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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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Clio Barnard, Claire Denis Awarded at Stockholm Film Fest

The Selfish Giant is quickly becoming Women and Hollywood most anticipated film of 2014. News came from Stockholm yesterday that Selfish director Clio Barnard was bestowed yet another honor -- the Best Film prize at the Stockholm Film Festival -- for her Oscar Wilde adaptation.
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  • November 18, 2013 12:30 PM
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Stockholm International Film Festival Announces Competition Films and Lineup

The Stockholm International Film Festival has announced their films in competition and their general lineup. The 24th annual festival will screen over 180 films from 50 countries.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 12:00 PM
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Claire Denis to be First Woman Director to Receive Stockholm's Lifetime Achievement Award

Claire Denis will be the first female director to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Stockholm International Film Festival.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 9, 2013 10:00 AM
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