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Women Make Movies, established in 1972, is a non-profit media arts organization based in New York City. The organization distributes and assists with the production, promotion, exhibition of independent films by and about women.[1]

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Film catalog

The organization distributes more than 500 films created by over 400 women filmmakers from nearly 30 countries. These films address such subjects as reproductive rights, AIDS, body image, economic development, racism, immigration, medical ethics, and global feminism. The collection includes films by noted filmmakers including Jane Campion and Kim Longinotto.[2]

Recognition and distribution

Films distributed by WMM have appeared at film festivals worldwide[3], including the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)[4]. Its films have received such media awards as the Special Jury Prize at Sundance (The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo and Rough Aunties)[5], the Academy Award (Love & Diane), the Emmy (Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer’s Story), and the Peabody (Sisters in Law).[4]

WMM films have aired on cable networks and public television stations around the world,[6] including HBO/Cinemax, PBS, Sundance Channel, and TV Globo Brazil. Among the broadcast titles: Kim Longinotto’s Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go and Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco’s Ella Es El Matador. The organization has worked closely with the Public Broadcasting System Hunter College, the Museum of Modern Art, and many other NYC-based media arts organizations.

Executive director

In 1983, Debra Zimmerman became the executive director of WMM.[7]

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