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Resources For Strike-Affected Workers

WIF has a strong connection to the current moment happening within the labor movement in Hollywood. The advocacy work we do to ensure pay equity, career sustainability, and access to affordable health care, including reproductive health, is a big part of what SAG-AFTRA and the WGA are fighting for. In aid of strike-affected workers, WIF has expanded our Help Line to include a dedicated day to provide emotional support specifically related to the current work stoppage, and compiled a list of resources.

WIF HELP LINE OFFERS SUPPORT TO STRIKE-AFFECTED WORKERS

1-855-WIF-LINE

The WIF Help Line is here to offer emotional support for challenging times in the entertainment industry. As entertainment workers fight for job sustainability and safety, our Help Line advocates can be a listening ear to help you navigate the stress of this critical moment. On Thursdays from 9am – 4:30pm, advocates are standing by to provide support and resources specifically about work instability related to work stoppage. People across all entertainment fields and of all genders are invited to call 1-855-WIF-LINE. For support with harassment and misconduct in the workplace, contact the Help Line during our usual hours, Monday through Friday 9am-4:30pm at 1-855-WIF-LINE. 

RESOURCES:

WIF Stands in Solidarity with the WGA

WIF stands in solidarity with the WGA and their members as they seek equitable compensation and sustainable working conditions. While streamer and studio profits and CEO salaries have ballooned over the last decade, the pay gap for writers has grown wider. And the gap is even worse for women, particularly women of color. Without the power of collective bargaining, we’d be pushed even further behind when it comes to pay equity, career sustainability, and working conditions – the very things WIF is dedicated to fighting for. That’s why we strongly support the WGA in their fight for a fair contract.

If you are a WGA member, or looking for ways to support WGA members, go to www.wgacontract2023.org for the latest info.

For resources, funding, support, and strike accessibility info, visit https://www.writeinclusion.org/strikeresources.

Abortion Healthcare & Resources

June , 2023

The Showrunners for Abortion Rights STUDIO REPORT CARD.

In 2022, a coalition of showrunners demanded new protections for womxn and people who can become pregnant working on productions shooting in states where abortion is now banned and criminalized. See their Report Card below tracking the progress of each studio over the year.

Read their full statement here

We are outraged that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, undoing 50 years of protections and threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions. We’re turning our collective rage into action, providing the below list of abortion resources offered by employers for those working in the entertainment industry—which will be regularly updated as we receive new information. If your company is offering travel support for healthcare or other abortion-related benefits, please let us know.

“We’re focused right now on ensuring that women and people who can get pregnant who are working in states that are outlawing or have outlawed abortion still have access to safe and legal abortion.”

WIF CEO Kirsten Schaffer, to TheWrap

What entertainment industry employers are offering:

  • Amazon – Will pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for medical treatments including abortion. [Source]
  • Apple – Health plan covers abortion care and travel costs if necessary. [Source]
  • Buzzfeed – Stipend provided for employees residing in states with abortion trigger laws, covering travel and expenses. [Source]
  • Comcast – Employees’ travel for medical services unavailable near an employee’s home are covered. [Source]
  • Condé Nast – Covered employees and their covered dependents are now eligible for reimbursement on travel and lodging if they cannot locally obtain care for abortion, infertility, or gender-affirming services. [Source]
  • Disney – Travel benefit allowing for “affordable coverage for receiving similar levels of care in another location.” [Source]
  • Endeavor – Out of state care and travel costs for abortions is covered for employees.
  • Google – Employees can apply to relocate to another state without justification. [Source]
  • Live Nation – Covering employees’ travel expenses for out-of-state women’s healthcare services, as well as bail expenses for arrests during peaceful protests. [Source]
  • Meta – Offering travel expense reimbursements for out-of-state reproductive services, to the extent permitted by law. [Source]
  • Netflix – $10,000 lifetime allowance for travel reimbursement for full-time employees and their dependents who need to travel for healthcare including abortion and gender-affirming care. [Source]
  • Paramount – “Certain related travel expenses” will be covered for employees if the covered health service is prohibited in their area. [Source]
  • Riot Games – Support for employees seeking out of state travel costs and potential relocation services.
  • Sony – Travel reimbursement if required to access reproductive healthcare services available under its health plan. [Source]
  • Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute – Employee healthcare benefits to include covering travel expenses for services not available where employee resides. [Source]
  • United Talent Agency – Reimbursement for travel expenses for reproductive health services not accessible in an employee’s state of residence. [Source]
  • Warner Bros. Discovery – Has expanded employee healthcare to cover financial support for abortion services. [Source]

Additional resources:

  • Abortion on Our Own Terms: Educational support regarding abortion care and legal information.
  • Apiary: Connecting and providing infrastructure support for abortion funds and other practical support organizations.
  • ARC Southeast: Supporting funding and logistics for those in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • The Brigid Alliance: Booking, coordinating, and paying for travel, travel expenses, and child care for those seeking access to an abortion provider.
  • Exhale Pro-Voice: Text line for nonjudgmental after-abortion support.
  • Fund Texas Choice: Pays for Texans’ travel to abortion clinics.
  • I Need an A: Providing simple, up-to-date, localized information for people seeking abortions.
  • Midwest Access Coalition: Helping with travel coordination and costs, lodging, food, medicine, and emotional support for people in the Midwest.
  • Northwest Abortion Access Fund: Supporting access, travel, and lodging for those seeking abortion care in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.

Don’t Turn Away

Pictured from L–R: HAPPENING star Anamaria Vartolomei, director Audrey Diwan, and moderator Anita Sarkeesian at the WIF screening.

Last month, WIF was honored to host a community screening of HAPPENING, Audrey Diwan‘s devastating, visceral depiction of one young woman’s abortion experience in 1960s France, when that fundamental right was not yet legal in the country. The film is an unflinching look at the incomprehensible lengths that pregnant people must traverse to exercise autonomy over their own bodies. HAPPENING unfolds at an uncomfortably close distance, sometimes, and it refuses to allow viewers the luxury of turning away: turning away from the physical reality of an unwanted pregnancy and its termination, and turning away from the social and cultural burdens that leave so many trapped.

Now more than ever, we must confront those forces that seek to deny pregnant people control over their lives, their bodies, their very selves. We uplift the work of Audrey Diwan and other filmmakers who have told these stories. If you missed some of our past conversations about abortion and reproductive justice, please check them out now:

Renee Bracey Sherman interviews Film Finishing Fund grantee BELLY OF THE BEAST director Erika Cohn, producer Angela Tucker, and subjects Kelli Dixon and Cynthia Chandler.
Lizz Winstead interviews UNPREGNANT writer/director Rachel Lee Goldenberg, producer Sarah Schechter, and executive producers Lucy Kitada and Jessica Switch.
WIF in conversation with NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS director Eliza Hittman and stars Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder.
ReFrame Director Andria Wilson Mirza in conversation with PLAN B director Natalie Morales.

Events & Applications

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

WIF Fellowships AMA (“Ask Me Anything”)
Emmy-nominated “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” with Lizzo; moderated by WIF CEO Kirsten Schaffer.
Emmy-nominated documentary feature LUCY AND DESI, with director Amy Poehler, interviewee Lucie Arnaz Luckinbell, producer Jeanne Elfant Festa, and executive producer Sara Bernstein. Moderated by WIF Board President Amy Baer.

Sundance 2023 Lineup

Will you be attending the Sundance Film Festival from January 19–29, or watching select films online from January 24–29 in 2023? We’re excited to highlight the films programmed for this year’s festival, and related panels and events that feature the films created by women and non-binary directors.

