AWFJ 2017 EDA Awards: Timeline and Categories

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ presents annual EDA Awards to recognize excellent work by and about women, in front of and behind the camera. 2017 marks the EDA Awards’ tenth anniversary. AWFJ presents three types of year-end awards. Standard “Best of” and “Female Focus” categories are presented annually, while “Special Mention” categories vary each year in response to the year’s crop of films, and usually include Actress Most In Need of a New Agent, Best Nudity and similar categories unique to the year end AWFJ EDA Awards. Continue reading...

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Best Femme-Helmed, Femme-Centric Films of 2017, November Update

Focusing on films directed by women and those featuring strong female characters in female-centric stories, AWFJ’s Team #MOTW endorses one Movie of The Week. In August, Team #MOTW listed our favorite films to date — some #MOTW selections, others not. We’re updating that list to include August to November releases. 2017’s films by and about women presents a rich array of female talent, skill and artistic accomplishment. We hope they’ll see a fare share of appreciation during awards season Continue reading…

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SPOTLIGHT September 2017: MaryAnn Johanson, FlickFilosopher.com Film Critic and Activist

maj glamPioneering film critic MaryAnn Johanson celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her popular FilckFilosopher.com website this month. We salute her for distinct, influential and prolific feminist film criticism in our fiercely competitive and male-dominated industry.

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