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PAST EVENTS

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All Eyes on Women

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Join Film Fatales and Cinemarket for a Virtual Market and Live Pitch Event during the 2021 Berlinale Film Festival.


Watch as filmmakers seeking distribution present their feature films to an industry panel of international buyers and distributors and stick around after for a Q&A.


The filmmakers presenting their projects are: Cristina Ibarra (The Infiltrators), Iram Parveen Bilal (I’ll Meet You There), Khadifa Wong (Uprooted), Kavery Kaul (The Bengali) and Yi Chen (First Vote).


Followed by a discussion with Amanda Trokan (HBO), Elise McCave (Kickstarter), Jackie Sayno (Encore), Nele Willaert (Gaumont), Opal Hope Bennett (DOC NYC), Sarah Lash (Condé Nast), and Sophie von Uslar (Constantin Film). Moderated by Alece Oxendine (Columbia University).


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Film Fatales Member Mixer

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Curious about how to return to production? Eager to meet creative collaborators? Excited to share details about your latest passion project? Missing the company of like-minded artists?


We began with a grounding ritual and group conversation led by co-hosts Gabrielle Zilkha (Queering the Script), Jamie Burton-Oare (Soulful Steps), Renée Wilson (Crepe Covered Sidewalks), and Vaishali Sinha (Ask the Sexpert), before dividing up into smaller discussion circles to deepen our relationships based on a series of guided prompts.


Film Fatales was founded to amplify underrepresented voices in film. We support hundreds of women, trans and non-binary directors through workshops, peer mentoring and educational opportunities. Your donation will help us transform the filmmaking landscape to make space for a new way of storytelling. https://donorbox.org/filmfatales



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Stranger Than Fiction

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Join Film Fatales for an intimate conversation about personal storytelling in the documentary space with documentarians Elan Bogarín (306 Hollywood), Lynne Sachs (Film About a Father Who) and Tiffany Hsiung (Sing Me A Lullaby). Moderated by Film Fatales member Judith Helfand (Love & Stuff).


This conversation will focus on the unique and nuanced experiences of documentary filmmakers creating personal films. With insight into the ethical and artistic decisions that filmmakers make, we will explore the complex relationship between directors and film participants. How do filmmakers approach delicate subject matter, building trust and setting boundaries? What are the responsibilities that come with sharing personal histories with the world? How do relationships change throughout the course of a film?


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Tales from the Field

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Join Film Fatales for a panel discussion with filmmakers fresh off their Sundance premieres including Ciara Lacy (This is the Way We Rise), Elizabeth Lo (Stray), Jamila Wignot (Ailey), and Jane Schoenbrun (We're All Going to the World's Fair).


This conversation will be centered around the journey from project inception to festival premiere and beyond. Where do you find inspiration? How do you identify creative collaborators? How do you build an audience? What are the various paths to distribution in the current landscape? What is it like being a filmmaker in these unusual times? Join us for an in-depth conversation with talented feature film directors in the thick of it all.


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Wander Darkly

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Join Film Fatales and Lionsgate for a panel discussion with the Wander Darkly creative team including Writer/Director Tara Miele and producer Sam Housman about their journey from Sundance to Virtual Cinemas. Moderated by Film Fatales member Maria Burton.


In Wander Darkly, a traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna), in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments. By reliving fond recollections from the beginning of their romance while also navigating the overwhelming truths of their present, they must discover what truly binds them together.



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Reclaim the Frame

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Join Film Fatales and Ujima Entertainment Coalition for a virtual networking mixer between feature film and episodic television Directors, Producers, and Editors.


Eager to meet creative collaborators? Excited to share details about your latest passion project? Missing the company of like-minded artists? We will begin with a lightning round of introductions facilitated by Leah Meyerhoff, founder of Film Fatales, Dominique Ulloa, Chair of Ujima Entertainment Coalition, and Shannon Baker Davis, Editor, Queen Sugar before dividing up into smaller discussion circles for meaningful conversations and deeper connections based on a series of guided prompts.


Ujima Entertainment Coalition fosters a safe, collaborative space for black post-production professionals of the African diaspora to revel in their passion for a spectrum of black stories. Our focus is mentorship, advocacy, empowerment and educational resources. We will always strive to share black excellence in our stories and our work.

Film Fatales is a non profit arts organization which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of over a thousand women, non-binary and transgender feature film and television directors worldwide. We raise the visibility of marginalized directors and expand the talent pool for decision makers looking to work with underrepresented voices.


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