Tag Archives | indie film

Jessica Martin, director of ABBY AND TABBY ALONE IN THE DESERT

#FF Friday Fundraiser Mar 24, 2017

Why do you give gifts? Does it come naturally? There are many benefits of giving to others – it’s a practice of selflessness that allows you to drop focus on whatever might be stressing you. Even if just for a moment, you experience an endorphin high: that feeling you get when the recipient smiles or reacts […]

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Sandra Camargo director Mi Tierra

#FF Friday Fundraisers for March 17, 2017

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 […]

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Director Gabrielle Gozo (A NIGHT IN THE LIFE)

#FF Friday Fundraisers for Feb. 24, 2017

Our girl Sarah Haas will be away from the Friday Fundraisers desk for the next couple weeks while her duties at the great True/False Film Festival ramp up, so I’m here to sub in. I’ll keep it simple this week because I’m preparing a newsletter and database updates that I’m hoping to release before Oscar […]

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Trees of Peace director Alanna Rosette

#FF Friday Fundraisers for Feb. 10, 2017

While compiling the list of films & directors over the past few weeks, I noticed a trend – impact films. Stories are told to entertain, to shock, to show-off, but ultimately they are told to leave the viewer with a lasting impression. Two of the films below aim to impact the way we see the earth and interact […]

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"Triggered" director My Linh Tran

#FF Friday Fundraisers for Feb. 3, 2017

2017 Oscar nominations were announced last week without many surprises especially when it comes to representation for women as directors, sadly. FOUR major categories lack female-directed films, but as an eternal optimist, I’d like to share the highlights where the Academy successfully recognized women’s excellence in directing. First, Ava DuVernay received a nod for Best Documentary […]

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ReclaimBeauty director Kyira Hauer

#FF Friday Fundraisers for Jan. 20, 2017

Ready yourselves! A new era has begun and we need each other more than ever! As much as I love this country and all the directors who are born here and tell their “American” stories, it’s a good time to look beyond the U.S. borders and gather inspiration to move forward globally. On twitter this week, Director-Writer, […]

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Sundance Egyptian Theater

Sundance 2017 Anticipation

One thing film people love to do is rank their top films in various categories— “What’s your favorite indie film of the 90’s?” “What are your all-time top five films?” And, of course, I always get, “Name your top three favorite female directors!” Whatever the question is, I usually have trouble answering, but the last […]

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Jaanelle Yee director of Sell Your Body

#FF Friday Fundraisers for Jan. 13, 2017

  Could it be that box office representation for women-directed films dropped in 2016? The latest “Celluloid Ceiling” study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film looked at the top 250 grossing films of 2016 and found: Women accounted for 7% of directors, down 2 percentage points from 9% in 2015 and 1998. […]

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nicola-rose-director-of-creative-block

#FF Friday Fundraisers for Jan. 6, 2017

It’s a fresh new year – 2017! Welcome back to the round-up of projects crowdfunding this season with a woman in the director’s chair. Did you choose a New Year’s resolution for 2017? I’ll be finishing a feature documentary that’s near and dear to my heart. It’s been weighing on me as it’s been in […]

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cynthia-lowen-director-of-netizens

#FF Friday Fundraisers for Dec. 9, 2016

Have you made your wish list for this holiday season? Perhaps you have family traditions for a gift exchange or your mom knits you a new hat each year… whatever your holidays look like, this week is a great time to check the wish lists of women-directed projects below and create a new tradition of […]

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