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Film Fatales is a non profit arts organization which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports a membership community of over a thousand feature film and television directors of all marginalized genders. We advocate for hiring equality and inclusive programming practices by working with key decision makers to expand the talent pool and raise the visibility of underrepresented creators. Together we can build a more equitable film industry for us all.

Upcoming Events: Welcome

Upcoming Events

  • Creating Safer Sets
    Fri, Apr 07
    Apr 07, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Film Fatales members are invited to an online workshop about Creating Safer and Supported Sets with Olivia Troy, Dr. Annalise Ophelian, Heather María Ács, and N. Jasmine Johnson from Reps on Set. Moderated by Body Parts director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan.
  • Virtual Shadowing: Episodic Television Directing Workshop
    Apr 21, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Learn how to prep from a working TV director! Join Film Fatales for an online Episodic Television workshop with prolific episodic television director Mary Lou Belli, whose directing credits include Bull, NCIS: New Orleans and The Ms Pat Show). Moderated by Film Fatales member Afia Nathaniel.

Join Film Fatales for an online discussion about how to launch a successful awards campaign. For Your Consideration highlights Gotham Award winning and Spirit Award nominated director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (Murina), Oscar nominated director Rintu Thomas (Writing With Fire), and Spirit Award-winning and Gotham-nominated producer Mynette Louie (I Carry You With Me). Moderated by Film Fatales member Luchina Fisher (Mama Gloria).


Awards matter in raising the visibility of films for a mainstream audience, introducing new cultural perspectives and ultimately shaping the world in which we live. In the past 94 years, only three women have won an Oscar for Best Director and only seven have been nominated. Come hear from filmmakers who have directed or produced feature films that have been nominated for, or won, Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, and Academy Awards.

About Us

We recommend underrepresented creators for jobs, funding and distribution opportunities through our Parity Pipeline initiative and amplify marginalized voices through our weekly Speaker Series about craft, the creative process, and the push towards parity on screen and off. We continue to raise the visibility of marginalized directors by highlighting their work in our Streaming Library and beyond.

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