Film Fatales Collection

Film Fatales Collection

Founded by Leah Meyerhoff in 2013, Film Fatales supports an inclusive community of women feature film and television directors who meet regularly to share resources, collaborate on projects and build an environment in which to make their films. In the past ten years the organization has expanded to include over 500 women directors in Los Angeles and New York, and hundreds more in a dozen cities around the world. Film Fatales advocates for gender equality within the film industry by hosting panel discussions, educational workshops, networking events and screening series to promote the work of women filmmakers to a wider audience. In an entertainment industry where women direct less than 5% of the top box office films and less than 20% of episodic television shows, Film Fatales provides a structure that enables women directors to get their films made and seen. By offering space for mentorship, peer networking and direct participation, Film Fatales continues expand the landscape of storytelling to bring exciting new films to the screen. This collection, presented to mark the organisations 10th anniversary, showcases the work of a number of Film Fatales filmmakers.

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Film Fatales Collection
  • About Film Fatales

  • Maybe Someday

    "Maybe Someday is, indeed, a beautiful little film about loss and grief, love and letting go." The Independent Critic

    BFI Flare
    Cinequest Film Festival
    Outfest LA Film Festival

    Maybe Someday follows Jay (Michelle Ehlen), a photographer in her 40s, battling a mixture of denial and depression as ...

  • La Leyenda Negra

    "...a deft blend of the intimate and the political that recalls the fire-in-the-belly feistiness of early Spike Lee joints." Screen International

    Sundance Film Festival
    IndieLisboa International Film Festival
    BFI Flare

    In writer-director Patricia Vidal Delgado's debut feature, a soon-to-be undo...

  • Since I Been Down

    "In a nation crying for change, Since I Been Down is not only timely but a vital piece to an ever-growing picture that needs to be seen." Film Inquiry

    Directed by Dr. Gilda Sheppard, Since I Been Down tells the dramatic story of how an American community, held captive by 1990’s punitive policies...

  • Last Days At Sea

    "Venice Atienza’s wistful and evocative documentary is rooted in the liminal space between childhood and adolescence." The Guardian

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
    International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

    12-year-old Reyboy lives in Karihatag, ...

  • The Drawer Boy

    TIFF Film Circuit
    Winner Canadian Film Festival
    Winner Heartland Film Festival
    Winner Sedona Film Festival

    It’s 1971 and a Toronto performance troupe ventures out to Ontario’s countryside to research a theatre project. Miles, a young actor, befriends two aging farmers, a gruff workhorse named Mo...

  • Belly Of The Beast

    Human Rights Watch Film Festival
    Heartland Film Festival
    Mil Valley Film Festival

    An Emmy winner in the Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary category, Belly of the Beast follows a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer as they discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s ...

  • Little Miss Westie

    BFI Flare Film Festival
    Bendfilm Film Festival

    Little Miss Westie follows two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, school, family and transitioning during the Trump era. Ren is competing in the Little Miss Westie Pageant; her older brother Luca is coaching her on posing, make-u...

  • Elena

    "a mesmerizing, artful and emotional piece of filmmaking that consistently surprises and awes in its sensitivity." The Playlist

    SXSW Film Festival
    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    Dreamlike, lyrical and haunting, Petra Costa’s deeply personal film document...

  • Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger

    "In 65 minutes, numerous issues involved in Indigenous community and government relations are deftly explained to give space to this important fight for basic human rights for Indigenous children." - NOW Toronto

    Toronto International Film Festival

    The story of Jordan River Anderson, an Indigeno...

  • Hi-Ho Mistahey!

    Toronto International Film Festival

    In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen's Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. Strong participation in this initiative eventually br...

  • Our People Will Be Healed

    "This film functions as both cinema and journalism, the camera pushing us into a world we might not otherwise see and illuminating that world on a human scale." NOW Magazine

    Toronto International Film Festival

    Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community...

  • Second Star On The Right

    "Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

    Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is tr...

  • Farah Goes Bang

    Tribeca Film Festival Winner
    Garden State Film Festival Winner

    A road-trip comedy that centers on Farah, a twenty-something woman who tries to lose her virginity while campaigning for John Kerry in 2004. Farah and her friends K.J. and Roopa follow the campaign trail to Ohio, seizing this charged...

  • We Were Wolves

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Atlantic Film Festival
    Whistler Film Festival

    After the death of their father, two estranged brothers return to the family cottage to sort through his possessions. Over the course of three days, they must learn to let go of the man they mythologized and accept...