Exclusive Interview with Marta Genova from London Feminist Film Festival

Here at Filmotomy, we are keen supporters on female filmmakers, and are all in agreement that women need more opportunity in film. We were giving the exclusive opportunity to speak to London Feminist Film Festival, which is an independent festival set up in 2012, which celebrates feminist films past and present from international women directors. […]

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Femininity in Crisis: Exploring the Representation of Femininity in the Films of 2017

2017 saw some excellent female characters being presented on screen. From the likes of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, to Saoirse Ronan’s Lady Bird, to Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding, to Frances McDormand’s Mildred. These four characters come from different backgrounds; they are a range of different ages, belonging to different social classes and different time periods, but evidently […]

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Masterpiece Memo: Maya Deren’s Meshes Of The Afternoon

If I were female, Maya Deren would be my heroine for all time. Scratch that, the pioneer’s legacy in the film world is a landmark of inspiration and adoration for all, regardless of gender, of occupation, of time. Deren’s imprint on the history of cinema is likely too vast and layered to do it justice […]

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Why It Is Important To Have A Femme Filmmakers Festival

I recently began writing my first screenplay. My story, which centers on a male protagonist, is not only something I love to tell, but I’ve never had more fun writing anything in my life… that was, until I started developing the main female protagonist. I approached her first scene-stealing moment filled with excitement, but almost […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #33

Agnès Varda. A name synonymous with a film revolution still, astonishingly, under-recognized. A name that reminds us of rich, fluent, and oh-so varied cinema. Stayed tuned for the remainder of the Femme Filmmakers Festival, Vagabond closes the the whole affair Sunday. Anyway, I’m only rippling the surface with the following links, but click away all […]

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Billimarie Robinson Talks Filmmaking, Box-Heads, And Being Multiracial

There’s an earnest, smart filmmaking brain in the young head of Billimarie Robinson, whose diverse short films over the years have perhaps allowed her to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders through creative expression. When we first interacted a couple of years ago, having seen and reviewed Corrugated Hearts, I swore to myself […]

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Young Filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov Talks Personal Experiences, Short Films, And Tinder

Talented 24 year-old filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov appears to have a humble yet dynamic perspective on her corner of the film world. There is also an excitement about the Femme Filmmakers Festival from her, as we discuss, in a thankfully encouraging manner, the online format of film watching and publicity. It doesn’t take long, by definition, to […]

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Welcome to The Bling Ring Generation

Originally published over at On The Screen Reviews Before Hollywood discovered the benefit of locking their doors when leaving town, a group of gutsy, celebrity-obsessed high schoolers ransacked the homes of Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsey Lohan…to name a few. And they posted their  designer booty on Facebook feeling the temporary fulfillment […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival 2017 – Line-Up Announced

Here we are once again. I literally salivate at the mouth at the prospect of spending hours and hours in a darkened room with all these women. Women directors, and their marvelous work, as we fast approach the Directed By Women Worldwide Film Viewing Party. Following the success of last year’s online viewing event, Femme […]

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Review: Wonder Woman

“Be careful with mankind, Diana. They don’t deserve you.” They said @WonderWomanFilm would bomb, would suck. The silence of humble pie and the sweet taste of success. Bravo @GalGadot @PattyJenks! pic.twitter.com/X0z3SU1GrL — Robin Write (@WriteoutofLA) May 30, 2017 Finally joining the prominent ranks of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, comes the live action feature […]

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Emma Watson Can’t Be A Feminist And Have Boobs

It was incomprehensible how much weight Emma Watson put upon her slender shoulders when she embarked on the inspirational United Nations speech in 2014. I was in on the HeForShe campaign immediately – sold! But, three years on, she ought to pay attention to the kids on Instagram, they have such noble, worldly, well though-out […]

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Interview: Sasha Stone Of Awards Daily (2 of 2)

Following from the first half of the Sasha Stone interview (find it here), this is the second part of my question and answer session with Award Daily’s chief editor. Hurry and read it before the film rights are sold, and it becomes a Ron Howard political musical drama called “Write/Stone” in where the leads are […]

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Interview: Sasha Stone Of Awards Daily (1 of 2)

I have never met Sasha Stone of Awardsdaily.com in person, but I have been reading her work for fifteen years. That’s a long time to be reading one person’s input on a website. Prolific might be the word to describe her, though Sasha’s choice of words may be very different indeed. Some of you know her […]

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