And the Oscar Goes to…
You! Women in Film & Video/New England members have been nominated for and won Academy Awards. This year we celebrate the nomination of Kathryn Bigelow for Best Director. As Manohla Dargis points out in her recent piece on Hollywood & women, “Here’s a little history: Only three women have been nominated as directors by the academy in 81 years: Lina Wertmiller for Seven Beauties in 1976; Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993, and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation in 2003. None won.”
At Women in Film & Video/New England, we are committed to opening doors for women and crashing the celluloid ceiling. We know that you are equally committed to providing career development and job training for women in the film, television and new media industries. Our Media Mentors program matches aspiring filmmakers with established professionals, and has successfully launched several film careers, as well as ongoing working partnerships formed in the mentoring process. Our Chicks Make Flicks screening series celebrates the work of local female film directors and provides an opportunity for audience members to learn first hand from these pioneering women exactly how they broke through the barriers and brought their visions to the big screen.
With your support, we will see the day when a woman as the Academy Award Winner for Best Director is not a novelty.
Please make a contribution to this year’s Annual Appeal!
Thank you for your courage and generosity!