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PAST EVENTS

Missed one of our previous webinars? Never fear, you can rewatch them anytime! 

The Write Stuff
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Join Film Fatales on Friday May 27th 2pm PT for a panel discussion about The Art of Screenwriting with writer/directors Jessica Sharzer (A Simple Favor), Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby), Mora Stephens (Zipper), and moderated by Jamie Burton-Oare (African/American). Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from heavy hitting screenwriters as they discuss what it takes to write a successful script. Where do they find inspiration, how do they discover and maintain their creative voice, what tools and routines help them to get over the finish line, how do they give and get feedback, how do they get their scripts into the right hands, and much much more! With support from community partners Breaking Through The Lens, New Filmmakers LA, Stowe Story Labs, The Jane Club and The Writers Lab.


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Back to the Roots Mixer
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Join Film Fatales on Friday May 20th at 2pm PT for a filmmaker community mixer to celebrate AAPI Heritage month! We will begin with a group discussion about identity and how it shapes our responsibility as storytellers led by Film Fatales members Roxy Shih (List of a Lifetime), Meera Menon (Ms Marvel) and Allie Cuerdo (Ulam: Main Dish), before dividing up into breakout circles for meaningful conversations based on a series of guided prompts.


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Episodic Prep
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Join Film Fatales on Friday April 29th 2pm PT for a panel discussion about Episodic Television Prep with directors Christine Swanson (P-Valley), Valerie Weiss (Outer Banks) and Bola Ogun (Raising Dion).


Come hear from prolific episodic television directors as they discuss what it takes to prep before day one of shooting. What happens in a tone meeting? How do you communicate with actors before you get on set? How do you prepare to helm an episode of a popular show? What is it like being a “guest” on set? How can you use this opportunity to create a more inclusive, collaborative and mindful workplace? With support from community partners The Black TV & Film Collective, Ghetto Film School and Minorities in Film.


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Earth Care as Self-Care Mixer
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Join Film Fatales online on Friday April 8th 5pm PT for a filmmaker community mixer to celebrate and amplify eco-friendly pathways to action! Excited to meet creative collaborators? Missing the company of like-minded artists? We will begin with a group discussion about sustainable sets led by Film Fatales members Elza Kephart (Slaxx) and Mai Iskander (Words of Witness), before dividing up into breakout circles for meaningful conversations based on a series of guided prompts. Open to filmmakers and film lovers of all backgrounds.


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Documentary Development
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Join FILM FATALES, DOCLANDS, and DOC NYC on Friday March 25th 2pm PT for a panel discussion about Documentary Development with Daresha Kyi (Mama Bears) and Iliana Sosa (What We Leave Behind). Moderated by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (Águilas).


Listen in as documentary filmmakers straight off their SXSW premiers discuss their creative and practical processes for developing documentary features. How do you choose a compelling subject and see it through with authenticity, creativity, and sensitivity? Where do you find funding and how do you build trust with your subjects and audience? How do we address implicit and explicit biases and make efforts to decolonize docs? Learn how to take action on your inspirations from these accomplished artists.


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SXSW Meet-Up
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Join us for an in-person gathering in support of filmmakers of all marginalized genders and those interested in amplifying underrepresented voices in the industry to make connections and build their network. This will also be an opportunity to hear from members of Film Fatales who have directed feature films premiering at SXSW including: Paula Eiselt (Aftershock), Sarah Dosa (Fire of Love), Julie Cohen and Betsy West (Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down), Daresha Kyi (Mama Bears), Maureen Bharoocha (The Prank) and many more! Open to all festival badge holders. No RSVP required.