Ready to Launch!

Welcome to the Women Sports Film Festival blog. This is the place to be for news and updates as we launch our inaugural festival on July 28-30, 2016 at The New Parkway Theater in Oakland, California.

Things you can count on finding here in the weeks ahead. The story of how the festival came to be, the films that sparked the idea, and the team of people working together to make it all happen. Profiles of the athletes plus interviews with the directors and producers of our featured films to hear the backstory of why and how their films were made.  And of course, the latest details on all things festival-related – like workouts with our community partners, special guests and events (think: after-party), and up-to-the-minute updates so you can avoid the rush line as tickets start to sell out.

The festival coincides with the run up to the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics on August 5, 2016. As we are sweeping up the popcorn, Rio will be getting ready to roll out the welcome mat. We’ll be sharing and commenting on all things women’s sports-related as they happen in the rest of the world as well as our corner of it.

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Meet the Director: Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich, Mckayla


Meet the Director: Veena Rao, The Honeys and Bears


Meet the Directors: Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters


Meet the Directors Behind the Camera with Carrie Sheinberg


2017 Women Sports Film Festival has landed!


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