Documentary ‘Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa’ coming to Netflix

Documentary ‘Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa’ coming to Netflix

The film spotlights the two different lives of Lhakpa Sherpa, who works as a dishwasher at a Whole Foods in Connecticut, but who is also the first Nepali woman to climb Mount Everest and survive.

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New York’s Tribeca Film Festival opening with Diane von Furstenberg documentary ‘Woman in Charge’

New York’s Tribeca Film Festival opening with Diane von Furstenberg documentary ‘Woman in Charge’

Scheduled to run from June 5-16 in New York City, this year’s Tribeca Festival boasts a features lineup offering a diverse array of narrative, documentary and animated films, including several created by and starring women. Half of the films in competition are directed by women.

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Devery Jacobs to receive Breakthrough Award at ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas

Devery Jacobs to receive Breakthrough Award at ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas

At the Texas festival, Devery Jacobs will discuss her career in a one-on-one conversation, including her multi-hyphenate role as actor, writer and director on FX’s critically acclaimed series “Reservation Dogs.”

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The Criterion Collection to release ‘Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968-1978’ Blu-ray box set

The Criterion Collection to release ‘Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968-1978’ Blu-ray box set

After briefly attending the Belgian Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion, the Jewish filmmaker made her first film at the age of 18: “Saute ma ville” / “Blow Up My Town” premiered at the renowned Oberhausen short film festival in 1971. It is the first film in the new box set.

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All five Breakthrough Director Award nominees at the 2023 Gotham Awards are women

All five Breakthrough Director Award nominees at the 2023 Gotham Awards are women

Nominees are selected by committees of film and television critics, journalists, festival programmers, and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors, and others directly involved in making films will determine the final Gotham Award recipients.

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance award winner ‘The Persian Version’ opening in theaters in autumn

Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance award winner ‘The Persian Version’ opening in theaters in autumn

Written, directed, and produced by Keshavarz, the film received a rousing standing ovation and glowing reviews, along with the Audience Award (U.S. Dramatic Competition) and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (U.S. Dramatic Competition), at Sundance.

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Celine Song’s directorial debut ‘Past Lives’ debuting on Blu-ray and DVD

Celine Song’s directorial debut ‘Past Lives’ debuting on Blu-ray and DVD

“Past Lives” follows Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, who are wrested apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea to Canada. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life.

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Patricia Arquette’s directorial debut ‘Gonzo Girl’ to open Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery program

Patricia Arquette’s directorial debut ‘Gonzo Girl’ to open Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery program

TIFF’s Discovery lineup, which primarily boasts world and international premieres, includes 26 titles. Notably, 13 female filmmakers, representing 50% of the total program, are featured in this year’s Discovery section.

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Director Liliana Cavani to receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Film Festival

Director Liliana Cavani to receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Film Festival

The International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 9. Actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai also will garner the Golden Lion at this year’s event, according to the announcement.

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Elle Márjá Eira to make feature film directorial debut with Netflix adaptation ‘Stolen’

Elle Márjá Eira to make feature film directorial debut with Netflix adaptation ‘Stolen’

The film adaption of “Stolen” portrays a young woman’s struggle to defend her Indigenous heritage in a world where xenophobia is on the rise, climate change is threatening her people’s traditional reindeer herding, and young people choose suicide in the face of collective desperation.

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10 acclaimed women artists have created art to be awards for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival

10 acclaimed women artists have created art to be awards for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival

As in previous years, Tribeca and Chanel bring together esteemed artists to generously donate an original work, which will be awarded to winning filmmakers at the festival, which this year runs June 7-18. This year, an all-women cohort of 10 acclaimed artists have been invited by Tribeca and Chanel to celebrate their fellow storytellers.

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Swedish actor and filmmaker Josephine Bornebusch working on drama ‘Let Go’ for Netflix

Swedish actor and filmmaker Josephine Bornebusch working on drama ‘Let Go’ for Netflix

“Let Go” is a drama about finding out what really matters. In the center is Stella (Bornebusch): She has everything under control, except her preschool son’s constant need for attention, her daughter’s teenage mood swings and her emotionally unavailable husband.

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Filmmakers Sarah Saidan and Mahnoor Euceph win jury awards at New York International Children’s Film Festival

Filmmakers Sarah Saidan and Mahnoor Euceph win jury awards at New York International Children’s Film Festival

The New York International Children’s Film Festival is an Oscar-qualifying film festival, and winners of the festival’s jury awards are eligible for consideration at the Academy Awards. This year, two women directors were named the winners of the jury awards.

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Three acclaimed women directors helming ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Season 2

Three acclaimed women directors helming ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Season 2

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” has been viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide and has been an unprecedented global success as the top Original series for Prime Video in every region in its first season.

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Kerry Condon, Jessie Buckley, Eve Hewson and ‘The Quiet Girl’ to be honored by US-Ireland Alliance at Oscar Wilde Awards

Kerry Condon, Jessie Buckley, Eve Hewson and ‘The Quiet Girl’ to be honored by US-Ireland Alliance at Oscar Wilde Awards

A popular, casual party, the Oscar Wilde Awards celebrate the Irish in entertainment and annually take place on the Thursday before the Academy Awards, which this year are March 12. Last year, Ken Branagh’s film “Belfast” figured prominently, with Branagh and Jamie Dornan being honored.

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Producers Guild honors Chinonye Chukwu’s ‘Till’ with Stanley Kramer Award

Producers Guild honors Chinonye Chukwu’s ‘Till’ with Stanley Kramer Award

The Producers Guild of America has named Chinonye Chukwu’s fact-based drama Till as its 2023 Stanley Kramer Award honoree. The Stanley Kramer Award lauds a production, producer, or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues, the PGA revealed on Facebook.  Producers Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly and Frederick Zollo will share the honor at the ceremony at the 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards, scheduled for Feb. 25 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

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Virginie Brac’s thriller series ‘Liaison’ to debut on Apple TV+

Virginie Brac’s thriller series ‘Liaison’ to debut on Apple TV+

“Liaison” is billed as a high-stakes, contemporary thriller exploring how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future, combining action with an unpredictable, multilayered plot where “espionage and political intrigue play out against a story of passionate and enduring love.”

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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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