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Women and Hollywood


Melissa Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.

She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Athena Film Festival. The 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 at Barnard College in NYC.

Melissa recently published the first book from Women and Hollywood, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.

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Female Filmmakers Sweep Half of AFI Awards

Women directors received half of the awards presented at the closing of the American Film Institute Film Festival in Los Angeles yesterday. British filmmaker Clio Barnard, whose first narrative feature, 'The Selfish Giant,' has been collecting accolades this award season, won two of the AFI's twelve prizes.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 15, 2013 3:00 PM
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AFI Women Directors: Meet Katrin Gebbe

Katrin Gebbe attended the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Arts and Design in the Netherlands and received her master's degree in Directing at the Hamburg Media School. Her short, Sores & Sirin, won the European Union's Young CIVIS Media Prize. Nothing Bad Can Happen is her first feature film. (AFI)
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 10, 2013 12:06 PM
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Cannes Adds 2 More Women Directed Films to Un Certain Regard, None to Competition

Today the Cannes Film Festival announced additions to their Competition and Un Certain Regard line ups.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 26, 2013 12:01 PM
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