Films with the ReFrame Stamp have received the mark of distinction for demonstrating gender-balanced hiring.

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Presenting 12 world premieres of fiction feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers audiences a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, directed by Raven Jackson

Fair Play, directed by Chloe Domont

Fancy Dance, directed by Erica Tremblay

The Persian Version, directed by Maryam Keshavarz

Sometimes I Think About Dying, directed by Rachel Lambert

The Starling Girl, directed by Laurel Akira Parmet

Theater Camp, co-directed by Molly Gordon

A Thousand and One, directed by A.V. Rockwell

U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
World-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people, and events that shape the present day.

AUM: The Cult at the End of the World, co-directed by Chiaki Yanagimoto

Bad Press, co-directed by Rebecca Lansberry-Baker

Beyond Utopia, directed by Madeleine Gavin

The Disappearance of Shere Hite, directed by Nicole Newnham

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project, co-directed by Michèle Stephenson

Going Varsity in Mariachi, co-directed by Alejandra Vasquez

Joonam, directed by Sierra Urich

Little Richard: I Am Everything, directed by Lisa Cortés

Nam June Paik: Moon Is the Oldest TV, directed by Amanda Kim

The Stroll, directed by Kristen Lovell & Zackary Drucker

Victim/Suspect, directed by Nancy Schwartzman

WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Fiction projects from emerging artists around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.

Animalia, directed by Sofia Alaoui (France, Morocco, Qatar)

Bad Behaviour, directed by Alice Englert (New Zealand)

Girl, directed by Adura Onashile (UK)

MAMACRUZ, directed by Patricia Ortega (Spain)

La Pecera, directed by Glorimar Marrero Sánchez (Puerto Rico, Spain)

Scrapper, directed by Charlotte Regan (UK)

Shayda, directed by Noora Niasari (Australia)

Slow, directed by Marija Kavtaradze (Lithuania, Spain, Sweden)

When It Melts, directed by Veerle Baetens (Belgium)

WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Documentaries by some of the boldest global filmmakers capturing the world today.

5 Seasons of Revolution, directed by Lina (Germany, Syria, Netherlands, Norway)

Against the Tide, directed by Sarvnik Kaur (India)

The Eternal Memory, directed by Maite Alberdi (Chile)

Is There Anybody Out There?, directed by Ella Glendining (UK)

Millsuthando, directed by Millsuthando Bongela (South Africa)

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, directed by Anna Hints (Estonia, France, Iceland)

Twice Colonized, directed by Lin Alluna (Greenland, Denmark, Canada)

NEXT
Visionary works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling populate this program.

Kim’s Video, co-directed by Ashley Sabin

King Coal, directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon

The Tuba Thieves, directed by Alison O’Daniel

Young. Wild. Free., directed by Thembi L. Banks

MIDNIGHT
From horror and comedy to works that defy genre classification, these films will keep you wide awake, even at the most arduous hour.

birth/rebirth, directed by Laura Moss

My Animal, directed by Jacqueline Castel (Canada)

Polite Society, directed by Nida Manzoor (UK)

Run Rabbit Run, directed by Daina Reid

NEW FRONTIER
New Frontier champions artists who engage in experimental storytelling at the crossroads of film, art, performance, and media technology, showcasing cutting-edge work that explores and evolves cinema culture in today’s rapidly changing landscape. New Frontier is presently in a process of reimagination. This year, we return to our roots to offer a lineup of resonant experimental films.

A Common Sequence, co-directed by Mary Helena Clark

Gush, directed by Fox Maxy

Last Things, directed by Deborah Stratman

PREMIERES
A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated fiction and documentary films of the coming year.

Cat Person, directed by Susanna Fogel

Earth Mama, directed by Savanah Leaf

The Deepest Breath, directed by Laura McGann

Food and Country, directed by Laura Gabbert

Invisible Beauty, co-directed by Bethann Hardison

It’s Only Life After All, directed by Alexandria Bombach

Judy Blume Forever, directed by Davina Pardo & Leah Wolchok

Murder in Big Horn, directed by Razelle Benally

Past Lives, directed by Celine Song

PLAN C, directed by Tracy Droz Tragos

The Pod Generation, directed by Sophie Barthes

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, directed by Lana Wilson

Rye Lane, directed by Raine Allen-Miller

You Hurt My Feelings, directed by Nicole Holofcener

SPOTLIGHT
A tribute to the cinema we love from throughout the past year.

The Eight Mountains, co-directed by Charlotte Vandermeersch

Other People’s Children, directed by Rebecca Zlotowski

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
One-of-a-kind moments highlight new independent woks that add to the unique Festival experience.

CODA, directed by Siân Heder (2021 and 2022 Encore Screening)

Klondike, directed by Maryna Er Gorbach (2021 and 2022 Encore Screening)

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 1
Driven by innovation and experimentation, the Short Film Program calls out filmmaking’s most original voices.

Help Me Understand, directed by Aemilia Scott

Parker, directed by Sharon Liese & Catherine Hoffman

Sweatshop Girl, directed by Selma Cervantes

Inglorious Liaisons, directed by Chloé Alliez & Violette Delvoye

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 2

Rest Stop, directed by Crystal Kayiza

I AM HOME, directed by Kymon Greyhorse

Life Without Dreams, directed by Jessica Bardsley

Baba, co-directed by Anya Chirkova

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 3

When You Left Me on That Boulevard, directed by Kayla Abuda Galang

White Any, directed by Shalini Adnani

Hawaiki, directed by Nova Paul

Nocturnal Burger, directed by Reema Maya

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 4

Weapons and Their Names, directed by Melina Valdez

The Flying Sailor, directed by Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis

Thriving: A Dissociated Reverie, directed by Nicole Bazuin

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 5

Mulika, directed by Maisha Maene

In the Big Yard Inside the Teeny-Weeny Pocket, directed by Yoko Yuki

The Kidnapping of the Bride, directed by Sophia Mocorres

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 6

Mirror Party, directed by Bridey Elliott

OURIKA!, directed by Xenia Matthews

Take Me Home, directed by Liz Sargent

SHORT ANIMATED FILM PROGRAM

fur, directed by Zhen Li

By Water, directed by Iyabo Kwayana

BurgerWorld, directed by Maggie Brewer

The Sea on the Day When the Magic Returns, directed by Jiwon Han

SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAM

Shirampari: Legacies of the River, directed by Lucia Flórez

Call Me Mommy, directed by Tara O’Callaghan

Margie Soudek’s Salt and Pepper Shakers, directed by Meredith Moore

Under G-d, directed by Paula Eiselt

MIDNIGHT SHORT FILM PROGRAM

In the Flesh, directed by Daphne Gardner

AliEN0089, directed by Valeria Hofmann

Unborn Biru, directed by Inga Elin Marakatt

Pipes, co-directed by Jessica Meier

SHORT BEFORE FEATURE

It’s Raining Frogs Outside, directed by Maria Estela Paiso

INDIE EPISODIC PROGRAM
Created specifically for bold stories told in multiple episodes, with an emphasis on independent perspectives and innovative storytelling.

Chanshi, executive produced by Ayelet Iberman, Mirit Toovi

The Night Logan Woke Up, executive produced by Nancy Grant

A note from the Sundance Institute on the 2023 festival’s director demographics:

The data we are sharing reflects information provided directly by the artists. Some artists chose not to self-identify in all data areas.

