Laura McGann’s Netflix documentary ‘The Deepest Breath’ to premiere at Sundance

Laura McGann’s Netflix documentary ‘The Deepest Breath’ to premiere at Sundance

McGann’s film provides a deep look at the undeniable connection forged between two athletes as they navigate the vigorous and competitive world of freediving. It is a official selection of the Premieres program at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

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Claire Denis to receive L.A. Film Critics’ Career Achievement Award

Claire Denis to receive L.A. Film Critics’ Career Achievement Award

The critics organization will honor the French filmmaker Jan. 14 at its first in-person awards event in three years. The L.A. Film Critics Association also will recognize 2022’s top achievements in filmmaking as decided by the membership at the ceremony.

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Kino Lorber to release Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux’s documentary ‘The Super 8 Years’

Kino Lorber to release Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux’s documentary ‘The Super 8 Years’

One of France’s most respected contemporary writers, Annie Ernaux’s intimate and autobiographical body of work captures the inner lives of women alongside societal and cultural changes in France from the 1960s onwards.

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Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Filmed across two turbulent years, the documentary “In Her Hands” tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling.

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Juliette Binoche to receive a Donostia Award from Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival

Juliette Binoche to receive a Donostia Award from Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival

Esteemed filmmaker David Cronenberg also will receive a Donostia Award at this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, which is screening his controversial and celebrated new film “Crimes of the Future,”

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Michelle Yeoh to receive Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

Michelle Yeoh to receive Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

The TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award recognizes a woman who is a leader in the film industry and has made a positive impact for women throughout their career. The inaugural award is inspired by TIFF’s Share Her Journey initiative, which was created to address gender parity in the film industry, among other aims.

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Catherine Deneuve to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve previously earned the Venice Film Festival’s Volpi Cup for best actress in “Place Vendôme” by Nicole Garcia in 1998 and starred in Luis Buñuel’s 1967 drama “Belle de jour,” which received the festival’s Golden Lion for best film.

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Women in Film and Netflix’s ReFrame Rise accelerator elevating women directors and cinematographers

Women in Film and Netflix’s ReFrame Rise accelerator elevating women directors and cinematographers

ReFrame Rise is a comprehensive and customized two-year program designed by ReFrame, a Women in Film and Sundance Institute collaboration, to accelerate high-level, sustainable advancement for mid-career talent. The program is now expanding to support cinematographers as well as directors.

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OVID.tv streaming service to spotlight women-directed documentaries on abortion, contraception and more

OVID.tv streaming service to spotlight women-directed documentaries on abortion, contraception and more

The August lineup for OVID.tv’s second annual Doc Month includes several documentaries directed by women, and many of these films highlight timely topics, including abortion, access to contraception and more.

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Italian icon Raffaella Carrà to be remembered in new documentary

Italian icon Raffaella Carrà to be remembered in new documentary

Known as “the lady” or “the queen” of Italian television, she built a seven-decade career as an actor, recording artist, TV host and model.

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Starz developing drama series about African warrior ‘Queen Nzinga’

Starz developing drama series about African warrior ‘Queen Nzinga’

The series will share the remarkable true story of Nzinga, who fought against the cruel subjugation of her people by Portuguese slavers. Set in 17th-century Angola, it will chronicle the legendary tale of Nzinga’s transformation from an innocent princess into a fearless warrior queen who rages a ferocious 40-year guerrilla war against the kingdom’s formidable enemies.

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Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best, the film will tell the story of Shirley Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic 1972 presidential campaign.

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Isabelle Huppert to receive Berlin International Film Festival’s Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement

Isabelle Huppert to receive Berlin International Film Festival’s Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement

Huppert is widely regarded as one of the most versatile actors in the world, and has played an impressive range of characters in almost 150 cinema and television productions.

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Jennifer Garner to be honored as Harvard’s 2022 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Jennifer Garner to be honored as Harvard’s 2022 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.

