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(Hollywood) Of Femmes, Films and Fatales

(Hollywood) Of Femmes, Films and Fatales

by The Daily Eye Team January 13 2015, 2:18 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 54 secs

Two female film collectives try to increase the flow of women-written and -directed films When Ingrid Veninger told a room full of actors, screenwriters and directors that she wanted to see more movies written and directed by women, the crowd cheered in agreement. When she asked that same crowd for money to fund a screenwriting lab for women—a lab that would produce the films these industry elites had just said they wanted to see—the crowd’s enthusiasm suddenly vanished. It was the 2013 Whistler Film Festival’s awards brunch and Veninger had just received the Best Female Directed Narrative Feature award from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists for her film, The Animal Project. She had also recently received film pitches from women across Canada who were hoping to be selected for her screenwriting collective, the pUNK Films Femmes Lab. “Women [were] on my mind,” she says. “And then I just found myself talking. But my brain wasn’t catching up with what I was saying.”

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