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Strength in numbers: If talks to female filmmakers collective Film Fatales

28 August 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screen Women Series (photo credit: Emma Leslie).

Film Fatales is a network of female filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive community in which to make their films. The Sydney chapter was started by Brooke Goldfinch and is now co-run by Megan Riakos..

Brooke Goldfinch:.

Film Fatales was started by writer/director Leah Meyerhoff. She was making her first feature I Believe in Unicorns and she invited a bunch of veteran female directors to her house for dinner to ask their advice. The evening was so productive that Leah decided to start an organisation, in which groups of women directors would meet monthly at someone.s house to discuss filmmaking. It.s a simple, grass-roots concept that has become a powerful global movement, with chapters all over the world. I knew Leah from the grad film program at Nyu where I got my Mfa. »

- Staff Writer

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Interview: ‘The Women’s Film Festival’ Co-Founder Layne Marie Williams

6 March 2016 8:16 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the best points that Layne Marie Williams – co-founder/director of “The Women’s Film Festival” (Twff) of Philadelphia – made in her interview with HollywoodChicago.com, was that even though the festival was developed to showcase the works of women filmmakers, it plays to an audience of everybody. This is how badass creators come together, and this is the second year of The Women’s Film Festival, unspooling on Friday, March 11th, and running through Sunday, March 13th, 2016.

Layne Marie Williams was just out of University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – and was working as a professional stage actress – when she decided to co-found a women’s film festival. Twff launched last year, and Williams continues to help facilitate it, even though she moved to Chicago nine months ago.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the University of the Arts

Photo credit: TheWomensFilmFestival.org

Williams spoke to HollywoodChicago.com recently about Twff, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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