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
Behind the Scenes of The Underground Railroad Caroline Eselin-Schafer (Costume Designer), Joi McMillon (Editor), Lisa Crivelli Scoppa (Set Decorator), and Dottie Starling (VFX Editor).
Adaptation: The Transformation from Page to Screen Misha Green (Lovecraft Country), Liz Garbus (I'll Be Gone in the Dark), and Kamilah Forbes (Between the World and Me).
More Than Set Dressing: Female Craft Heads Talk World-Building Luana Hanson (It's a Sin), Kalina Ivanov (Lovecraft Country), Lynsey Moore (I May Destroy You), Gemma Jackson (The Nevers), Emma Potter (Perry Mason), and Heidi Bivens (Euphora); moderated by Stacey Wilson Hunt.
"Let That Stage be a Stepping Stone": Black Brilliance in P-Valley Alita Bailey (Asst. Costume Designer), Brandee Evans ("Mercedes"), Rita McGhee (Costume Designer), Millicent Shelton (Director, Ep. 103, "Higher Ground"), and Shannon Thornton ("Miss Mississippi"); moderated by Patrik-Ian Polk.
Filling the Gaps: Bringing History Alive on Screen Zackary Drucker (The Lady and the Dale), Joi McMillon (The Underground Railroad), Juliet Rylance (Perry Mason), Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country), and Amy Ziering (Allen v. Farrow); moderated by Andria Wilson Mirza, ReFrame Director.
A Thousand Cuts: Female Editors on Stitching Stories and Creating Magic Amy Duddleston (Mare of Easttown), Nona Khodai (WandaVision), Joi McMillon (The Underground Railroad), Rosanne Tan (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Michelle Tesoro (The Queen's Gambit), Susan Vaill (Hacks), and Shelly Westerman (Halston); moderated by Kirsten Schaffer, WIF Executive Director.
Dickinson Writer Alena Smith
The Challenge Executive Producer Emer Harkin
Unpregnant Writer/Director Rachel Lee Goldenberg, Producer Sarah Schechter, and Executive Producers Lucy Kitada and Jessica Switch
Hacks Co-Creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky
Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult Subject, Executive Producer India Oxenberg; Director, Executive Producer Cecilia Peck; Lead Editor, Executive Producer Inbal B. Lessner
Impact with Gal Gadot Executive producer, Series Director Vanessa Roth; Executive Producer Tara Long; Amanda Jones, Original Score
The Masked Singer Costume Designer Marina Toybina
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Cast members Jane Levy and Mary Steenburgen, and choreographer/producer Mandy Moore
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