Women at Berlinale 2021 Wrap Up – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas reports

Released at the end of the festival, the “Gender Evaluation 2021” report is a revealing document, which both highlights the progress being made when it comes to gender and equity at the Festival, while also acknowledging there is still clearly some way to go yet. While it includes the frank observation that “in all of the examined professions and disciplines, the most common team composition is wholly or predominantly male”, the report also gets into the fine statistical nitty gritty of what this breaks down to not only when it comes to directing, but to other areas such as cinematography, screenwriting, editing and producing.

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists To Present AWFJ EDA Award @ IDFA 2015 – Nov 18-29

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists will proudly present our juried AWFJ EDA Award @ IDFA 2015 for the Best Female Directed Film. This is the second consecutive year of the organization’s partnership with IDFA to recognize women’s accomplishments in documentary filmmaking. In 2014, the AWFJ EDA Award @ IDFA was presented to Maite Alberdi for Tea Time The AWFJ EDA Award and the Oxfam Global Justice Award are the only two independently-presented awards on the IDFA Awards roster. Read more>>

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STRAY DOG Wins EDA Award @ Salem Film Fest 2015 – Jennifer Merin reports

Returning to Salem Film Fest (March 5-12, 2015) for the fourth consecutive year, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists has presented AWFJ EDA Awards to two outstanding female-directed documentaries, naming Debra Granik’s Stray Dog as Best Female-Directed Film, and awarding a special mention to BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs Gravity, directed by Catherine Gund. Read on…

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