The Mini Film Festival
The MINI Film Festival organized by the Ladies & The City Institute in collaboration with Women Make Movies featured five documentaries and a panel discussion. Because of Grace's keen interest in emerging artists, this MINI Film Festival gave the chance to five women film maker to present their movies.
This MINI Film Festival was made possible thanks to the generous support of BAC Monte Carlo (BMW - MINI).
Venue: Princesse Grace Theatre - Le Ponant Room.
Free & open to public.
Ce MINI Festival du Film organisé par l'Institut Ladies & The City en collaboration avec Women Make Movies a été l'occasion pour le public de visionner cinq documentaires et de participer à un panel de discussion. Inspirées par l'intérêt de Grace pour les artistes emergents, les organisatrices ont voulu faire de ce MINI Festival l'occasion pour cinq réalisatrices féminines de faire découvrir leurs films.
C'est grâce au support généreux de BAC Monte Carlo (BMW - MINI) que ce Mini Festival a pu avoir lieu.
Lieu: Théâtre Princesse Grace - Salle du Ponant.
Gratuit et ouvert au public.
Panel discussion: "Can Documentaries Change the World? Exploring the Impact of Nonfiction Films"
Documentaries have the unique ability to put a human face on difficult, often abstract, complex social issues and make them accessible to large numbers of people. But can a documentary galvanize people to action or be a catalyst for social change? This panel will explore the impact films are having and their increasing importance in campaigns and other social justice efforts.
Join this panel of industry leaders, filmmakers and human rights workers as they discuss and debate the power of documentary to affect lasting and meaningful change.
For the past decade, photographer and filmmaker Mimi Chakarova has covered global issues examining conflict, corruption and the sex trade. Her film "The Price of Sex," a feature-length documentary on trafficking and corruption premiered in 2011. Chakarova was awarded the Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York. She was also the winner of the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2012 Dart Awards Finalist for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. She is the recipient of the Dorothea Lange Fellowship for outstanding work in documentary photography and the Magnum Photos Inge Morath Award for her work on sex trafficking. Other awards include a People's Voice Webby as well as a nomination for a News & Documentary Emmy Award. She is currently a correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Tracie Holder is a filmmaker and consultant for Women Make Movies and for Active Voice. Recent credits include Co-Director/Producer/Writer of Joe Papp in Five Acts, a co-production with PBS/American Masters (2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere) and Consulting Producer on Sun Come Up, 2011 Academy Award nominee for best documentary short. Holder is a former board member of New York Women in Film & Television, and Manhattan Neighborhood Network; a frequent media funding panelist; a guest lecturer for film organizations and universities; social issue documentary engagement campaign specialist; and consultant on numerous documentary projects. She has received numerous grant awards from major public and private foundations.
Debra Zimmerman has been the Executive Director of Women Make Movies since 1983. Films from WMM have been nominated or won Academy Awards for the last five years as well been honored at other major festivals. She is in great demand around the world as a speaker on independent film distribution, marketing and financing. She is a member of numerous Advisory Boards for many media organizations, a jury member for many international film festivals, and regularly sits on foundation and government funding panels.
WOMEN MAKE MOVIES
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Women Make Movies. Since its humble beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers’ collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere.
Now, with more than 550 films in their catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by independent women directors in the world. In the last five years, dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel, among others. In addition, in the last year, their Production Assistance (PA) Program has helped hundreds of women filmmakers raise $2.1 million to fund their productions from concept to completion, resulting in numerous award-winning films.
As WMM enter their fourth decade, their vision remains clear: to assist women filmmakers in bringing their visions to the screen; to showcase global women’s perspectives to North American audiences; and to work with international cultural institutions to feature feminist films in their programming.
WMM will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with 40 international screenings and events, spotlighting classic works from its catalog as well as exciting new releases. We will be working with museums, film festivals and cultural institutions around the world to present films, retrospectives, panels, workshops and mentoring events. Upcoming events include two retrospectives of our filmmakers – Tracey Moffat and Lourdes Portillo at MoMA and programs in Monaco, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Iceland, Sierra Leone, Turkey and England, among many others. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of women filmmakers, exciting new audiences with feminist films and working with our partners to bring together men and women around the globe to discuss, debate and learn about the past, present and future of independent women’s films.
Women Make Movies. Now more than ever. Visit Women Make Movies website
This MINI Film Festival is made possible thanks to the generous help of BAC MONTE CARLO. Order your MINI with Bac Monte Carlo during the week of the event Grace, A Symbol Of Change to benefit from exclusive offers.
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