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By Tara Jabbari, WIFV Board Member I was delighted to moderate the lively and informative discussion at the ScriptDC: State of Documentaries panel in early October.  Speaking with experts from various backgrounds and taking questions from attendees, this virtual event brought great insight on how documentaries have evolved and continue to do so. We also… Read more »

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By Sarah Katz Producer, KatzTale, sarah@katztale.com   The AFI DOCS season has long been one of the most exciting times of the year for movie lovers in the Washington, DC region. We come together to observe, through cinema, how the most important stories of the day are playing out in people’s lives. By virtue of… Read more »

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By Cheryl Anne Fries, WIFV Intern In honor of WIFV’s 40th anniversary, we encourage you to suggest a 40th film to complete the list of 39 films meriting 5 Stars and 4.5 Stars as chosen by Jan Lisa Huttner in her book Penny’s Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers 2002-2011. In the book, Huttner offers… Read more »

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By Brooke Friedman, WIFV Membership/Programming Coordinator   “Follow your dreams and fight for what you believe,” said Director Alison Reid during a February 10, 2020 phone interview. Reid’s award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES tells the story of Dr. Anne Innis Dagg’s innovative work with giraffes in 1956, and Dagg’s subsequent… Read more »

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By Kathleen Schmitt   The year is drawing to a close. There is winter to get through but then Spring will be here soon-ish, too. Being an accountant, this has certain overtones to me: income taxes will be coming up soon-ish, too. Even sooner will be the January payroll filings: W-2s/W-3s for traditional employees (which… Read more »

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By Liza Figueroa Kravinsky   As a composer, I would like to share some tips about working with a film composer. If a picture says a thousand words, music says a thousand more.   Here is a video that will communicate about ninety percent of what you need to know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mndDbN60Eiw The best way to think… Read more »

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By Wendy Anderson   It was finally happening. Five years and hundreds of books later, I was on my way to Stowe Story Labs’ Fall Narrative Lab, my twenty-page treatment of STORYTIME, a limited series fantasy drama, tucked onto the laptop. I was attending on a fellowship from Women in Film & Video; as WIFV’s… Read more »