Women’s Filmmaking Highlights at TIFF 2020 – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas reports

Big screen or small screen, on-site or watching streaming from home, while many elements of TIFF 2020 will be a new experience, the seemingly conscious emphasis on women’s filmmaking from around the world thankfully remains intact. Unlike a number of other high-profile festivals that have yet to adequately read the room, TIFF again avoids the mistake of assuming women in front of the camera will make up for not programming films where they prominently feature behind it in key creative roles.

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SPOTLIGHT December 2015: Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Julie Parker Bonello, Wendy Ettinger and Judith Helfand

chicken and egg logoInspired by their core belief in the power of women storytellers, award-winning filmmakers Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, and Judith Helfand founded Chicken & Egg Pictures in 2005 to create a space where women could learn from one another, test their limits, challenge the status quo, and break new ground as artists and activists. Read more…

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Nancy Buirski Talks SIDNEY LUMET, Doc Form and Women in Film — Dana Knight interviews (Exclusive)

Filmmaker Nancy Buirski’s engaging documentary about filmmaker Sidney Lumet premiered at Cannes 2015, where THE FEMALE GAZE frequent contributor Dana

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AWFJ Women On Film – Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini on “Tanner Hall” – Jennifer Merin interviews

Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini’s “Tanner Hall” is an engaging girls’ coming of age film independently made by two

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