U.S. COMPETITION:
Dramatic: 61% or 8 of the 13 directors in this year’s U.S. Dramatic Competition identify as women; 61% or 8 of the 13 identify as people of color; 23% or 3 of the 13 identify as LGBTQ+.
Documentary: 63% or 10 of the 16 directors in this year’s U.S. Documentary Competition identify as women; 63% or 10 of the 16 identify as people of color; 13% or 2 of the 16 identify as LGBTQ+; 6% or 1 of the 16 identify as a person with a disability.

WORLD COMPETITION:
Dramatic: 58% or 7 of the 12 directors in the World Dramatic Competition identify as women; 50% or 6 of the 12 identify as people of color; 25% or 3 out of 12 directors identify as LGBTQ+.
Documentary: 46% or 6 of the 13 directors in the World Documentary Competition identify as women; 38% or 5 of the 13 as people of color; 23% or 3 of the 13 identify as LGBTQ+; 8% or 1 of the 13 identify as a person with a disability.

FEATURE FILM SUBMISSIONS: Of the 4,061 feature film submissions, 1,662 were from the U.S. and 2,399 were international; 1,105 (27%) were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as women; 91 (2%) were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as nonbinary individuals; 1,676 (41%) were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as people of color; 547 (13%) were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as LGBTQ+.

ALL FEATURES: Of the 101 feature films announced so far, 54 (53%) were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as women; 5 (5%) were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as nonbinary individuals; 46 (45%) were directed by one or more filmmakers who identify as people of color; 20 (20%) by one or more filmmakers who identify as LGBTQ+; 3 (3%) by one or more filmmakers who identifies as a person with a disability.

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Fellowship Specifics

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF APPLYING, PLEASE JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2023 FOR A FELLOWSHIP AMA (Ask Me Anything) Click HERE to RSVP.

Created in honor of our 50th year, the WIF Fellowships reflect our commitment to advancing the careers of women, nonbinary, and trans people across all areas of the industry. 

This year-long program assigns each Fellow an intimate cohort of those on the same career path. Each cohort is teamed up with Mentors who will help guide them through group mentoring sessions, and with Guest Speakers who will present workshops and panels aimed to demystify the more nuanced areas of the industry. Connections are made to cohorts of other disciplines through intentional networking opportunities throughout the year. 

With an eye on career advancement, each Fellow will also receive individualized career strategy sessions throughout their year in the program to identify immediate steps that can be taken to help the Fellow achieve their goals or brainstorm the best professional paths forward.

All those accepted to the Episodic Lab will become WIF Fellows with additional Writer Fellows accepted through both the Episodic Lab and Fellowship applicant pools (applicants only need to apply through one of the applications — please see the FAQs below for more information). Though our Financing Intensive is currently on hiatus, we will include many aspects of that program within our Producer Fellowship.  

It is our belief that a true culture shift includes support and community for every entertainment industry role. To that end, if you don’t see your role represented in the list of application options, we still encourage you to apply.

FELLOWSHIP SPECIFICS


Each Fellow will meet within their cohort for a year of master classes, networking, and community building. Fellows will also receive 1:1 career strategy sessions and mentoring from a professional with extensive experience in their field, either in groups or individually (depending on Mentor availability). Fellows are expected to have at least six sessions with their mentor(s) within a 12-month period. Dates and locations will be determined solely by mentors, and may continue to be virtual for the time being.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be local to Los Angeles in order to participate.
  • You must have a clear career focus that you can articulate in your application.

We anticipate the WIF Fellowship as having both virtual and in-person elements, some of which may be mandatory. In order to attend in-person events, fellows must be able to provide proof of current vaccination, subject to CDC guidelines relating to boosters, and willing to test for COVID-19 prior to events.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BY DISCIPLINE

  • Writers
    • Episodic Lab – all selected participants will also be Writer Fellows
    • Writer Fellowship – we will provide fellowship opportunities to a small group of applicants that are not accepted into the Episodic Lab and/or apply directly to the Fellowship. Please see the FAQs below for more information.
  • Directors
    • Director Fellowship*
  • Cinematographers/Directors of Photography
    • Cinematographer Fellowship*
  • Independent Producers, Line Producers, Post Producers
    • Producer Fellowship
  • Executives, Managers, Agents
    • Business Fellowship
  • Designers, Department Heads, Crew, Post, All Other Positions
    • Artisan & Crew Fellowship
      • Final disciplines supported will be contingent on applicant interest; all are encouraged to apply

* Thanks to Netflix for their support of the Director and DP Fellowships. Additional support for WIF Fellowships is provided by Delta Air Lines.

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IMPORTANT FELLOWSHIP DATES

  • October 2, 2023
    Applications for Episodic Lab & Fellowships
  • October 4, 2023
    2024 WIF Fellowship AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) Panel
  • TBD
    Episodic Lab AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) Panel w/ The Black List
  • November 13, 2023
    Applications for Episodic Lab close
  • January 8, 2024
    Applications for Fellowships close
  • Week of February 12, 2024
    Accepted Episodic Lab Fellows & and all other applicants notified
  • March 5, 2023
    Episodic Lab begins
  • Week of April 29, 2024
    Accepted Fellows and all other applicants notified
  • Week of May 6, 2024
  • Fellowship Virtual Orientation

FAQs

  1. Which program should I apply to?
    Please see the “fellowship opportunities by discipline” listed above. You may apply to more than one Fellowship cohort, but you must submit a separate application for each cohort you would like to be considered for. 
  2. How can I apply for the Writer Fellowships?
    You may either apply for the Episodic Lab — all those accepted to the Lab will automatically become WIF Fellows once the Lab is complete — or the Writer Fellowship alone. If you would like to still be considered for the Writer Fellowship even if you are not accepted to the Episodic Lab, please select that option in your application (see pdfs below).  If you do not wish to apply to the Episodic Lab, you may apply to the Writer Fellowship directly through the Fellowship application. You can apply to the Writer Fellowship with a TV pilot, feature screenplay, or both
  3. How can I apply to the Feature Residency?
  4. The Feature Residency is currently on hiatus and will not be running in 2024. We  encourage all those who identify as Feature Writers to consider applying for the WIF Writer Fellowship.
  5. What if I don’t see my discipline?
    Typically the Artisan &  Crew Fellowship is able to accommodate most unspecified roles. But if your specific career focus does not fit into any of the fellowships listed, please contact the programs team at programs@wif.org to discuss.

You can find the PDF version of the application for the Business Fellowship  HERE.

You can find PDF versions of the applications for the Producers Fellowships for Independent Fiction & Doc Producers HERE and Physical Producers HERE

You can find the PDF version of the applications for the Cinematographer Fellowship HERE, the Director FellowshipHERE, the Writer FellowshipHERE, and the Episodic LabHERE.

2022–2023 Film Awards and Nominees

The following women and nonbinary film professionals have received awards or nominations for their work in cinema throughout the 2022–2023 awards season. List updated regularly.