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Karen McClellan serving as showrunner in residence for the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s 2022 Scripted Series Lab

Karen McClellan serving as showrunner in residence for the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s 2022 Scripted Series Lab

Starting this month, McClellan is mentoring six up-and-coming British Columbia-based screenwriters as they develop her original series in the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s flagship training program.

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Jamie Lee Curtis to receive 2021 Shatterproof Brian Mendell Memorial Award as ‘Halloween Kills’ tops box office

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive 2021 Shatterproof Brian Mendell Memorial Award as ‘Halloween Kills’ tops box office

Shatterproof was founded by Gary Mendell in 2013, after losing his son Brian Mendell to the disease of addiction. This year’s Chairman’s Reception is taking place on the 10-year anniversary of Brian Mendell’s death.

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France’s Lumiere Festival to honor Japanese golden age filmmaker Kinuyo Tanaka with retrospective

France’s Lumiere Festival to honor Japanese golden age filmmaker Kinuyo Tanaka with retrospective

In June, the Cannes Film Festival screened a newly restored 4K version of her second film as a director, 1955’s “The Moon Has Risen” (“Tsuki wa noborinu”).

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Jane Campion to receive 2021 Lumière Award at France’s Lumière Festival

Jane Campion to receive 2021 Lumière Award at France’s Lumière Festival

Campion’s latest film,” The Power of the Dog,” had its world premiere earlier this month at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. It also will screen as the centerpiece selection at the 59th New York Film Festival on Oct. 1.

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Film ‘Skate Dreams’ to chronicle rise of women’s skateboarding

Film ‘Skate Dreams’ to chronicle rise of women’s skateboarding

Directed by Jessica Edwards and executive produced by Gary Hustwit, “Skate Dreams” will be the first feature-length film to chronicle the rise of female skateboarding from its early days as a vibrant, if marginalized, part of the subculture to its international debut as an official sport at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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IFC reuniting with Andrea Arnold on Cannes Film Festival documentary ‘Cow’

IFC reuniting with Andrea Arnold on Cannes Film Festival documentary ‘Cow’

Shot over seven years, “Cow” had its world premiere in the newly created Cannes Premiere section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France. IFC Films previously collaborated with Arnold on her award-winning film “Fish Tank,” which starred Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender.

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Regina King to star in and produce Shirley Chisholm biopic

Regina King to star in and produce Shirley Chisholm biopic

Written and directed by Oscar winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave,” “Jimi: All Is by My Side”), the biopic will chronicle Chisholm’s 1972 presidential campaign, which was defined by youth engagement and her efforts to secure enough delegates to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

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Woman-directed films ‘Coda,’ ‘Hive’ and more win big at Sundance Film Festival

Woman-directed films ‘Coda,’ ‘Hive’ and more win big at Sundance Film Festival

Opportunities led to accolades at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. As previously reported, Sundance achieved gender parity this year: Across 139 films and projects, 50%, or 69, were directed by one or more women; 4%, or six, were directed by one or more non-binary individuals; 50%, or 70, were directed by one or more artists […]

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Chloe Zhao becomes first woman to receive Palm Springs International Film Awards’ Director of the Year

Chloe Zhao becomes first woman to receive Palm Springs International Film Awards’ Director of the Year

The “Nomadland” helmer is the first female director to receive the Director of the Year honor in the 32-year history of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, according to Variety.

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Women directed half of the selections for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Women directed half of the selections for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Sundance Film Festival – which usually takes place in Park City, Utah – is not only going digital at festival.sundance.org but also is offering in-person socially distanced screenings and events at drive-in theaters, independent arthouses and other venues around the country.

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Gotham Awards nominations: All nominees for best feature come from women directors

Gotham Awards nominations: All nominees for best feature come from women directors

In the best feature category, all five nominated films come from women directors: “The Assistant” from Kitty Green, “First Cow” from Kelly Reichardt, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” from Eliza Hittman, “Nomadland” from Chloé Zhao and “Relic” from Natalie Erika James.

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