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Distributor Profile: Women Make Movies

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 3, 2010 at 5:59AM

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Company History
Women Make Movies, a non-profit media organization based in NY whose mission is to facilitate the production, promotion and distribution of films by women directors and producers. Films from WMM have taken home top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, including World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize winner "Rough Aunties" by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto, which recently premiered on HBO. Additionally, WMM's well-established Production Assistance (PA) Program helps American women directors get their stories to the screen. Recent films of note from the Production Assistance Program include Oscar-nominated "Which Way Home" and "El General" by Natalia Almada, winner of the Sundance Directing Award in U.S. Documentary and broadcast on P.O.V.


Quick Stats

Who handles acquisitions:
Acquisition committee

Number of films released theatrically each year:
1-2

Distribution platforms other than theatrical:
Television, Non-Theatrical, Home Video, DTO

Number of films acquired at festivals:
In general, we accept overall 13% of acquisition submissions.

Festivals where distributor has acquired films in the last two years:
Sundance, Toronto, Silverdocs, IDFA, Hot Docs, Human Rights Watch

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