95th Academy Awards NOMINATIONS – March 12, 2023

  • BEST PICTURE
    • Elvis – Catherine Martin, Gail Berman
    • The Fabelmans – Kristie Macosko Krieger
    • Tár – Alexandra Milchan
    • Women Talking – Dede Gardner, Frances McDormand
  • LEAD ACTRESS
    • Cate Blanchett – Tár
    • Ana de Armas – Blonde
    • Andrea Riseborough – To Leslie
    • Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans
    • Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
    • Hong Chau – The Whale
    • Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
    • Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Lesley Paterson
    • Women Talking – Sarah Polley
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY
    • Elvis – Mandy Walker
  • FILM EDITING
    • Tár – Monika Willi
  • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Ina Fichman
    • A House Made of Splinters – Monica Hellström
    • Navalny – Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller
  • ANIMATED FEATURE
    • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan
    • Turning Red – Domee Shi, Lindsey Collins
  • ORIGINAL SONG
    • “Applause,” Tell It Like a Woman – Dinae Warren
    • “Hold My Hand,” Top Gun: Maverick – Lady Gaga
    • “Lift Me Up,” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Tems, Rihanna
    • “This Is A Life,” Everything Everywhere All at Once – Mitski
  • PRODUCTION DESIGN
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Ernestine Hipper
    • Avatar: The Way of Water – Vanessa Cole
    • Babylon – Florencia Martin
    • Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn
    • The Fabelmans – Karen O’Hara
  • COSTUME DESIGN
    • Babylon – Mary Zophres
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth E. Carter
    • Elvis – Catherine Martin
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Shirley Kurata
    • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris – Jenny Beavan
  • MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Heike Merker, Linda Eisenhamerová
    • The Batman – Naomi Donne
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Camille Friend
    • The Whale – Judy Chin, Anne Marie Bradley
  • SOUND
    • Avatar: The Way of Water – Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
  • LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
    • Ivalu – Rebecca Pruzan
    • Le Pupille – Alice Rohrwacher
  • DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
    • The Elephant Whisperers – Kartiki Gonsalves, Guneet Monga
    • Haulout – Evgenia Arbugaeva
    • The Martha Mitchell Effect – Anne Alvergue, Beth Levison
  • ANIMATED SHORT FILM
    • The Flying Sailor – Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
    • My Year of Dicks – Sara Gunnarsdóttir, Pamela Ribon

37th American Society of Cinematographers Awards NOMINATIONS – March 5, 2023

  • Theatrical Feature Film
    • Elvis – Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS
  • Spotlight Award
    • The Quiet Girl – Kate McCullough, ISC

[Full list of nominees, including for television categories, available here.]

38th Independent Spirit Awards NOMINATIONS – March 4, 2023

  • Best Feature
    • Bones and All – Theresa Park
    • Our Father, the Devil – Ellie Foumbi
    • Tár – Alexandra Milchan
    • Women Talking – Sarah Polley, Dede Gardner, Frances McDormand
  • Best Director
    • Sarah Polley, Women Talking
    • Halina Reijn, Bodies Bodies Bodies
  • Best Lead Performance
    • Cate Blanchett, Tár
    • Dale Dickey, A Love Song
    • Mia Goth, Pearl
    • Regina Hall, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
    • Aubrey Plaza, Emily the Criminal
    • Taylor Russell, Bones and All
    • Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie
    • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Supporting Performance
    • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Nina Hoss, Tár
    • Gabrielle Union, The Inspection
  • Best Breakthrough Performance
    • Frankie Corio, Aftersun
    • Garcija Filipovic, Murina
    • Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Lily McInerny, Palm Trees and Power Lines
  • Best Screenplay
    • Catherine Called Birdy – Lena Dunham
    • Women Talking – Sarah Polley
  • Best First Screenplay
    • Bodies Bodies Bodies – Sarah DeLappe, Kristen Roupenian
    • Emergency – K.D. Dávila
    • Palm Trees and Power Lines – Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay
  • Best First Feature
    • Aftersun – Charlotte Wells, Amy Jackson, Adele Romanski
    • Emily the Criminal – Aubrey Plaza
    • The Inspection – Effie T. Brown
    • Murina – Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
    • Palm Trees and Power Lines – Jamie Dack, Leah Chen Baker
  • John Cassavetes Award
    • The African Desperate – Martine Syms, Vic Brooks
    • Holy Emy – Araceli Lemos, Giulia Caruso
  • Best Cinematography
    • Murina – Hélène Louvart
    • Neptune Frost – Anisia Uzeyman
  • Best Documentary
    • A House Made of Splinters – Monica Hellström
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Midwives – Snow Hnin El Hlaing, Mila Aung-Thwin, Ulla Lehmann
    • Riotsville, U.S.A. – Sierra Pettengill, Sara Archambault, Jamila Wignot
  • Best Editing
    • Tár – Monika Willi
  • Best International Film
    • Corsage – Marie Kreutzer
    • Leonor Will Never Die – Martika Ramirez Esbovar
    • Saint Omer – Alice Diop
  • Producers Award
    • Liz Cardenas
    • Tory Lenosky
  • Someone to Watch Award
    • Adamma Ebo, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
    • Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny
    • Araceli Lemos, Holy Emy
  • The Truer Than Fiction Award
    • Isabel Castro, Mija
    • Rebeca Huntt, Beba
  • Robert Altman Award: Women Talking – Sarah Polley, Shayla Brown, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Kira Guloien, Kate Hallett, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Sheila McCarthy, Frances McDormand, Michelle McLeod, Liv McNeil, August Winter

USC Scripter Awards NOMINATIONS – March 4, 2023

  • She Said – Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • Women Talking – Sarah Polley

[Full list of nominees, including for television, available here.]

59th Cinema Audio Society Awards NOMINATIONS – March 4, 2023

  • Motion Pictures: Live Action
    • Elvis – Tami Treadwell, Amy Barber
    • The Batman – Kirsty Whalley

[Full list of nominees, including for television categories, available here.]

Screen Actors Guild Awards NOMINATIONS – February 26, 2023

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
    • Cate Blanchett, Tár
    • Viola Davis, The Woman King
    • Ana de Armas, Blonde
    • Danielle Deadwyler, Till
    • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
    • Hong Chau, The Whale
    • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
    • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
    • Babylon – Olivia Hamilton, Li Jun Li, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Katherine Waterston
    • The Banshees of Inisherin – Kerry Condon
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu, Jenny Slate, Michelle Yeoh
    • The Fabelmans – Jeannie Berlin, Michelle Williams
    • Women Talking – Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Kate Hallett, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Sheila McCarthy, Frances McDormand, Michelle McLeod, Liv McNeil, August Winter
  • Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
    • Avatar: The Way of Water
    • The Batman
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
    • Top Gun: Maverick
    • The Woman King

[Full list of nominees, including for television categories, available here.]

70th Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards NOMINATIONS – February 26, 2023

  • Feature Animation
    • DC League of Super-Pets – Stephanie Brown, Jessie Pariseau, Alyson Dee Moore MPSE
    • Lightyear – Coya Elliott, Kimberly Patrick, Cheryl Nardi, Dee Selby, Shelley Roden MPSE
    • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Mia Stewart MPSE
  • Feature Documentary
    • Moonage Daydream – Nina Hartstone, Louise Burton MPSE
  • Foreign Language Feature
    • Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths – Carolina Santana, Valeria López Mancheva, Alitzel Diaz
    • EO – Marta Weronika Weronska
    • The Quiet Girl – Louise Burton MPSE, Caoimhe Doyle
  • Feature Dialogue / ADR
    • The Banshees of Inisherin – Rebecca Glover
    • The Batman – Bobbi Banks MPSE
    • Elvis – Derryn Pasquill, Libby Villa, Marisa Marsionis, Lauren Ligovich
    • Empire of Lifht – Rachael Tate MPSE
    • Top Gun: Maverick – Gwendolyn Yates Whittle MPSE
  • Feature Effects / Foley
    • Avatar: The Way of Water – Dee Selby
    • Jurassic World: Dominion – Gwendolyn Yates Whittle MPSE, Qianbaihui Yang MPSE, Coya Elliott, Jana Vance, Ronni Brown
    • Nope – Natalia Lubowiecka MPSE, Ewa Mazurkiewicz
    • Top Gun: Maverick – Qianbaihui Yang MPSE, Jana Vance, Ronni Brown, Shelley Roden MPSE
  • Music Editing – Documentary
    • Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues – Louise Schultz MPSE
  • Music Editing – Feature Motion Picture
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Katherine Gordon Miller
    • Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Nina Hartstone

[Full list of nominees, including for television and games categories, available here.]

