WEEK IN WOMEN: AFI Fest Opens and Closes with Femme-helmed, Femme-focused Films – Brandy McDonnell reports

2018 AFI Film Fest puts strong women in focus. Held in Hollywood from November 8-15 in Hollywood,the American Film Institute’s prestigious fall film celebration is set to open with Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, OnThe Basis of Sex and to close with Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots.

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Maite Alberdi Wins IDFA 2016 AWFJ EDA Award for THE GROWN UPS, with 2,500 Euros Prize

For the third consecutive year, AWFJ presented the EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Film at IDFA. At a ceremony hosted by Chile Docs and held on November 22, IDFA Director Ally Derks introduced AWFJ jurors Jennifer Merin and Dorothy Woodend, and they in turn announced that the EDA Award and cash prize of 2,500 Euros goes to Chilean filmmaker Maite Alberdi for The Grown Ups. Read on…

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Ten Noteworthy Female Performances at TIFF 2015 – Pam Grady Reports

With the Toronto International Film Festival, the Oscar season officially opens in North American. Oh, there are other fall festivals

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