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Vimeo Announces Initiative to Fund Female Filmmakers

Vimeo Announces Initiative to Fund Female Filmmakers

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It’s not a shock to learn that the odds are stacked against female filmmakers in Hollywood. 

In response, Vimeo is launching its new initiative, Share the Screen, which aims to help female filmmakers succeed by funding their projects, teaching them secrets of the trade and promoting their films. The initiative was released on January 21 at the Sundance Film Festival. Vimeo has already announced to back at least five projects from women filmmakers in 2016.

“From its beginning, Vimeo has always stood for the democratization of filmmaking, and of sharing videos, and of gaining access to audiences,” said Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor. “When we see all of the information from the past couple years about just how wide the gender equality gap is in the entertainment industry, lending our support to identifying and celebrating female voices made all the sense in the world.”

Share the Screen launches with “Darby Forever,” a short-from comedy series from “SNL” cast member Aidy Bryant on February 18. Watch the trailer above.

READ MORE: No More Excuses: Hollywood Needs to Hire More Female Directors

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"Darby Forever" was, however, directed by a man…

Volante' Gaston

It’s about time someone taking the wise initiative to support women in film again. In the 1920’s 30’s and 40’s women writers, out number what we have today. The 1950’s seem to be the decade of the "man". In the 1960’s and 70’s women fought to reclaim our independence again. Nowadays and the last decade the fight is Still on but get ready because we as women are use to fighting for what we want and we get it!

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