34th Producers Guild of America Awards NOMINATIONS – February 25, 2023

  • Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
    • Avatar: The Way of Water – Brigitte Yorke
    • The Banshees of Inisherin – Jo Homewood
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Victoria Alonso
    • Elvis – Gail Berman, Catherine Martin, Courtenay Valenti
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Allison Rose Carter, Sarah Finn, Theresa Steele Page, Michelle Yeoh, Virginie Besson-Silla
    • The Fabelmans – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Raij, Brittani Lindman, Emma Molz
    • Tár – Alexandra Milchan, Cate Blanchett, Francesca Lentini
    • Top Gun: Maverick – Dana Goldberg, Emily Cheung, Melissa Reid
  • Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
    • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Lisa Henson, Melanie Coombs, Blanca Lista
    • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Jenny Slate
    • Minions: The Rise of Gru – Janet Healy, Latifa Ouaou, Kelly Lake
    • Turning Red – Lindsey Collins, Sabine O’Sullivan
  • Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
    • Descendant – Margaret Brown, Essie Chambers
    • Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Ina Fichman
    • Navalny – Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
    • Nothing Compares – Eleanor Emptage
    • Retrograde – Caitlin McNally
    • The Territory – Sigrid Dyekjær, Lizzie Gillett
  • Milestone Award: Pamela Abdy

[Full list of nominees, including for television categories, available here.]

BAFTA Film Awards – February 19, 2023

  • Best Film
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Maite Grunert
    • Elvis – Gail Berman, Catherin Martin
    • Tár – Alexandra Milchan
  • Director
    • Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King
  • Leading Actress
    • Cate Blanchett, Tár
    • Viola Davis, The Woman King
    • Danielle Deadwyler, Till
    • Ana De Armas, Blonde
    • Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
    • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Supporting Actress
    • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
    • Hong Chau, The Whale
    • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
    • Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
    • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Carey Mulligan, She Said
  • Original Screenplay – NO WOMEN NOMINATED
  • Adapted Screenplay
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Lesley Paterson
    • She Said – Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • Outstanding British Film
    • Aftersun – Charlotte Wells
    • Empire of Light – Pippa Harris
    • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – Sophie Hyde, Debbie Gray, Katy Brand
    • Living – Elizabeth Karlsen
    • See How They Run – Gina Carter
    • The Swimmers – Sally El Hosaini
    • The Wonder – Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross, Alice Birch, Emma Donoghue
  • Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
    • Aftersun – Charlotte Wells
    • Blue Jean – Georgia Oakley, Hélène Sifre
    • Electric Malady – Marie Lidén
    • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – Katy Brand
    • Rebellion – Maia Kenworthy
  • Film Not in the English Language
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Maite Grunert
    • Corsage – Marie Kruetzer
    • The Quiet Girl – Cleona Ní Chrualaoí
  • Documentary
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Ina Fichman
    • Navalny – Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
  • Animated Film
    • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan
    • Turning Red – Domee Shi, Lindsey Collins
  • Original Score – NO WOMEN NOMINATED
  • Casting
    • Aftersun – Lucy Pardee
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Simone Bär
    • Elvis – Nikki Barrett, Denise Chamian
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Sarah Halley Finn
    • Triangle of Sadness – Pauline Hansson
  • Cinematography
    • Elvis – Mandy Walker
  • Editing – NO WOMEN NOMINATED
  • Production Design
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Ernestine Hipper
    • Babylon – Florencia Martin
    • Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn
  • Costume Design
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Lisy Christl
    • Amsterdam – J.R. Hawbaker
    • Babylon – Mary Zophres
    • Elvis – Catherine Martin
    • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris – Jenny Beavan
  • Make Up & Hair
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Heike Merker
    • The Batman – Naomi Donne, Zoe Tahir
    • Elvis – Louis Coulston
    • Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical – Naomi Donne, Sharon Martin
    • The Whale – Anne Marie Bradley, Judy Chin
  • Sound
    • Avatar: The Way of Water – Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
    • Tár – Deb Adair
  • Special Visual Effects – NO WOMEN NOMINATED
  • British Short Animation
    • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Cara Speller, Hannah Minghella
    • Middle Watch – Aiesha Penwarden
    • Your Mountain Is Waiting – Hannah Jacobs, Zoe Muslim, Harriet Gillian
  • British Short Film
    • Bazigaga – Jo Ingabire Moys, Stephanie Charmail
    • Bus Girl – Jessica Henwick, Louise Palmkvist Hansen
  • EE Rising Star Award
    • Aimee Lou Wood
    • Emma Mackey
    • Naomi Ackie
    • Sheila Atim

75th Directors Guild of America Awards NOMINATIONS – February 18, 2023

  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film
    • Top Gun: Maverick – LeeAnn Stonebreaker, UPM
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Allison Rose Carter, UPM
    • The Fabelmans – Carla Raij, UPM; Heather Wagner-Wang, 2nd AD
  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Theatrical Film Director
    • Alice Diop, Saint Omer
    • Audrey Diwan, Happening
    • Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, Murina
    • Charlotte Wells, Aftersun
  • Documentary
    • Sara Dosa, Fire of Love
    • Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

[Full list of nominees, including for television and commercial categories, available here.]

27th Art Directors Guild Awards NOMINATIONS – February 18, 2023

  • Period Feature Film
    • Babylon – Florencia Martin
    • Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy
  • Fantasy Feature Film
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Hannah Beachler
    • Nope – Ruth De Jong
  • Contemporary Feature Film – NO WOMEN NOMINATED
  • Animated Feature Film
    • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Liz Toonkel
    • Turning Red – Rona Liu

[Full list of nominees, including for television categories, available here.]

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards NOMINATIONS – February 13, 2023

  • Best Contemporary Make-up
    • The Batman – Naomi Donne, Doone Forsyth, Norma Webb, Jemma Carballo
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Michelle Chung, Erin Rosenmann, Dania A. Ridgway
    • The Menu – Deborah LaMia Denaver, Mazena Puksto, Donna Cicatelli, Deb Rutherford
    • Nope – Jennifer Zide-Essex, Eleanor Sabaduquia
    • Spirited – Monica Huppert, Autumn J. Butler, Vivian Baker
  • Best Period and/or Character Make-up
    • Amsterdam – Nana Fischer, Miho Suzuki
    • Babylon – Heba Thorisdottir, Shaunna Bren Chavez, Jean Black, Mandy Artusato
    • Blonde – Tina Roesler Kerwin, Elena Arroy, Cassie Lyons
    • Elvis – Angela Conte
    • Till – Denise Tunnell, Janice Tunnell, Ashley Langston
  • Best Special Make-up Effects
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Kim Felix
    • Elvis – Emma Faulkes, Chloe Muton-Phillips
    • The Whale – Kathy Tse
  • Best Contemporary Hair Styling
    • The Batman – Zoe Tahir, Melissa Van Tongeran, Paula Price, Andrea Lance Jones
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Camille Friend, Evelyn Feliciano, Marva Stokes, Victor Paz
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Anissa E. Salazar, Meghan Heaney, Miki Caporusso
    • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Tracey Smith, Leslie D. Bennett
    • The Menu – Adruitha Lee, Monique Hyman, Kate Loftis, Barbara Sanders
  • Best Period Hair Styling and/or Character Hair Styling
    • Amsterdam – Adruitha Lee, Lori McCoy-Bell, Cassandra L. Russek, Yvette Shelton
    • Babylon – Jaime Leigh McIntosh, Ahou Mofid, Aubrey Marie
    • Blonde – Jamie Leigh McIntosh, Lynnae Duley, Ahou Mofid
    • Elvis – Louise Coulston
    • The Woman King – Louisa Anthony, Jamika Wilson, Plaxedes Kelias, Charity Gwakuka

[Full list of nominees, including for television, commercial, and theatrical categories, available here.]

