National Film Board of Canada Commits 50% of Production Budget to Films by Women (Variety)

Source: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/national-film-board-of-canada-commits-50-of-production-budget-to-films-by-women-1201725856/

National Film Board of Canada Commits 50% of Production Budget to Films by Women

Alyssa Sage

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will now allot half of its production spending to female-directed films, government film commissioner Claude Joli-Coeur announced Tuesday, International Women’s Day, at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.

“Today, I’m making a firm, ongoing commitment to full gender parity, which I hope will help to lead the way for the industry as a whole,” said Joli-Coeur, who’s also a NFB chairperson. Continue reading “National Film Board of Canada Commits 50% of Production Budget to Films by Women (Variety)”

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating (BFI)

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

To mark International Women’s Day – and before our Salon discussion on 9 March – we asked a selection of critics and curators each to nominate a vital female voice in film criticism, with an example of their writing. The results reveal a diverse array of critics, reaching back to cinema’s beginnings.

Full article: http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/features/pantheon-one-s-own-25-female-film-critics-worth

International Women’s Day Recap & Our Next Event! – Reel Women Hong Kong (女影香港)

Dear friends and supporters of Reel Women Hong Kong,

Thank you for attending our inaugural International Women’s Day 2015
screening and discussion: _Where Are We Now?: Woman, Body and Space_.
Please find photos and additional recap from the event here [1].

On Sunday, 8 March, Reel Women Hong Kong curated and screened three
short films directed by female filmmakers from around the world,
including _A Stranger in Her Own City_ directed by Khadija Al-salami
(Yemen), _My Motherland _directed by Fazila Amiri and Hangari Amiri
(Afghanistan/Canada) and_ Do You Hear the Women Sing? _directed by Nate
Chan (Hong Kong). Nearly 80 people gathered at Broadway Cinematheque for
the event, and the audience participated in a thought-provoking
conversation with Dr. Petula Ho from Hong Kong University and Vivian
Wenli Lin from Voices of Women Media, moderated by Reel Women Hong Kong
festival director, Sonia Wong. Continue reading “International Women’s Day Recap & Our Next Event! – Reel Women Hong Kong (女影香港)”