Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary film which emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality. Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct opens the conversation up to ask “What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?”
The film is additionally bolstered by important insights from male and female-identifying filmmakers to show how col- laboration, rather than oppression, can incentivize all genders to connect to our shared human experience. Featuring Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director Homeland), Sarah Gavron (Director: Suf- fragette, Brick Lane), Li Lu (There is a New World Somewhere) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (Director HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness).
Our Director Cady McClain was awarded the MATRIX AWARD by the Alliance of Women in Communications for her work on this doc.
We are a thrilled recipient of an Awesome Without Borders Grant!
JURY AWARD at our PREMIERE at the 2017 Newport Beach International Film Festival (28 mins)
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY 2017 Burbank Film Festival (28 mins)
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY 2017 Glendale International Film Festival (28 mins)
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY 2017 Geneva Film Festival (28 mins)
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD 2017 SOHO Film Festival (57 mins)