Women Filmmakers @ Sydney Film Festival 2020 – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas reports

Sydney Film Festival has converted to a virtual edition for its 67th edition, running from June 10-21, boastinf a program of 33 films, 16 of which are world premieres. A highlight is the continuing collaboration with Europe! Voices of Women in Film, showcasing ten films with an emphasis not only on national context of the filmmakers, but the kinds of movies they make.

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True/False Film Festival 2020 – Diane Carson reports

With the good fortune to occur just before Covid-19 necessitated the tough decision of cancellation or postponement, the True/False Film Festival went on as usual the first weekend of March (Thursday evening, March 5 through Sunday evening, March 8, 2020) in Columbia, Missouri.

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Bentonville Film Fest and Coca-Cola Fund Female Filmmakers – Betsy Bozdech reports

Bentonville Film Festival and the Coca-Cola Foundation are partnering to support female filmmakers with the brand-new “See It, Be It Filmmaker Fellowship.” The program is specifically intended to support filmmakers from historically underrepresented communities and is fully aligned with the BFF’s “Include” approach to diversifying film from the ground up.

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Sundance 2020: Black Women Directors Prevail – Kathia Woods reports

Sundance Film Festival featured many films directed by black women. Each film had a different theme and inspiration. Each of the filmmakers had a different point of entry into filmmaking. Some went to film school others went out on a whim, but each brought a strong personal vision and compelling story to the screen, showing that the black experience is not monolithic, but very global. That’s the beauty of filmmaking.

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SUNDANCE 2020: Coverage From Afar – Ulkar Alakbarova reports

I know that covering the festival from Toronto is not the same as being in Park City, Utah, but it is great to know that my mission has still been accomplished, more or less. After all, does it really matter where we are? We are still close to what drives the ever-expanding cinematic universe – cinema itself, and storytelling, and the ability to see the movies in any part of the world.

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Sundance Film Fest 2020: A female film critic and first-timer’s perspective – Leslie Combemale reports

I know many people say it’s become too commercialized, but I can still feel the joy and enthusiasm of the filmmakers, whether it’s their first or the tenth time with a film in competition. At its heart, Sundance is still about giving voice to new talent, or giving a new opportunity to a talent that has been dormant too long, due to financial or creative challenges.

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Sundance 2020: Female-Directed Films – Leslie Combemale reports

I saw only films directed by women this year, and my focus was on films from the Latinx community, as well as World films from diverse cultures, and African-American filmmakers. How absolutely delightful that I found nearly all of the movies I saw to be well-crafted, compelling, and unique, but a number of them were to be more widely celebrated because they’d gained distribution or won awards, or both.

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Women At Sundance 2020: Cause for Celebration – Leslie Combemale reports

The Women at Sundance Celebration will be one of the highlights of my festival. I’m sure that’s true for many of those who attended it. It highlighted not only the work of two American icons, it celebrated new voices of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures, and it did so in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation. That is the essence of the female gaze.

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Sundance 2020 Curtain Raiser – Leslie Combemale reports

A SUNDANCE PRIMER & SUNDANCE 2020: Why Sundance is so female-friendly, and looking Ahead at events and Films at one of the most female filmmaker supportive film festivals of the year. In 2020, Sundance continues their commitment to parity for women in film and inclusion of filmmakers and creators from all perspectives.

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Whistler Film Festival 2019: It’s a Wrap – Marina Antunes reports

For five short days in December, the Resort Municipality of Whistler turns from one of the world’s top ski destinations into one of the top entertainment destinations as the Whistler Film Festival descends on the village. In its 19th year, the latest edition of festival continued the tradition of celebrating Canadian talent with 71% of the programmed films being Canadian.

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