september, 2020

fri04sep8:00 pmfri9:00 pmFilm Fatales Social Mixer**This event is open to members of Film Fatales only.8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET Event Organized By: Film Fatales Country:USA,Virtual

Event Details

You’re invited to the next Film Fatales member mixer!

Join us for a virtual social mixer to connect with fellow members around the world.


Curious about how to return to production? Eager to meet creative collaborators? Excited to share details about your latest passion project? Missing the company of like-minded artists?

We will begin with a group conversation and “getting to know you exercise” led by Film Fatales members Leah Meyerhoff and Leena Pendharkar, before dividing up into smaller discussion circles for meaningful conversations and deeper connections.

This private member mixer will be a fully interactive session. Capacity is limited.

Upon arrival, you will be placed in a waiting room until the event begins. Plan to log in a few minutes early to check your tech. Please mute your audio and adjust the lighting so others can see your face. Make sure your Zoom Display Name is the same as the one that you used to RSVP so we can let you in. Here is a Zoom FAQ and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Please show up as fully as if you were in person with us. See you soon!

Leah Meyerhoff wrote and directed the magical realist feature film I Believe in Unicorns starring Natalia Dyer and Peter Vack, which was released theatrically after premiering at SXSW, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival and additional awards from Tribeca Film Institute, San Francisco Film Society, Woodstock Film Festival, and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. A NY Times Critic’s Pick, I Believe in Unicorns was described as “an honest, complicated portrayal of adolescent female sexuality on film” and “one of the most visually accomplished feature debuts of late.” Leah’s previous work has screened in over 200 film festivals and aired on IFC, PBS, LOGO and MTV. She is a fellow of the IFP Narrative Finishing Labs, Tribeca All Access Labs, and Emerging Visions program at the New York Film Festival. Leah is the founder of Film Fatales, a non-profit which advocates for parity and supports hundreds of feature filmmakers around the world. She holds a BA in Art-Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA in Directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.


Leena Pendharkar is an award-winning writer and director, whose sophomore feature film, 20 Weeks, was called “An Intimate, Compassionate Take on Abortion” by the Los Angeles Times and noted as one of the best indie films of 2017 by Film Threat. The film premiered at the LA Film Festival, and was distributed in theaters and on Hulu. She also recently directed the short film, Scrap which won the Best Director Award at the First Glance Film Festival and adapted the Ursula K. Le Guin novel The Telling for the screen. She was most recently part of the CBS and Warner Brothers television directing programs. Leena is currently traveling the festival circuit with her short film, Awaken, and developing several new projects.

Film Fatales organizes panel discussions, educational workshops and networking mixers for women and non-binary feature film and television directors. Capacity is limited. Your participation constitutes your consent to being photographed during the event and to Film Fatales sharing those photos with the world. Watch previous discussions here. If you require an accessible accommodation, please contact


(Friday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm