafilm
If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.