Director Haifaa al-Mansou (right) and actress Waad Mohammed at Wadjda’s premiere at the Venice film festival. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters via The Guardian
Just Read: this Indiewire article about the biggest hits among female-centered films in the 21st Century.
Excited to Hear: Wadjda, the first ever Saudi Arabian film directed by a woman, has been chosen as that country’s Oscar contender.
Give a Round of Applause: for Kate Blanchett who calls herself a feminist and speaks out for women’s equality while in London promoting Blue Jasmine.
Terry Lawler is the Executive Director of NYWIFT. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 39th Annual Muse Awards on Thursday! It was such an honor to receive the Made in NY Award...READ MORE
Board Buzz: Great news from several NYWIFT board members! The Tale – produced by Simone Pero – continues to rack up award nominations, including a...READ MORE
Life Lessons: Be sure to read Manohla Dargis’ brilliant piece in The New York Times about what movies teach us about being a woman. She...READ MORE
Giving Tuesday: Today is Giving Tuesday, and I hope you’ll consider making a donation to NYWIFT as part of your holiday spending to help support...READ MORE