14th African American Film Critics Association Awards – January 16, 2023

  • Best Picture: The Woman King – Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman
  • Best Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King
  • Best Actress: Danielle Deadwyler, Till
  • Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Best Independent Feature: Nanny – Nikkia Moulterie, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
  • Best Animated Feature: Wendell & Wild – Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
  • Best Documentary: Sidney – Oprah Winfrey
  • Best Ensemble: Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline
  • Best Song: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, “Lift Me Up” – Rihanna, Tems
  • Best Live Action Short: We Cry Together – Jamie Rabineau, Cody Ryder
  • Impact Award: Till – Chinonye Chukwu, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg
  • Building Change Award, presented by Lowes: Hannah Beachler, Production Designer, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

28th Critics Choice Awards – January 15, 2023

  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Tár
  • Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Best Acting Ensemble: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Sarah Polley, Women Talking
  • Best Production Design: Babylon – Florencia Martin
  • Best Costume Design: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth E. Carter
  • Best Hair and Makeup: Elvis – Louise Coulston
  • Best Animated Feature: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Lisa Henson
  • Best Score: Tár – Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • SeeHer Award: Janelle Monáe

[Full list of winners, including for television categories, available here.]

48th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards – January 14, 2023

  • Best Picture (tie): Tár – Alexandra Milchan
  • Leading Performance: Cate Blanchett, Tár
    • Runners-up: Danielle Deadwyler, Till and Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Supporting Performance: Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
    • Runner-up: Jessie Buckley, Women Talking
  • Best Editing
    • Runner-up: Monika Willi, Tár
  • Best Foreign Language: EO – Ewa Piaskowska
    • Runner-up: Saint Omer – Alice Diop
  • Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Runner-up: Fire of Love: Sara Dosa, Ina Fichman
  • Best Animation: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Lisa Henson
    • Runner-up: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Jenny Slate
  • New Generation Award: Park Ji-Min, Return to Seoul
  • Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Prize: De Humani Corporis Fabrica – Verena Paravel, Pauline Gygax, Valentina Novati
  • Career Achievement Award: Claire Denis

80th Golden Globe Awards – January 10, 2023

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Cate Blanchett, Tár
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Best Picture, Non-English Language: Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) – Victoria Alonso, Agustina Llambi Campbell
  • Best Motion Picture, Animated: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Lisa Henson

[Full list of winners, including for television categories, available here.]

National Board of Review Awards – January 8, 2022

  • Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Supporting Actress: Janelle Monáe, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Lesley Paterson, All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Breakthrough Performance: Danielle Deadwyler, Till
  • Best Directorial Debut: Charlotte Wells, Aftersun
  • Best Animated Feature: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Jenny Slate
  • Best Documentary Feature: Sr. – Susan Downey, Emily Barclay Ford
  • Best Ensemble: Women Talking – Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Frances McDormand, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, Emily Mitchell, Kira Guloien, Shayla Brown, August Winter
  • NBR Freedom of Expression Award:
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Argentina, 1985 – Victoria Alonso, Agustina Llambi Campbell
  • Top 10 Films (in alphabetical order):
    • Aftersun – Charlotte Wells, Amy Jackson, Adele Romasnki
    • The Fabelmans – Kristie Macosko Krieger
    • Till – Chinonye Chukwu, Barbara Brocolli, Whoopi Goldberg
    • The Woman King – Gina Prince-Bythewood, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman
    • Women Talking – Sarah Polley, Dede Gardner, Frances McDormand
  • Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order):
    • All Quiet on the Western Front – Maite Grunert
    • Argentina,1985 – Victoria Alonso, Agustina Llambi Campbell
    • EO – Ewa Piaskowska
    • Saint Omer – Alice Diop
  • Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order):
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Descendant – Margaret Brown, Essie Chambers
    • Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb – Lizzie Gottlieb, Joanne Nerenberg, Jen Small
    • Wildcat – Melissa Lesh, Alysa Nahmias
  • Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)
    • Emily the Criminal – Aubrey Plaza
    • The Eternal Daughter – Joanna Hogg, Emma Norton
    • The Inspection – Effie Brown
    • Living – Elizabeth Karlsen
    • Nanny – Nikyatu Jusu, Nikkia Moulterie, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
    • The Wonder – Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross
    • To Leslie – Ceci Cleary, Kelsey Law

34th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards – January 5, 2023

  • Director of the Year: Sarah Polley, Women Talking
  • Desert Palm Achievement Award: Cate Blanchett, Tár
  • International Star Award: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress: Danielle Deadwyler, Till

38th IDA Documentary Awards – December 10, 2022

  • Best Cinematography: Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Ina Fichman
  • Best Editing: All That Breathes – Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
  • Best Writing: Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
  • Best Short Documentary: Haulout – Evgenia Arbugaeva
  • Best Music Documentary: Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues – Sara Bernstein, Julie Anderson
  • ABC News VideoSource Award Winner: Riotsville, U.S.A. – Sierra Pettengill, Sara Archambault, Jamila Wingot
  • Pare Lorentz Award, Honorable Mention: Nuisance Bear – Gabriela Osio Vanden

[Full list of winners, including for television and audio series, available here.]

New York Film Critics Circle Awards – December 2, 2022

  • Best Film: Tár – Alexandra Milchan
  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Tár
  • Best Supporting Actress: Keke Palmer, Nope
  • Best Animated Film: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Jenny Slate
  • Best First Film: Aftersun – Charlotte Wells, Amy Jackson, Adele Romanski
  • Best International Film: EO – Ewa Piaskowska
  • Best Non-Fiction Film: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin

32nd Gotham Awards – November 28, 2022

  • Breakthrough Director: Charlotte Wells, Aftersun
  • Breakthrough Performer: Gracija Filipovic, Murina
  • Outstanding Lead Performance: Danielle Deadwyler, Till
  • Best International Feature: Happening – Audrey Diwan, Alice Girard
  • Ensemble Tribute: Fire Island – Margaret Cho, Tomás Matos
  • Filmmaker Tribute: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Performer Tribute: Michelle Williams

[Full list of winners, including for television categories, available here.]

13th AMPAS Governors Awards – November 19, 2022

  • Academy Honorary Award Recipients
    • Euzhan Palcy
    • Diane Warren

7th Critics Choice Documentary Awards – November 13, 2022

  • Best Documentary Feature
    • Gold: Good Night Oppy – Jessica Hargrave
    • Silver: Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
    • Bronze: Navalny – Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
  • Best Narration: Good Night Oppy – Helen Kearns, Angela Bassett
  • Best Archival Documentary: Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
  • Best Historical Documentary: Descendant – Margaret Brown, Essie Chambers
  • Best Biographical Documentary: Sidney – Oprah Winfrey
  • Best Political Documentary: Navalny – Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
  • Best Science/Nature Documentary: Good Night Oppy – Jessica Hargrave
  • Best Sports Documentary (tie): Citizen Ashe – Anna Godas, Beth Hubbard
  • Best Short Documentary: Nuisance Bear – Gabriela Osio Vanden
  • Pennebaker Award: Barbara Kopple
  • Critics Choice Impact Award: Dawn Porter

[Full list of winners, including for television series, available here.]

