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"One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema, 1970-1991" assembles dozens of titles, ... spotlighting two decades' worth of provocative, profound, personal, and political moviemaking..."
Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

"...The result is an exhilarating tapestry of voices, some speaking in consort, some resisting consensus... There's so much to discover..."
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

*****"Triumphant documentary. Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami’s absorbing portrait of a refugee in Iran is endlessly surprising..."
Nigel M. Smith, The Guardian

BAM Cinema Series!

It was an honor to launch Black History Month with the announcement of a dynamic program featuring 17 Women Make Movies films in the BAMCinematek series, One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema, 1970-1991." This critically acclaimed program runs February 3rd-23rd, and showcases award-winning films by early Black women film directors. The work of these pioneering directors broke barriers and blazed trails for this current generation of filmmakers, visionaries, and media makers, and those to come. As we celebrate Black History Month, join us in heralding the groundbreaking achievements of Black women in cinema!

Buy any 3 films for $295, and get each additional film from the collection for $99! Use coupon code BAM17 when ordering online. See titles. Offer Expires March 31, 2017.

SONITA and Films on the Refugee/Immigrant Experience

The presidential executive order that banned immigrants and refugees was purportedly designed as a counter-terrorism effort. Instead, shock, confusion, and fear were felt around the globe. The vast majority of refugees come seeking sanctuary, hope, and opportunities for a better life. One beautiful illustration is SONITA, the Sundance award-winning film about a young Muslim refugee who fled the Taliban and cultural traditions, by using music and education as avenues for empowerment. Her inspiring story was captured by an Iranian filmmaker who not only recognized Sonita's potential, but played a key role in helping her to find sanctuary in the US. SONITA is the story of a refugee, an immigrant who finds hope - a truly American story - one that captures the best of what is already great about our country. Sale! Buy SONITA at full price and receive any 3 films from our special curated collection for $99. See titles and ordering details.

Top male critics wrote 82% of film reviews featured on Rotten Tomatoes during a two-month period, with top female critics accounting for less than 20%. -The Wrap

Next Webinar

WEBINAR: Creating Your Festival Strategy with Women Make Movies’ Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman
Tuesday, Feb 21, Noon ET
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Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she provides insight for the best festival strategy for your film. Find out how to optimize festival screenings, generate buzz and word-of-mouth, package your film, and navigate the scene once there. This workshop will provide a better understanding of how to market your film and launch your feature, documentary, or short. With more than 30 years at the helm of WMM, Debbie is one of the industry’s key leaders when it comes to independent film distribution, marketing and financing, as well as an authority on women's film.

Next Workshop

Meet the Broadcaster with POV’s Executive Director/Executive Producer Justine Nagan
Wed, March 1, 6:30-8:30pm
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As POV enters its 29th season on Public Television, with recent films likeTough Love, Iris, The Edge of Silence, Art and Craft, and Out in the Night, it stands as the longest running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV films are known for their intimacy and unforgettable storytelling, their universality and timelessness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

WMM is pleased to welcome Justine Nagan, the new Executive Director and Executive Producer of POV and American Documentary in conversation. This is a chance to discuss all things new and relevant at POV and American Documentary’s World Channel award-winning series, America ReFramed and to meet Justine in person for this up-close and in-person event!

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Women Make Movies is renting a conference/screening room centrally located on 29th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Learn more!


We're searching for a Production Assistance Coordinator! Also, we're looking for interns! Work with our distribution staff to learn about outreach and promotion of independent film, or work with our production assistance program to learn about raising money and getting independent films made. Apply today to take advantage of this great opportunity!


Check out the projects currently in our Fiscal Sponsorship program, and even make a contribution online. Go!


WMM's timely Special Collections cover a wide range of issues and bring depth and unique content to your library. Buy 5 or more films from a single collection for just $99 each. Go!


Visit our Press Room to read the latest news and announcements, learn about our newest acquisitions, and link to articles about WMM. Go!


Visit WMM's Special Offers page to view all of ongoing sales, promotions and discounts! Support women in film by taking advantage of exclusive deals on hundreds of releases, from award-winning documentaries to cutting edge experimental films from around the globe. Questions? Email orders@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 x360.

Thanks to our funders!

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. aponsor nea nysca nyculture academy warhol hfpa

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Extended End of the Year Sale!

Institutions can take advantage of the opportunity to own two WMM films for the price of one, including our most requested classics and recent bestsellers!

WMM's prestigious collection includes a diverse list of over 550 award-winning films that tackle the most important issues of our time facing women around the globe. Take a look at our staff curated special collections to fit the needs of your classroom, organization and/or library. The collection includes pressing topics such as Islam & Muslim Women, Human Rights, Violence Against Women, African American Women, Gender, and Feminism.

Be sure to ask us about digital licensing!

*Offer does not include 2016 New Releases and expires 2/28/17. Call 212-925-0606 x360 or contact orders@wmm.com to apply your discount here. Offer only applies to institutional orders, cannot be combined with any other offer, and other exceptions ma y apply.

Top 10 Films of the Month


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Want Digital Licensing? Here's How!

Times are changing and digital licensing has become an important part of the media landscape. Women Make Movies now offers streaming licenses for the length of the file format after the purchase of a film(s) at list price. Price of the digital license is based on list price. Discounts are available for bulk orders. Visit here for more information on terms and conditions.

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