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Women's Voices Now

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Women's Voices Now (WVN) is an American not-for-profit organization with the slogan "Advocating Women's Rights Through Film". It organises online short film festivals and other activities in its mission to "amplif[y] the voices of all women by promoting the free expression of women's struggles for civil, economic, political, and gender rights worldwide". The organization was founded in 2010 by lawyer Catinca Tabacaru and philanthropist Leslie Sacks.

Its first festival in 2011 had the title "Women's Voices from the Muslim World"; the 2014 festival was "Women Bought and Sold: Voices United Against Violence", and a third festival was held in 2016.

2016 film festival winners

Fifty-three (53) films were accepted out of hundreds of submissions into the 2016 online film festival. Judges awarded best overall film and best film in each category.

  • Womb on Rent: Dir. Ishani K. Dutta
  • Voice of the Valley: Dir. Leila Jarman
  • Defendant 5: Dir. Heidi Lee Douglas
  • World Wide Women: Dir. Andra Roman
  • Mother: Prdcr. Jumaan Short
  • On the Road: Khushi's Story: Dir. American Jewish World Service, Elizabeth Daube
  • No Woman: Dir. Yama Rauf
  • References

    Women's Voices Now Wikipedia