Film Fatales May News
Film Fatales - May. 1, 2019


May 2019

Hello all!

The last month brought together an abundance of women feature film and television directors of all backgrounds to network, share resources, and discuss craft. In April, we partnered with Tribeca Studios for an Industry Cocktails event celebrating women feature film directors at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Film Fatales also facilitated discussion circles nationwide, including one in Los Angeles with guest speakers from ABC Creative Talent Development, a networking mixer for narrative and documentary filmmakers in New York, a webinar in Atlanta, and a discussion with representatives from the San Francisco Film Society in San Francisco.

Coming up in May, Film Fatales is co-hosting a filmmaker dinner at the Hot Docs Film Festival, as well as at a handful of meetings across the country. Read on for more event details, industry opportunities from our Parity Pipeline Initiative, and upcoming releases of feature films directed by members of Film Fatales.

- Leah Meyerhoff

Film Fatales facilitates private discussions in over a dozen cities where members learn about the industry, discuss craft, and share resources. Contact us to attend.
Monday, May 6th - Atlanta Meeting
For members of Film Fatales in Atlanta, with a private tour of Production Consultants and Equipment facilities. Invite only.

Monday, May 6th - San Francisco Meeting
For members of Film Fatales in the San Francisco Bay Area, hosted by Valadez Productions in Berkeley. Invite only.
Tuesday, May 7th - New York Meeting
For members of Film Fatales in New York, hosted by Henry St Settlement. Invite only.

Monday, May 13th - Los Angeles Meeting
For members of Film Fatales in Los Angeles, hosted by the WGA with a discussion about commercial directing & guest speakers from CDDP, Durable Goodsand and Grey. Invite only.

Parity Pipeline

Film Fatales recommends our members for labs, grants, fellowships, screenings and other industry opportunities through our Parity Pipeline initiative. Contact us to be recommended!
AT&T Hello Lab
CBS Directing Initiative
Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab
IFP Project Form
LA Skins Fest Features Lab
SFFILM Documentary Film Fund
SFFILM Environmental Fellowship
Sundance Documentary Film Program
Sundance Screenwriters Lab
Sundance Latinx Fellowship
Sundance Sloan Fellowship
The Edit Center
Warner Brothers Television Workshop
Women in Film Finishing Film
Film festivals offering waivers and discounts to Film Fatales members include:
Austin Film Festival
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Calcutta Int. Cult Film Festival
Chicago Film Festival
Copenhagen MIX Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Encounters Film Festival
Fantastic Fest Austin
Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival
Heartland Film Festival
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Image Out: Rochester LGBT Film Festival
Lake County Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
Sidewalk Film Festival
San Diego Film Festival

Member Spotlight

Congratulations! to Film Fatales members Tiffany Hsiung, Tracy Heather Strain, Erica Cohn for their Peabody Awards, Lara Gallagher for the IWC Award, and over a dozen members of Fatales with feature films that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2019. More success stories to share? Let us know!
We are excited to welcome new Film Fatales members this month including:

Ayoka Chenzira
Bola Ogun
Christine Yoo
Cionin Lorenzo
Darlene Johnson
Haroula Rose
Maria E Mealla

Marcia Rock
Maria Allred
Mariam Ghani
Michelle Mower
Puloma Basu
Rhonda F. Baraka
Stephanie Welch

Do you know other feature film or television directors who would like to join our community?

Current Releases

Check out these upcoming releases of feature films and television directed by members of Film Fatales:

American Hasi by Laura Asherman
In Theaters, May 12th
All These Small Moments by Melissa Miller
On Amazon, Available Now
Charlie Says by Mary Harron
In Theaters, May 10th
Going Attractions by April Wright
In Theaters, May 3rd
Knock Down the House by Rachel Lears
On Netflix, May 1st
Light in the Water by Elisabeth Barlett
On Amazon, Available Now
Out of State by Ciara Lacy
On PBS, May 6th

POMS by Zara Hayes
In Theaters, May 10th
Rich Kids by Laura Somers

In Theaters, May 2nd
Solace by Tchaiko Omawale
On iTunes, May 7th
The Silence of Others by Almudena Carracedo
In Theaters, May 5th
The Sun is Also a Star by Ry Russo Young
In Theaters, May 17th
What/If by Maggie Kiley
On Netflix, May 24th

Do you have an upcoming release? Let us know!

Film Fatales attending events last month in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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We are looking to hire new staff as we expand our efforts to support underrepresented voices in film.

See you next month!