47th Toronto International Film Festival Awards – September 18, 2022

  • TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award First Runner-Up: Women Talking, dir. Sarah Polley
  • TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award First Runner-Up: Maya and the Wave, dir. Stephanie Johnes
  • Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award: Something You Said Last Night, dir. Luis De Filippis
  • Amplify Voices Award: Leonor Will Never Die, dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar
  • Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: To Kill a Tiger, dir. Nisha Pahuja
  • Special Mention for Best Feature from an Emerging BIPOC Filmmaker: Bufy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, dir. Madison Thomas
  • NETPAC Award: Sweet As, dir. Jub Clerc
  • IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film: Snow in September, dir. Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir
  • IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award: Nanitic, dir. Carol Nguyen

79th Venice International Film Festival Awards – September 10, 2022

  • Golden Lion: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, dir. Laura Poitras
  • Saint Omer, dir. Alice Diop
  • Best Young Actor: Taylor Russell, Bones and All
  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Tár

On-Set Sustainability… in the Time of Covid

This guest post is penned by Emellie O’Brien, Founder and CEO of Earth Angel Sustainable Production Services LLC:

It’s safe to say that everyone has had a very long and trying pandemic. The film and television industry is no exception, as you all know. Everyone had to rally to make their departments compliant with the ever-changing on-set COVID rules. This gave Earth Angel the opportunity to collect new tricks of the production sustainability trade while continuously adapting to the “new normal.” Here are our top five tips on how you can do the same:

5 On-Set Sustainability Tips in the Time of COVID-19

  1. Avoid Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles
    While one of our top priorities is always to avoid single-use plastic, we had to rethink our approach to ensure that keeping hydrated is also pandemic-safe.
    1. The first option is to use touchless water dispensers. After you advise your cast and crew to bring their reusable water bottles, everyone can use these dispensers to hydrate sustainably and keep their germs to themselves! We recommend Avalon or the WaterMonster hands-free dispensing kit.
    2. Another option when you really need a single-use alternative is to always have Mananalu Water available on set. It comes in aluminum bottles that are infinitely recyclable, rather than petroleum-based plastics (yuck)!
  2. Have a Foolproof PPE Recycling Set-Up
    In order to avoid the cast and crew’s instincts to throw out their PPE in the general trash when they switch it out or when they’re off for the day, put labeled PPE recycling bins at every waste station and ship your PPE waste to TerraCycle. You won’t regret putting extra time in now to save a lot of waste later.
  3. Green Your Lunch
    1. You can order in! Companies like Deliver Zero and Jybe partner with restaurants prioritizing eco-friendly materials. Yes, please!
    2. Another part of the “new normal” is not being able to eat together. But reusable dishware is still very much a safe and sustainable option, even in a pandemic! Unless explicitly marked sterile, disposable items inevitably have a certain level of bacterial contamination from passing through so many different hands. Disposable items are also more likely to be contaminated from a stranger’s cough than something you already own.
    3. If you do need disposable to-go containers for cast and crew, you’ll want to make sure that the containers are compostable and made out of fiber and bamboo. This is a surefire way to create a low impact lunch on set!
  4. Use Electric Generators
    By using an e-generator instead of a typical one, you’re not only reducing your carbon footprint, but you are also creating a safer space that is helping slow the spread of COVID-19. Since they generate electricity from battery storage rather than burning diesel fuel, this alone increases the surrounding air quality. COVID-19 rates are proven to be higher in places with poor air quality. This is another great way that productions can do their part to help end the pandemic.
  5. Go Paperless!
    We, of course, always recommend going paperless—for obvious reasons—but it’s even more convenient during these times. Here are some great options to avoid wasting paper and spreading germs:
    1. Scriptation is known for having useful tools and features for every production department. Whether you need to annotate scripts or do a file dump, it always comes in handy.
    2. ProductionPro is a great program to use for production collaboration that keeps everyone updated of script changes, schedule changes, and plenty more. There’s nothing better than having an update right in front of you instead of doing yet another re-print.
    3. TiM, a.k.a. Time is Money, is a program that will do a 180 to your crew onboarding paperwork process. Incredible! It comes with preexisting templates for your start paperwork (don’t worry—you can customize your own, too), you can speed up your approval pipeline, you’re able to track the status of everyone’s paperwork in one place, and many more time-saving features.

Now that you have more tools under your belt to improve your on-set sustainability, you can put them to good use and continue to help drive their importance on all of your productions.

Watch our Speaker Series panel on sustainable filmmaking, featuring Earth Angel’s Emellie O’Brien, Tandem Pictures CEO Julie Christeas, and Audrey Vinant-Tang, Senior Manager, Global Sourcing—Energy, ViacomCBS.
See environmental activist Jane Fonda‘s speech as she received the inaugural Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award at the 2021 WIF Honors, presented to her by RuPaul Charles.

#52FilmsByWomen

March 8, 2022

This International Women’s Day, WIF once again encourages you to take on the #52FilmsByWomen challenge. Introduced a few years ago, the basic rules are simple: watch 52 films directed by women within the course of one year. Share about the films you’re watching on social media, using the hashtag #52FilmsByWomen to spread the word, and get more people talking about the women filmmakers that don’t always get attention. You can even browse cinephiles’ lists that they’ve made on Letterboxd, and create your own! Here’s a sample schedule you could follow to watch #52FilmsByWomen before International Women’s Day 2023—this list includes new releases, notable anniversaries, and recent films you may have missed. Let us know what’s on your list on Twitter and Instagram!

