2018 AWFJ EDA Award Winners – Jennifer Merin reports

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is proud that our 2018 EDA Awards nominees and winners genuinely reflect the movie industry’s recent advances in the cause of equality and diversity. Our EDA Awards always honor the year’s best films and artists, regardless of gender, but we also recognize the need to have categories that focus specifically on women’s achievements in an industry that still has a long way to go to reach gender parity and equal opportunity for all.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK January 28, 2019: COMMUNION

A tenacious Polish teen who’s had to grow up too soon takes center stage in Anna Zamecka’s powerful documentary Communion.

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AWFJ Welcomes Twelve New Members in 2019 – Jennifer Merin reports

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is welcomes twelve new members, starting in January 2019. They are film critics, commentators and reporters who hail from around the world and represent a wide range of media platforms, including popular and erudite publications, daily newspapers and other print publications, broadcast and online outlets.

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AWFJ Welcomes Twelve New Members in 2019 – Jennifer Merin reports

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is welcoming twelve outstanding female film journalists as new members, starting in January 2019. They are film critics, commentators and reporters who hail from around the world and represent a wide range of media platforms, including popular and erudite publications, daily newspapers and other print publications, broadcast and online outlets.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK January 4, 2019: ON THE BASIS OF SEX

Most superhero origin stories don’t involve late-night typewriter sessions and legal arguments — but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no ordinary superhero. Director Mimi Leder’s On the Basis of Sex offers viewers a glimpse of RBG’s life before she became notorious, when she was “just” a smart, tenacious lawyer (as embodied by Felicity Jones) who was determined to fight for gender equality.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK December 28, 2018: Ho Ho Holiday Favorites

motw logo 1-35This year’s MOTW roster has been dominated by films that present stories about every aspect of women’s struggles for equality and about other serious social issues that demand our attention. But late December is a good time for a bit of seasonal levity. And so we present for your enjoyment Team MOTW’s wonderfully varied list of recommended films for ho ho holiday viewing. The #MOTW holiday roster features romance, comedy, thrills and lots of food. The films are upbeat, inspiring and spirited, although not all directly connected to traditional celebrations. Wonder what’s in store?

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AWFJ EDA AWARDS 2018 Nominees – Jennifer Merin reports

The Favourite dominates with 11 EDA Award nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (two of them!), Best Ensemble, Best Cinematography and Best Editing among them. Also high on AWFJ’s list of favorites are Leave No Trace, Roma and Vice, with each garnering eight nominations. Blackkklansman, Black Panther and If Beale Street Could Talk are next in the cue, tied at five nominations each. But, who’s tagged for the Actress Most in Need of a New Agent Award and Bravest Performance Award?

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK December 21, 2018: BIRD BOX

Atmospheric and tense, Susanne Bier’s “Bird Box” is both a post-apocalyptic horror/thriller story and a character study. Anchored by Sandra Bullock’s star performance, the film explores what happens after the majority of the world’s population is struck down by an affliction that makes them see visions so nightmarish that they’re driven to kill themselves as quickly as possible.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK December 14, 2018: DUMPLIN’

motw logo 1-30Set to a peppy, empowering soundtrack of Dolly Parton hits, director Anne Fletcher’s Dumplin’ is an appealing coming-of-age dramedy about a plus-sized teen who confronts stereotypes — and her own rocky relationship with her beauty queen mother — head-on by entering a small-town Texas pageant. Willowdean “Will” Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) loves her mom, Rosie (Jennifer Aniston), but they couldn’t be more different.

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AWFJ EDA Awards @ Whistler Film Festival 2018: The Winners – Jennifer Merin reports

For the sixth consecutive year, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists has had the honor to present AWFJ EDA Awards at Whistler Film Festival, recognizing the significant work of women directors whose films are screening at the festival. This year, AWFJ presented EDA Awards for Best Female-Directed Feature Film and for Best Female-Directed Short at the WFF awards ceremony on December 2, 2018. And, the winners are….

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