These are a few of our favorite sites about women in film. Please contact us if you would like to be included on this list.
Rent or Purchase Films By Women
Women Make Movies – www.wmm.com
Women Make Movies is the leading distributor of women’s films and videotapes in North America. They focus on renting films to academic and other non-profit organizations and have a collection of more than 500 titles that represent a diversity of styles, subjects and perspectives in women’s lives. In the last three years, Women Make Movies has returned more than $1.5 million to women producers in royalty payments.
Another Experiment By Women (AXW for short) – http://axwff.com
AXW promotes and screens short moving images in any media, made by women, that encourage critical thinking and dialogue. They offer shows of shorts for online rental at http://axwonline.com for a fee of $6 for 3 days.
AXW has screened women’s experimental films for live audiences in New York City since 2010. Many of these works feature underrepresented themes and issues distinct to women and girls. Four or more shows are screened a year at Anthology Film Archives in New York.
Sisters in Cinema – www.sistersincinema.com
Yvonne Welbon has made a film about the history of African-American women in film. She has also compiled a list of African-American women filmmakers at:
Seeing Black.com – www.SeeingBlack.com
Esther Iverem writes film reviews film and other art forms from an African-American perspective. Check out her review of The Nanny Diaries titled ” Rich People Suck!” at http://www.seeingblack.com/article_263.shtml
Also, you can purchase Iverem’s “We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies, 1986-2006” on Amazon.com. The book features more than 400 film reviews from a Black perspective, along with interviews and essays, including those that address the current debate about Black depictions in popular culture.
Tongues on Fire (London) – www.tonguesonfire.com
Tongues of Fire, based in London, does an annual Asian Woman Film Festival. You can see descriptions of the films on their website.
Asian Womens Film Festival (Berlin) – www.asianwomensfilm.de/pg_home_en.html
The website gives descriptions of the films in their September 2007 festival.
South Asian Women’s Network – www.sawnet.org
This is a website by and about women of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. There is a list of films with short descriptions at: www.sawnet.org/cinema/
Women Over 40
In the Trenches Productions – www.inthetrenchesproductions.com
In the Trenches Productions is the first entertainment website for women over 40. They have short films they have produced that star women over women plus clips of films to watch for featuring women over 40 on their home page. They also tell you what you can do to get fair representation for women over 40 in the media just click on “Create Change”.
Kissing Fingertips – www.kissingfingertips.com
Kissing Fingertips provides reviews of films and television shows about lesbians. There is a list of links to reviews of lesbian-themed films at: www.kissingfingertips.com/filmindex.html
General Interest – Info & Reviews
The Hot Pink Pen – www.thehotpinkpen.com
The Hot Pink Pen is the website of Jan Lisa Huttner, the co-founder of WITASWAN. It has Jan’s blog and interviews, as well as an extensive archive of reviews of films written or directed by women arranged alphabetically by title.
Movies By Women – www.moviesbywomen.com
The Movies By Women site offers information and podcasts about films directed by women. You can sign up to join their First Weekenders Group (www.moviesbywomen.com/fwg.php) and receive weekly newsletters about the openings of feature films directed by women. They also have a database of films directed by women since 2000. ( www.moviesbywomen.com/databank.php)
The Feminist Spectator – www.thefeministspectator.com
The Feminist Spectator, Jill Dolan, ruminates on theatre, performance, film, and television, focusing on gender, sexuality, race, other identities and overlaps, and our common humanity. Jill Dolan is a professor of English and Theatre at Princeton University.
Women & Hollywood – News and Commentary from a Feminist Perspective – www.womenandhollywood.com
Melissa Silverstein, based in New York City, publishes news, reviews, and commentary about women in film and television.