The media is currently expressing its shock about the absence of women from this years Cannes Film Festival (as well as the last two years) and is advocating the need to promote films made by women and give women more opportunities to engage more generally in filmmaking. But is this shocking? Not really. Unfortunately this situation is not new and has been going on for many years. I would like to invite you on a journey to establish an initiative/ cooperative for women involved in the different roles of filmmaking. Whether you are a director, camera operator, editor, make-up artist, scriptwriter, sound woman, producer, actress, or whatever, this initiative is for you. We will explore and create this initiative together. It will be a space for coming up with new ideas, creating collaborations, and most importantly-- making films! So there will be more films out there made by women and about the subjects and the perspectives that we are interested in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be involved and get more information about the initiative. Keren Ghitis Film director & writer.
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