For Your Consideration
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. Dive into what it takes to launch a successful awards campaign with limited resources. With support from event partners The Gotham, Ghetto Film School, HUSSLUP, PANO, and WrapWomen.
A brief history of Oscar campaigning written by David Caballero
Academy Explains Diversity Rules for Best Picture Oscar written by Nicole Sperling
First Oscar Campaign for Transgender Actresses written by Ramin Setoodeh
Emmy Diversity Still Lacking Despite ‘Squid Game’ Surprise written by Kristin Lopez
Everything You’d Ever Need to Know About the Spirit Awards written by Esther Zuckerman
Gotham Awards: How New York Shaped Their Storytelling Approach written by Hilary Lewis
Here’s What You Need to Know About Working with a Publicist written by Tom Sveen
How to win an Oscar written by Alissa Wilkinson
I would never just direct a cute story written by Cath Clarke
Is an Oscar Campaign Worth the Cost for an Independent Documentary? written by Anthony Kaufman
Luchina Fisher is Trail Blazing the Film Industry written by Gloria Peebles
Oscars Campaigning Has Gone Global written by David Canfield
The Critics‘ Choice Awards Continues to Grow, Promises Magical Moments written by Courtney Howard
What happens when women reclaim the spaces that are designed to exclude them written by Eliza Anyangwe
When the Red Carpet is Rolled Up written by Brooks Barnes
11 Ways to win an Oscar written by Radhika Seth
Film Fatales LA Winter Party
We’re back in person! Film Fatales Members and honored guests gathered with like minded folks interested in amplifying underrepresented voices in the industry. We had some light bites, great music, and plenty of good cheer to go around. With support from event partners Arc Studio, ICFC, NFMLA, LevelForward and AWFC. We donned our festive attire, raised a glass, and rang in the new year with style!
Special thanks to All Season Brewing Company for hosting us!
Film Fatales NYC Holiday Happy Hour
Film Fatales members gathered for a Holiday Happy Hour in New York! Back in person for the first time in a long time! Members and their person guests celebrated all the amazing things they've been up to this year. Reconnected with old friends, built new relationships, and raised a glass together to ring in the new year!
Special thanks to Ginger's Bar in Park Slop for hosting us!
Gathering in Gratitude
Members of Film Fatales gathered to celebrate our creative community and express our gratitude for each other. The evening began with some grounding breath work and was followed by a meanigful group tarot reading from Roxy Shih. Thank you for helping us be louder, stronger, and more intentional ~ together ~ in an industry that still has a long way to go.
This panel of industry experts will demystify film distribution and give you an inside look at how producers, sales agents and distributors work to get your films out into the world. We’ll hear about various paths towards distribution, creative ways to sell your work, and what the changing landscape of the industry means for independent filmmakers.
A Cheat Sheet For Approaching Distribution written by Distribution Advocates
A Massive List of International Distributors for your Short Film written by Jon Fusco
Distributors Fact Sheet: 2021 Edition written by Liz Manashil
Female-Directed Films Get Smaller Distribution Deals Than Male Counterparts written by Rebecca Sun
Foreign Sales 101: What Independents Need to Know written by Ryan Kampe
How to Sell Your Movie to Netflix, According to Someone Who's Done It written by Margeaux Sippell
How To Understand and Negotiate a Film Distribution Contract written by Dan Satorius
Short Film Exhibition, Distribution, Marketing Guide – Download Now written by Chris O’Falt
The 9 Types Of Film Distribution Agreements written by Schuyler Moore
The Cost of Distribution written by Avril Speaks
What Independent Film Distributors Want in a Project written by L. Manashil & R. Green
16 Tips For Negotiating International Film Distribution compiled by Law360
We are Proving the Market Wrong by Dina Amer
Indie Distributors So White? by Juliette Verlaque featuring Alece Oxendine
The Future of Film Festivals
Join Film Fatales for an online discussion about the ins and outs of Film Festival Programming with head programmers Celeste Wong (Mill Valley Film Festival), Faridah Gbadamosi (Tribeca Film Festival), and Lily Yasuda (Slamdance). Moderated by Kareema Bee (Cinematters Film Festival).
Get the inside scoop as prolific festival programmers talk about the latest trends on the festival circuit. They will discuss how their film festivals curate their lineups, how each decision maker approaches their selection process, recommendations for filmmakers submitting to competitions, and how the programming landscape continues to evolve.
Diverse Documentary Festival Programming written by Joost Broeren-Huitenga
How to Get Your Film Distributed written by Jason Sirotin
Exploring How and Why We Watch written by Jane Schoenbrun
Filmmakers Should Avoid Online Film Festivals written by Brian Newman
How to Submit to Film Festivals, According to Programmers written by Jack Smart
Inclusive Film Festival Programming written by Tambay Obenson
Missing Pieces: Why Film Festivals Treat Programmers as Disposable written by Eric Kohn
A Path for Greater Diversity in Film Festivals written by the Arts Management & Technology Laboratory
The Twelve Things You Should Know Before Submitting to Sundance written by Jayna Gavieres
Tips for Getting Into Film Festivals, from a Sundance Programmer written by Drea Clark