Catya Plate: Developing a Rich Alternative Universe through Stop Motion Animation

Meeting MacGuffin

#DirectedbyWomen team member Vida Zukauskas had the chance to connect with Catya Plate recently in advance of Plate’s new film Meeting MacGuffin receiving its world premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival on June 5. Catya Plate—born in Barcelona, Spain, raised in Köln, Germany, and Brooklyn-based—is a multi-award winning multidisciplinary artist, who works in film, sculpture, painting, drawing, and installation art.Continue reading →

We’re throwing a WORLDWIDE FILM VIEWING PARTY… and you’re invited

You’re invited to co-create the party… wherever you are…

This is a joyous celebration… an opportunity to notice, explore, share, and delight in films/tv/webseries/expanded cinema and all other forms of motion picture creativity #DirectedbyWomen and Girls!

#DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing PartySeptember 1-30, 2017

Why?  Because it’s going to be SO MUCH FUN!  Continue reading →

Marisol Gomez-Mouakad: Moving Forward


#DirectedbyWomen had the chance to connect with Marisol Gómez-Mouakad this month following the premiere of her film Angélica, which takes its protagonist home to Puerto Rico… and through a journey of personal discovery.

DBW: Your film Angélica recently received its world premiere at Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam and I believe you were in attendance. Can you share something about the experience?

MG-M: It was incredible. The audience really responded to the film. The first night we had a packed house. The second we had a good-sized audience and the last day was sold out. The audience really connected to the film, which was a surprise. When you make a film you hope to connect but you never know if they will.Continue reading →

Pirjo Ojala and Anna Venäläinen: Identity and humanity

Karli: Burning Voices

Two Finnish creatives—Director Pirjo Ojala and choreographer Anna Venäläinen—have teamed up to create Burning Voices, a documentary that “combines dance, interviews, abstract images and images of everyday life into a multilayered film, exploring and contemplating the complexity of surviving violence and building an identity.”  They are currently crowdfunding for resources to facilitate filming in Pakistan. The production will also take the team to Uganda and the US.

#DirectedbyWomen had the chance to talk with Pirjo and Anna this week.Continue reading →