Indian Filmmaker Nandita Das and MANTO – Mythily Ramachandran reports (Guest Post)

Filmmaker Nandita Das, the first Indian to be inducted into the International Women’s Forum’s Hall of Fame, is a multi-hyphenated talent who debuted as an actress in 1995, and became a director in 2008. Manto, her sophomore feature, screened earlier this year at Cannes, where Das has twice served as juror. Manto next plays at BFI’s London Film Festival.

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NYFF18: Just 4 Out of 30 Main Slate Films are Female-Directed – Melissa Hanson reports (Guest Post)

In 2017, New York Film Festival (NYFF) announced that its main slate lineup featured the most female-directed films in 10 years. This year it’s back below average with just four female-directed films in the lineup of 30. NYFF has made no mention of an equality pledge, nor commented on the inclusion rider circulating in Hollywood, and it shows.

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NYWIFT’s AfriAmerican Immigrant Screening: Local Stories, Global Themes – Madeline Johnson reports (Exclusive Guest Post)

In Astoria’s historic Kaufman Studios, filmmakers from the African diaspora shared local stories that reverberated deep into universal themes and

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