Inaugural MiF award ceremony and one-year anniversary celebration
A celebration for parent-filmmakers and their supporters, honoring Marielle Heller, with speeches by Emily Bergl and David Paterson and entertainment by Kat Cunning. The award is a sculpture by Barbara Lubliner titled "Mother and Child."
At the Players, NYC on April 18, 2017
SXSW panel: Parenthood & Filmmaking
A lively conversation with producer David Hartstein, cinematographer Amy Bench, and Moms-in-Film duo Mathilde Dratwa and Christy Lamb. Watch the video.
At SXSW in Austin, TX on March 13, 2017
In Conversation: Brooke Berman and Elissa Strauss
Brooke and Elissa answered our questions and discussed the challenges facing mothers in the industry, the representation of motherhood in film and television, the need to politicize childcare, and the pitching process. Listen to the highlights in our 30-minute podcast, "Let's be an army."
At InterfaceNYC on June 21, 2016
In Conversation: Jamie Zelermyer
Jamie discussed her career trajectory and the impact that her two sons have had on her work. From Focus Features to the board of NYWIFT, motherhood has created opportunities for Jamie to pursue non-traditional film opportunities. She discusses her exciting upcoming projects and her belief in the value of mentorship. Listen to the highlights in our 20-minute podcast, "Only you can find that balance."
At The Women's Lab, Center for Social Innovation on September 20, 2016
In Conversation: Michèle Stephenson
Michèle is a powerhouse. Parent, artist and activist, she fuels each of her roles with passion, acuity of vision and discernment. We watched excerpts of her films and talked about her experience documenting her own family life as her sons were growing up, her experience dealing with race within the educational system in New York City, and the ways in which she structures her work in order to remain present for her family. Listen to the highlights in our 40-minute podcast "There is power in exposing our vulnerabilities."
At InterfaceNYC on January 9, 2017
Keirda Bahruth at Collab&Play
Keirda Bahruth stops by Collab&Play in LA to discuss her three films and the continuing struggle to define her identity as both a parent and filmmaker. Listen to the highlights in our 30-minute podcast "Mom-filmmaker or Filmmaker-mom?"
Sarah Solemani at Collab&Play
Sarah Solemani, BAFTA winning actress, stops by to discuss her transatlantic career and her experience as a mother and a creative force. She tells her story using her unique, intimate, honest, and often irreverent voice, talking about the kind of mother she is (and wants to be) and what it's like to often find herself working as the only female in a boy's club. Listen to the highlights in our 45-minute podcast "The idea it's okay to be a mom and filmmaker is revolutionary".