Marielle Heller accepts the inaugural Moms-in-Film award at the Players in New York on April 18, 2017

"It does feel like our personal feminist fight right now. Now it's time to say: this is hard. Juggling this is hard. I talk about it as much as I can. I'm glad you're noticing. (...) I do talk about what it means to be a mom and to be a director, and to be finding other people who are trying to do the same thing. How difficult that is. And how do we bring these parts of ourselves back together - these two halves of ourselves - the creative half that means so much to me and that's been there my whole life, and the mother self which is so new. (...) And I think it's really amazing that everybody here is wanting to honor these two parts of ourselves and how they work together. And I love having kids here while we're talking about all this stuff, and that nobody's annoyed by that. It's really important. I want more kids on set. The more we talk about this the more we will change the face of things. This isn't something we have to hide."

Photo credit: Chela Crinnion
Moms-in-Film SXSW Panel
Moms-in-Film will be hosting a panel on "Parenthood & Filmmaking" at SXSW 2017. Panelists will include Moms-in-Film's very own Mathilde Dratwa and Christy Lamb, as well as cinematographer Amy Bench and Emmy Award-winning producer David Hartstein.
SXSW Community Grant
Moms-in-Film is one of five SXSW 2017 Community Grant Recipients. Moms-in-Film will be piloting a mobile childcare unit. It's an innovative and affordable childcare solution for parents on set and at festivals: the Wee Wagon Project.
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