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    Interview with Rose Bosch - Director and Writer of La Rafle (The Round Up)

    I loved the book Sarah's Key (the movie not as much) but it revealed to me another story of the Holocaust and World War Two that I knew nothing about - the Vel' de' Hiv' roundup of Jews in Paris. La Rafle is another take on this told from the perspective of the children and a nurse ...

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    Guest Post: Coming Up Roses Or Bust...

    “You’ll never get this made,” was the blunt and firm response from a well-regarded producer after reading my screenplay synopsis.  The central theme of my film - a woman desperately holding onto her identity as she battles clinical depression - is “not sexy, not funny, n...

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    Guest Post: Time For A Major Women's Film Award Initiative?

    As the awards season gets under way each year I look for the women who are nominated and most years I’m disappointed – the only award category where it is certain that a woman will be nominated is best actress. Why is there a category for actors who are women but not for writers or ...

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    Guest Post: Why Make Babies When You Can Just Make Documentaries?

    Being a woman, I was told since I was a teenager, “just wait, it’ll hit you – you’ll suddenly be overcome by the rash, ridiculous desire to have kids.” This was presented as a certainty. No matter how much you resist, you are destined to do your part to keep the species...

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    Women Director News Roundup: Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and Sarah Siegal-Magness

    Some new feature projects have recently been announced coming from Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and the directorial debut of Precious producer Sarah Siegal-Magness.

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    Cross Post: Cloud Atlas Charts New Territory Between Women and Men With Halle Berry and Hugh Grant

    I was belatedly watching "Cloud Atlas" at my local Cineplex, catching up on movies that I hadn't seen because, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, I no longer had my Manhattan to upstate NY umbilical cord. I hadn't read all the reviews when "Cloud Atlas" premiered in Toronto becau...

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    Trailer Watch: West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

    In 1994, three teenagers from Arkansas were convicted, despite lack of any physical evidence, of ritually murdering three 8 year old boys. Amy Berg's acclaimed documentary West of Memphis takes a closer look at the events of the crime and its aftermath including speaking with the supporters of t...

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    Guest Post: Into the Amazonian Jungle: Shooting in a Third World Country

    Festival of Lights marked my departure from the documentary tradition for the first time in my professional career. I had always been attracted to the works of Margaret Mead and Mary Leaky, and directing documentaries afforded me the opportunity to explore new worlds.

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    2 Women Directed Animated Features on Oscar Shortlist

    21 animated features have made it to the Oscar shortlist for best animated feature. Since over 16 films were submitted, a maximum of 5 films can be nominated. However, of these 21 animated features—that range from major animated features such as Wreck-It Ralph to independent animated films lik...

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    No Women Nominated for European Film Awards in Major Categories

    Last week The European Film Awards announced their nominees for their annual awards. Michael Haneke’s Amour and Steve McQueen’s Shame picked up a majority of the nominations.

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