Film Fatales
New York Narrative 2016

Joe Tanis

Film Fatales supports an inclusive community of women feature film and television directors who meet regularly to share resources, collaborate on projects and build an environment in which to make their films.


Founded by Leah Meyerhoff in 2013, Film Fatales has expanded to include over 500 women directors in Los Angeles and New York, and hundreds more in a dozen cities around the world. Film Fatales advocates for gender equality within the film industry by hosting panel discussions, educational workshops, networking events and screening series to promote the work of women filmmakers to a wider audience.


What began as a peer support group has quickly become a social movement.


In an entertainment industry where women direct less than 5% of the top box office films and less than 20% of episodic television shows, Film Fatales provides a structure that enables women directors to get their films made and seen. By offering space for mentorship, peer networking and direct participation, Film Fatales is expanding the landscape of storytelling to bring exciting new films to the screen.

© Robin Holland