WMM's Award Streak Continues with Sundance Win and Academy Award Nomination


WMM (Women Make Movies) films continue to garner awards and nominations! For the fifth year in a row, a WMM film has won an award at Sundance – Dee Rees’ PARIAH, produced through the Women Make Movies Production Assistance (PA) Program, took home the Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic Film, and has now been picked up for distribution by Focus Features. Also, for the fifth time in the past six years, a WMM film has been nominated for an Academy Award© with Jennifer Redfearn’s SUN COME UP, in Best Documentary, Short Subject.
Films from WMM’s internationally recognized distribution program that are Sundance winners include ROUGH AUNTIES, 2009 World Cinema Jury Prize and EL GENERAL, 2009 Excellence in Directing, Documentary. In addition, GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA, part of WMM’s catalog, was an Academy Award© nominee in 2005 for Best Documentary, Short Subject.

The PA Program was established in 1988 to develop and support women in independent production. The Program fulfills this mission by offering fiscal sponsorship to film and video projects and by providing independent filmmakers with valuable information and guidance through our semi-annual workshops. If you or someone you know has a film in production and is interested in joining the WMM PA Program, click here. The next deadline for application to the program is February 15, 2011.


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