Crowdfunding for CWFF
To ensure that we can continue doing our important work in the fields of gender equality and women’s rights, we will soon start a crowdfunding program. Stay tuned!
LESLEE UDWIN SUPPORTS CWFF
Leslee Udwin was voted by the NY Times the No 2 Most Impactful Woman of 2015 (second to Hillary Clinton), and has been awarded the prestigious Swedish Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize (previously won by Madeleine Albright). She has also been named Safe’s Global Hero of 2015, Global Thinker by Foreign Policy. A BAFTA and multi-award winning filmmaker and Human Rights Campaigner, Leslee’s documentary “India’s Daughter”, has been critically acclaimed around the globe, won 32 awards (including the Peabody Award and the Amnesty International Media Award for Best Documentary 2016) and sparked a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The searing insights yielded by the 2½ journey making “India’s Daughter”, led Leslee to found UK-and-US-based Not for Profit global education initiative “Think Equal”.
Roser corella supports CWFF
Roser Corella (Barcelona, 1978) is an independent filmmaker, currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for the Catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work has been shown worldwide, winning awards such as POYI – Picture of the Year International in the USA, and CANAL+ France Award at Women’s Film Festival of Créteil. Her fascination for the documentary genre has led her to travel the world in search of stories that deserve to be told. Not only to witness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.
Her documentary film ‘Grab and Run’ was awarded:
- Best International Documentary, DocLA - Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival (2017)
- Critics Award for Best Film, Festival de Cine de Madrid FCM-PNR (2017)
- Best Documentary film on Women’s Rights “Biznaga Award”, Festival de Málaga (2018)
JULES NURRISH SUPPORTS CWFF
Jules Nurrish is a British director and screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. She has written and directed ten short films, which have screened at film festivals and cultural institutions worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival and Director’s Guild of America. Jules is the co-writer of the feature drama Anchor and Hope (2018), a UK-Spanish co-production directed by Carlos Marques Marcet. Anchor and Hope premiered at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival and has opened the 2017 Seville European Film Festival and 2018 Guadalajara Film Festival.In 2016, Jules was selected for the Film Independent Directing Lab with her feature script, Clinch, a boxing drama based on her short film Kiss Me (2012), which premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, garnering the award for Best Emerging Filmmaker. Kiss Me went on to screen at over twenty international festivals, winning Best Short Film awards at the Bend and Atlanta Film Festivals. As a film and television editor, Jules’ work has appeared on Hulu, The History Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Best Non-Catalan Language Film at the 2018 Gaudí Awards
Best Screenplay at the 2018 Malta Film Festival
The Jack Nicholson Distinguished Director Award
The BAFTA Los Angeles Peter Henton Memorial Award
The George Burns & Gracie Allen Fellowship in Comedy,
The BAFTA Los Angeles Fellowship
The Lynn Weston Fellowship in Film
CHRISTINE WILLES SUPPORTS CWFF
One of Vancouver’s top actors for 30 years, Christine Willes has extensive experience in TV, stage and film. Christine has won three Jessie Richardson theatre awards for excellence, and both produced and starred in Jasmina Reza’s The Unexpected Man, one of 2006’s Top Ten in Vancouver. Christine serves on the Executive Board of UBCP/ACTRA. She was elected national councilor by her peers in the fall of 2008, and is a fiery champion of women in the performing arts. Encouraged by her sisters at the National table, Christine became chair of the National Women’s Committee in February 2010.She appeared on the big screen in March, 2011 as Mme Lazar in Catherine Hardwicke’s production of Red Riding Hood – the first studio picture to be directed by a woman, shot by a woman and starring a woman (Amanda Seyfreid).
ALEKSANDRA ODIC SUPPORTS CWFF
Aleksandra Odic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1992 she immigrated to Germany as a child due to the war. In 2010 she began to study film directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin.
In 2012 Aleksandra was a fellow at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, and in 2014 she was a participant of the Sarajevo Talents Program at the Sarajevo Film Festival SFF in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her mid-length film KINESKI ZID (GREAT WALL OF CHINA) had its international premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival SFF 2017 and its German premiere at the Berlinale 2018. Since then it has been screened at numerous international film festivals. At the BHFF Film Festival 2018 in New York City KINESKI ZID won the “Golden Apple” award for Best Short and Animation Film.
Marie Vermeiren SUPPORTS CWFF
Marie Vermeiren is a Belgian filmmaker and a curator of events around women artists. In 2008 she co-founded Elles Tournent, the Women's Film Festival in Brussels, Belgium of which she remains an active member.
Elles Tournent promotes and enhances the work of women in the arts and cultural world in general and particularly in the audiovisual and media sectors. To this end, the association develops activities such as the creation and animation of socio-cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, workshops, conferences and artistic performances.