"Women Make Film" is narrated by Tilda SwintonJane FondaAdjoa AndohSharmila TagoreKerry FoxThandie Newton and Debra Winger. The documentary delves into how films are made, shot and edited; how stories are shaped and how movies depict life, love, politics, humor and death, all through the compelling lens of some of the world's greatest directors – all of them women.

The groundbreaking documentary, written and directed by Mark Cousins, will be supplemented on air with 100 classic and contemporary titles from 100 female filmmakers from 44 countries in 6 continents over 14 weeks, including films by:
Visit the Women Make Film site for the full schedule and filmmaker bios.


The City of Los Angeles declared Tuesday, December 1st as "TCM Women Make Film Day." Watch the official proclamation presentation with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and TCM General Manager Pola Changnon, followed by a conversation with "Women Make Film" director Mark Cousins, Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu, director Kirsten Johnson and hosted by TCM host Alicia Malone.


TCM is partnering with re:Imagine/ATL to host a contest for burgeoning female filmmakers. Entrants from the nonprofit's No Comment program will have the chance to have their narrative or documentary featured on the TCM YouTube page, along with a filmmaking equipment package and cash prize. 

Full winning package and contest details on the Women Make Film site.  

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