FESTIVAL

Meet the Director: Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich, Mckayla

The following interview is the third in a series from writer and former Olympic alpine skier, Carrie Sheinberg who is profiling the filmmakers behind our 2017 festival films.   Editor’s Note: Since the completion of Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich’s film, the subject – Mckayla – succumbed to a sudden recurrence of cancer. Mckayla died on September…

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Meet the Director: Veena Rao, The Honeys and Bears

The following interview is the second in a series from writer and former Olympic alpine skier, Carrie Sheinberg who is profiling the filmmakers behind our 2017 films.   Filmmaker Veena Rao is fascinated by people and their everyday superpowers. Since graduating from NYU’s Tisch school of arts, Rao has documented an incredible variety of subjects:…

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Meet the Directors: Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters

The following interview is the first in a series from writer and former Olympic alpine skier, Carrie Sheinberg who is profiling the filmmakers behind our 2017 films.   Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters, identical twin sisters and co-founders of Lookalike Productions have been telling sports stories for the past 30 years. They have earned16…

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Meet the Directors Behind the Camera with Carrie Sheinberg

We’re thrilled to announce that Carrie Sheinberg has joined the Women Sports Film Festival team and will be profiling the filmmakers behind our 2017 films. As a writer and former Olympic alpine skier, Carrie knows the terrain of sports and storytelling firsthand. Keep an eye on our NEWS section for her interviews in the weeks…

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2017 Women Sports Film Festival has landed!

Welcome to the second annual Women Sports Film Festival. We are excited to be returning to Oakland with a full slate of new films celebrating the athletic achievement of women and girls from around the world. Our 2017 program includes seven feature length documentaries and 16 short films featuring female athletes from three continents participating…

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Statement Regarding Yom Kippur

The Women Sports Film Festival is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful gathering place to share stories and celebrate the achievements of female athletes from around the world. When selecting the dates for our second annual festival (September 28-30, 2017) we fell short in our commitment by scheduling the festival during Yom Kippur, the…

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The Golden State Warriors Play Like Girls

Written by Jennifer Matt, this post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on July 3, 2017 The Golden State Warriors play like girls and its the best thing to happen to the NBA in the last decade. I had stopped watching the NBA regular season because over the last decade the game had deteriorated into…

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Dads Stand Up for Daughters and Girl's Sports

In honor of Father’s Day and the 45th anniversary of Title IX we are reposting our article about the important role father’s play in supporting their daughters.  Check out our post on the Huffington Post blog,  The Importance of Fathers in Sports Gender Equality. Title IX is the landmark legislation passed in 1972 that prohibited…

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A few more of our favorite things…

Here is the latest round up of interesting things to check out that are happening at the intersection of sports, film, culture and politics. Enjoy! Watch Edges, the award-winning 9-minute short film about 90-year-old ice skater, Yvonne Dowlen. Jump on your bicycle and ride along with Ayesha McGowan’s “Do Better Together” Virtual Ride Series +…

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New Year, New Reality

“I am asking you to believe.  Not in my ability to bring about change – but in yours.” President Barack Obama, Farewell Address, 01.10.17 While a sold-out audience watched T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in Theater 1 on opening night of the inaugural Women Sports Film Festival, history was unfolding in Theater 2 with the…

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