Happy International Women’s Day from 3004 Studios
Announced today are changes to the CMF guidelines and policies with the intention of increasing the participation of women in an industry where women represent only 17 per cent of directors, 34 per cent of writers and 39 per cent of producers.This will help bring much needed parity of creative voices in Canada’s film industry landscape.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing celebrating women filmmakers.
Here is a short list of great films by Canadian femme directors you should check out:
Rama Rau: League of Exotique Dancers
We caught this film at the HotDocs premier. A strong portrait of female strength and sexuality.
Brett Story: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
An eye opener at HotDocs. A visual essay film about prison without prisons.
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril: Angry Inuk
An example of giving marginalized and silenced voices a microphone, especially around a contentious issue like the northern seal hunt.
You should also check out the Sundance Institute Resource Map for Women Filmmakers — a searchable storehouse of opportunities and programs available to women filmmakers: