Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Bigelow Effect — Why We Care

Why do we care about women’s presence in the awards race? Specifically, why do we care so much about a woman getting nominated for best director? That is a great question raised in an very well-written piece by a young … Continue reading

Sundance Deals and Award Winners

Sundance 2011 is over. The week started off with the NY Times article declaring that Sundance is a welcoming place for women directors, and it ended with a couple of women getting deals and awards. But let’s be real, the … Continue reading

The Women’s Media Center Video From Sundance

Sundance might be a more welcoming place for women, but this video reminds us how much work there still is to be done.https://medium.com/media/63842bbd6a91e36a714200e9e7d75508/href Women’s Media Center

When We Leave

German actress Feo Aladag makes her debut as writer and director with When We Leave, a moving film about how “honor” and “tradition” can lead to devastating consequences. The film tells the story of Umay (Sibel Kekilli) a German woman … Continue reading