  1. Turning Red, directed by Domee Shi
    The first Pixar feature to have a woman holding sole directing credit, this animated film about a Chinese-Canadian teenager who transforms into a giant red panda during puberty debuts on Disney+ on March 11, 2022.
  2. Rescued by Ruby, directed by Katt Shea
    This family-friendly feature debuts on Netflix on March 17, 2022.
  3. Alice, directed by Krystin Ver Linden
    Debuting in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this shocking feature inspired by true events stars Keke Palmer as a woman who escapes slavery to discover that the year is 1973. A theatrical release is scheduled for March 18, 2022.
  4. Cheaper by the Dozen, directed by Gail Lerner
    A new take on the family favorite starring Gabrielle Union, this film debuts on Disney+ on March 18, 2022.
  5. Master, directed by Mariama Diallo
    Another star of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, this insidious academia-set film stars Regina Hall and debuts on Prime Video on March 18, 2022.
  6. Umma, directed by Iris K. Shim
    This supernatural horror film boasts Sandra Oh as its star and Sam Raimi as one of its producers, and opens theatrically on March 18, 2022.
  7. Mothering Sunday, directed by Eva Husson
    Based on the novel set in the aftermath of World War I, this film which premiered at Cannes in 2021 will have a limited theatrical release on March 25, 2022.
  8. Along for the Ride, directed by Sofia Alvarez
    This romantic teen drama based on the novel by Sarah Dessen debuts on Netflix on April 22, 2022.
  9. Petite Maman, directed by Céline Sciamma
    This festival favorite French film about a young girl’s grieving process opens theatrically in the U.S. on April 22, 2022.
  10. Hatching (a.k.a. Pahanhautoja), directed by Hanna Bergholm
    This Finnish horror film about a young gymnast with a demanding mother debuted in the MIDNIGHT section at Sundance, and will open in theaters and on VOD on April 29, 2022.
  11. Happening (a.k.a. L’événement), directed by Audrey Diwan
    Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, this film takes place in 1960s France when abortions were illegal. It is scheduled to open theatrically on May 6, 2022.
  12. Cléo from 5 to 7 (a.k.a. Cléo de 5 à 7), directed by Agnès Varda (1962)
    This French New Wave classic celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Cannes Film Festival debut on May 10, 2022. It is available to stream on HBO Max.
  13. Saving Face, directed by Alice Wu (2004)
    In May, which is observed as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, there are many excellent films from Asian American women directors to include in your film canon. Streaming on Prime Video, this film tells the story of a mother and daughter balancing secrets with tradition.
  14. Shirkers, directed by Sandi Tan (2018)
    In case you missed this unconventional documentary, take this opportunity to stream it on Netflix. Watch the film about Tan’s own time spent making a film in Singapore in 1992, then check out her latest novel, Lurkers.
  15. Watcher, directed by Chloe Okuno
    This thriller that premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance will be distributed theatrically and on Shudder on June 3, 2022.
  16. Neptune Frost, directed by Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams
    Featured in the Spotlight section at Sundance, this Afrofuturist sci-fi musical with an anticipated June 3, 2022 release date.
  17. Miss Juneteenth, directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples (2020)
    An emotional mother-daughter story centered around a beauty pageant and women’s resilience; streaming on BET+.
  18. Desert Hearts, directed by Donna Deitch (1985)
    Celebrate Pride Month in June by watching one of the first films ever to have a wide release which positively portrays lesbian characters and relationships. Streaming on HBO Max.
  19. A League of Their Own, directed by Penny Marshall (1992)
    On July 1st, celebrate the 30th anniversary of this women’s sports classic starring Geena Davis and Lori Petty; streaming on Peacock.
  20. Crip Camp, directed by Nicole Newnham & James Lebrecht (2020)
    Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July, marking the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Watch this documentary on Netflix about how disability rights advocates fought for civil rights legislation.
  21. City of God (a.k.a. Cidade de Deus), directed by Kátia Lund & Fernando Meirelles (2002)
    This Brazilian crime drama turns 20 this year, and is widely critically acclaimed as one of the best films of the 21st Century. Stream it on HBO Max.
  22. Where the Crawdads Sing, directed by Olivia Newman
    Based on the best-selling novel by Delia Owens, this drama starring Normal People‘s Daisy Edgar-Jones opens theatrically on July 22, 2022.
  23. CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion, directed by Jenni Gold (2012)
    Released 10 years ago on the anniversary of the ADA, this documentary explores portrayals of disability onscreen, and is available to watch on Tubi.
  24. Luck, directed by Peggy Holmes
    Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg star as voice talent in this original animated feature debuting on Apple TV+ on August 5, 2022.
  25. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling (1982)
    This icon of coming-of-age teen movies turns 40 on August 13. Stream it on AMC +.
  26. Margarita with a Straw, directed by Shonali Bose (2014)
    This Hindi-language film follows an Indian teenager with cerebral palsy navigating relationships and an understanding of her sexuality. Streaming on Tubi.
  27. The Bride, directed by Jessica M. Thompson
    A gothic horror starring Nathalie Emmanuel, opening theatrically on August 26, 2022.
  28. Harlan County, USA, directed by Barbara Kopple (1976)
    Acknowledge Labor Day with a landmark documentary about a coal miner strike in rural Kentucky that lasts over a year. Streaming on HBO Max.
  29. Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. directed by Adamma Ebo
    Featured in the Premieres section of Sundance, this film stars Regina Hall as the first lady of a Southern Baptist church in the aftermath of a scandal. A theatrical and same-day Peacock release is scheduled for September 2, 2022.
  30. Eve’s Bayou, directed by Kasi Lemmons (1997)
    This southern gothic drama, which turns 25 on November 7, has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry. It is currently streaming on Tubi.
  31. Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro (2002)
    First debuting 20 years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2002, this story of a young Māori girl’s quest to become the chief of her tribe, despite her gender. The film is available to rent.
  32. The Woman King, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
    This anticipated historical epic starring Viola Davis as the warrior general of an African kingdom. It is set to open theatrically on September 16, 2022.
  33. Don’t Worry, Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde
    Florence Pugh stars in this upcoming psychological thriller set in the 1950s, opening theatrically on September 23, 2022.
  34. Portrait of Jason, directed by Shirley Clarke (1967)
    This avant-garde, cinéma vérité documentary profiling an enigmatic performer has also been preserved in the National Film Registry. It turns 55 on October 2, and can be viewed on The Criterion Channel.
  35. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (1987)
    On October 3, this vampire horror-noir turns 35; it’s available to stream on MovieSphere.
  36. LaDonna Harris: Indian 101, directed by Julianna Brannum (2014)
    This chronicle of Harris, a Comanche activist and civil rights leader, is told by a Comanche filmmaker—perfect to watch Native stories told by Native voices on Indigenous Peoples Day. It is available to rent.
  37. Patu! directed by Merata Mita (1983)
    A documentary about anti-Apartheid protests directed by Māori filmmaker Mita, this film can be viewed online at NZ On Screen. Mita’s son Heperi Mita documented her work and impact in the film Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen, which is on Netflix.
  38. I Like it Like That, directed by Darnell Martin (1994)
    The first film produced by a major film studio to be helmed by an African-American woman director, this Bronx-set film about Afro-Latino characters is available to rent.
  39. Real Women Have Curves, directed by Patricia Cardoso (2002)
    This film adaptation of the stage play turns 20 years old on Novemeber 8, and features the debut of actor America Ferrera. It’s streaming on HBO Max.
  40. Spellbound, directed by Vicky Jenson
    This animated coming-of-age tale is set to debut on Apple TV+ on November 11, 2022.
  41. She Said, directed by Maria Schrader
    Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan star as The New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuses. It opens theatrically on November 18, 2022.
  42. Trudell, directed by Heather Rae (2005)
    Learn about American Indian poet and activist John Trudell in this documentary from Cherokee filmmaker Rae, which is streaming on IMDbTV.
  43. Lingua Franca, directed by Isabel Sandoval (2019)
    Sandoval wrote, directed, and stars in this film about an undocumented Filipina trans woman working as a caregiver in Brooklyn. Streaming on Netflix.
  44. I Wanna Dance with Somebody, directed by Kasi Lemmons
    Naomi Ackie stars as Whitney Houston in this upcoming biopic releasing on December 21, 2022.
  45. In Between Days (a.k.a. 방황의 날들), directed by So Yong Kim (2007)
    A perfect watch for a winter’s day, this coming-of-age film centers a teenage Korean immigrant adjusting to her new surroundings in Canada. It is available to rent.
  46. Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay (2014)
    A triumph of biographical narrative filmmaking, revisit this film on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January. It’s available to stream on Paramount+.
  47. Ruby Bridges, directed by Euzhan Palcy (1998)
    The 25th anniversary of this television film’s debut falls on January 18, 2023. Streaming on Disney+.
  48. The Divine Order (a.k.a. Die göttiche Ordnung), directed by Petra Biondina Volpe (2017)
    Learn about women’s fight for the right to vote in 1971 Switzerland from this comedy-drama, available to rent.
  49. Lionheart, directed by Genevieve Nnaji (2018)
    Nnaji herself stars in this film, the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.
  50. The Seashell and the Clergyman (a.k.a La Coquille et le clergyman), directed by Germaine Dulac (1928)
    This surrealist experimental French film celebrates its 95th anniversary on February 9, 2023. It is available to watch on YouTube (see below).
  51. The Marvels, directed by Nia DaCosta
    MCU characters Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau return in this installment of the superhero franchise, opening theatrically on February 17, 2023.
  52. The Hitch-Hiker, directed by Ida Lupino (1953)
    March 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of this film noir classic, streaming on Prime Video.
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