Woman Make Movies


Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies (located on Broadway, New York City) is now the largest distributor of films by women in the world. It is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program. Over the past decade, Women Make Movies distribution service has rapidly grown into an internationally recognized resource.

WMM now distributes more than 500 documentary, dramatic and experimental films representing more than 400 emerging and established women artists from nearly 30 countries around the globe. Our films are shown in media arts centers, museums, television, theaters, libraries, universities and used by thousands of educational customers and community groups throughout the United States and the world. We are proud to have films in our collection by renowned filmmakers such as Jane Campion, Julie Dash, Sally Potter, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Lourdes Portillo, Tracey Moffatt, Valie Export, Kim Longinotto, Pratibha Parmar, Ngozi Onwurah and Ulrike Ottinger, among others. Our Production Assistance program continues to support the production and development of film and video projects. In the past four years over 200 projects were completed with the assistance of the Fiscal Sponsorship Program. Projects that WMM has supported and distributed have won all of the most prestigious media awards including the Academy Award, Emmy Award and the Peabody Award, among others.

WMM has also worked with dozens of local women’s organizations in Asia, Latin America and in the Middle East to support new International Women’s Film Festivals. In the coming years, Women Make Movies looks forward to continuing to increase the visibility of women both in front of and behind the camera. More information about our work can be found at

What to expect

Interns at Women Make Movies learn the workings of independent film distribution through assistance in the following areas:

  • Marketing — Assist with promotions and community outreach programs.
  • Publicity — Help create materials for media reviewers and web site promotions.
  • Filmmaker Services — Assist in developing resources for filmmakers.
  • Workshop Series — Help organize and assist with our Workshop Series.
  • Distribution — Help manage our archives and ship films to customers.
  • Administration — Learn the operations side of the distribution business.

Further details on our internship program and applications can be found at: