Women Make Movies Workshops


Women Make Movies all over the world….and they were part of two international events this month. As part of the US State Department and USC’s American Film Showcase cultural exchange program, the US Embassy in Tanzania brought our ED, Debra Zimmerman to the Zanzibar International Film Festival to lead a workshop for women filmmakers called WOMEN MAKE MOVIES. Co-facilitated by Aylin Basaran and Priscilla Mlay, 15 East African women filmmakers took part in the 5 day workshop and then pitched their projects. As part of our expanding international webinar program, WMM has given all the women free access to all webinars for one year.

And from July 24-30th, Zimmerman and WMM Board member, Claire Aguilar are off to the Buenos Aires International Documentary Festival on Buenos Aires (FIDBA) where they will serve as jury members for the Argentine Panorama and First Film Competition, respectively. They will also be part of a Round Table on Production and Distribution for the International Market, along with other jury members, Paula Gastuad of Sofá Digital, Brazil and Katarzyna Wilk of the Krakow International Film Festival.


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Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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