As we launch this new website, we're also introducing some brand new developments that we're excited to share with you:
A new monthly series for 2013: Indigenous Women Filmmakers. While this has been an interest of mine (I'm Kyna), for some time, access to indigenous women filmmakers' work is somewhat limited unless you can attend a lot of festivals or are otherwise really hooked in to the indigenous/American Indian/First Nations/aboriginal media industry. In 2011, my friend, Nelson Davis and I had a great conversation with Metis filmmaker, Michelle Latimer, in an interview (visit the archival post), about just this topic, and in July of 2012, I had the pleasure of being invited to the world's first Maori women's film festival (visit the archival post, with video interviews). Since then, my interest in featuring indigenous women filmmakers from around the world has grown. I explain why this series is important on the 2013 Monthly Series (also a tab to the left).
Sundance daily interview series: From January 17-27, I'll be blogging about the female short film makers in the U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, Documentary, Animated and New Frontier programs at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Several interviews are already booked and ready to go, and I'm looking forward to posting them. With 11 days of posts, it will be a veritable feast for the cinematically inclined!
Marketing grants for women filmmakers: Later this year, Her Film Project will announce a marketing grant specifically for women filmmakers to supplement their marketing and PR budgets for their films. More details will be posted in the spring of 2013, along with an application form. To learn more about this, please visit the Grants page.
Have a question about any of these new developments? Or maybe you want to be featured in our Palestinian Women Filmmakers theme for 2013 or the Indigenous Women Filmmakers monthly series? Contact me.