Women Make Movies

Culture and Media
Women Make Movies

Geography: Global

Founded: 1972


462 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program.


  • Distribution Service - Works with organizations and institutions (media arts centers, museums, galleries, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and agencies) that utilize non-commercial, educational media in their programs. The films and videotapes represent a diversity of styles, subjects and perspectives in women's lives, including a variety of works by and about lesbians, older women and women with disabilities.
  • Production Assistance Program - Provides fiscal sponsorship, low-cost media workshops, and information services to independent media artists. The services included in this program reflect Women Make Movies' commitment to outreach and development of both emerging and established women film and video makers.