SWOON NYC and RED Digital Cinema teamed up for a curated event bringing together Women & Film.
For years, film consumers have been equally divided male and female, yet gender equality in film industry has not changed. From late 1990s till now, less than one-fifth of top 250 films in the U.S. include female directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors. Women tend to direct lower budgeted / grossing productions than men.
Female empowerment is crucial in the film industry because females are hired more frequently when there are female directors. In female directed films, there are 52% writers, 35% editors, 26% cinematographers while in male directed films, there are only 8% female writers, 15% editors, and 5% cinematographers. Across all boards, only 10% of the film industry employs more than 5, 28% employ 3-5, 23% employ two, and 38% employ zero to one females.
Thematically, there are more female documentary than narrative filmmakers. In narrative films, women are more likely to direct drama and animations than action, horror and sci-fi. In all films, less than about one-tenth of protagonists are female.
Kristina Sorge, Director & Producer
Roxy Toporowych, Director
Nilou Safinya, Producer
Jendra Jarnagin, Cinematographer
Julia Zhou, Creative Producer at Big Spaceship
Bernice is now available to order on iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and Xbox after securing distribution with The Orchard.
Bernice headlines the San Diego Jewish Film Festival Read more here
Monday night’s sold-out screening of the short documentary film, Bernice, was the icing on the cake for what turned out to be an incredibly successful festival. The film took home two awards including the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary in addition to the Audience Choice Award for Favorite Film.
Program: Documentary Shorts #1 Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016 Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm (PST) Screening Location: Coronado School of the Arts, Black Box Theatre, 650 D Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 Ticket sales & box office location Full schedule & calendar Read about the launch of the Coronado Island Film Festival in the Hollywood Reporter
San Diego Jewish Film Festival (February 4 – 14, 2016) Program 4: Curator Raves Date: Monday, February 8, 2016 Time: 8:00pm (PST) Location: ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
Athena Film Festival information The story of gallery owner Bernice Steinbaum is a portrait of dedication as she helps women artists and artists of color gain recognition for their work in a world that ignored them. Date: Saturday, February 20, 4PM Location: Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana Center LL200 Q&A session to follow screening By purchasing a […]
“Your first glimpses of Bernice Steinbaum, one of Manhattan and Miami’s most fondly remembered art gallery owners, will remind you of Iris Apfel, the self- described “geriatric starlet” of her own recent feature biopic”, writes Kurt Brokaw. http://independent-magazine.org/2015/11/doc-nyc-2015-kurt-brokaw/