Celebrating women behind the camera, each awards season.
With the #VoteForWomen campaign, WIF has been amplifying the women whose work behind the camera is deserving of consideration for our industry’s major awards. In the weeks leading up to the Primetime Emmy® nominations, join us for conversations with some of the creative forces behind television content spanning all genres and formats. On Wednesday, June 23, WIF will be holding our first-ever #VoteForWomen TV Summit, with virtual panels joining women creatives from different series sharing and comparing their experiences with each other.
#VoteForWomen on TV
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Cast members Jane Levy and Mary Steenburgen, and choreographer/producer Mandy Moore
The Masked Singer Costume Designer Marina Toybina
Impact with Gal Gadot Executive producer, Series Director Vanessa Roth; Executive Producer Tara Long; Amanda Jones, Original Score
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Laptop Cinema Club: "Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult"
Join WIF and STARZ for a panel discussion and Q&A about the critically-acclaimed docuseries “Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult,” an inside look at the NXIVM cult and its enigmatic, manipulative founder Keith Raniere. Featuring India Oxenberg (subject/executive producer), Cecilia Peck (director/executive producer,) and Inbal B. Lessner (lead editor/executive producer).
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. PDT
Laptop Cinema Club: "Hacks"
Join WIF and HBO Max for a panel discussion and Q&A on “Hacks,” featuring Lucia Aniello (Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Director), Paul W. Downs (Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Director, “Jimmy”), and Jen Statsky (Co-Creator, Writer). Max Original “Hacks” explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old (Hannah Einbinder).
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. PDT
Imagine a ballot like this one...
…Recognizing all of the women whose work behind the camera made the film landscape of 2020 possible. Read more about the #VoteForWomen campaign in Deadline, TheWrap, and USA Today.
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Winners & Nominees
While our ballot may not ultimately line up with who or which films the awards-granting bodies select for eligibility or recognition, we will continue to celebrate the women who are recognized with nominations and awards throughout the season. Click the link below to see all the women who are up for all of this year’s film awards, including trade- and guild-specific.
List updated regularly throughout awards season.
Directing & Writing Dangerously: Filmmakers on Capturing the Story Featuring Clare Dunne (Herself), Eliza Hittman (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Tara Miele (Wander Darkly), Channing Godfrey Peoples (Miss Juneteenth), and Sarah Ruhl (The Glorias). Moderated by WIF Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer.
Variety Presents: The Artisans Featuring H.E.R. (original song, Judas and the Black Messiah), Janelle Monáe (original song, All In: The Fight for Democracy), Tami Reiker (cinematographer, The Old Guard, One Night in Miami...), Trish Summerville (costume designer, Mank), Angie Wells (makeup head, Promising Young Woman). Moderated by Jazz Tangcay, Variety Senior Artisans Editor. Read more about this panel on Variety.
Resetting! Female Producers on Seizing the Moment Featuring Mollye Asher (Nomadland), Jess Wu Calder (One Night in Miami...), Monica Levinson (Wander Darkly, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Christina Oh (Minari), Lyn Sisson-Talbert (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey). Moderated by WIF Board President, Amy Baer, Gidden Media CEO.
ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY Director Lisa Cortés
BELLY OF THE BEAST Director Erika Cohn; producer Angela Tucker; subjects Kelli Dillon and Cynthia Chandler
FAREWELL AMOR Writer/director Ekwa Msangi
HERSELF Director Phyllida Lloyd; Writer/lead actor Clare Dunne
HOPE Writer/director Maria Sødahl; actors Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård
JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY Producer Lyn Sisson-Talbert
LUXOR Writer/director Zeina Durra
MISS JUNETEENTH Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS Writer/director Eliza Hittman; actors Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder
SPACESHIP EARTH Producer Stacey Reiss; Music Supervisor Tracy McKnight
THE GLORIAS Director Julie Taymor
THE HALF OF IT Writer/director Alice Wu; Music supervisor Tracy McKnight
THE HIGH NOTE Director Nisha Ganatra
THE OLD GUARD Director Gina Prince-Bythewood
WANDER DARKLY Director Tara Miele and actor Sienna Miller