WELCOME SPRING AND HAPPY EARTH MONTH!
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April is Earth Month and WIFSFBA would like to celebrate by highlighting women filmmakers working to tell stories and documentaries about the environment and the ever growing dangers of climate change.
Highlighting WIFSFBA Member Cynthia Abbott
We previously had Cynthia Abbott in our Member Spotlight section here: Women in Film San Francisco Bay Area - Member Spotlight - Cynthia Abbott where she had received a Northern California Emmy® for Three Ocean Advocates: Inspiring Change in the Educational/Science (Long Form Content) category. I went back and asked Cynthia to tell us more about her current environmental film work for this edition of the newsletter for Earth month. Thanks Cynthia!
- Nil Unerdem
“As an environmental filmmaker I focus on the ocean. I have a personal passion for the ocean having lived near its shore my entire life and witnessed its rapid decline. My hope is that my films are a wakeup call to the urgency of the climate crisis and the importance of a healthy ocean for a healthy planet. Covering more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and producing more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe, the ocean is literally the lungs of our planet. As vital as the ocean is to sustaining life in and above the water, its critical importance to us and the living world has been overlooked, undervalued, and often dismissed. Now pollution, overfishing, ocean acidification, and a warming planet are ushering in an era of unprecedented threats to marine ecosystems.
Five Female Environmental Documentary Filmmakers
Important Women Who Helped Shape Film & Cinema History
Ongoing Newsletter Series - by Tasha Nesbitt
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There have been many important women trailblazers in film and cinema history who have made significant contributions to the industry as directors, producers, screenwriters, actors and more.
As we move forward into 2023, we’d like to hear from you! Please help us fill out our member survey to help us get to know each other and our community better as we plan for the new year. A reminder email for the survey was sent last week. And thank you to all our members who have already filled it out! We really appreciate it.
Members in the News
IMDB Pro Discount
As a member of WIFSFBA, you are eligible to receive a discount on IMDBPro membership!
Root of Evil Speaker Event
Sisters Yvette Gentile and Rasha Pecoraro
WIFSBA hosts the WIFT-US mixer
An Evening with Gabrielle Carteris
When: April 13-23, 2023
POPPY JASPER International Film Festival
The Leticia Jarvis Art Films Series
PODCAST PR WORKSHOP: Maximum Exposure on a Minimum Budget
WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2023 -- 6-8pm
2023 PROXY Spring Series
WHEN: Friday, April 7 @ 7PM
WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2023 -- 7-10pm
WHEN: Saturday, April 29th @11pm
The Women's Film Festival
Regular Submission Deadline: April 7, 2023
Austin Film Festival
North Fork TV Festival - Pilot Competition
Imagine This Women's Festival
18th Annual SF International Festival of Short Films
Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival
National Lampoon's Girls Rule Script Contest
Women Make Movies - Production Grant
Berkley Film Foundation
Movies that Matter
Diversity Development Fund
Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund | Spring
The Gotham: Project Market
Thanks to Newsletter Contributors: Diane Walsh, Tasha Nesbitt, Nil Unerdem
Newsletter designed by Lina Indeeva and edited by Nil Unerdem.
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