Film Fatales

Film Fatales is a global network of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive community in which to make their films.

The group was founded in 2013 in New York City and has rapidly expanded to include dozens of chapters around the world. Members meet in local groups hosted by different filmmakers each month, to share a meal, update each other on their projects, and engage in a moderated discussion about relevant topics in film.


In an industry where less than 5% of the top grossing Hollywood films and less than 15% of independent features are directed by women, Film Fatales provides a space for female filmmakers to support each other, share resources, and help get their films made and seen. In addition to the monthly meetings, Film Fatales supports a number of other collaborative programs including: master classes, panel discussions, film festival programming, educational workshops, theatrical outings, and numerous other special events.

Film Fatales has quickly become a grassroots community of collaboration and support. By offering a space for mentorship, peer networking and direct participation, Film Fatales continues to promote the creation of more films by and about women.