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Annual Report 2019

Previous Next [Click here to download as PDF] A letter from WIF Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer Dear WIF Family, Today is my five-year anniversary with Women In Film! I am enormously grateful to be part of this community of women and men who are committed to equality, innovation, and change. Especially right now, in the […]

ReFrame Stamp Affixed On Record 26 Films For 2019 [Deadline]

The ReFrame coalition has awarded 26 feature films released in 2019 with its ReFrame Stamp, which recognizes the top 100-grossing gender-balanced narrative and animated features. The list, which grew from 20 total films that earned the stamp a year ago, includes Booksmart, Captain Marvel, Harriet, Hustlers and Oscar Best Picture nominee Little Women. This reflects gains for women in the […]

Film Finishing Fund Announces Grants for 9 Projects

Two of this year’s recipients have been selected at major film festivals: Sabrina Doyle’s narrative feature “Lorelei” will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival, while Iram Parveen Bilal’s “I’ll Meet You There” was selected for the recently scuttled SXSW fest. Parveen Bilal and “And She Could Be Next” co-director Grace Lee were both previous grantees, in 2012. […]

How Weinstein’s sentencing could change entertainment

When the news broke that Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison, Lili Bernard was on her way to the Echo Training Conference, which empowers trauma survivors and is led by one of the producer’s many victims, Louise Godbold. Bernard, herself a Bill Cosby survivor, couldn’t contain her joy over the punishment. “I was driving […]

Source: “Inequality in 1,200 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT & Disability from 2007 to 2018,”
Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Marc Choueiti, Dr. Katherine Pieper, Kevin Yao, Ariana Case & Angel Choi; Annenberg Inclusion Initiative