A documentary about female directors

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct highlights how mentorship and leadership by female storytellers is essential to encourage and cultivate the next generation of female directors.

Featured in INDIEWIRE as PROJECT OF THE DAY and a winner of the AWESOME WITHOUT BORDERS GRANT, the 84 minute version of the film premiered at the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival.

 WINNER  BEST DOCUMENTARY – ARTEMIS WOMEN IN ACTION FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  BEST DOCUMENTARY – RIDGEWOOD GUILD FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  AUDIENCE AWARD  – SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY – GLENDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY – BURBANK FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  JURY PRIZE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY, RUNNER UP – NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

 

“Cady McClain’s documentary soars.” “… it is a breath of fresh air.”  “…an inspiring watch.”

 ZEKE FILM REVIEW

“If you want a beautiful primer on the subject of women and film this is it…. A brilliant film.”

UNSEEN FILMS

“Immensely important for the next generation of film viewers and filmmakers.”

CITIZEN DAME

“…illuminating, absorbing, and intelligently crafted.. a revelatory documentary…”

BROADWAY WORLD

“an informative, entertaining film that should be considered ‘must see’ viewing for any up-and-coming filmmakers.”

THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC

 

Buy the film for educational use and community screenings direct.  Price includes public performance rights.

 

 

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The film is available in the following lengths:  27 min (short), 55 min (one hour), 84 min (feature) on the Blu-Ray ONLY. DVD contains 84 min (feature.)

 


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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

My name is Cady McClain. I am the director of this filmed series about women who direct film TV, web series, commercials, music videos, video art and more! I share all kinds of articles and interesting interviews on this page. Thank you for joining the conversation!
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Another list, another chance to broaden one's awareness of some amazing films directed by women!

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20191125-the-100-greatest-films-directed-by-women-poll
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Keep making room for new protagonists. This is the goal of our work. To broaden the understanding of ourselves, of the female gaze.

The idea of a Protagonist protects and perpetuates privilege. Women need to grab hold of this and fight for their privilege.

Female gaze is a way of being seen. It uses the frame to evoke a way of being "in feeling," not just "looking at."

Using the camera to evoke how it feels to be the object of the gaze. How it feels to be seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnBvppooD9I
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Jill Soloway on The Female Gaze | MASTER CLASS | TIFF 2016
In this keynote address, Jill Soloway takes on the critical feminist concept of the female gaze and asks what it would take to bring it the forefront of film...
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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
So this looks like progress, but I wanted a better breakdown of this demo. So I went to the DGA website:

In 2018-19, women directed 31% of the TV episodes, up from 25% in 2017-18. Men directed 69%, down from 75%.

THIS IS AN INCREASE OF 6%

Of these, the directors of color (men or women) directed 27% of TV episodes, up from 24%.

THIS IS AN INCREASE OF 3%

Caucasian directors were 71% down from 76%.

FIRST TIME DIRECTORS:

49% of first-time hires in the 2018-19 season were women – an increase from 41% in the 2017-18 season, and 33% two seasons prior.

29% of first-time hires were directors of color – down slightly from last year’s record of 31%, but up from the previous high of 27% two years ago.

IF YOU GROUP TOGETHER MEN OF COLOR, WOMEN OF COLOR, AND WHITE WOMEN, yes we all combined make up slightly more than half of the episodic TV directors.

But is this the way to measure success? I'm not sure. And there is no mention of sexual identification.

It's a quandary.

https://qz.com/quartzy/1752593/tv-is-vastly-outpacing-movies-in-director-diversity/
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Sharing this vital conversation that continues to be of international importance, via on a trailer for an important film by Vaishnavi Sundar!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPo0MdrrF_s&feature=youtu.be
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
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MAIN FILM AVAILABLE FOR SCREENING/FESTIVAL ROUNDS. Please get in touch at limesodafilms@gmail.com In the year 1992 Bhanwari Devi, an Indian social worker hai...
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Behold... a beauty I know from a film we did that no one has ever seen... she’s now a fashionista knowing where all the good stuff is and what’s worth doing. Follow @farankrentcil for fun.

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As a THANK YOU for your support of #KITS & #GivingTuesday TODAY is the day!!!! Our live viewing party - from the comfort of your own home, job or mobile device!

We're sharing 3x award-winning film, Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings; directed by the amazingly talented @CadyMcClain 🏆 https://t.co/lRDc9xxoFp

Excited to share with you the film I made for Kids in the Spotlight, Inc., a program dedicated to helping foster youth through filmmaking! I’m very proud of the bravery of these young ladies. Watch to the very end to see a moment from the awards... https://t.co/I360eavVar

#repost from @pfossil celebrating greenwichhousepottery and this beautiful ceramic art made of sheets as thin as paper! #art #pottery #delicate #beauty https://t.co/237SndHURB

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